We Welcome To The Team 6 New Ronins!

welcome to the team

We’ve Been Growing! Welcome To The Team Rōnins!

Ronin has been rapidly growing, and we’re excited to welcome to the team some new Rōnins! We’re pleased to present:

Tom Smith – Software Engineer

A bit about Tom.

Tom Smith actually touched a real working computer in the 1980s. Twice! 

By the mid-90s he was gainfully employed as a software technician, working on the confounded things daily. 

By the mid-2000s, Tom was a weathered database developer with a thing for creating reports and .NET web apps and solving problems. 

He has plied his trade in cities all over the USA, finally landing for good in Knoxville where he lives with his family and all their various computers.

Randall Moore – Software Engineer

Randall graduated with a B.S. in Accounting (Minor in Math and Science) from TTU in 1991. In the time since, he’s tackled projects across the Healthcare, Grocery, and Manufacturing industries.

You’ll find him golfing, at the gym, or stock trading in his free time.

Joseph Hegeman – Software Architect

Joe’s development career started almost 25 years ago, beginning with Newton Message Pad and Visual Basic. In the years since, he has added mobile development and an extensive amount of .NET experience to his name while working for companies like AOL/CompuServe and QVC/HSN.

In his free time, Joe coaches his son’s middle school tennis team and helps on the Pit/Prop crew for his daughter’s marching band. After he’s done being an awesome dad, you’ll find him playing board/tabletop games with his family.

Blake Cross – Software Engineer

Blake is a React Developer from Sarasota, FL, and has lived in Franklin, TN for just over a year now. He absolutely loves music and film, so when deciding where to move to after school, Nashville seemed like an ideal place.

On a normal day, you can find him at a local coffee shop in Franklin, making music, or at the local AMC. A special note: he and his wife Natalie recently married and the two originally met while in college in Lynchburg, VA.

Natalie Metke – Business Analyst

Natalie has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has been in the consulting/analyst world for over 20 years, having worked for IBM, InfoWorks, C3 and Parallon.

She’s been married for over 32 years with 2 grown boys and a band new daughter-in-law. In her free time, she loves to travel and has her eyes set on some new places to explore in Europe.

Matt Conway – Software Engineer

A Memphis, Tennessee native, Matt got into technology early at the age of 10 when his mom bought his brother and him their first Gateway Computer. They were only interested in printing Dragon Ball Z photos at that time, but having that computer sparked his interest.

Fast forward a bit, and Matt went to MTSU to study Computer Science in 2011, where he completed his degree with honors. Landing his first job at a solutions company, he spent his time developing extensive problem-solving skills with his growing software development skills.

After almost 6 years at that solutions company, he wanted something that would challenge him and allow him to diversify his skillset. He wanted to surround himself with experts from whom he could learn and grow and felt Ronin provided that opportunity for him.  

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