Our Team

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Tony Dodd

President & Technology Consultant

25 Years Experience

Approaching 25 years in the computer industry, Tony has worked in every imaginable area of the field from technical phone support to network administration to consulting. With a broad range of experience, he has developed a knack for hunting down a technical glitch. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and is certified to support Microsoft Windows networks. He has extensive networking experience with Microsoft Windows, Exchange, SQL, and, Office software and even Apple systems as well. He’s equally well versed with new cloud-based architectures like Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Google Apps. Although he has traditionally been in the trenches working on technical issues, he is transitioning from his role of working “in” the business to working “on” the business as DATO Technologies continues to grow and expand. Tony is married to Dana, a counselor for non-profit ministry New Life Design, and together they have an 8-year-old son Nathanael who loves trains and anything mechanical!


Mike Kitchen

Sr. Network Engineer

30+ Years Experience

Mike started his IT career in the mid 1980S. With a background mostly in the travel industry, Mike has branched out supporting many different industries and services. His strengths are networks both wired and wireless, Windows desktops and server operating systems, cabling infrastructure and VoIP telephone systems. After running a technology consulting firm of his own for over 14 years, Mike decided to join forces with Tony and the rest of the team at DATO Technologies. Mike’s certifications include Microsoft Professional, CompTIA Network+ and Allworx VoIP phone systems. In Mike’s words, “I’m very excited about joining DATO Technologies and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together as a team!”

Fletcher Gadsden

Sr. Network Engineer

30+ Years Experience

Fletcher has been working with computers for over 30 years and was working in IT Application Development for more than a dozen years before starting with DATO Tech. During his years of expertise, he has helped many family and friends, at home and at work with their computer related problems. He is happy to be using his knowledge to help our DATO customers and looks forward to seeing them during his visits.

Yuta Kitabayashi

Sr. Network Engineer

10 Years Experience

Yuta graduated from Southern Polytechnical with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cisco Network Academy. With over 6 years of IT support history with various clients from different industries, such as accounting, law firms, and design studios, Yuta is a valuable member of the DATO Technologies team. Yuta is also enthusiastically engaged with numerous non-profits doing volunteer work.

 Shanna Crum

Level 1 Tech

Shanna’s background is in Customer Service and IT support.  She brings experience from the educational side of Information Technology.  She worked in a private school technical support roll, and also a non-profit organization with IT support for schools and connected non-profit organizations, 10 years ago.  Shanna graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology.  She then became a stay-at-home mom for many years and continued to work on her next degree and certifications. Shanna is currently working on earning her Bachelor of Science in Business IT Management from Western Governors University.  Her certifications include Comptia A+, ITIL Foundations, and CIW Site Development Associate. She enjoys singing and photography in her spare time. Shanna looks forward to serving the Dato clients and continuing to learn in the ever changing technology field.



Andrea Kichinko

Support Technician

7+ Years Experience

Though her professional background is primarily in customer service and administration, Andrea brings 7+ years of IT knowledge and experience from her time with her previous employer American Computer Net. She is excited to join the DATO Technologies team and put that experience to use. She looks forward to caring for our DATO clients in a technical capacity. In her spare time, she is a pencil artist and enjoys volunteer work.

DeShawn Dortch

Systems Engineer

Currently DeShawn is working as an intern with DATO. He is also starting his 4th year at Kennesaw State University seeking a degree in computer science. He is enjoying getting valuable real world experience in the computer field.

Wayne Dodd

Marketing Director

45+ Years Experience

Wayne, while spending the first 20 plus years of his career in banking, has always been involved in Marketing in one fashion or another. His 45-year network in the Atlanta Region comes with many accolades of accomplishments and serving on multiple boards and foundations, thus giving a depth to DATO Technologies that most younger companies do not have. Wayne knows that heavy marketing is not what most companies want but rather a solution based approach to their problem and that is what DATO is all about and he carries that baton throughout the region.

Delaney Dodd

Office Manager

20+ Years Experience

Delaney comes to us with 20+ years of office management skills. Her skills include billing, payroll, accounts receivable and customer service. She is excited to join the team and looking forward to building relationships with customers.

Jeffrey Vargas

Support Technician

Jeffrey is currently enrolled in West Georgia Tech and seeking a degree in Information Technology, Jeffrey enjoys helping our clients with technical issues they may be having and is eager to learn and grow with the company.  Jeffrey has a strong customer service background, has always enjoyed working with technology and is very interested in having a long term career in it.

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Butters has 11 years’ experience in being a good boy. When he is not busy being the Director of HR for Dato he enjoys napping, playing ball, hiking and playing with his little sister Tala and little brother Kurt. Butters has been the proud winner of Employee of the Month every month since he started over 4 years ago.