Sam is the cofounder of Data Integrity Services. After working at Lakeland Regional Medical Center for over 20 years, he and Kathy decided to start an IT consulting firm, Data Integrity Services. With a personal commitment to biblically based principles and integrity, he focused on developing a company that employs the best people possible. Now after 20 plus years , he has watched the company grow to become a national presence. Winning numerous national awards, hosting conferences across the US, providing product and services to clients across the US and abroad are all great accomplishments, but the greatest accomplishment is the staff members that have worked with him throughout the years. During his down time, he enjoys camping, hunting and college football with a developing passion to travel with his wife.
Kathy is the cofounder of Data Integrity and since 2008 has worked primarily as the Office Manager directly responsible for all things associated with finance and HR. She enjoys traveling, cooking, all things sports, and the occasional spa day.
Joshua graduated from ITT Technical Institute back in 2004 and shortly afterwards joined the team in 2005. Starting out as the entry level engineer he progressed into a more senior level position in 2009. In 2014 he transitioned to VP of Operations and took on a more managerial position with the Tech Team. Among his many roles he is accountable for most of the security and software enhancements implemented at DIS. Holds multiple certifications in Sophos, MIST & Datto. In his free time, he can be caught enjoying the outdoors playing basketball, football, hiking, boating, just to name a few. Loves his puppy “Mika” and attending live sporting events along with concerts.
Megan joined the Data Integrity team in 2017, bringing 20 years experience as our Senior Customer Service Specialist. A Michigan transplant, she enjoys research spirals, vegetable gardening, cooking, baking, mystery and sci-fi novels, and fiber/needle crafts.
Derek, not to be mistaken for Deric, joined Data Integrity Services in 2020 to help support Kathy and the back office staff. He enjoys camping and being in the woods, But has spent a lifetime around technology. After working for Publix for many years Derek learned the importance of an excellent customer experience. He takes pride in annoying all of the senior Techs.
“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” -Derek Heard
Jill is wife and mom with a wonderful husband, two daughters and a son. She enjoys going to theme parks, exercising and considers herself a “foodie.” She enjoys working with the team at Data Integrity. She feels incredibly blessed everyday to work here.
David started working for Data Integrity Services as a contractor for a special project in 2013. He quickly pivoted into a full-time role with our helpdesk where he started absorbing as much new IT knowledge as he could. He embraced the Data Integrity values, and gained a reputation for writing overly verbose notes & emails. This proclivity for wordiness proved useful when it came to writing technical policies and procedures, a task which David has embraced wholeheartedly. David is a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and enjoys video games, comic books, Lego, and all things Disney/Star Wars/Marvel.
Seth began working at Data Integrity in August 2019, coming from a long background in IT. In his 10+ years of experience, he has found a strong passion for all things IT, and regularly seeks to add to his knowledge and skill set. He holds certifications in Cisco Networking, Sophos security products, VMware, and Datto technologies.
Deric loves spending time with his wife and daughter at Disney World. He can be found there most weekends. He is also a huge fan of anything Star Wars related. He attended Hutchinson Community College and has an Associates degree in Computer Science. He previously worked for First National Bank of Hutchinson before relocating to Florida in 2019. He has accumulated over 17 years of experience in the IT field and is not afraid to use it.
Nick moved to The Sunshine State in 2020 and began working for Data Integrity in 2021 after attaining a degree in Cybersecurity Operations from Utica College. He is a huge fan of Mass Effect, enjoys writing, fitness, and spending time with his wife.
Devin joined the team in July of 2022. He is a recent graduate of Polk State College and Traviss Technical College for IT. Although he is fresh, he is very excited to work with everyone and grow his skills. In his free time he likes to play Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and loves to watch college football and the Tampa Bay Lightning.