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HPN Spotlight: Dan Roerick

In our HPN Spotlight series, we will be featuring High Point Networks employees from our Service, Sales and Support teams across our five locations.

Name: Dan Roerick

Title: Project Manager

Office: West Fargo, ND

Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Fargo, ND and attended Fargo Public Schools, graduating from Fargo South High.

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What did you do before joining the HPN team?
After high school, I attended NDSU. During college I worked as a delivery driver and shift manager for Pizza Hut, before getting my first corporate IT job in 1997. I spent 7 years as the LAN/WAN manager of a real estate company before joining HPN in July of 2004.

What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my family and friends, and I love live events (sports, concerts, etc.) and movies. I also have a passion for photography and spend a great deal of time following that passion, and I have numerous print publications to my credit.

What is your favorite part about HPN?

We have always had a work hard/play hard mentality. Tom, Justin and Brad treat us very well for all of our hard work, and they support all the employees in their personal endeavors as well,  be that a photography passion, coaching HS football, etc. HPN truly has a family feel. That is my favorite part.

What is your favorite HPN moment?
Being honored with the High Point Award this year and being recognized as a valuable member of the team.

What is one thing about yourself that HPN employees and customers probably don’t know?
My mother is a native of Germany and met my father when he was stationed there with the US Army. I still have family in Germany, and I visited Europe half a dozen times by the time I was 18.

HPN Spotlight: Tylan Hochhalter

In our HPN Spotlight series, we will be featuring High Point Networks employees from our Service, Sales and Support teams across our five locations.

Name: Tylan Hochhalter

Title: Network Technician

Office: Bismarck, ND

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Bismarck, ND, where I graduated from Century High School. I was big into competitive trap shooting when I was in high school.


What did you do before joining the HPN team?
At one point I was a plumber, but it was kind of crappy and I couldn’t stand it. I completely fell into working with security cameras working for Midwest Investigation and Security in Bismarck, ND, and I love what I do now.

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy hunting and fishing, and I love the outdoors. I went duck hunting in Saskatchewan, which was the coolest hunting trip I’ve ever been on. It’s by far the best waterfowl hunting in our area.


What is your favorite part about HPN?
I absolutely love how HPN is a large family. Everyone seems to just click. We’re all more than happy to help each other, no matter how large or small the task. We all have the same goal in mind – doing what we love and doing it as best we can!

What is your favorite HPN moment since joining the team in June?
I’d have to say watching (HPN Security Engineer) Corey Steele drink a bottle of A1 at the company golf outing.
Editors Note: We have confirmed that this did happen, but we have not confirmed why.

What is one thing about yourself that HPN employees and customers probably don’t know?
I have a pet snake. It’s a Ball Python that is about 3 ½ ft. long.

HPN Spotlight: Elmar Cannon

In the HPN Spotlight series, we will be featuring High Point Networks employees from our Service, Sales and Support teams across our five locations.

Name: Elmar Cannon

Title: Account Manager

Office: Denver, CO

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and lived there until age 10. We lived near the Mosel river for a time. I enjoyed the farms, small river towns and castles. We then moved to Victorville, CA. This high desert town was a huge change from the green lush farms and forests of Germany. I moved to Los Angeles, CA at 18 for  work, then Denver, CO 9 years ago to escape the big city.

What did you do before joining the HPN team?
I worked as a truck driver and furniture deliverer during and shortly after high school, then I worked as a desktop and network engineer. I taught Technology and Business to 7th and 8th grade kids in a rough part of North Long Beach, CA. Then, I worked my way up from Network Engineer to Director of IT operations at a medium sized school district (BVSD), where I spent a great deal of time in vendor management, engineer babysitting, exploring new technologies, and devising strategies that align with customer needs.

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy being a dad, camping, kayaking, wood working, grilling, and welding – I like using my hands after a long day of using my brains. I am constantly thinking of ways to do things better and more efficiently.

What is your favorite part about HPN?
I enjoy working in a culture that makes you want to do your best without threatening or forcing. The leadership and friendships just make you want to pull your weight. I appreciate a team that works hard and plays hard.

What is one thing about yourself that HPN employees and customers probably don’t know?
I have been a minister teaching people scriptural principles for 28 years.  I speak fluent German. I used to have hair (haha!). I was the valedictorian for my Bachelor’s Degree with  a 3.99 GPA. I held a teaching credential in CA. I love to ride dirt bikes and have since I moved to the desert.