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Business IT Team

Meet the people that make it possible.

Frank Bulk

CTO

Frank is the CTO for Premier Communications and Premier Network Solutions. He spends much of his time managing Premier and FIberNet’s transport and access networks, collaborating with business and wholesale customers, and identifying additional operational efficiencies that increase service quality. Previously, he was a contributing editor for Network Computing Magazine and InformationWeek covering mobility and wireless technologies and the Network Administrator at Dordt College. Frank holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics and attended Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies Master’s program in Telecommunications and Network Management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, serving in his church, and gardening.

Josh Folkerts

Senior Network Consultant

Josh is the Senior Network Consultant for Premier Network Solutions. He attended Taylor University and graduated with a BS in Biology Education. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from Keller Graduate School of Management. Josh then taught Biology at Illiana Christian School for 7 years until he moved to Sioux Center and accepted a job as the Technology Coordinator at Sioux Center Public Schools and lead a technology coordinator user group. He joined Premier Network Solutions in 2011 and now has more than 15 years of experience. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys watching his children’s activities and participating on the worship team at his church.

Justin Vore

IT Consultant

Justin is an IT Consultant for Premier Network Solutions. He has eight years of experience in IT at Sabre Communications and Rembrandt Foods. Justin graduated with honors from Western Iowa Tech Community College’s Network Administration and Security program. The majority of Justin’s time is spent working with Premier Networking customers on any IT issues they have. He will often set up new equipment, install networks and run scans to find and diagnose any issues that exist. In his spare time, Justin volunteers at Makerspace, a coworking facility for artists and craftspeople. Justin is also a drone operator and enjoys drone photography and freestyle FPV flying as well as spending time with his kids and family.

Kirk Kinrade

IT Consultant

Kirk is an IT Consultant for Premier Network Solutions. Kirk has gained IT experience in a variety of industries throughout the past 10 years of his career and home computer work. He began with an internship Sioux Center Community Schools as a Technical Assistant doing IT support and hardware repair. He then went to Interstates and worked as an IT Intern providing technical support for users. The following years were spent at Nor-Am Cold Storage as an IT Intern, setting up cables and wireless networks in storage areas, as well as at Groschopp as an IT Support Specialist doing network and system administration. Kirk’s work experience, combined with a Network Administration and Security degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College, an additional LAN Technician Diploma and various certifications have paved the way for his specialty in the networking side of IT. He now works on network mapping, VLAN implementation, firewalls, server virtualization, network management, and customer support. Kirk is a fan of classic cars and participates in the Sioux Center Classic Cruisers’ Car Club doing fundraisers, food drives and donating to various organizations. He also sings in his church choir and enjoys playing board games and video games with friends.

Jessi Holtrop

IT Consultant

Jessi is an IT Consultant for Premier Network Solutions. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Northwestern College in Orange City, Jessi has spent more than 17 years in the IT field. She began her career as an IT intern at Well’s Blue Bunny. Shortly after graduation, she began working at TransOva Genetics doing Network Administration. Most recently, Jessi was an IT Systems Analyst at Sioux Center Health. Her past job experiences have given Jessi a gift for identifying IT issues and implementing efficient solutions. Jessi’s primary responsibilities include troubleshooting network issues, maintaining customers’ network infrastructures and looking for ways to ensure customers’ networks are secure. Additional HIPPA and CJIS certifications give Jessi the ability to do work for health institutions and law enforcement agencies. When she’s not working, Jessi volunteers her time as a member of the Maurice Board of Adjustments, teaches Sunday School in her church and does activities with her husband and three children.

Micah Bilby

IT Consultant

Micah is an IT Consultant for Premier Network Solutions. Micah spends much of his days on-site at various local schools and libraries. He is the “virtual” Tech Coordinator for three local schools and several libraries. During the school year, Micah maintains and supports hundreds of teacher and student devices as well as the general use school equipment. During the summer, he works on large school technology upgrades and network maintenance. Micah also assists several local libraries with their networks. In addition to his current position, Micah has 8 years of IT experience working with schools and libraries. He spent several years at the Orange City Public Library, purchasing and installing devices. He then joined the IT team at Sioux Center Public School as a Helpdesk Technician working on student and teacher devices. Micah has an Associates Degree in Technical Studies and Networking from Western Iowa Tech Community College. In his free time, Micah volunteers at his church doing tech support and projection during services, he also enjoys playing board games and Airsoft.

Josh Heynen

Technology Coordinator

Josh is the newest member of the Premier Networking team. He is primarily responsible for answering customer phone calls, initial trouble-shooting and questions and then coordinating with the Network Consultants. He also manages office-based IT tasks such as Windows updates, software deployment, and antivirus software.

Josh recently graduated from Dordt College with a B.A. in General Psychology and a minor in Computer Science. Despite being fresh out of college, Josh has a varied background of IT and electronics experience, including a multi-month project for the Dordt College Computer Science program.

When he’s not at work, Josh enjoys finding new restaurants, exploring the outdoors and traveling. He is also a trained Skywarnstorm spotter, so when the weather is bad you will find Josh headed towards the nearest storm.