Tech Bio's

 

George Abolins

Technology Helpdesk Technician

I have been with the district for 9 years, and am the "utility player" of the department.  I support Macs and iOS devices, and provide backup support wherever I am needed.  I grew up in the Milwaukee area, and moved to the Madison area in 2003.  In my spare time, I love to spend time with my wife and two beautiful daughters.  My favorite thing about the district is the diverse range of personalities.

 

Jim Blodgett

Director of Technology 

In August of 2012, I became the Director of Technology for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. With the help of a talented and hardworking staff, I oversee all of the technology for the district, as well as contribute to the district's executive and leadership  teams. I am excited about helping the district move forward with its plan to improve productivity, efficiency and student achievement through the use modern technologies. I am married and have a son. Several years ago we were adopted by two rag doll mix cats, who help us keep our priorities in line with their desires.  When I am not not working, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing with my family. You can find my blog at http://MCPTechDir.blogspot.com and I am often on Twitter @MCPTechDir

 

Ann Frautschy

District Technical and Support Specialist

I have been an employee at Middleton Cross Plains Area School District for over 17 years in various Technical Support Positions. I live in Mt. Horeb with my dog Sasha. I have two sons and a 14 year old grandson that I do not see nearly enough. I love to exercise whether it is biking, running, skiing, hiking and kayaking. It gives me great satisfaction knowing I can help others at work or in my personal life. Laughter should be mandatory!!!!

 
 
Christine Lindblom

Technology Helpdesk Specialist

Hi, my name is Christine. I started working for the district August of 2016, and I am originally from Biloxi, Mississippi. My family is here with me also, along with my two cats Oliver & Raphael, and my mini dachshund Molly. My Favorite thing about the district is all the "fancy" people I work with,
and the new and exciting things I learn everyday. 

 
 

Heikki Heikkinen

Systems Engineer

Entered technology land in 1998, joining MCPASD in 2006.  Originally from the small town of Prentice in Northern Wisconsin, which is in the United States on planet Earth. I am also a licensed EMT-Intermediate and a world famous DJ. My favorite thing about the district is the strive from all areas to be excellent.


 

Marge Martig

Asst. to Director of Technology

I’m your go to person for purchasing software or technology equipment. As assistant to our new Director I’m also involved with the Technology Budget, fixed assets and other items. I enjoy working with our technology team. Their antics help keep me young. My life circles around my family and I’m very involved with my 6 exceptionally beautiful grandchildren. I’m am not very athletic but do enjoy swimming, reading. I enjoy people and especially love to work with all the vendors and assist people in the District. I love my job.   


 

 
Ty Truitt

Technology Helpdesk Technician

Hey!  My name it Ty. I started working for the Middleton-Cross Plains School District in July 2015.The best part of my job is the way kids look up to me like I’m a superhero technician! When I am not saving the world one computer at a time, I enjoy being a husband and a father. I also like playing video games and watching movies.


 

Mike Talley

Systems Engineer 



 


 

 Ben Palmer

 Technology Helpdesk Technician

 I am from La Crosse. My wife Crystal is from McFarland. After we graduated in 2007 we moved to Phoenix, AZ for  two years. When we moved back Crystal starting teaching second grade at Milton West Elementary. We have an  energetic son and a beautiful daughter. When the weather is nice we enjoy boating and camping as a family. I have  experience supporting technology in the healthcare and media industry. My favorite thing about technology is the speed  of change and growth we have seen.

  

Paul Walton

Helpdesk Manager

I have now been working at the District 7 years, I spent 18 months at the high school as their tech support and moved to the role of Helpdesk Manager in December 2011. I moved to America and Wisconsin in August 2010 with my wife Kristina and we live in Waunakee with Henry our son and our two black labs. In my spare time, I like to watch and play football. I also like to play golf and video games and when it’s cold out watch the Packers at home. My favorite thing about working for the District is trying to stay ahead of the technology curve.