Our Staff

Our staff at Next Century Technologies is very customer-focused. Our goal is to build relationships with our clients so that our clients can focus on their core business instead of worrying about IT!

Tracy Hardin, Founder and President

Tracy started Next Century Technologies in 2001 (formerly Woodford Computer Solutions) after she was fired from her previous employer which happened to also be a consulting firm. She loved the work so much that she went out on her own working from her home office and pickup truck. After the non-compete with her previous employer ended, Tracy was able to resume work for the clients she was serving at her previous employer. Eventually she could not keep up with the demand and now Next Century Technologies has a full-time staff and office in Lexington. Nowadays Tracy’s responsibilities include providing guidance for the company, evaluating new technologies, keeping up with cyber threats, implementing new services, marketing, service contracts, and client satisfaction. She also does video and photography with the company drones. Networking, problem solving, Cisco VoIP, project management and video editing are her specialties.

Tracy is a 1990 University of Kentucky graduate in Computer Science with Business Specialization. Her various certifications over the years include Novell Netware, Cisco, A+ and VMware.  In 2017 she obtained her drone pilot license.

Tracy and her husband Joel have two daughters and a son. She enjoys reading, biking, skiing, scuba, hiking, working with animals and anything tech.

Ronnie Goodpaster, Service Manager

Ronnie has been with the company since 2014. Ronnie’s role includes serving as a mentor and immediate supervisor to all of the technical staff at Next Century Technologies. He is responsible for ensuring NCT provides excellent customer service to all its clients. 
Ronnie’s skill set includes management, virtualization, networking, wireless design, Cisco VoIP and problem solving. Ronnie is our resident VMware guru.
 
Ronnie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a 3.9 GPA and an Associate of Science in Information Technology. He has also obtained the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),  VMware Certified Professional in Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) and the Ubiquity Wireless Admin certifications. Ronnie has a wife, Stephanie, one son and two dogs. Ronnie enjoys working out, watching UK basketball, and attending rock concerts/festivals. 

Glen White  Network Engineer

Certs: VMware Certified Associate (VCA), Net+

Lucas Maupin  Network Administrator 

BS:Net Security -Electronics Mgt

Certs: Microsoft Certified Pro (MCP), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Tech (CCENT), VMware Certified Associate (VCA)

Joe Wainscott  Network Administrator

AS:Computer Networking Systems

Certs: CheckPoint Certified Security Expert (CCSE), MS Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA), MS Certified TEchnical Specialist (MCTS), Aruba Certified Mobility Pro (ACMP), Net+

Aaron Roark  Network Technician

AS:Net Security