In 2016, Joel Rennich released the popular open source application NoMAD and is now developing other tools that strive to make MacAdmins’ lives easier. Previously, he spent over a decade working at Apple as an Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager doing all kinds of fun things with lots of cool people while solving crazy problems to allow for integrating Mac and iOS devices successfully into enterprise environments.
Prior to Apple, Joel was frequently seen speaking at Macworld, WWDC, and other international conferences and gatherings of Apple-minded admins as the founder of AFP548.com. Recently, Joel has enjoyed working on projects to help people get into a casual binding environment and removing the need for binding to Active Directory at all. With NoMAD,
Joel is also a classically trained journalist. He’s got the diploma from the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign to prove it. He plied his trade as a paparazzi chasing Monica Lewinsky in Washington, D.C., before rising to become the Director of Photography for United Press International. If you’re lucky he’ll even tell you some of his Monica stories, as the stories are better than the photos…
A Los Angeles, California, native, Thomas St. Julien has lived in Austin, over 12 years. He’s worked for both Oracle Corporation as a Business Development Consultant and Imprint Realty as a Business Development Manager. His interest in coding keeps him close to IT companies in hopes to develop that skill in the near future.
As he continues to become a better version of himself as a businessman, a dedicated employee, and a father, he strives to make daily tasks to become 1% better than yesterday. He wants to develop his professional skills while achieving experience and knowledge of the complex and evolving technology world. Thomas has a bachelors in business administration and management from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.
“I want to make use of my industry understanding to further revolutionize and build on modern initiatives of my employers and customers.”
Thomas St. Julien
Assistant Account Executive
Dana G. Williams oversees the sales and marketing of NoMAD products and manages the team’s administration duties (i.e. she drew the short straw). She also serves as President/COO for Orchard & Grove, NoMAD’s parent company. Her varied professional background includes over 15 years of experience in communications, administration, and project management for large organizations, including the YMCA of Silicon Valley, The Freedom Forum and Newseum, Arlington County Government, and a variety of smaller technology and non-profit clients through her work in her prior firms: Williams Communications Consulting and JODA Productions.
Dana’s wrangled D.C.-area journalists, elected officials, teenagers, cats, and a dozen 2-3 year olds — which was excellent training to work in account management with Fortune 1000 companies. She is also a fan of quiet beaches, snow on Christmas, football movies, the Orlando Pride, and public libraries.
She has master’s degrees in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and in Public Communication from American University in Washington, D.C. Dana also received her undergraduate degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.
Dana G. Williams
Josh R. Wisenbaker is the Head of Engineering for Orchard & Grove, an app development and consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. He arrived here from an 11-year stint at Apple where he worked closely with enterprise customers to help them deploy and manage Apple devices and software. His last four years at Apple focused on in-house enterprise app development, and he brings that scarring experience with him to Orchard & Grove where he intends to set up shop the correct way.
Prior to Apple, Josh frequented the Mac conference speaker’s circuit as half of AFP548.com. He also worked to increase Mac adoption in enterprise environments as a member of the MacEnterprise Steering Committee and as a sysadmin for Lowe’s Home Improvement and ComputerTree Technologies. These efforts helped place Josh in the inaugural group of the MacTech 25 nearly 75 years ago.
Josh has an undergraduate degree in European History from Western Carolina University and is self-taught in other areas such as metalworking, brewing, auto-repair, and software development. He lives alone, with the exception of his wife, three children, cat, two birds, two rats, and several fish, in Winston-Salem, NC.
Josh R. Wisenbaker
Head of Engineering