Meet the Team

David & Lehte Mahoney are the owners of Vermont Connections, a team of dedicated technicians helping businesses like yours with efficient, scalable IT solutions.
We pride ourselves on excellent service and communication skills. Please take a moment to get to know our amazing employees!

The Team

David Mahoney

David Mahoney

Founder & President

IT Generalist, 20+ Years IT Experience, Expert Troubleshooter, Consultation & Planning Specialist, Security Specialist, Voice Services Specialist

David Mahoney founded Vermont Connections back in 1999 as a home-based website design business, and built it into one of the state’s premier Managed Service Providers. His passion is learning about how other companies work, and taking a few turns on his snowboard when time allows.

“I love my work because I love solving problems. There’s nothing better than helping a business run more smoothly using technology.”

Allen Nichols

Allen Nichols

Implementation Engineer

11+ Years IT Experience, Expert Troubleshooter, Network Specialist, Onsite Engineer

Variety is the spice of life for our engineer, Allen Nichols. As our Expert Troubleshooter, he likes solving complex problems while building relationships with our clients. Outside of the office, Allen likes being outdoors, as well as traveling and chilling with the family.

“I came to VC just over 10 years ago because I wanted to work in a small business environment. We’ve grown since then, but we’ve never lost that family-like atmosphere. That means something to me.”

David Strider

David Strider

Help Desk Specialist

10+ Years IT Experience, Expert Troubleshooter, ConnectWise Remote Support Specialist

David Strider has been a valued part of our team for years. We love his sense of humor and ability to make our clients feel at ease with any issue they send his way. When he’s not saving the tech world, you’ll find him fishing, drawing, traveling, or tinkering with electronics.

“I love Vermont, and I love what I do. Vermont Connections has been a great fit for me since day one.”

Chris Hosmer

Chris Hosmer

Lead Security & Network Engineer

Certified ISC2 CISSP, Certified Cisco and WatchGuard Engineer, Certified Microsoft Technician, Expert Troubleshooter, 20+ Years IT Experience

Chris Hosmer serves up IT support with a personal touch. He loves keeping in touch with customers, and when he’s off the clock he goes to the gym and works out like a madman.

“This is a great team to work with -- the people inside and outside the office. Everyone here is invested in both the company and the people.”

Joshua Gray

Joshua Gray

Operations Support

8+ Years Project Experience, Documentation Specialist, Process Improvement Specialist

Josh is a leader who excels at organizing, documenting, and implementing complex solutions, while making it all seem easy to our clients. He is also a volunteer for an architectural design team that builds and renovates buildings for non-profit organizations all over New England.

“I got my foot in the door at Vermont Connections the hard way – I married the boss’s daughter. I consider it my second home. The culture, environment, and team is second to none. And I’m not just saying that. Really!”

Phillip Benjamin

Phillip Benjamin

Help Desk Specialist

12+ Years IT Experience, Expert Troubleshooter, Voice Services Specialist, ConnectWise Remote Support Specialist

As a Helpdesk Specialist, Phillip Benjamin wears many hats, but what he enjoys most is collaborating with other smart engineers. Phillip is a pillar to every team he works with, and his enthusiasm is uncontainable.

Outside of work, he’s involved in volunteer work that helps people spiritually and practically. He enjoys playing sports, including skiing, hockey, tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and cycling. Anything but running - don’t ask him to do that. Seriously. “I was looking for employment that I would enjoy doing, but that would also allow me to spend time in my volunteer activities. Vermont Connections has given me the best of all worlds.”

Thomas Dukeshire

Thomas Dukeshire

Solutions Engineer

12+ Years IT Experience, Microsoft Certified Professional, Expert Troubleshooter, Server Specialist, BDR Specialist, Office 365 Specialist

You will be hard pressed to find an IT professional as passionate about learning, teaching, and achieving goals than Thomas Dukeshire. Despite his unyielding work ethic, he maintains a healthy work-life balance by running marathons, traveling, and just enjoying time with his beautiful family.

“I met Dave three years ago through a mutual friend, and we immediately hit it off. We started kicking around ideas about growing Vermont Connections, and I knew this was the opportunity I had been waiting for to help others using technology.”

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