Northland Communications Welcomes 15 New Employees

Written By: Marissa Filletti, Marketing Specialist 

Northland Communications is pleased to welcome and announce that 15 new employees have joined our team.

Northland welcomed James Schneider in March of 2018 as Relationship Specialist, a newly created position. He helps train customers on their new phone and voicemail systems, creates training videos and provides support to the Sales team. Originally from New York City, James currently resides in Holland Patent.

Rachel Barnard started at Northland as a Project Coordinator in August of 2018. She formerly worked as a production supervisor for a local manufacturing company. A native of Barneveld, she also works part-time in the paint department at Lowe’s.

Kathrina (Katy) Netzband started in August of 2018 supporting Northland’s expanding Marketing department as a Marketing Coordinator. She has worked as a graphic designer, art director and project manager throughout her career. In this new role, she enjoys collaborating with co-workers on projects as well as interacting with customers to help troubleshoot their needs.

Marissa Filletti joined Northland as part of the growing Marketing Department in August of 2018 as Marketing Specialist. Prior to beginning her career in marketing, Marissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Utica College and held positions in public relations, marketing and advertising. In this new role, Marissa will develop and implement campaigns, with a focus on creative strategy and content development.

Ashley Sommers joined Northland in August of 2018 as Inside Sales Specialist. Ashley will be supporting the Sales Department, by helping potential customers understand Northland’s suite of communications solutions. Prior to joining Northland, Ashley worked for Spectrum for nearly seven years.

Jennifer Montalbano joined Northland in September of 2018 as an Inside Sales Specialist. She brings many years of sales and marketing experience to Northland, having worked in the Marketing Department at AmeriCU for more than 12 years. Born and raised in Rome, she currently resides there with her husband, Mark, and two children.

Shannon Aylesworth joined Northland in January 2018 as a Network Services Technician. Born and raised in Utica, she spent several years working in Florida as a medical biller/coder, choosing to move back to Central New York to be closer to family. She currently resides Clinton.

Tom Reynolds joined the Operations Department in May of 2018. He brings 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, seven of which were working as a Technician at Northland. We are excited to welcome him back to our team!

Taylor Short began his career at Northland in June of 2018 as a member of our Cabling Department. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons.

Michael Caiola joined Northland in July of 2018 as a Telecom Technician. Prior to Northland, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. Outside of work, Michael is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Gabriella.

As a former employee, Northland welcomes Jon Bartley back to the team as a Telecom Technician. He has worked in the Telecom industry for the past 20 years and previously served in the United States Army for 11 years. Outside of work, Jon enjoys spending time with his children.

Michael Guerrieri joined Northland as a Telecom Technician in July of 2018. With a background in Computer Security and Information, he brings several years of experience working with IT equipment bringing that perspective to serve our customers. Outside of work, Michael is a car enthusiast who also enjoys experimenting with culinary arts.

Northland welcomed Louis Lee as a Telecom Technician in July of 2018. Born and raised in New York City, Louis studied art and design at Vancouver Film School and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Baruch College. After working for Adirondack Juice, a company that created products to help people quit smoking, he decided to pursue his passion for technology joining the technician team at Northland. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and reading.

John Starczewski started at Northland as a Telecom Technician in August of 2018. John lived in many different places growing up, as his father was in the Air Force. He eventually returned to Central New York, completing his high school years at New Hartford High School. He attended Mohawk Valley Community College and later Utica College, earning his bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his friends, family and yellow lab, Shamrock.

Will Edwards joined Northland as a Telecom Technician in August of 2018. He and his wife have an eighteen-month-old daughter named Olivia and they are avid New York Giants fans. He is eager to begin his career in telecommunications.