B.S., Information Systems Management, UMD
Bonnie incorporated Griffin Networks in 1997 and manages its day-to-day operations, as well as the preparation of client proposals and contract negotiations. Prior to incorporating Griffin Networks, Bonnie worked as a Project Manager for several Federal Government contractors, managing software development for the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Labor (DOL). In her free time, she enjoys attending Maryland Terrapin athletic events, volunteering, reading, and crossword puzzles.
Frank Lloyd, President
1991 – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Frank joined Griffin Networks in 1999, and for many years was its lead technical support. Before joining Griffin Networks, Frank was a partner in Stewart/Lloyd Networking Services. He has over 35 years of experience in the IT field including software development for the Airline Pilots Association, Fannie Mae, and by contract to the U.S. Secret Service. Frank spent 10 years with MCI/Systemhouse initially as an in-house computer networking manager, and later troubleshooter. Frank is an avid car enthusiast; collecting, restoring, and racing classic muscle cars.
John Lloyd, Vice President
2009 – State of MD Security Systems Agency License, Ubiquiti® Certified
John has 10 years of experience in the Computer Networking, Cabling, and Security Camera disciplines, eight of those with Griffin Networks. John manages several key clients, including a 40-user network in Rockville and a 20-user financial service company in Northern Virginia. Previously, John managed the computer network for the National Community Pharmacists Association. John is the Griffin Networks hardware procurement expert. His hobbies are cars, cars, and more cars. John and his wife, Pamela, welcomed their first born—daughter Savannah—to their family in July 2014.
Abraham Byrd, Network Engineer
2011 – Microsoft Certified Professional
Abe has been with Griffin Networks since 2007. Abe works with various clients managing their computer networks, making IT recommendations, and overseeing IT projects. Currently, his main focus is managing a client’s 100-user network in Rockville. As well as being active in his Church, Abe enjoys music, reading, and online gaming.
John McCann, Network Engineer
B.S.Ed., Physics and Math; M.S. Ed., Math and Computer Science
John has more than 15 years of experience as a Network Support contractor. He enjoys interfacing with customers, understanding their varied business needs, growth goals, and challenges and then creates action plans for continuous improvement. In addition, John is involved in new product implementation, marketing and communications. John is a retired educator with 33 years in the classroom as a Physics Instructor. He enjoys boating and fishing and spends his free time on or near the Chesapeake Bay. John and his wife, Barbara, reside in Waynesboro, PA. They have two grown daughters, Kathleen and Meghan.
Teri Whittaker, Office Manager
Teri came to Griffin Networks in 2012 with extensive experience in office management including the Accounting and Payroll Departments at a healthcare organization, as well as Office Manager for a building contractor. Teri’s strengths include communication, organization, time management, documentation, and scheduling. She is an active volunteer in the local community.
Joseph Kohan, Senior Network Engineer
Joseph has been an IT professional for 15 years. Joseph is the architect of Griffin Network’s proprietary Internet-2-Go router, which seamlessly transitions between 2 or more Internet source providers during times of outages or overloads. Joseph is an expert in Microsoft Server 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 Platforms, as well as Remote Access, DNS, VPNs, Firewalls, and Active Directory. Joseph is an enthusiastic follower of the Washington Redskins, professional tennis, and the NBA. He enjoys playing table tennis and watching movies.
B.I.C.S.I. Certified Technician, Level 3
Jerry is a senior level cable technician with experience in cable installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. He has worked in the cabling field for eighteen years, starting as a helper/cable puller in 1996. His background includes B.I.C.S.I. Level 3 certification and extensive experience in a wide variety of cabling jobs, including high profile commercial and government projects. Jerry resides in Sterling, Virginia, with his wife, Angel. He is a proud father of seven children. In addition to spending time with his family, Jerry is an avid sports fan. His favorite teams include the Washington Redskins, Capitals, and Wizards, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Bobby Silvis, Communication Manager / Project Manager
B.I.C.S.I. Certified Cable Installer
Bobby is a B.I.C.S.I. certified cable installer. He has more than ten years of experience in the cabling industry. As the Communication Manager/Project, Bobby works closely with clients and the cabling team and oversees the entire project, from initial bid through completion. Bobby began his career as an apprentice/helper and quickly advanced to lead installer. He excels in looking at the entire project and translating client needs to develop a clear vision that is in alignment with the goals of the client’s overall business. Bobby also holds certification in AMP terminations for copper wire. He has also completed three certifications through Cambridge Sound Management, including: Introduction to Sound Masking; Products and System Configuration; and Installation Review and Commissioning. Bobby and his wife, Sonya, have two children, Austin and Marlee. They reside in Kearneysville, West Virginia.