Rancho Computer Networks specializes in a wide range of services, including tailored IT services and solutions for small and medium businesses and their owners in San Diego County. We are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with high quality service and support. Our unique IT team is incredibly friendly and can help you every step of the way in growing your business. We expertly combine our services in order to provide you with customized help and support so you only get what you need and what you want. Our innovative approach starts with a thorough investigation of what your company needs to succeed so that we can ensure a perfect fit with you and our services.
In July of 2014 we acquired A Better Connection. Serving all of San Diego County, it is the company to rely on for your business telephone systems, and cable installations; voice, data and COAX. Our combined resources make the development, application and deployment of your computing and telecommunication services needs integrate and run smoothly.
Rancho Computer Networks and A Better Connections's clients benefit greatly when they choose to partner with us. Not only will you have more energy and time to focus on your business while we handle your IT, Telephony, and Cabling needs, but you'll experience happier and more productive employees, too. Let us help you open the doors to more technology so you can rest easy that your network will always perform to your standards and that your company will be able to outperform its competitors with ease. Sleep soundly tonight knowing that your electronic assets are optimized, maintained, and protected – because ensuring your business' technology runs smoothly is our top priority.
Rancho Computer Networks, as a highly effective team with shared values and talents, Puts the Personal Back into Personal Computing by providing practical solutions for our clients' IT needs. Exceeding our Clients' expectations ensures that we meet our goals for profit, quality, growth, giving back, and ultimately, our success.
Rancho Computer Networks Employee Bios
Bill Durney – Founder, CEO & Executive Engineer
With more than 30 years of IT experience, Bill has seen just about everything that can go wrong with a computer, server or network. He has worked with clients ranging from individual users to multinational corporations, including Sony, Qualcomm and Hewlett-Packard. At RCN, which he founded in 2000, he provides overall direction, mentors team members, and ensures that clients are delighted with the service they receive. He particularly likes meeting new clients and tackling the challenges they bring him.
“Computers quiver when I enter the room and just start working again! By translating geek speak into regular English, I break down the walls between man and machine.” – Bill
Mona Durney – President & Co-Founder
Her experience in business management and development has been critical for Mona’s role as RCN’s President and Public Relations Manager. With a background in Real Estate, including managing Escrow Departments and specializing in Commercial and Special Projects for Title Companies and Banks in San Diego County, Mona has learned the art of project management, business development and the skills to juggle multiple complex tasks. From developing training programs to keeping the finances in order, Mona ensures that the engineers and technicians have every tool they need to provide top notch service to clients.
“I am a people person who loves to help – an attitude that I hope each and every one of our customers can sense.” – Mona
Marc Jones – Cloud Services Manager & Senior Field Engineer
With more than three decades in the IT field, Marc has successfully managed several highly complex projects, including designing, implementing and managing data and security infrastructures; merging and consolidating networks; and installing high-speed data storage systems. He has earned several coveted credentials, including Microsoft Certified System Engineer and an ISO 9001 certificate from Lucent Technologies. A former technology company owner, Marc knows the importance of making sure that all clients get the quality service they expect and deserve.
“IT problem solving is second nature for me, so I enjoy the sense of accomplishment I get from working with the more complex systems.” – Marc
Jack Greene - Senior Network Engineer
Jack has over 15 years of Windows Server Administration and maintenance, as well as Linux knowledge as an administrator and user. He has broad Network and wide area connectivity experience. His storage experience includes many forms, including storage area networks. Basically, he makes computers talk to each other. Along with this experience, he has also learned how to ask for help and provide guidance to others.
"I can honestly say that no one has ever regretted hiring me to take care of their network or computers." - Jack
Brandon Smith - IT Field Technician
Brandon entered the world of computers in his middle school years playing with Linux on machines built from scrap hardware. Along with being a "shade tree" technician where he grew up in Adams County, IN, he was also employed by Adams Central Community Schools as a technician for the district. After graduating from Purdue with a Bachelor's in Computer Science, Brandon headed to sunny San Diego to find work in the up and coming Tech Industry. Brandon joined the RCN team in 2019 and currently enjoys helping our clients with their PC, Server and Networking issues, whatever they may be.
"Helping others complete tasks and reach their goals is both exciting and rewarding. I love being able to apply skills in a subject I know, and love to do just that!" - Brandon
Steven Wagstaff – Shop Manager
Steven has been helping people in the Escondido area with their computer problems for more than a decade. At RCN, he manages repairs on client computers both in the shop and via remote support. He also monitors and maintains client backups and servers. With a Brainbench Certification in Customer Service and a background in quality control, he knows both how to treat customers well, and to make sure the job is done right the first time.
“I love the opportunity to work with people, and I am always looking to increase my knowledge and skills to help our clients.” – Steven
Cian Carota – Shop Technician
Cian has been tinkering with computers since he played “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” for the first time in the early 90’s on a DOS computer. He grew up in the Monterey Bay area, and eventually moved to San Diego County to pursue a Computer Science degree. At California State University San Marcos, Cian studied various programming languages and a wide array of subjects ranging from digital circuits to Artificial Intelligence. With his Computer Science degree in hand, he joined the Rancho Computers team in early 2016.
“I am very eager to apply my knowledge and to learn the new skills that are needed to become a top notch Technician.” - Cian
Harry Romero – MSP/Service Engineer
Harry’s tech background includes direct support, managed services, network design, information management, and information security, all of which benefit the clients at RCN. He is constantly working on new certifications to ensure that he has the right skills to tackle complex issues, and will take the time to explain both the problem and the solution to customers.
“I enjoy both the technical challenge of what I do, and the satisfaction of knowing I am producing clear-cut results for customers.” – Harry
Jeff Hamilton - A Better Connection Cable & IT Support Technician
Jeff has been helping people in the greater San Diego area with their computers and networks for over 25 years. His experience and level of customer support, in the field and through remote support, gives you the highest level of client satisfaction possible. An experienced computer professional, Jeff has a true passion for troubleshooting and resolving your computer and networking issues. Along with this experience, he loves to help people and can translate technical language in terms you can understand. Jeff has recently passed the CSNT-110 A+ Networking course from Palomar College and seizes the opportunity to learn and stay current with the industry.
"I enjoy helping others and take pride in fixing computers and networks. I love taking a technical challenge and turning it into a simple solution." - Jeff
Debbie Godwin – Office Administrator
Debbie keeps the RCN office humming, and is the cheerful face – and voice – that most customers first encounter. In addition to providing exceptional customer service to all of RCN’s clients, she stays on top of renewals for domain names, antivirus software, back-up systems, and more. If you have any questions about invoicing or price quotes she is the person to call.
“My goal is to help our customers have a good day by being pleasant, happy, and getting them what they need.” – Debbie
Elizabeth Nelson - Customer Service Coordinator
Elizabeth has worked in the customer service field for many years. When she moved to Escondido, she worked as the Dispatch and Licensing Supervisor for the Escondido/San Diego Humane Society, where she also got interested in IT. Since then, she has worked as an IT Service Coordinator and Dispatch Manager. She brings these excellent skills to RCN, which are invaluable to our mission of delivering the best service possible for our clients.
"My goal is to provide excellent customer service with sincerity and integrity." - Elizabeth
Gary Kuhle - A Better Connection - Lead Telephone Engineer
Gary has been in the telecommunication industry for over 30 years. He is certified and an expert at ESI phone systems installation, as well as sound masking services. Gary can program and service a wide variety of other telephone systems as well. His expertise includes planning and installing cable for new build-outs, as well as re-cabling established facilities for expansion or to accommodate the newest technology. Gary's background includes some general contract experience, which enables him to look at telecommunication projects in a more complete way. A Better Connection serves as the Riser Manager for Emerald Plaza in downtown San Diego where Gary has been key in maintaining proper standards of workmanship. His technical knowledge combined with his ability to provide exceptional customer service has made him a great addition to our team.
"My number one priority is always customer satisfaction." - Gary
Dallas Traconis - Receptionist and A Better Connection Scheduler
Dallas's family started A Better Connection and she has been an integral part of its success. That it why we were very happy when she agreed to join our team when RCN acquired ABC. She continues to enjoy helping our clients with their cabling and telecommunication scheduling needs, and working closely with Gary to make sure that all the jobs run smoothly to completion. Hers is the cheerful face, and voice, that you will be greeted by.
"It has been great to see ABC continue to grow and thrive as part of the RCN network." - Dallas