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Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) has hired two new employees Nathan Briggs and Andrew Geigle, and team member Tara Taylor has assumed a new role.

Briggs, Geigle, and Taylor are all serving as Ethernet/IP technician I. As such, they are part of the Network Operations Center team, supporting DCN’s state-of-the-art carrier Ethernet and IP networks. Responsibilities include network monitoring and provisioning, trouble analysis, receiving and resolving trouble reports, and administration of equipment. Briggs and Taylor are based out of DCN’s Network Operations Center in Bismarck and Geigle will work from Fargo following training in Bismarck. All will serve customers throughout the state.

Briggs has worked as an information systems specialist in the mining industry since 2016. He has worked in a variety of areas including server and network administration, network design, system security, and technical support. Briggs earned an associate degree in computer information systems from Bismarck State College and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Mary in Bismarck.

Geigle has been an information systems maintainer for the U.S. Army/North Dakota National Guard since 2017. Duties have included work with information systems and equipment, managing networks, operating diagnostic equipment, and ensuring continuity of power to equipment. With the NDNG, Geigle completed Advanced Individual Training in network management. He is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in cyber security systems through Southern New Hampshire University.

Taylor joined DCN in 2015 as an application administrator and late in 2021 shifted to application analyst. Her previous roles at DCN included responsibilities for administering software applications to create reports based on statistical information, configuring and maintaining network monitoring, and creating and maintaining custom dashboards for external and internal users. Prior to joining DCN, she served as a technical support trainer and application analyst. Taylor earned an associate degree in computer support from Bismarck State College and is a certified MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (CECP).