With a heart to help others with his technology knowledge, John Fountain is a graduate of UNLV in Computer Science. Born in Yonkers New York, John grew up from the age of five in wonderful Las Vegas. His parents are both from Cuba and worked for years in the service industry.
John’s wife, Tammy, is a geology graduate from UNLV. She was born in Reno and moved to Las Vegas during her first year of college. Her family has a longtime Las Vegas and Oklahoma lineage and created Commercial Roofers in Las Vegas. The couple is proud of their two sons, Jonathon, 24, a 2014 computer science graduate of UNLV and Nicolas, 20, an aspiring salesman for a national retailer.
Passionate about technology, as the Director of Network Technology for Hospitality Network/Cox Business Las Vegas, John’s manages a team that provides internet and TV services to hotels. John’s past positions include time with Lockheed, Sperry and EG&G.
A typical day for John is spent supporting a national hotel network of rooms by getting engaged with customers when problems get escalated, working on developing new business and generally operating a highly-skilled team of engineers.
“They are a great bunch and I am pretty sure I learn something every day,” said John. “Networking is a great area of technology these days with the explosion of internet use.”
Committed to teaching the next generation, John helps children to learn through volunteering his time assembling Science, Technology, Engineering and Math kits. “I just can’t get enough of helping people with technology,” said John.
Everyday John tries to help those he encounters. His support of United Way is just another way that he reaches out into the community to lend a helping hand to those in need.
“Growing up with less than everything, I have had the good fortune of having my family helped by organizations like this,” said John. “So, it’s time to give it back! Thank you for all you do to help those who need it.”