Employee Spotlight - Roxie Thoner

“Red Wing Software, this is Roxie” - I have been saying this for 33 years as an Administrative Assistant. There is a chance I have spoken with most of you over the years. I have known some of you since the DOS days! When asked how I have done this for so long, I say, "I get to talk with so many wonderful people and work with a great team." I also help with shipping and social media things.
My husband Steve and I have been married 43 years and have two married children and six grandchildren (five boys and one princess). We are blessed to have them live nearby. When I’m not working, I enjoy being outside in my flower gardens and pulling weeds. I did plant some pumpkins and a few vegetables this summer and had good results, so I have plans to plant more next year.
Another passion of mine is Operation Christmas Child(OCC). I am a Project Leader for our church's Packing Party and head up a drop-off site where we collect shoebox gifts from people in our area. National Collection Week is coming up in November, so I encourage you to learn more about OCC by clicking here and pack a shoebox gift this year.

Employee Spotlight - Aaron Young

My name is Aaron Young, and yes, that is the remnant of a British accent you can detect. I don’t sound like Hugh Grant; much to my wife’s disappointment, more like Hagrid.
I've been with Red Wing Software since 1999. I started as a Programmer Analyst, then a Senior Programmer Analyst, and I have been the new Software Development Manager for the past four years. My job is to figure out how to implement our ideas for the software we create and allocate the necessary resources. Which is to say, my team and I get to have all the fun writing the software you use.
I emigrated from England in 1998 after meeting my wife Debra online, before dating sites and catfishing was a thing, and when you had to physically dial-up the internet, I know, prehistoric times – our phones had cords! – oh, the humanity! I'm very pleased to say we're still together, in fact we just recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.
When I'm not working, I'm a bit of a homebody. I like to relax and read books (mostly fiction) and watch movies, collect Star Wars memorabilia (I'm a nerd), and play with my two Bassett Hounds who completely ignore every command I give them, but love me anyway, because I feed them.

Employee Spotlight - Julie Strain

Hi, my name is Julie Strain. I started at Red Wing Software in 1995 when my youngest son was just two years old. That same son just had a baby girl, and I am now a grandparent for the first time. I have worn several hats during my time at Red Wing Software, but my current role is as an Implementation Consultant. A good portion of my job includes engaging with customers to help implement their accounting and payroll software. I also conduct training classes on our CenterPoint products. While we used to do training in many different locations, we now do all our training online. So, I miss getting out and meeting our customers in person. As part of my position at Red Wing Software, I am also involved with the Farm Financial Standards Council and the American Society of Agricultural Consultants. I have served on the leadership team for both organizations. Unlike many of our staff residing around Red Wing, MN, I am in Illinois. We split our time between our Illinois home and our home in Colorado. When I am not at work, you can find me hiking in the mountains, riding my bike, kayaking, and volunteering for several charitable and community organizations. Now, you can add babysitting to the list. My favorite pastime is spending time with my family. Last year, we took a phenomenal vacation to Croatia with our two sons, my two nieces, our nephew, and their significant others.

Employee Spotlight - Angie Healy

Hi, my name is Angie Healy. Although I am the “new guy” here at Red Wing Software (for only two months), I have been part of Red Wing Software since the original Red Wing Business Systems started back in 1982. When I was in high school and college, I worked in shipping and production. I returned to Red Wing Software in the early 2000s and worked in Technical Support. In 2004, when my family moved out of the Red Wing area, I had to leave the company. Now that I can work remotely, I have the opportunity, once again, to work with this great team of people.
My husband (Tom) and I have three grown children, Allie (28), Patrick (26), and Spike (24), who are spread out around the country. I spend my winters in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and my summers in Eagle Harbor, Michigan. I love to cook and have even started growing my own fresh herbs to use in my cooking. I love to read and look forward to hanging out next to the shores of Lake Superior with a good book during the summer months. I also love going to (off) Broadway musicals when I can. My husband and I enjoy traveling around the country when we can get away.
My role at Red Wing Software is in the Technical Support department as a Customer Support team member. My favorite part of the job is when I can help a customer find a way in the system to do something more efficiently or effectively. My goal is to slip in one tool or tip with every phone call I have with a customer. I look forward to meeting you all!

Employee Spotlight - Ryan Palmer

Hi, my name is Ryan Palmer. I have been a Graphic Designer at Red Wing Software for 17 years. My responsibilities range from designing postcards and trade show booths, editing and publishing videos, administering the website, and doing front-end web development. In other words, I wear a lot of hats. I have two kids, Liam (10) and Maggie (8), with my wife Cori, the QA Analyst at Red Wing Software. During the warmer months, I love camping and mountain biking as a family, volunteering with the local mountain bike club, and working in the yard. In the winter, I like to slow down, and I spend my time inside cooking, playing video games, and working on small projects around the house. I frequently take on overly ambitious home improvement projects with completely made-up timelines (My favorite one is, “This should only take a month”). Prime examples: taking two years to renovate a kitchen only to sell the house six months after finishing it or redoing all the floors and trim in the house we just moved into, which I hopefully will finish sometime before my kids graduate high school.