Our Staff

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Patrick Tamburrino - President and Technostrategist

As the President of tamburrino, Patrick Tamburrino is committed to understanding his clients’ needs and working with them to help develop effective solutions. Prior to launching his full-time career in technology consulting, Patrick gained experience in Information Technology engineering, project management and I.T. management at four notable Memphis-based companies.  Patrick has been responsible for management of nationwide network and telecommunications operations, disaster recovery operations and has managed I.T. budgets for companies whose annual revenues exceed $4 billion. Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, he is a classically trained pianist, has run five marathons and is currently training to compete as a NPC Bodybuilder.

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Marina Garland - Director of Operations

Marina Garland is the manager of operations for tamburrino, and employs her skills in organization to keep everyday activities running smoothly. In the past, Marina has worked in administration for the United States Army and has been a property agent.  She has extensive language skills, which have contributed to her strong history as a translator.  She is fluent in two languages and can understand several more. Marina has lived and worked all over the nation and in Europe, which has contributed to her knowledge and appreciation of international cultures. When not handling tamburrino business, Marina enjoys spending time with her daughter, leading a healthy lifestyle and adding to her ever growing collection of shoes.

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Dixie Lucas - IT Specialist

As one of tamburrino’s information specialists, Dixie Lucas effectively uses her 20-plus years of computer experience helping clients become more comfortable with existing and emerging technology. Dixie worked for much of her career at the Greater Memphis Chamber, where she aided staff with every day computer issues and maintained its core network. Dixie has years of experience in managing IT budgets, developing disaster recovery plans, and managing IT assets.  Dixie is an excellent trainer and excels in one-on-one and classroom environments.  Dixie’s attention to detail and proactive approach in IT Management make her a perfect fit for the tamburrino team. Dixie has been known to show up at science fiction conventions in her persona of a Captain in Starfleet. She also reads, crochets, gardens and attends classic car shows with her husband, Jeff, in his purple 1955 Chevrolet Handyman station wagon.

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Deborah Mann - IT Specialist

As an Information Specialist, Deborah Mann welcomes problems and tackles them as if they are her own. In the 20+ years of her career, she has been instrumental in shaping the way departments are run and employees are trained. Much of her experience stems from her refusal to say no and give up on a challenging situation. Deborah’s free time is devoted to giving back to her community through a variety of non-profit charities as well as taking care of her four cats and spending time with her granddaughter and family.

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David McKinney - IT Technician

As an IT Technician, David McKinnie Jr. specializes in creating innovative problem solving techniques. David recently graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has a technical background with a versatile skill set ranging from hardware repair to application troubleshooting. David's free time is devoted to experiencing all that Memphis has to offer to young adults while trying to live a healthy lifestyle.