Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team at Next Century Technologies has strong core values

  • We are enthusiastic and personable to both our clients and our staff. We love our jobs!
  • We are collaborative and unified because teamwork is a must in our complicated, ever-changing world of technology
  • We do the right thing both in our personal and professional lives. 

We believe that these strong core values leads to lasting relationships with our clients and better employee retention and satisfaction within our organization.

Tracy Hardin, Founder and President

Tracy started Next Century Technologies in 2001 (formerly Woodford Computer Solutions) after she was fired from her previous employer which happened to also be a consulting firm. She loved the work so much that she went out on her own working from her home office and pickup truck. After the non-compete with her previous employer ended, Tracy was able to resume work for the clients she was serving at her previous employer. Eventually she could not keep up with the demand and now Next Century Technologies has a full-time staff and office in Lexington. Nowadays Tracy’s responsibilities include providing guidance for the company, evaluating new technologies, keeping up with cyber threats, implementing new services, marketing, service contracts, and client satisfaction. Networking, problem solving, Cisco VoIP, project management and video editing are her specialties.

Tracy is a 1990 University of Kentucky graduate in Computer Science with Business Specialization. Her various certifications over the years include Novell Netware, Cisco, A+ and VMware.  In 2017 she obtained her drone pilot license.

Tracy and her husband Joel have two daughters and a son. She enjoys reading, biking, skiing, scuba, hiking, working with animals and anything tech.

Ronnie Goodpaster, Service Manager

Ronnie has been with the company since 2014. Ronnie’s role includes serving as a mentor and immediate supervisor to all of the technical staff at Next Century Technologies. He is responsible for ensuring NCT provides excellent customer service to all its clients. 
Ronnie’s skill set includes management, virtualization, networking, wireless design, Cisco VoIP and problem solving. Ronnie is our resident VMware guru.
Ronnie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a 3.9 GPA and an Associate of Science in Information Technology. He has also obtained the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),  VMware Certified Professional in Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) and the Ubiquity Wireless Admin certifications. Ronnie has a wife, Stephanie, one son and two dogs. Ronnie enjoys working out, watching UK basketball, and attending rock concerts/festivals. 

Glen White, Network Engineer

Glen as been with the company since 2016. Glen’s role as the most senior Network Engineer includes designing networks, both physical and virtual, as well as assisting both clients and staff with the most difficult support issues. Glen also contributes as a leader for the technical staff. Glen is also our resident inventor and tinkerer who is skillful in areas such as car repair, soldering, electronics, 3D printing and woodworking. 

Glen has 15 years experience as a consultant. He has the VMware Certified Associate and Net+ certifications. Glen has a wife, Amy, a son, a daughter and a dog. Glen enjoys gaming and puzzles.