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​Brian Wallace


Kiefer Consulting Welcomes New Employees

Folsom, CA - Kiefer Consulting, Inc. ( is proud to announce that Eric Thurber, Lauren Smalley and Jason Lofing have joined the company. Kiefer Consulting is excited to add the expertise that these 3 individuals bring to the organization. Eric, Lauren and Jason will all have key roles in ensuring that our clients are supported and that they are receiving the high-quality service they have grown to expect from Kiefer Consulting.

Eric Thurber, Consultant

Eric Thurber has an extensive background as a SharePoint Architect. He has worked on business critical projects for numerous companies including Netflix, Intel and Craft Brew Alliance. Mr. Thurber has successfully designed and developed SharePoint sites to serve the needs of his customers based on specific criteria provided by a thorough assessment of their business and environments.

He has experience with migrations on all versions of SharePoint. He is skilled at conveying technical aspects in a simplified manner to make sure everyone has a full understanding of the scope. At Kiefer, Eric assists customers in making informed decisions by working with them to ensure they understand the data they have, clean it up if needed, and reorganize as appropriate to update the look and feel of a site. Eric works closely with management and end-users to elicit requirements, design, build, and implement server and web-based sites to increase productivity, present brand image, and provide reliable information management.

Lauren Smalley, Associate Consultant

Lauren has her Bachelors of Arts degree in Government / Political Science from CSU Sacramento, and began her career with the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as an Office Technician in 2012. She was later promoted to Staff Services Analyst in 2014, and then Associate Governmental Program Analyst in 2015. In 2016, she moved to the CA Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training where she worked with a project team to streamline their database used by internal & external stakeholders. Since college, she has always gravitated towards technology and in her time with CDCR, worked with state IT staff and the Kiefer Consulting team to implement SharePoint and train fellow staff in its use & capabilities.

Jason Lofing, Associate Consultant

Jason is a recent graduate of California State University, Sacramento where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Management Information Systems. As an Associate Consultant at Kiefer Consulting, Jason will work directly with clients in gathering business requirements and facilitating the delivery of business solutions.

Please join us in welcoming Eric, Lauren and Jason.

About Kiefer Consulting

Celebrating over 25 years of client delivery success, Kiefer Consulting is recognized as the leading provider of online solutions for the State of California. Headquartered in Folsom, California, we provide a unique blend of talented team members with on-site collaboration that fosters teamwork and delivers results. Recent client successes include the launch of the online properties for the California Highway Patrol and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, and the launch of the Covered California healthcare cost calculator and the latest redesign of the California Lottery's mobile applications.

Kiefer Consulting is uniquely positioned to provide services to your organization because we have the experience, the deep understanding of technology platforms, and the team who delivers.

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