Cloud Services Team

A growth area for the business in 2019 has been in our Cloud Services Division. Our Cloud Services Team is focused on cloud-hosted phone systems and carrier services. Knowing the pain and frustration of interacting with internet and dial tone providers, we have stepped up to provide an alternative solution to this problem. Think of this department as your cloud and carrier advocates. New positions have been filled to produce a white-glove customer experience that aligns with our company’s core values.

Ashley Pennington

Project Management Director

Ashley Joined the Project Management Department at Unified Technologies in 2013. In March, 2017 she was presented with the Diamond Award as well as the Core Value Award for her department at the company banquet. She and her husband, Andrew, have a son, Avery and a Daughter, Adriana. Local natives to Lexington, during their free time they enjoy the outdoors, live music and the Kentucky Wildcats!

Brian Hanners

Project Manager

Brian joined Unified Technologies in August of 2018. Brian was born and raised in Lexington, KY. Graduating from Tates Creek High School, he went on to study Foreign Language (Japanese) and International Economics at the University of Kentucky. He accepted a management position at Cheddars Casual Café in Lexington and was eventually promoted to General Manager. Brian managed Cheddars locations in both Lexington and Louisville for 15 years before joining UT. Cheddars is where he met his wife, Lorrie. They have been blessed with 3 boys – Landon, Jackson, and Owen. Brian enjoys coaching youth sports, visiting Keeneland in the spring and fall, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.

Helen Clasby

Project Manager

Helen is a Project Manager and founding partner of Unified Technologies. She has been in the industry and has worked with some of Unified’s customers for over 35 years. She has a “Passion” for what she does for the Company and the customers. A native of Southern California, Helen currently lives in Oldham County. She has two daughters and one grandson (who is her pride and joy).

Hope Smith

Project Manager

Hope joined the project management team at Unified in 2014. She is a native of Carrollton, KY and moved to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville. On her off time, Hope enjoys spending time with family, spoiling her twin nephews, being creative and being a freelance hair and makeup artist.

Lizzy Batcheldor

Project Manager

Originally from Bardstown KY, Lizzy moved to the city to attend the University of Louisville and has since graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Joining the Unified team in August 2022, Lizzy brings a passion for excellent service and is excited to grow in the industry. In her free time she enjoys drawing, crocheting, trying new foods, and spoiling her rescue dog, Hank.

Melissa Johnston

Project Manager

Melissa is a founding member of team Unified. She is a senior project manager and trainer and is proud to be a joint owner as well. Communications is in her blood and has been a part of her life from a very young age. Helen Clasby, another senior project manager, has had an incredible impact on Melissa. Not only did she raise her in their Oldham County home, but she also raised her in this industry over the past 20 years. When Melissa isn’t working or spending time with her son, Cole, who currently attends The Academy for Individual Excellence, she is embracing her love of photography, or picking from a wide selection of DIY projects inspired by one of her many Pinterest boards.

Shelby Coleman

Project Manager

I’m Shelby! I was born and raised in Lexington, KY and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in December of 2021 with a Bachelors in Business Management and a certification in Global Supply Chain Management. After graduation, I moved into my first house in Winchester and started at Unified in March of 2022. This will be my first time working in this field and I am excited to see where this will take me!

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