Mark Houtz

Network Engineer

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Board, the NUES Network Engineer supports the use of the Internet and its related applications within the NUES office and the districts served by NUES.  Performs the functions of a technology help desk resource for staff and faculty within the districts served by NUES.  Supports district technology directors in troubleshooting and resolving network issues in a timely manner via Internet communication technology, telephone and/or in person. Responsible for maintaining and supporting the NUES network including routers, switches, firewalls, websites and all hardware and software at the NUES point of Internet access.

Educational Background:

  • MS in Information Security and Assurance, Western Governors University (2020)
  • BS in Management Information Systems, Utah State University (2009)
  • Certified Wireless Network Expert CWNE #500 (2023)
  • Certified 5G LAN Specialist C5S (2023)
  • Certified Wireless Design Professional CWDP (2023)
  • Certified Wireless Analysis Professional CWAP (2023)
  • Certified Wireless IOT Administrator CWISA (2022)
  • Certified Wireless Security Professional CWSP (2022)
  • Certified Professional Installer (2021)
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator CWNA (2020)
  • Ekahau ECSE Design (2020)
  • Ekahau ECSE Advanced (2020)
  • Ekahau ECSE Troubleshooting (2021)
  • Certified Educational Technology Leader CETL (2016)
  • Palo Alto PCNSA (2019)
  • Certified Hancking Forensics Investigator CHFI (2019)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker CEH (2019)
  • Cisco CCENT (2013)
  • Novell CNA (2003)

Occupational Experience:

  • Northeastern Utah Educational Services - Network Engineer, 2014-present
  • Mawhinney Enterprises - Information Systems Manager, 2000-present
  • Pinnacle Technologies - Tier 3 Network and PCI-DSS Security Technician, 2009-2014
  • WhiteCap Institute - Information Systems Coordinator and Web Developer, 2011
  • Internships with Logan and Wasatch School Districts

State Committees:

  • Utah Technology Coordinators Council (TCC)
  • UETN PrivateLTE User Group Chair (2023)


  • Novell Young Network Professional Scholarship (2003)



MarkContact Info:

Cell: 435-671-6208
Office: 435-654-1921 ext 3


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