About NetRef

Manage. Monitor. Know.

NetRef helps educators maximize their EdTech investments by ensuring all tech tools are being used for learning. Developed with input from teachers, NetRef solves top EdTech challenges by combining unprecedented insight into online activity with easy-to-use, one-click internet management controls. IT teams can use NetRef to manage the increasing number of devices on their networks. Teachers can observe web use on individual devices — both in a classroom and when teaching remotely — and lock down or allow activity in a click. And administrators can collect usage data for students, classrooms, schools, and even districts to inform purchasing and professional development decisions.


in the Classroom

Our Mission

We strive to ensure a safe, productive online learning environment for the next generation of digital learners to explore, create and grow. We develop outstandingly simple-to-use technology for educators to help students focus their online activities at school and safely use their devices for learning in class.

Our Team

  • Ryan Blankenship

    Network Engineer

    Ryan brings more than 25 years of IT experience to the NetRef team. His experience with companies large and small aid in his support of our smallest schools as well as our larger districts. When not supporting NetRef, Ryan can be found on his motorcycle supporting the American Legion Riders or running his telescope for some amateur astroimaging.

  • Judy Box

    Senior Account Executive

    Having worked in the K-12 market for more than 20 years with a variety of Education Technology companies, Judy understands the challenges administrators and teachers face in the classroom. Judy enjoys spending time with her family and her grand dog, Henry the Labradoodle, as well as her rescue dog, Missy. She also loves to binge-watch shows on Netflix.

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Email: jbox@net-ref.com

  • Jeff Cronk

    Senior Account Executive

    Jeff has been in the education market for 17 years. He is passionate about student outcomes and information security. In his free, time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, and keeping up with their many activities. He is also an avid boater and Green Bay Packers fan.

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Email: jcronk@net-ref.com

  • Robyn Domanico

    Software Engineer

    Specializing in UI/UX design, Robyn transforms complex features into a simple, intuitive interface. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, drawing and playing the oboe.

  • George Dotterer

    CEO, Founder

    Creative engineer at heart, George is a successful entrepreneur and leader with more than 12 years of experience building leading-edge technology companies. George is also an Eagle Scout and in his free time continues to volunteer in Scouting.

  • Andrew Hedges

    Project Manager

    Capitalizing on his engineering and business background, Andrew spearheaded the inception of NetRef and has led the project from its origin as a four-man team to the pilot launch at a local school and commercial viability. In his free time, Andrew enjoys sports, a good glass of bourbon and indie music.

  • Abinav Janakiraman

    Lead Software Engineer

    Abinav leads NetRef’s software engineering team. He focuses on the underlying architecture of NetRef to ensure time to production is as fast as possible and new features meet our partners’ requests. In his free time, Abinav enjoys hiking, reading and playing games with his co workers and friends.

  • Scott Kelly

    Director of Engineering

    Scott leads the NetRef engineering and operations team and has been instrumental in leading NetRef into the education market. In his free time, Scott loves spending time with his three boys.  He enjoys working with them on just about everything, from launching rockets to coaching their basketball and soccer teams.

  • Harrison Parker

    Director of Education

    Harrison manages sales, marketing and support for NetRef’s K-12 partnerships. When he’s not working with schools, he can be found fishing, skiing and traveling.

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Email: harrison.parker@net-ref.com

  • MaryAnn Ricketson

    Senior Account Executive

    MaryAnn has held many adventurous roles, including teacher, coach, administrator, and Program Director at the Texas Education Agency. She is passionate about improving student outcomes with stellar EdTech tools. She enjoys attending high school football games, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two daughters and two grandchildren.

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Email: mricketson@net-ref.com

  • Nathan Robinson

    Senior Software Engineer

    Nathan is one of the engineers building the technology that powers NetRef. His education in computer science and experience with networks, security and software design fits well with his passion for building network security tools and discovering ways to solve interesting problems. In his free time he enjoys his family, discussing technology, tinkering, and contributing to open-source projects.

  • Joe Warden

    Senior Account Executive

    Joe has been providing educational solutions to schools for more than 15 years and has worked in EdTech for 20 years. He is passionate about helping teachers engage students in learning and achieve higher outcomes. When not working, you can find Joe enjoying time with his two teenage sons and finding his Zen on the yoga mat.

    Connect on LinkedIn

    Email: joe.warden@net-ref.com


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