Our Staff

Meet the Team at BCS Engineering!


Our Founders

Carrie Saunders

Carrie Saunders

Partner | Senior Engineer

The visionary behind BCSE, Carrie Saunders has a reputation as an expert in the field of ecommerce while understanding the needs of business and the demands of today’s competitive technology environment.

Co-founding BCS Engineering in 2002, Carrie quickly established BCSE as a highly dependable resource for X-Cart design, implementation and custom work. Many of the mods for sale on our site today are a product of her insight into the industry and her ability to anticipate the wants and needs of X-Cart users. As BCSE grew, Carrie and her partner expanded BSCE’s product offerings to include BigCommerce and Magento as alternative shopping cart options. As a result, Carrie’s original intent to help a few local companies has now matured into an organization that services clients across the globe in nearly every business segment imaginable.

Beyond shopping carts, Carrie is also well versed in website optimization, helping many of our clients increase their web presence and ranking on a variety of search engines. As a result, we now provide enterprise grade web content management with Expression Engine. Following her vision, we work closely with the customer to find a solution that works within budget while maintaining a professional appearance.

Carrie earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology. She was selected for the prestigious Robe Leadership Institute at Ohio University. The institute’s express purpose is to study leadership within the fields of engineering and business.

Carrie is also a married mother of 3 boys and enjoys spending time with her family and their many activities. She enjoys being outdoors, working out, playing the piano and reading.


Brandon Saunders

Brandon Saunders

Partner | Senior Engineer

The visionary behind BCSE, Carrie Saunders has a reputation as an expert in the field of ecommerce while understanding the needs of business and the demands of today’s competitive technology environment.

Partner/Senior Engineer and entrepreneur, Brandon Saunders has a reputation as a solid network designer who understands the needs of business and the demands of today’s competitive technology environment.

In 2003, Brandon co-founded BCS Engineering. In 2007, Brandon also co-founded IDM Integration, which provides custom programming and services for enterprise identity management systems primarily revolving around the Shibboleth software package supported by Internet2.

In 2008 BCS Engineering teamed up with the Reid Consulting Group, to design three networks that were used to complete successful ARRA/Federal Stimulus Grants. A total combined value of over $200 Million. The highlight of these systems covered Southeastern Ohio with Metropolitan class fiber-optic and wireless IP connectivity. This design extended the existing Southern Ohio Health Care Network (SOHCN) from 13 to 34 counties, and contained over 200 individual optical and IP network elements.

Prior to his experience with BCSE, Brandon was a Senior Network engineer at Ohio University, where he created the foundation architecture for the university’s 10G network backbone encompassing 100 buildings and seven regional campuses with a total of 20,000 computers. He also participated in a team that brought 802.11 wireless networking to Ohio University. Beyond networking projects, Brandon shared his comprehensive knowledge with others as he assisted in the design of a lab for teaching Internet technologies such as routing, security and applications and was head teaching assistant.

Brandon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology. He was selected for the prestigious Robe Leadership Institute at Ohio University. The institute’s express purpose is to study leadership within the fields of engineering and business.


Our Staff

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Lori Carpenter

Business Manager

Lori joined the BCSE team in 2005 as the Business Manager. As the business grew she quickly expanded her responsibilities to include management of the day-to-day business aspects of BCSE and all online store activities. Her attention to detail and customer focus has contributed to our growth and high standing in the ecommerce community for quality products at a reasonable rate.Prior to joining BCSE, Lori worked in the Engineering department of Ohio University as an Office Manager for 10 years.

Lori earned her Associate degree in General Studies from Ohio University. She’s a married mother of 3 and in addition to enjoying time with her family, she enjoys reading and running.


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Henry Hanna

Software Engineer

Henry joined the BCSE team in 2005 as a Software Engineer and the first official employee of BCSE outside of the Saunders family. Due to his innate ability to understand the intricacies of X-Cart, he quickly became a leading expert in X-Cart design and modifications. He has been integral to BCSE’s success in the ecommerce industry and has written many of the mods for sale on our site today.

Henry’s keen insight into the demands and trends of the industry has helped BCSE expand our business and offer Pinnacle Cart and Magento as part of our product portfolio. He has helped to develop mods for Pinncale Cart and has become our in-house Magento expert. In addition to helping with our product expansion, Henry is also responsible for generating quotes for custom work.

Henry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University. When he’s not rocking out on one of his many guitars, he likes to spend his time reading.


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Lynn Hanna

Accountant

Lynn joined the BCSE team in 2010 as a bookkeeper and assists with purchasing. Her attention to detail and organizational skills has helped to keep the business running smoothly and allows the Partners more time to focus on new product offerings and business expansion.

Lynn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education in Secondary Mathematics from Ohio University. Prior to joining BCSE, she taught math for 8 years and also worked for H&R Block for 8 years.

Lynn is a married mother of 3 and in her spare time she likes to read and swim. She also provides the office with a consistent supply of the best chocolate chip cookies that many of us have ever tasted.


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Terry Kelleher

Senior Engineer

Terry arrived at BCSE in 2010 as a Senior Network Engineer with more than two decades of experience in strategic planning, project management, system architecture and administration, and network engineering. Terry began her career in the Information Resource Management Department of the United States Peace Corps, rising through the ranks to become deputy director of IRM, the agency’s chief software architect. Subsequently, Terry was a Senior Network Engineer in Ohio University’s IT department where she worked on all issues related to university network architecture.

At BCSE, Terry continues her focus on strategic planning, network engineering, project management, system architecture and administration.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Hamilton College and has completed coursework for a Master degree in electrical engineering at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Terry is a married mother of 3 and in addition to enjoying being a Mom, she enjoys soccer, hiking and reading.


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J.D Tysko

Software Engineer

J.D. joined the BCSE team in 2008 as a Software Engineer. J.D.’s expertise in data manipulation helped to successfully launch our Product Importer Pro Mod for X-Cart. He has also helped to develop a number of other X-Cart mods.

J.D. is highly experienced in server administration and assists in our hosting environment. Due to his ability to easily pick up new technology, he has been a key asset to the development of our Pinnacle Cart business by gaining valuable insight into this cart and generating ideas for current and future mod development.

J.D. earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University. In his spare time he likes to program and drink Joel’s beer.


Luke Walburn

Customer Relations

Luke Joined the BCSE team in 2016 as a computer repair technician as well as a network technician. During his teenage years, he enjoyed building and modifying computers.

 As things changed within the business, he adopted The Customer Relations position at BCSE.  His ability to communicate effectively with customers as well as pick up new technologies and adapt his role within the business has been an advantage. This includes everything from Email Client support to Linux and Microsoft administration as well as Front-end web development.

Luke graduated from Hocking college with a degree in Police Science.

In his free time, Luke enjoys biking, playing the Piano, and the study of political science.


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Alanis Rupprecht

Marketing Coordinator

Alanis joined the BCSE team in 2022 as a marketing coordinator. For BCSE, she writes technical blogs, creates social media content, and assists in locating resources and solutions for our clients. Graduating in 2021 from

Ohio University with a bachelors in English and a Masters in Information & Telecommunication Systems, she works to bridge the gap between the complicated language of technology and the new users who want to learn it.

In her free time, Alanis likes to write stories, play with her pets, and explore new places.