Mark and Dawn Kelly's Story
TeamLogic IT is proud to support U.S. Military veterans through our Veterans' Program, waiving the franchisee fee
for up to 10 qualified individuals. Here is Mark and Dawn Kelly's story — the first recipients of our no-franchisee-fee
Mark Kelly is a retired United States Air Force (USAF) Colonel with 25 years of service in the military.
His wife, Dawn Kelly, is a former USAF systems analyst with extensive information technology (IT) experience
in both the public and private sector. Mark's prestigious career as a military officer, combined with Dawn's experience
in IT, made the couple a perfect fit for the TeamLogic IT Veterans Program.
Mark began flying at an early age, entering the United States Air Force Academy after high school, continuing on to
earn Masters degrees from both the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the USAF Air University.
During his extensive career in the USAF, Mark rose to the rank of Colonel, accumulating over 3000
flying hours in the F-111, F-4, and F-15E fighter aircraft. A recipient of the 1989 Robbie Risner
award as an outstanding graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, Mark has participated in three
major American war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom,
and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dawn is a multi-certified expert in IT. She comes from a military family with her father and brother both serving
in the USAF, where she also served eight years. Dawn holds both a BS in Computer Studies and a Masters in Human Relations.
In addition to her certifications in both applications and infrastructure, her leadership experience includes
IT management and training. Dawn will assume the lead technician role, while Mark will run the day-to-day operations
at their Colorado Springs-based TeamLogic IT.
Mark and Dawn are excited about the next phase of their life as entrepreneurs. They look forward to their new IT
careers and the benefits that come with working for themselves. As their TeamLogic IT franchise grows, they plan
to work with TeamLogic IT's partner, CompTIA, and its Creating IT Futures Foundation to hire other military
veterans through the IT-Ready Apprentice Program. The couple is currently actively involved in many veteran
assistance programs, including LifeQuest Transitions, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
Military Officers Association of America.