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Baron Black, President

Baron Black started Act Systems, Ltd. in 2005. As a company member and managing partner, Baron has been with the company since its inception. His many years in business and the I.T. industry have resulted in his understanding and commitment to the importance of service. Baron also believes in contributing to the community so strongly so, that both “serving our clients” and “serving our community” are both a part of our company philosophy.

Baron and his wife, Margie, enjoy spending time with their 2 married sons and their families. His hobbies include woodworking, being outdoors and soccer. Other personal interests include being active in various not-for-profit boards in and around Sylvania.


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Curtis Christensen, Senior Engineer

Curtis is an Enterprise Systems Engineer with focus on the Network Infrastructure. He spent 16 years in the Army where he received 5 years of college and certifications for Microsoft Server Operating Systems, Cisco Networking, Cisco VOIP Call Manager and Radio Communications. After leaving the Army he taught networking and desktop troubleshooting to disabled students. In his corporate life he certified in Virtual Computing environments, The Microsoft Cloud and continues to update his past certifications. He also doesn’t miss the opportunity to certify in parallel knowledge bases such as he is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor in order to assist clients with QuickBooks needs.

Of course, as a geek, he enjoys playing with electronics at home but personally retains interest in firearms from the military. K9 friends also provide a lot of companionship during his time off while he fosters rescued dogs. He birds with his daughter and fish with his son to make his home pretty close to a happy zoo.


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Tracy Schmidlin, Firm Administrator

Tracy comes to us with years of experience as an administrator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Psychology. She covers a variety of tasks for us including HR, some of our marketing, payroll, QuickBooks, website support and general administrative responsibilities.

Personal Interests include, being active in her church, keeping up with her 15 grandchildren, playing all sorts of indoor and outdoor games, following The Ohio State Buckeyes Football and various organizations where she enjoys leadership roles. GO BUCKS!