Ari Del Castillo Joins Zekiah’s IT Support Team

Ari Del Castillo

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ari Del Castillo to our Information Technology Support team! Ari grew up in the Stafford, VA area and moved to Collegedale, TN to attend Southern Adventist University. A fun memory Ari has of his time at Southern is waking up to the smell of fresh pastries every morning. This is due to the Southern campus being adjacent to the McKee Foods headquarters which produces Little Debbie, Sovex, and Sunbelt products and was founded by a Southern alumnus. The company and the school have a long, mutually beneficial history together.

After college, Ari became a member of the VA National Guard and has supported numerous missions. He continues to serve in the guard in addition to his work and home life. Ari comes to Zekiah having most recently supported the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) headquarters in Quantico, VA. Recently, Ari has been studying in preparation for his CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CompTIA CASP+ (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner) certifications. With his studying, work, National Guard duties, and home life Ari says it’s been a challenge balancing everything, but he’s excited to continue advancing in his chosen profession.

Speaking of home life, when Ari is not busy with all his other roles, he enjoys playing the piano, attending local festivals, and traveling. National Parks are a hot destination on Ari and his wife’s destination list. Another fun thing they do is play chess and solve puzzles, but they especially enjoy Escape Rooms. When home, they hang out with their cats and watch (and re-watch!) The Office.

Ari’s passion for networking (both of the computer and human variety) and genuine desire to help others make him an exciting new addition to Zekiah’s IT Support team. Ari’s supervisor, Pam Thompson, said, “We’re very excited to bring Ari onto our team. His strong technical experience and dedication to customer service excellence will provide outstanding Ops Center support to our ELCMDR customer.” Welcome aboard, Ari!


Zekiah Technologies is a small business headquartered in La Plata, MD committed to exceeding the expectations of our clients through innovation and the ingenuity of our technical solutions in the fields of software development, systems engineering, geospatial technologies, and training.