Our Team

We provide a unique blend of executives with extensive senior level experience in delivering large scale communication projects.

Biographies (Board of Directors)

First Solutions board of directors have an impressive background of entrepreneurship, communications, and professional experience.

John Shelton First Solutions Board of Directors Member
Joe Shelton
  • Actively involved in First Solutions since inception
  • Veteran businessman and entrepreneur
  • 30 years of experience in the telecom, tower, real estate and finance industries
  • President/Owner of the White Cloud Companies - Harris northwest regional center of excellence
  • 9 years at Motorola
  • BS in Business and Applied Science from University of Idaho
Mark Wright First Solutions Board of Directors Member
Mark Wright
  • Actively involved in First Solutions since inception
  • Accomplished orthopedic surgeon in Twin Falls - Youngest chief-of-surgery, chief of staff, and vice chief of staff at a 180-bed acute care facility
  • MD from Medical College of Wisconsin
  • BS from Weber State in Zoology and a minor in chemistry
Mike Aardema First Solutions Board of Directors Member
Mike Aardema
  • Involved in the Dairy Industry for over 35 years
  • Owner of Oak Valley Dairy, Oak Valley Organics, and Oak Valley Trucking
  • Very involved in the community and a member to several local organizations (LIA, Young Presidents Organization, the United Dairymen of Idaho, The Dairy Club)
  • Attended University of Idaho

Biographies (Management Team)

First Solutions has a strong management team with blue chip communications experience.

Ed Crowston
  • Business professional with 35 years of experience in communications, telecommunications, and real estate
  • Founded CCLS Inc., a professional services company that supported the communications and fiber industry - CCLS was acquired by MasTec (MTZ) - CCLS was acquired by MasTec (MTZ)
  • Active on several advisory boards
Kit Eldredge
  • Business professional with over 30 years of sales, management, marketing, and business development experience in the wireless technology industry
  • Founded Real Time Data, the leading provider of wireless fixed point monitoring services - Sold RTD in 2001
  • Founded Virtual Alliance Corp., a business start-up incubator
  • Served as northwest area manager for Harris for 10 years
  • Began career at Motorola
Mike Lee
  • Business professional with over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specifically FTTH and middle mile
  • Owner of Telecoms Research in Denver, providing research services with detailed assessments of key telecom industry issues
  • Corporate Director at DISH Network
  • Executive manager at Time Warner Cable
  • BS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University


We look to secure top employment talent with complementing skill sets, proven experience and a good fit with the team culture.

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