Mike Thompson proudly served our country for 22 years in the military. He was in the U.S. Navy with SEAL Team Two, then later in the U.S. Army as Command Chaplain for the 82nd Airborne, 7th Special Forces Group, and Delta Force.
As a civilian, Mike has served as a police officer and ministered as a chaplain in five different hospitals. In his career, he also worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and owned a welding shop.
Mike values community service. He is instrumental in leading the local Minister’s Fellowship to promote cooperation among the faith community and, as an antique car enthusiast, was selected two years in a row to be chairman of the Tiblow Days Car Show. As a city council member, he is part of the team that initiated the building of a new government services center and modern water production and treatment facility to meet our community’s needs.
Mike and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 50 years and have two adult children.
Platform Design Goals & Objectives
Ensure that site navigation was intuitive for visitors to be able to find the information they were looking for with the least amount clicks.
Provide the community with access to information regarding the political campaign.
Provide candidate supporters a platform for campaign donations that can be monitored and is compliant with campaign regulations.
After platform build and testing completion client opted to remain on our hosting solution. This allows the client to take advantage of our support model and continued engagement for platform enhancements.
Deployment of our backup solution that performs multiple backups of the client website on our secure Amazon S3 servers with our 1-click restore functionality.
After platform build and testing completion implemented our speed optimization process to ensure that page load speeds were fast. This includes caching of static pages, image optimization, lazy loading of images, deferring loading of specific content until user reaches it or hovers over a link.
We deployed our firewall solution that keeps the bots, hackers, and spammers from gaining access. The rules that are set in the firewall will identify any suspicious activity and immediately block it to ensure the protection of the platform.
IP Address Monitoring
We also deployed our intelligent network blocking tactics to prevent traffic coming from specific locations. We utilize a solution that shares IP addresses of known hackers so that we can blacklist them before any potential attempts to gain access. We also automatically block specific attempts on certain account names on the first try, no second chance allowed.