Business Practices Expert

Steve Willis


As an Expert on our Business Practices Team, “Doc” Willis contributes his management and technical skills to all our teams.  He has over 40 years experience in programming, system analysis, performance measurement, capacity planning, system administration, database design/administration, IT management, graphic design, and full-stack web development using either Filemaker or MySQL as the database layer — sometimes both.
Doc has earned bachelors and masters degrees plus 2 doctorates, all in theology, at Life Christian University. He has published 2 books and is a prolific blogger.  He is a Vietnam-era Army veteran.  Doc has been working with Claris FileMaker Pro since 1998 and has presented at FMPUG meetings in both Texas and Florida. Doc married his wife Tess in 2009. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

“The important things are always simple.
The simple things are always hard.”

Administrator

Heather Sykora


Contact Details

Email: hsykora@harmonic-data.com
President / Owner

Steve Sykora


Steve is co-owner and President of Harmonic, and serves as Director of the Business Practices Team. In his multiple roles, Steve is involved in virtually every aspect of our operation. He is uniquely skilled in identifying a client’s needs and determining how best to fulfill them, often perceiving the real need and understanding the right solution before anyone else. Steve still does development himself, as well as collaborating with the development teams, providing consultation services to clients, and everything else that goes with being the president of a small company. Steve presented at the 2020 Claris Engage Conference, the 2019 FileMaker Developer Conference, and to numerous other audiences and occasions.

Steve’s favorite hobby is construction work, and he’s been remodeling his house for something like ten years now. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Composition from Wheaton College. Steve and his wife, Heather, are the parents of four children.

Certifications

  • FileMaker 17 Certified Developer
  • FileMaker 16 Certified Developer
  • FileMaker 10 Certified Developer
  • FileMaker 9 Certified Developer
  • FileMaker 8 Certified Developer
  • FileMaker 7 Certified Developer

Claris Engage 2020 Session Links

Contact Details

Email: ssykora@harmonic-data.com
Phone: (214) 269-2802

“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”

Aristotle
Sales Engineer

Paul Mitchell


In his role as Sales Engineer, Paul coordinates Harmonic’s marketing and business development efforts.

As an Engineer on our Low Code Team, Paul shares both technical expertise and mentorship with the other developers on the team. He works to foster our collaborative environment, while providing top-notch quality software within schedule and budget

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Arlington, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interpreting & Translating from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a veteran of service in the U.S. Air Force. Paul was a presenter at the 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference. He has been working with Claris FileMaker Pro since 1998. Paul has been married to his wife, Karie, since 1995, and is the father of six children.

Certifications

    • Project Management: The Basics for Success, UCI
    • Fundamentals of Technology Sales, U. of Maryland
    • Certified JavaScript Developer, W3 Schools
    • Claris FileMaker Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 17 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 16 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 11 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 10 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 9 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 8 Certified Developer
    • FileMaker 7 Certified Developer



Contact Details

Email: pmitchell@harmonic-data.com

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Calvin Coolidge

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Showrunner

Bob Trammel


As the Showrunner of our software production “studio”, Bob’s work on the Business Practices Team is indispensable. Bob is an administrator, manager, facilitator, and communicator. He keeps us all on track, and is always looking for ways to help us improve as a company, and as individuals.

Bob holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from The University of Texas at El Paso. Bob and his wife, Carol, have three children and four grandchildren.