The Northwoods Team

We provide best-of-breed products and services, but it's our people who make the real difference.

Northwoods team has human services expertiseOur team has hundreds of years of direct human services experience, giving us an intimate knowledge of state and local agencies’ programs, processes, and pain points. This helps us understand and anticipate our customers’ needs and expectations, while allowing us to complete projects on time and on budget.

More importantly, we mean it when we say “your mission is our mission.”

We value every opportunity to spend time with human services professionals to learn more about how we can make a meaningful, positive impact on those who serve and are served. It inspires us to work hard to deliver technology solutions that allow more people to do more good. We do what we do because there are people in our community who need help. Because we want to help. Because we can.



11.25 years

employees that feel good about the ways we contribute to the community

employees that feel a sense of pride in what we accomplish

average years our services team members previously worked in human services



Our shared purpose, vision for the future, and core values shape every decision we make, including how we build products, who we partner with, and how we interact with each other. It is the language of how things get done at Northwoods and the standard that we hold each team member to each and every day.

Core Values


We crave knowledge.


We work together.


We find solutions.


We protect Northwoods.


Our sole focus on human services and commitment to helping customers meet their missions is why county and state agencies across the country choose us as their partner.

"The Northwoods team was interested in what we did and how we did it. The focus and priority the team placed on understanding our business and meeting our specific needs differentiated them from other vendors."

Roxane Somerlot, Director, Marion County Job and Family Services

"I never refer to Northwoods as a vendor anymore because we are partners."

Todd Shanley, IT Manager, Cabarrus County Department of Human Services

“Northwoods has it together in terms of the way to roll out a project, the way to ensure buy-in, the process by which the project is implemented, and the support that’s offered once the project is completed.”

Kara Terry, Community Services Director, Crow Wing County Community Services


Most Northwoodians will state that the #1 thing that both initially attracted them to Northwoods and has kept them motivated and engaged is the unique culture that our team has developed and maintained. We’re hardworking, but we also take time to celebrate each other’s successes and play!

We're proud to have built a team of amazing, intelligent, driven individuals who are committed to making a difference in the world. But don't just take our word for it. Here’s what some Northwoodians have said about what we do and why we do it.

"There is nothing like working with a great group of people who are driven to make a difference in the world, who are committed to one another, and who are really good people at their core. Northwoods is that kind of place and there are precious few of them in the world."

"The teamwork dynamic is fantastic as everyone is constantly helping each other grow technically and professionally. It's truly a blessing to work at Northwoods."

"Northwoods exemplifies the model of a driven organization that values its employees and pushes us to be our best. We're empowered to make decisions and entrusted with a responsibility to propel the company forward."