I was born May
24th 1982 and I started out building
things out of
Legos at age two and a half with direction
father on how to make the most stable walls
constructions. When I was three I started in on
the computers and growing up I always had some sort
computer around to play with or some piece of
gear to take apart and try to
At age 3 I was helping my uncle do
some computer repair on
a Commodore 64 computer that
we had. I used the Commodore 64
until 1992 off and
on; playing mostly games and learning how
whenever I had a spare moment.
In 1992 my father
brought home an Intel 486 DX-2 33 MHz
a 15 inch screen and a Panasonic laser printer
cost a total of $2000. This fascinated me! I used that
computer for many years playing some of my favorite
games of all time.
I ended up breaking the
software on the system and had to fix it
else I would end up in lots of trouble; for a kid that's
never fun. Besides, I grew up on a farm so the
form of punishment was to
chop and stack the firewood. This was something I loathed doing.
Later in 1996 my
father brought home another new computer, an
Pentium 133MHz system which I loved to use because
it was so fast and powerful compared to the machine
that I had been using.
In 1997 I finally upgraded my
computer to a Pentium 266MHz
machine and it was
grand. I could play all the games that I wanted
it was my computer, which meant no more sharing.
the age of 13, I found myself working on a school
where I had to design a company and all aspects of it.
chose computer repair, and from that day forward I have
always wanted to do computer repair for a living.
In 2000 I was a year away from graduating
high school and the
final project for my electronics
class and computer class was
to get certified as an
A+ Computer Technician. I aced the test
been certified since.
In 2005 I got my
first repair job as a technician working for a small
independent shop doing what I love to do, computer
I ended up leaving that temporary job and
getting another job in
2006 at another small
independent computer shop, but did not
there becausel I landed a job at Fry's Electronics here in
Wilsonville Oregon; doing computer repair at a larger scale.
Fast forwarding to 2008. After working at Fry's
Electronics for almost
three years I decided the
right choice was to start my own computer
I had been considering since I did the school project
when I was 13 years old. Now I run The Service
doing what I do best, computer repair.
Fast, friendly computer service only
a phone call away!