Dan Pelletier

Dan Pelletier
Hometown?
Laconia, New Hampshire.
What is your role at Mainstay?
I provide the team with initial product quotes and purchase the items for our clients.
What are your technology specialties?
I’ve been building computers with my older brother Pete for as long as I can remember.
What was your first memory of using computers?
Playing Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full throttle all on floppy disk. Calling the hotline on the back of the box and paying .25 cents a minute to get an actual person to help get out of a stuck spot. When I was twelve I began building PC’s with my older brother Pete. From there I have been building my own PC’s to keep up with new technology.
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?
Spending time with my lovely wife Ali, keeping up with an aquarium, working on a motorcycle and yardwork.
What was the last great book you read?
I enjoy reading although I don’t do it very often. The last book I read was Killing Jesus: A History. It gives a good outlook on Jesus’ life from a historical standpoint. If you catch me doing anything it would be watching something to do with history. Recently I finished Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States and enjoyed it very much.
What is something unique about you?
I keep and breed shrimp as pets.
What is a silly or interesting event that you’ve participated in previously, and what did you take away from the experience?
I work corners for Fish Tail Riding School at Loudon Race Track. They’re great people that teach you how to ride a motorcycle properly and safely.
What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?
I’d create an awesome garden and have chickens.
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be & what would you do (or why would you do it)?
I would take my wife to Europe to tour all the countries. I’d like to take a cruise on a river, see all the castles, drive the autobahn and take a train ride through the countryside.
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
If I am trying to focus and need some background music I enjoy putting on classical piano such as Chopin or Bach (Aria Da Capo). I am really a sucker for movie soundtracks such as Last of the Mohicans or anything composed by Hans Zimmer or Danny Elfman. If I am in the mood for regular music you can catch me listening to PUP, Rural Alberta Advantage, Jeff Rosenstock, Future Islands, Corbin and NOFX.
Favorite sports teams?
I only follow MotoGP, World Superbike and my favorite riders are Josh Herrin and Andrea Dovizioso.
What is one thing you love about your career?
The ability to work with great people and make a difference in any way I can. People get excited about buying new things and I like to be the guy that makes those new things happen.
What is one thing everyone should know about Mainstay Technologies?
Mainstay is all about giving back and that shows in all that we do when it comes to providing service to our clients. It’s a nice feeling knowing that we are doing everything we can to give our clients the best support.