Lisbon, New Hampshire. Far enough north that the town welcome sign says “Bienvenue!”
What is your role at Mainstay?
My job is to build good, trusting relationships with clients, and resolve their technological issues in a timely manner. Technology is meant to make life easier, and I’m here to help keep it that way.
What are your technology specialties?
I’ve worn a lot of hats which involved supporting both Windows and Mac environments extensively and helping to manage the network of a large internet/telephone provider.
What was your first memory of using computers?
When I was eleven I used my family’s computer to play games. After breaking (and fixing) the family computer for a few years, I built my own, much to my mom’s relief.
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?
Spending time with my wife and three year old daughter, cooking, or spending even more time in front of a computer.
What was the last great book you read?
I’m a big fan of George R. R. Martin’s books.
What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?
Cook something extra special for my family or play with my daughter.
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be & what would you do (or why would you do it)?
My wife and I have wanted to go to Japan since we were kids. One of these days we’ll get to make the trip!
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
This really changes based on my mood. On rainy days I like Dylan. If I’m enjoying warm, sunny weather I like to listen to Dispatch, and the rest of the time I enjoy alt/punk rock.
What is one thing you love about your career?
The sense of fulfillment you get from finally resolving a problem that’s been giving you a lot of trouble. Nothing beats that feeling of closing twenty-five Chrome tabs because something that was causing problems finally works again.
What is one thing everyone should know about Mainstay Technologies?
As I answer these questions, I have only been at the company for a short time. The people here have made me feel so welcome, I feel like I’ve been here for years already.