Meet Our Staff – The TEAM
Pinellas Computers isn’t made up of employees – It’s a team of the county’s most experienced and knowledgeable computer repair professionals. Unlike other computer service companies, Pinellas Computers is a has multiple locations with teams of technicians that work together to provide exceptional service to all of Pinellas County. Here’s a bit more info about our team members and some of their favorites:
Owner / CTO / Dragon Slayer
Ryan (28) is an entrepreneur. He’s a problem solver, Corvette enthusiast, and mountain-dew-aholic. Half self-taught, half-schooled, all geek; Ryan transformed Pinellas Computers from a part time hobby, to a garage workshop, into a multi-location retail repair chain. With his constant urge to take things to the next level, Ryan has extensive knowledge in all areas of computer hardware, software & networking, as well as marketing/advertising, public communication, and business management. Ryan’s nicknames are “Bossman”, “Malize”, and “R-Monae”. Sometimes he fights dragons, and Windows 7 was his idea.
Drink – Surge or Mountain Dew (Regular Original)
Lunch Place – William’s Sub Shop (Yum-Yum Club)
Dinner Place – Thai Pan Alley (Plate #127)
TV Shows – The Profit, Suits, White Collar, Numb3rs
VP of Operations / Screw Tightener
Mike (26) has loved technology and computer gaming since his childhood. As the main tech enthusiast of his friends/family, he is constantly adding to to his arsenal of solutions. He attended PTEC for Computer Systems Technology and is certified as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA N+. He loves troubleshooting and finding answers to new and unique problems. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive online games and spending time with his wife and son. He was also a stunt double for Nicolas Cage on ConAir.
Drink – Dr Pepper
Activities – Playing football with his son
Games – Diablo 3, any FPS game (Counter Strike, Battlefield Series)
TV Shows – Chuck, The Walking Dead, Spartacus
VP of Personnel / Padawan Trainer
Bob (29) is a problem solver who is always thinking outside of the box. From tinkering with computers since the age of 7, building his first 286 custom PC, to being a beta tester for Windows XP. Whether it’s taking apart computers, televisions, or other electronics; Bob has a knack for hands-on projects and business. An early adopter of Windows 7, Bob is always anxious to get the next generation. He also makes a mean Cuban sandwich.
Snack – Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Websites – Element 14, Pandora
Activities – Music creation, playing guitar, cello, piano and violin.
Memory – The sound of a floppy drive upon boot up.
VP of Information / Firewall Bandit
David (30) has loved PCs and games since he was a child. From Nintendo to Packard Bell, he began getting into computers when he set out to build his first PC just to see how it worked. David is CompTIA A+ certified as also holds an MCSA certificate. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and the violin. He was once a member of the X-Men.
Drink – Mountain Dew (Green only)
Activities – Violin, Working on his Jeep, Gaming
Games – Final Fantasy, Unreal Tournament
Movies – Water World, Master and Commander
Repair Technician / Transistor God
Evan (27) began working with computers in high school where he dual enrolled in trade school to study networking and server management. His coursework has included A+, N+, MCSE, MCSA and more. He’s even certified in Office 2000, which comes in handy almost never. In his free time he enjoys attending concerts, being outdoors and occasionally playing the drums. His was previously a standby actor for voice of the Genie on Aladdin.
Food – Steak (The meat kind)
Drink – Coffee (The bean kind)
Number – Three (3)
Repair Technician / Circuit Czar
Josh (33) enjoys challenging problems. With a background in electronic and avionic troubleshooting, he takes pride in deconstructing anything mechanical and repairing it to full working order. When he’s not trying to fix computer problems, he’s likely busy reading non-fiction or playing a PC game. He also owns a real transformer.
Drink – Black Coffee
Movies – Band of Brothers, Gladiator
That’s it? – Yes
Repair Technician / CPU Whisperer
Dennis (27) has a wide range of IT knowledge acquired over his lifetime of working with computers. Ranging from the basic training to hardware/software troubleshooting, Dennis has mastered some of the most complex skill sets in the field. Always eager to learn something new, Dennis is constantly challenging himself to new projects in an effort to gain even more knowledge. In his off time, he enjoys reading one of his many leather-bound books, in his apartment filled with the scent of rich mahogany. He can also communicate with crickets.
TV shows – Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Justified
Food – Chinese takeout, Anything home cooked
Activities – Fishing, Bike riding, Going to the beach
Repair Technician / Password Sorcerer
Owen (32) likes to think outside the box; working on projects such as a mineral oil submerged cooling system for his Xbox gaming console. He has been across the world, from Ireland to South Africa; before calling Pinellas County his new home. Owen loves gadgets and performing hardware and software mods to get technology working better than ever. He is also fluent in Klingon.
Drink – Cherry Coke
Activities – Playing Guitar
Games – 7 Days to Die, BF4, GTA
Movies – A Beautiful Mind, Donny Darko
Repair Technician / Alt-F4 Ninja
Bailey (22) enjoys a challenge and competition. He started working with computers around age 10 and they have always been a passion of his. With an understanding of how irritating computer can be, he loves helping make the experience easier for novices. When he isn’t saving someone from technical crisis, he enjoys traveling and being with family and friends. He is also good at underwater basket weaving.
Place – Hawaii
TV Shows – Criminal Minds, CSI Cyber, Chuck (other shows that start with “C”)
Food – Steak, Sushi
CSSR Technician / Keyboard Toucher
Doug (21) is a “back to the drawing board” type of troubleshooter, who is always eager to learn and discover more about the world of computers and networking. Coming out of schooling from across the country, he’s been involved with various service committees and clubs of all facets. Doug loves learning about the newest technology and server administration. In his free time, you can find him honing his abilities in the competitive gaming world. He is secretly afraid of pistachios.
TV Shows – Sword Art, Ed Edd ‘n Eddy
Food – Pasta, Chinese Food
Games – Kingdom Hearts, Chess
CSSR Technician / Defrag Magician
Stuart (43) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV. He has the amazing ability to run at a perfectly human speed, and is known to take a nap from time to time. He also can’t smell roses.
Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93
CSSR Technician / Restart Wizard
Zach (21) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV. He has the amazing ability to run at a perfectly human speed, and is known to take a nap from time to time. He also can’t smell roses.
Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93
Business Consultant / Appointment Rescheduler
Daniel (39) is an enterprise solutions expert and client/server specialist. With extensive experience in all flavors of Windows Server, VPN, RDP and VoIP; Daniel has the encyclopedic knowledge to eliminate problems before they occur. After managing his own small business IT firm in GA, Daniel relocated to FL and created a new team of work associates. After working in co-op with local computer stores, Daniel teamed up with Pinellas Computers to provide enterprise support for small businesses. He also is an insomniac.
TV Show – Dr Who
Movies – August Rush and Chicken Run
Food – Pizza
Complaints Department / Problem Silencer
Darth Vader (46) was once a heroic Jedi Knight, who became seduced by the dark side of the Force. Later he became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor, the evil Darth Sidious, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. He is not very good with computers… or customers; but his skills with the Force are second to none.
Lightsaber – Red
Spaceship – Super Star Destroyer
Movie – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Gone – But Not Forgotten