Our approach is to engineer, implement and manage solutions around technology that meets the client's vision and business plan, long-term.
Elevate's proactive support model focuses on combining customer service with 24/7/365 IT Help Desk services, We specialize in supporting environments with a low tolerance for down time and those with users who require a VIP experience.
Geoff grew up in Central Oregon, where he dug into technology at a young age at a large church. While getting this real world experience, he attended a trade school with an education path focused on both Microsoft and Cisco solutions. At 14, he started his first IT company and started servicing local business and residential clients. Building his client base over the years and eventually starting Now Nerd. Now Nerd became a key player in the success of Microsoft’s Answer Desk and Geek Squad’s online support system and grew the company’s helpdesk to just under seventy employees. With the team Geoff has built, Elevate has been able to provide an industry leading customer experience.
Daniel joined Elevate in 2012 after building his management skills and obtaining an AA in Computer Networking. Daniel brought a number of skills to Elevate including Training, Quality Control and Technical Expertise, while his current roles include Technical Management as well as selecting and vetting new technologies and products. Additionally, he continues to work with the Engineering team to help implement new systems and technologies for Elevate's clients to bring their technical experience to the next level. Daniel has been working with technology personally and professionally for over 15 years, but still finds new and exciting ways that technology can be implemented every day.
On the occasion that Daniel does not find himself working on Elevate projects, he spends time helping his daughter learn about the world by exploring the greatest science lab - the outdoors.
Diane has been with Elevate Technology Group since its beginning. She spent many years as an entrepreneur running various successful businesses, including a decade as an accomplished business practice adviser and financial consultant who lead businesses into a successful future. Her strong financial and accounting background gives us a strong foundation. She loves her job and it shows with her positive attitude and strong ability to keep our organizational processes running smooth and reliable. Yep, she keeps us in line. Her beliefs in growing a successful client experience and company is based on spectacular client relations, solutions designed and deployed with top of the line products and engineered with best industry practices and with a strict, but a fun accountability system.
In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors. She is an avid skier, enjoys hiking and traveling.
James was immediately hooked on technology after his father brought home the first family PC in the early 1990s. James has years of experience in the technology industry, and joined Elevate in 2012, where he brings his extensive industry knowledge to Elevate. James is a true asset on the Help Desk where his passion for technology and integrity shines through as he is engineering long-term solutions for Elevate clients - all while keeping his focus on end-user impact. James has spent many passionate years helping to build Elevate Technology Group through it’s achievements for it’s clients - why not be one of them?
Tomas rejoined Elevate Technology Group in 2016 after leaving in 2012 due to a family illness that had caused him to return to his hometown of Madras, Oregon. Since then, Tomas has ventured out into the technology world becoming stronger and more knowledgeable in all aspects of the field. While Tomas is very technical, he is unique in that he is able to bridge the technical aspects of IT to Elevate's clients by providing a non-technical perspective and explanations while he is on site. It is important to Elevate, that our clients feel as though we are located in-house and not outsourced, which Tomas handles perfectly, as his personal touch and charismatic personality shines through as the "face" of Elevate Technology Group.
After working on the family computer with his father when he was young, James immediately knew that he saw himself pursuing a career in Information Technology. He joined Elevate Technology Group in 2012, where he is a skilled Help Desk Technician who enjoys assisting Elevate's end users with any IT-related issue they face.
In his spare time, James enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with his Fiancée.
He started out with his love of technology after being gifted a Nintendo 64 at the tender age of seven, in Portland, Oregon. He spent many years honing his computer and problem solving skills in the freelance sector and also by working in various customer support fields, providing support for Microsoft, Xbox, and Sage Accounting Software. Joining the Elevate team in March 2016, he helps our valued clients with their various computer issues and helps engineer solutions to keep productivity flowing.
When he isn’t busy downing his second energy drink or tapping away at the keyboard, he is usually at home working on his own computer or building another miniature model for display in his collection. He also enjoys petting cats.
As a child, every summer I would stay over at my grandparents’ house. My grandfather, who was a WWII Tank Engineer, would find various electronics from the trash which he would then show me how to disassemble. As the years went by, I would continue to take things apart just to see what was inside. Eventually I learned not only how to take things apart but also how to put them together. This has led me to be proficient in various categories of technology all because my grandfather passed on his curiosity for technology all those years ago.
In my free time I work on various projects at home either involving music, wood working, or modding anything I can get my hands on.
Michael Dunn came to Elevate as a Help Desk technician back in 2010 and was quickly promoted to Senior Technician and Shift Manager. After a few years, his career path took him into new industries, where he honed his talents in Systems Administration, Technical Solutions and Engineering. In 2018, Elevate was excited to recruit Michael back to the team. His years of external experience paired with his intricate knowledge of Elevate's mission and culture made him the undeniable choice for the job.
Michael enjoys spending time with family and his girlfriend, Kristin. Together they like playing with their Corgi, Lincoln, and two cats, Wallace & Inky.
After 18 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 7 years in Massachusetts working in Systems Administration, Jamie has found a home with Elevate Technology Group in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Jamie is exceptionally well-organized with a proven track record that demonstrates self-motivation, creativity and initiative to design and achieve client technical goals. Jamie is humorous, easy to get along with, intuitive and is skilled as a natural educator.
When Jamie is not working on technology, you can usually find him rock-climbing or playing drums in punk rock bands.
A native of the Willamette Valley, Cameron joined Elevate Technology Group in February of 2019. He attended Oregon State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Sociology. Post graduation, Cameron pursued a career as a Sales Manager for a multinational consumer packaged goods company where he worked hard to strengthen client satisfaction, produce winning results, and partner with his team and customers. Joining Elevate as Account Manager, Cameron will be building on previous experience and looking forward to making sure that, as a client, you are directly connected with support and communication for your ongoing managed services and projects.
In his free time, Cameron enjoys bouldering, working out, cooking for his family and friends, and being pulled up hiking trails by his overly energetic bulldog Wally.
Chris' interest in technology took off when he was given the old family computer. This led to his focus on Computer Science while in school. Chris joined elevate originally in 2012, and after a couple year leave, was welcomed back. Chris brings with him experience and expertise of end user support, router, switch and server configuration in an enterprise environment. Chris is a valuable member of our team giving excellent expertise in resolving technical solutions and is amazing at building good relations with the clients he assists.
Chris spends most of his time outside of work on his computer, or playing board games, card games, and DND sessions with his friends. Having a penchant for the Pacific NW outdoors, he tends to fill the time in the fairer months with swimming, hiking, camping, and photography.
Kyel has an extensive background in client relations, project management and field support. He has been serving customers and providing top notch service value for over a decade. He is an active problem solver with a competitive nature that results in him striving to be the best at what he does.
When Kyel isn’t helping to manage and facilitate Field Support and Services with Elevate Technology Group, he can be found spending time with his family watching a funny movie or rooting for the Portland Trail Blazers!
Jeremy joined the Elevate team in January, 2019 and brings with him a passion for computing and learning alongside a commitment to providing the highest quality of support possible.
He spent several years getting his feet wet in the IT industry on the Oregon coast, becoming a Microsoft and CompTIA certified technician in the process. Since then he has fulfilled Helpdesk, Field Services and Network support roles for companies at both the enterprise and small business level in and around the Portland area.
His time away from Elevate is spent working towards his Computer Science degree, digging into a good novel, or catching up on the latest Tech advancements.
Shane Van Winkle brings 12 years of experience in IT support and services as well as several years of NOC Datacenter management. His many years of customer service and logistical management lend a large amount of knowledge to the rest of the team.
As a veteran, he brings a strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude to everything he does. With his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology specializing in networking and telecommunications he brings a fresh look into current technology and virtual systems. In his free time, he enjoys computer and tabletop gaming. He also follows research in robotics and artificial intelligence.
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