OWNER, SENIOR TECHNICIAN
Wes’ passion for technology and computers began in 1964, when he visited the World’s Fair. Browsing the IBM and AT&T exhibits, he knew how important technology would be for his future, even at the age of 9! Wes has been employed in the computer industry for over 35 years. From an extensive corporate background at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Central Vermont Medical Center and Waitsfield Telecom, Wes wanted to bring share his knowledge and experience to a community-driven environment. He has been a business owner since 2005 and opened North Branch Tech in 2014. The combination of his extensive technical experience, vast knowledge of networking, and wisdom from working in the industry for so long has turned Wes into a computer wizard. He works his magic when faced with seemingly impossible to fix issues.
As North Branch Tech grows with the industry, Wes’ goal is to focus on local/small business IT management and security. Wes is a lifelong sailor currently docked in the Green Mountains.
Jen has been with North Branch Tech and its sister, North Branch Café, since June 2013. She started on a part-time basis, left to explore other industries, but ultimately came back. Jen missed the ever-changing, fast paced environment and endless learning opportunities that come with being in the tech world. Her interest in tech, combined with her great organizational skills and love of people makes her a provider of excellent customer service, while being responsible for the back-end business of North Branch Tech. You will usually find Jen concentrating at the computer with a chai latte from the North Branch Café.
Finn has been with North Branch Tech since May 2018, starting as an Office Assistant. He has a great mind for computers and is always interested in what makes them work. Finn loves working on custom, build-your-own PCs and solving your weirdest, most obscure tech issues. He built his first computer 6 years ago and has been building them since. In his spare time, Finn enjoys working on his car and playing video games.
Sarah joined North Branch Tech in July 2018 as an Office Assistant. She has always been interested in computers and has a background in web design. Sarah thrives on a technical challenge. One of her favorite projects was the aptly called “Frankenmac,” in which she took data and hardware from two computers and built one Mac. Sarah loves to cook and is known for hosting four-course dinner parties.
ENGINEER OF HAPPINESS & CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Olive joined North Branch tech as a 10-week-old puppy and has been a staple of the team ever since. She provides joy and stress relief for anyone who enters the shop. Though Olive still has a way to go in her tech education, she has other redeeming qualities. For example, she is exceptionally cute. If you can’t find Olive, look for Wes. She is his shadow.