Stephen was born and raised in Mooresville, NC and is a current resident. He went to Mooresville Senior High School, focusing on IT based classes. Tim Grier was his teacher for many of those classes; primarily Computer Engineering Technology (CET) 1 and 2, as well as electronics; he scored level 4 on all of the NC Vo CATS exams for those classes.
He entered the world of IT in 2002 as a PC gamer and assembled his first machine when he was 14 years old to play more graphically demanding games. From that, he has become a PC hardware enthusiast, and as such tries to keep up with the top tier CPUs, video cards, storage technologies, and other PC hardware. As a PC hardware enthusiast, he also enjoys setting up lightning fast, copper based and wireless, networks.
In 2011, Stephen started working a full time retail job, but was not fulfilled by it. By 2014, he began doing contract work with CET on the side. By mid-2015, he switched to being full time at CET, and part time doing retail. Some of his current skill sets are assembling custom PCs, setting up secured networks, troubleshooting issues with Microsoft Windows, virus removal on Windows and Mac OSX, software optimization, and network installations (including running and termination of ethernet cabling).
Stephen is expanding his knowledge and learning more to meet the demands and current needs of CET clients. He is completing his studies to become CompTIA A+ certified and to become more knowledgeable of networking technologies, backup solutions, and Windows-based servers.