MEET OUR CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS

SKILLED COMPUTER TECHS IN MOORESVILLE, NC

STEPHEN DEHAVEN

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.

TIM GRIER

Computer Expert Tim Grier was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew up in the Derita neighborhood. He attended North Mecklenburg High School and went on to college at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Tim joined the United States Air Force in 1984 as a Russian Linguist and was stationed in West Germany; he was later cross-trained as an electronic switching systems maintenance technician and returned to West Germany assigned to a mobile close air support unit where he meet and married his wife of 26 years, Amy. They were later transferred to Hill AFB in Utah and had their first child, Sarah, who graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University and now teaches first grade in Charlotte.

In 1990, Tim left the Air Force and joined GTE Government Systems as a GS-12, civilian contractor, teaching soldiers at U.S. Army posts world-wide. Tim and Amy’s second child was born in Killeen, Texas near Ft Hood; Kenny graduated from Appalachian State University and is now a graphic artist for an advertising agency in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tim and his family came back to North Carolina in 1994 and settled in Statesville, then Mooresville.

Tim taught at Wayside Elementary School (Iredell-Statesville Schools), Mooresville High School (Mooresville Graded Schools), and Mitchell Community College – where he still teaches as an adjunct instructor on an as needed basis.

Tim started CET Computer Magic in July of ’08 out of his college son’s vacant bedroom and now has an office in the Stonemark Building, next to Aldi’s, in Mooresville. He and his co-workers, Tom and Lance, provide home and small business IT support around Lake Norman – Mooresville to Statesville, Sherrills Ford through Denver, Huntersville and Cornelius to Davidson.

Tim is also a certified lay speaker with the United Methodist Church and is on the Mooresville Soup Kitchen Board of Directors.

RICH SCHIERER

Rich was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up a few miles away in Valley Stream, Long Island, NY. He attended VS Central High School, graduating in 1976 with a Regents Diploma, majoring in Mathematics and a member of the National Business Honor Society.

He worked as a Longshoreman from 1979 to 1992 transporting hazardous liquid cargo in and around NYC Harbor. With the birth of his first daughter, he left that life and retrained as a Network Engineer. He worked in and around NYC for a few years and then took a job as an IT Manager for a major accounting firm on Long Island. In his capacity as IT Manager for the next decade, he reported to the CEOs of major companies in various industries, including accounting, healthcare, and semiconductors.

Rich has earned various certifications including MCSE and MCP in servers. He has 23 years of hands-on experience. In addition, Rich has advised them in the use of Information Technology to aid in accomplishing the company’s business plans.

He has spearheaded several projects that increased productivity, efficiencies and security while lowering costs and calls on the Help Desk.

Some of his responsibilities involved Project Management, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning, whole office moves, HIPAA Compliance, Y2k bug remediation and Managed Services.

He moved with his family to Mooresville, North Carolina in 2014. He is married to his wife of 32 years, Juliette and has 2 daughters Caitlin and Kristin who live with him.

Upon arriving in Mooresville, Rich started working with CET. Under Rich’s guidance, CET started offering Managed Services and he is now solely responsible for care and management of their ever growing client base.

Rich loves BBQ, having once been on a competition team in NY, the sauce is in his veins so to speak. He enjoys living and learning all about his new home state and its culture and looks forward to helping as many people as he can.