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 32 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 fifth grade in the Iredell-Statesville School System.
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 2008 out of his college son’s vacant bedroom and now has an office in the Athena Building, in the Lakeside Business Park, in Mooresville. He and his co-workers, Stephen and Ainsley, 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 was on the Mooresville Soup Kitchen Board of Directors.