Who are these people? A glimpse of and beyond our professional lives… Roger President and Technical Engineer Roger has been working professionally in the tech industry since 2001 and has been working with computers since he was a teenager. Roger builds IT infrastructures, develops software applications on open and closed source platforms, and routinely consults […]

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Who are these people? A glimpse of and beyond our professional lives…

Roger holding a bass saxophone.Roger

President and Technical Engineer

Roger has been working professionally in the tech industry since 2001 and has been working with computers since he was a teenager. Roger builds IT infrastructures, develops software applications on open and closed source platforms, and routinely consults and supports customers with their equipment, software upgrades, virus and spyware security and other computer related activities. Roger’s specialty is his ability to work in mixed environments of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems where cross platform compatibility and inter-operability is required. Roger also knows the following programming languages: PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Perl, C and some Actionscript. Roger’s background in video and audio production combined with his extensive knowledge of computers allows the company to produce some of the best, cost effective, cross-platform, infrastructure solutions available in this industry. Roger was featured on Local First Podcast.

Outside of work, Roger has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Hong’s Tae Kwon Do and enjoys playing music on piano, sax, or occasionally clarinet with the Wauwatosa Community Band and local community theaters including Sunset Playhouse, Concordia University, and the West Allis Players. In the photo, Roger had an opportunity to play Bass Sax on loan from UW-Platteville for West Side Story. Roger also holds an `Extra` class amateur radio license, callsign AC9BT. You can connect with Roger on facebook.

Amanda and the Bronze FonzAmanda

Director of Operations

Amanda has been employed with Tech Lab since spring of 2013. She met Roger through relatives of her husband and has gotten to know him over the years. Amanda graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. In addition, she completed her master’s degree in December 2016 in Instructional Technology. She started her experience in the technology field during her time in college when she held a position within the technology department. By her sophomore year, she was an integral part in running the help desk for the college. This experience enabled her to hold other technology positions in her career, including her work at Tech Lab. In addition to working in the technology field, she has had an opportunity to teach students in every grade from kindergarten through grade twelve in a variety of settings from rural to suburban to urban. She has also worked closely with English Language Learners. Amanda resides in West Milwaukee with her husband, Joel, son and daughter. Outside of work Amanda enjoys exploring Milwaukee, playing games, and seeing family and friends. Amanda was also featured on Local First Podcast.

Michelle

Project Coordinator

Michelle has been employed with Tech Lab since spring of 2019. She graduated from Carleton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Forest School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and William James College with a doctorate in clinical psychology. Prior to working at Tech Lab, Michelle was doing counseling for individuals, groups, and families with people of all ages. Michelle has been interested in computers and technology since a young age. She created several websites and took a course in computer programming before coming to work at Tech Lab. Michelle helps keep the office in order, does project development, and makes sure projects are routed to the correct person. Outside of work Michelle likes to read and knit.

Ashley

Support Technician

Ashley recently earned a certificate for IT Service Technician through Employ Milwaukee’s Tech Hire program. She is continuing her education at Milwaukee Area Technical College to complete her degree in IT Networking. Previously, Ashley’s experience in customer service has been to focus on increasing customer confidence and satisfaction. Ashley is skilled at selecting and setting up computers and peripherals for clients. Since Ashley’s start at Tech Lab, she has been building her knowledge of VoIP phone systems and is on her way to being our go-to gal for all related projects. She is always looking for new strategies to implement in her day-to-day workflow. Outside of the workplace, Ashley takes pleasure in going on walks with her son, kayaking with friends, and spending time with family.

Leo lying in Roger's Mother's favorite plants.In Memory of Leo

Former CFO (Chief Fun Officer)

Leo was a german shepard and hound mix and extremely friendly; he was loved by many. Leo was excellent at his job. He made sure everyone knew when it was time to stop working. If you tried to work past 5pm, you would get a nose under your elbow which meant it was time to stop typing at the keyboard. Afternoon play was a requirement and tug and catch were the preferred form of entertainment. If you really wanted to impress Leo and get on his good side, his absolute favorite treat was a molasses cookie.