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About Eric

Hello!

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Eric Montgomery

My name is Eric Montgomery, and I have more than 30 years of professional experience in the IT industry. Plus, I’m now a children’s storybook author. πŸ™‚

I’ve always been deeply passionate about helping people with the various technology challenges faced every day at home and in small businesses. I genuinely enjoy assisting people in learning and understanding how to make their technology work for them.

Many of my clients over the years have told me I must have won some genetic lottery when it comes to problem-solving and teaching.

It’s also essential that I don’t just ‘fix stuff’; I like to teach and empower people to know how to address similar challenges should they arise again.

Since the late 90s, I’ve been working for myself, offering IT consulting services. Before that, I worked in the corporate IT world, working for companies in the big tech & financial industries and at Weyerhaeuser while living in Seattle, Washington area (the state).

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

“Eric’s patience, ability to explain complex technology in clear, concise language, and willingness to listen and respond appropriately to your specific needs and capabilities are unsurpassed.

But, most importantly, he will never make you feel incompetent, even when you know you have done something foolish.”

WEST COAST to EAST COAST

In 2002, a couple of friends asked me to help them move across the country. Little did I realize, at the time, that meant driving the big Penske moving truck across the country. What a fun adventure that was! πŸ™‚

My friends were moving to Cooperstown, New York, for school. Once the cross-country move was complete, I was invited to stay as long as I wanted. Then a couple of days later, my friends asked me to come to the school “open house,” which would have free food and an open bar. Let’s go!

At this open house, I met the director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program (an academic division of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta, New York).

A few days later, I became the “computer guy” for the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Then shortly after that, I became the “computer guy” and web developer for the New York State Historical Association. I worked these jobs until 2004, when — after a few more adventures — I suddenly found myself in Lewes, Delaware. πŸ™‚

In July of 2004, I founded “The Computer Guy, Inc.,” which provided IT solutions and services to residential, small businesses, and non-profit organizations primarily onsite (“house calls”).

Unfortunately, I closed the company in July of 2020, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic but also due to operations costs.

I continue to offer my IT Consulting services, just without the big fancy “corporation” behind me. πŸ™‚