I have been surrounded by technology for as long as I can remember. My father serves as IT Director for Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee and as a contract CIO to several healthcare entities. My mother worked for Mystery Shoppers and spent several hours a day on her desktop computer. While at school, some kids would say how they have one computer in their “family room” – I was brought up with several computers in my household. I would always “mess around” on my mother’s computer – looking for exploits in programs (mainly games at this age) or cool things that you could make the computer do. It wasn’t until high school that I realized that I thoroughly enjoyed tech work.
During the summer between my freshman and sophomore years I had enough money saved up from previous summer jobs to build my own desktop – powerful enough to run any program or game. Once I had built my own desktop, I went back to my old ways of just messing around every now and then, seeing what I could make technology do for me to make life easier.
I didn’t have a “real job” until the summer of 2016. I was going into my senior year of high school at Concord Christian School and realized that I needed what every kid needs: money! I worked at Wendy’s for around 4 months before I met Stefan Wilson through a mutual contact. I was set up with an interview for their part time position. Thankfully, I got the job!
I have several roles at Allevia: build “Allevia PCs”, keep the stockroom in order, maintain a neat and orderly office, and the most important part: stocking snacks and Mountain Dews to make sure the technicians can run at peak efficiency! I am currently enrolled to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the Fall of 2017. I plan to continue working at Allevia and study the business exploratory track at UTK. Allevia is an amazing company and I couldn’t see myself working anywhere else at this time in my life!