Where I'm from... ¶ 

I moved to the Central Coast (or is it Southern California Coast?) in 2015 thanks to iFixit. Before that I was located in a small Northern California town called Shasta Lake City. Prior to working with iFixit I ran and operated my own small business fixing phones, tablets, computers and whatever else came to me. I went to the University of Nevada Reno (Go Wolf Pack!) and majored in Public Speaking.

Repairin' ¶ 

My first repair was on an iPod Touch and was unsuccessful, however that one repair was all it took to spark a passion for fixing things. As I grew in my experience and expertise I began interacting with larger organization in the area securing local contracts with Best Buy, AT&T, Verizon and a handful of local repair shops. I screwed up a few devices, paid some unfortunate customers a few hundred dollars and learned from the experience.

Through it all I maintained a great relationship with my mentors and my customers. I understand that we all have a wealth of knowledge that we just want to give to someone willing to listen and learn with a bit of humility. For me, if knowledge is power, then I'm a power hungry kind of guy.

What I Do... ¶ 

When I'm not working I like to help people out by fixing their things. My ultimate goal is in line with iFixit's in that I want to see less things thrown away or shoved in a drawer. There's immense value in the things we already own, we just have to recognize it.

Beyond fixing I enjoy hiking quite a bit. I've traveled up and down the State of California hitting every trail I can find the time to do, and making lists of things I will do. More recently I've done:

Castle Crags State Park (in the Winter!) ¶ 

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Burney Falls ¶ 

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Knapp's Castle ¶ 

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Sequoia National Park ¶ 

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And so much more. I love meeting new people and having new experiences. To follow my life check out my Facebook (http://facebook.com/cvneutron).

I leave you with this: "The mountains are calling, and I must go." ~ John Muir