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Meet The Wizards

Wizards Home & Business Solutions Analysts

Jim

JimWhen Jim is not managing the HBC Wizards, he likes to play ice hockey, ski, run, hunt, fish, and explore the river by boat or canoe. Jim built a 40-foot tower at his house in Trempealeau that serves over 20 HBC Air customers with high-speed Internet access!

John

JohnJohn tries to keep up on new technological trends while constantly maintaining and upgrading his computer systems at home. He enjoys solving computer-related issues. In his free time, he plays his PS4 and newly built gaming computer.

Nick

NickNick has been with HBC since 2012. He is an avid fisherman, gamer, reader/writer, and a car enthusiast. Nick enjoys programming and making video games in his spare time; his favorite program to work with is Perl. Nick and his wife have 3 pets: a 235 lb Neapolitan Mastiff, and two cats.

Seth

SethSeth enjoys sport shooting, fishing, and video games like Counterstrike. He also likes to hang out with his rapscallions – or in layman’s terms: kids.

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Jeff

JeffJeff has worked at HBC since 2011. When not working, Jeff spends time with his 4 children and 1 grandchild, watches sports, walks his dogs, and plays around on computers.

Amanda

AmandaAmanda has been employed in the world of IT since 2003, and is still having fun learning new tech. She’s extremely experienced in all kinds of gaming and enjoys hosting LAN parties and hanging out with critters.

Ashley

Ashley - HBC WizardAshley is an omni-geek and spends most of her time reading, crocheting, knitting, or cross-stitching. She loves to take road trips through the back roads and get outside as much as she can. She’s a 2nd year Network Administration student and loves cars, as well as cooking and baking.

Curtis

Curtis - HBC WizardCurtis is currently a student at Southeast Technical for computer networking. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time with friends, and playing video games on the gaming PC that he built.

Freidrich

FriedfrichFriedrich is a Management of Information Systems student at Winona State University. He enjoys building computers, spending time with friends, and working with Linux operating systems. Friedrich plays mandolin and guitar in a bluegrass band.

Josh

JoshJosh got his computer and electronics training from his time in the Air Force and while working in R&D with the Eden Prairie based ADC, a telecommunications company. Josh is also a classically trained French chef.

Justin

JustinJustin likes to spend his time playing many different games on his computer or hanging out with his massive family of 30 plus people. Born and raised in Winona, Justin is the first in his father’s family to graduate college.

Kate

KateKate likes to watch movies, play video games, and draw. She also likes to read and watch informational videos about computer science to expand her knowledge of programming.

Mike

JoshWhen not at work, Mike enjoys working on his computers, fishing, building things, and being with friends and family. Mike is also a board member of the Plainview Area History Center and handles their IT, website management, and social media.