A life-long Kansas native, Garrett is equally comfortable outdoors as well as online, and when not working long hours in healthcare IT, he often is busy working the land on his brother’s small farm or getting his hands dirty under the hood of a car. Early interest in tech began in elementary school as part of a select class with a focus to learn operational and logic programming for Apple IIe and Macintosh PCs of the mid-late 80s. Naturally, this transitioned into interest and understanding PC hardware following the early 90s boon of IBM-compatible machines and the early adoption of internet access at home and schools. Later, the love of tech morphed into a love of performance cars, PC building, custom watercooling, the chemistry (and technology) of home brewing craft beer, and the thrill of a spirited drive in his Subaru STi. Family vacations with his wife and two sons often include remote destinations to unplug where nature is focal and tech is often absent.