Since 2005 we’ve grown New York Geek Girls by serving our customers with exceptional integrity, reliability and competence. Here are some of our key team members who make that happen.
Owner and CEO
Roberta is the founder of New York Geek Girls Computer Services. Roberta holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tufts University, which she earned concurrently with a bachelor’s degree in jazz piano from New England Conservatory.
Although she had a brief stint as a software engineer (at the long-defunct Digital Equipment Corporation) before giving it up many years ago to become a professional musician, Roberta’s interest in computer and IT support began when, as a “starving artist”, she couldn’t afford to pay anyone else to solve her computer problems for her. She soon discovered that her left brain was well-suited to the task, and in 2005 she founded New York Geek Girls to provide IT support to New York companies.
From her inauspicious beginning as a one-woman computer troubleshooter, Roberta has grown New York Geek Girls into a full-service IT company with several experienced techs ready to assist our customers in New York and New Jersey with all things technology-related including network security, servers, PC and Mac workstations, audio/video, mobile devices, Exchange, and PBX services.
While her technical experience and her logical mind make her an excellent computer tech, Roberta believes it is her liberal arts background that makes New York Geek Girls special. More than just a geek, Roberta is an excellent problem solver and communicator who enjoys going the extra mile for her clients, as do all of the team members at New York Geek Girls Computer Services.
Nancy joined New York Geek Girls in December 2016. Clients appreciate her upbeat and helpful personality. She’s your first point of contact when you reach out to us for IT support and will go out of her way to accommodate your needs. Nancy has a degree in psychology; she also spent many years as a professional musician before re-entering the business world. She’s worked in many different fields – web development, editorial, interior design and accounting – so she has experience with a wide range of office environments.
Matthew has been working in IT for twelve years. He first became interested in technology when he was twelve. “My mother bought a computer my brother and me”, he explains. “I loved everything about it, and I took it apart. (My mother was so angry!) When I put it back together it was fully functional! From that point on I would take apart any electronics that I could get my hands on and learn everything about them.”
Matthew has a degree in Network Systems Administration, but he considers himself largely self-taught. He is an expert in network security, web services security, PHP, JAVA, HTML, C+, and Windows and Apple operating systems.
Matthew loves the everyday challenges of working at New York Geek Girls. He especially enjoys troubleshooting issues and addressing security vulnerabilities in networks and websites. In addition to technology, Matthew enjoys riding his Banshee Two-Stroke Quad and spending time with his wife and son.
Michael has been a technician at New York Geek Girls since 2015. He provides both onsite and remote IT support to customers in addition to handling a wide variety of technical tasks. He finds it gratifying to solve problems and help people with computer issues that are interfering with their work. Michael has been interested in computers since he was young and learned how PCs work by building them himself. He’s also well versed in Apple products and uses them both professionally and personally. Every client’s concerns are important to Michael, and he enjoys working with each client to best meet his or her needs.
Nathaniel has been working in IT for over ten years. He first became interested in technology when he and his older brother built a computer together. Later, his brother would send him on his first computer job, and from then on, he knew he wanted to work in IT.
Nate has a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and is an expert in networking. He especially enjoys setting up networks from scratch. “I love to see an empty room become a functioning office network”, he enthuses. Nate also enjoys solving users’ problems and learning new technology.
Nate is particularly passionate about connecting with customers. “Some techs focus so much on the technical that they forget about the soft skills and likability.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Nathaniel is also a talented singer/songwriter who performs and tours frequently.