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Meet The Computer Center Staff

James Pearson

James Pearson

President

With over 20 years experience in the computer industry, James purchased The Computer Center from its founder Paul Braun after being an employee for 10 years. His background has included computer sales, repair and classroom instruction. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional. James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Beloit College. He remains a resident of Janesville, with his wife and two daughters.

Jason Risner

Jason Risner

Solutions Engineer

Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Jason studied Engineering and Technical Communication at Michigan Technological University. While there, he found his true calling helping friends and family solve their computer problems. With over a decade of experience, Jason has been working at The Computer Center for five years. He started out at Help Desk, then became the Trainer for new Help Desk Employees & is currently in school, getting the certification for becoming a Network Engineer. Jason currently lives in Janesville.

Kelly Woods

Kelly Woods

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations, Kelly wears many hats including Human Resources, Dispatch, Scheduling, and Purchasing and Receiving (just to name a few).  Kelly has multiple college degrees, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Upper Iowa University. She has worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys preparing for mini-marathons and spending time with her daughter. She currently lives in Janesville with her daughter, Kadence

LaFonda Richardson

LaFonda Richardson

Resolution Specialist

LaFonda has a strong background in computer technology, being A+ certified as well as being certified from Blackhawk Technical College with desktop support and has completed an Associate’s Degree in IT Network Specialist. She is working towards completing her M.B.A in Information Technology and Network Security all while pursuing her career with The Computer Center.  LaFonda has 2 daughters, and enjoys coaching and spectating their sporting events.

Jared Lindenberg

Jared Lindenberg

Resolution Specialist

Jared joined TCC in late 2018 as his first foray into the IT field. He is currently a student at Blackhawk Technical College in the IT Network Specialist program, and has recently achieved the CompTIA A+ Certification. He has quickly adapted to the IT environment; he also brought excellent customer service and communication skills with him from previous job experiences. He is eager to further his career in IT, enjoying the ever changing environment and challenges along the way. In his spare time, Jared enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and working on his project car.

Kristen Gogol

Kristen Gogol

Marketing Assistant

Kristen likes to solve problems in creative ways. Driven by curiosity and armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago, she continues to have big ideas and never stops learning. Enthusiastic about how storytelling and targeted messaging create business-changing content, today, Kristen’s purpose and passion lie in assisting the fantastic team at The Computer Center.

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