Who are we to train you?

First of all lets be clear. If you come to school with us, we will learn at least as much from you as you do from us.


Däg Richards (Primary Instructor)

Dag as his wifes bikes

After nigh on 20 years in IT I have worn many hats, all of them silly. I have worked: PC build up, break and fix screwdriver monkey, Help Desk, Webmaster, Programmer, DataBase Admin, Firewall Admin, SysAdmin {Unix (mainly), Mac, Windows}, and Network Admin. Now they call me a Systems Software Analyst II.

I have not necessarily done them all particularly well, but I got paid for them all, and taught myself how to do them on the fly and under fire.

I have a few Certs: CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, MCITP, RHCE v6, RHCE v3, Citrix CCA, CompTia N+, CompTia L+, IBM PSeries.

I served 6 Years in the US Army Reserves as an instructor, and 3 years at the Stride Center.

I spent 10 years in the restaurant business, starting as a graveyard dishwasher... I've had some deliciously awful jobs, but I usually loved 'em.


Tess O'Riva ( CEO )

Tess O'Riva


Admin Muscle, the brains behind the operation.

Someone else