Q&A with Twin Pines Technology proprietor Fred Grambs

 

Can you tell us how you got into your line of work?

I grew up with computers and after graduating college with a BS in Meteorology and not being able to get a job as a weatherman, I wound up working for a paid EMS system in NYC for a few years. The low pay in EMS lead me to re-evaluate my life and I decided to get Microsoft certified.

 

What do you like most about your work, and what do you like least?

 I enjoy seeing how different people use technology and trying to help them improve their use. What I least like is the ongoing battle with computer viruses. If we didn’t have to battle viruses, think of how many software developers could be refocused on developing new and better software.

 

What advice do you have for someone who wants to open a business?

Don’t sit on the sidelines and think about the business idea for years, stand up for yourself, do some solid market research to see if your business idea will work in this area and get started.  Use resources that are available to you to get good information.

 

More about Fred

Age 35

Occupation Owner of Twin Pines Technology

Hometown Queens

Family Wife, Jennifer

Hobbies Volunteer as an EMT with the Wayland Fire Department, digital photography, O Guage Model Trains.