Computer Center Santa Cruz | On-site & Remote Computer Repair| 831-464-7262

Serving Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, Live Oak, Aptos, La Selva, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Felton, Ben Lomond, UCSC

Hello and Welcome!

We’re pleased to introduce our awesome Computer Center Santa Cruz team.

The Computer Center repair shop generated a lot of fan-fare and love over the years.

Between 2011 and 2017 we performed nearly 7,000 repairs and supported over 5,000 clients.

Bringing this level of service to the Santa Cruz community was a dream come true.

As 2016 came to a close, it was decided the business needed to be restructured to better serve the evolving technical needs of our clientele and give our techs greater flexibility in the support they could offer.

Throughout 2017, we evolved from a primarily 'in-shop' repair facility to an 'on-site' support company.

In 2018 and beyond, all support will be performed at your home or business, or alternatively, we can pickup the machine from you for repair at our workshop, or be performed via remote support software and phone.

Our Mission Statement: 

CCSC (Computers, Compassion, Service, Community)
To empower the residents of Santa Cruz county in using their computers and technology.
To provide amazing support and service in the repair of said computers.
To act as patient and caring advisors in all things technology.
To be expedient, yet thorough.
 To be comprehensive, and not condescending.
To support our clients’ needs so they can support others.

Jesse Wilkins

Owner, Tech & Consultant

Jesse loves to help people. Whether its with their computers, or at a community event, you’ll see him with a big smile on his face and always ready to lend a hand, or an ear.

Jesse started CCSC in January of 2011, after having worked for the former MC Squared Computers, at the same location, on and off since the beginning of 2004. As the owner of MC Squared was contemplating closing shop, Jesse saw an opportunity to expand his business and serve a larger community. In 2017 he restructured the business to focus on on-site support in order to better serve their clients.

Jesse began taking computer classes at Cabrillo College in 1999, first foraying into graphic design, then Cisco networking, and then into computer troubleshooting, training, and repair. He always had an affinity for helping others understand how things work; now he utilizes that skill to teach people how computers work.

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Jesse’s specialties are varied. He loves to sit down and teach his clients on how to best use their computer for their individual needs (just read some of his great reviews), but he’s also an expert troubleshooter on Macs, PCs, and networks. The force must be with him, because often simply having him walk into a room will fix the problem.

If you call up for pretty much any service, there’s a good chance Jesse will be able to take care of you.

 

Jesse has been involved in the community since he launched his computer consulting career in 2004. You’ll often find him volunteering at Chamber of Commerce events (he served with the Scotts Valley Chamber Ambassadors 2006-2016), or donating services or time to various causes throughout the county.

Jesse enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Melissa and two small children when he isn't out playing super hero to his clients.

 

Adam Ryszka

Operations Manager & Remote Support

Adam operates as the interface between the clients, techs, and the rest of the business back-end.

Adam spent many years managing web development teams in the hay-day of the web, and now lends us his knowledge and expertise to provide a smooth and more reliable experience for everyone involved.

Adam also offers remote support services to our clients with issues such as virus removal, email support, web design, or tutoring.

Adam has been a part of the Computer Center team since 2014

Ivan Cardoso

PC & Mac Tech

Ivan is a technologist and futurist at heart. He enjoys fiddling with new tech and gadgetry as well as spending time with his wife and three boys. "There is nothing more important than family and everything that goes with it." He fell in love with Santa Cruz since moving to the area in 1999, and with his wife shortly after.

 

Ivan has been working with computers for the last 25 years. Twenty of those years as a professional. During that time he's installed and upgraded operating systems from windows 95 to the new windows 10. From MacOS 9 to the newest macOS. Repaired or replaced hardware as required, and removed viruses, malware and spyware.

 

During his career, he's been part of teams, managed teams, and managed large corporate system deployments, high availability networks and systems. His real interest in technology lies in helping people understand and find their way in this digital age. He feels that he has been blessed with the ability to work in a field that he truly enjoys and finds that it constantly challenges him to continue learning.

Ivan (pronounced E-von), has been working with Computer Center since early 2018. He and Jesse worked together back in 2004-2005 for MC Squared Computers.

James Kaspar

PC & Mac Tech

Sadly, James passed away unexpectedly during the summer of 2019.

We honor his memory and hold him with utmost respect.

James had worked with Computer Center since 2015.

If you happen to be a past client looking for continued superb support, we will take good care of you.

Rene started troubleshooting Macintosh computers while he was studying for his masters in physics. Afterwards, he moved to San Francisco where all his friends would ask him for Mac support.

Rene expanded his skill set and clientele, eventually evolving into an independent troubleshooting business for private customers and for small to midsize businesses.

10 years later, after moving to Santa Cruz with his wife and daughter in 2017, he joined the Computer Center Santa Cruz team to help troubleshoot all kinds of Apple issues and to assist clients with their individual computer needs.

Rene loves to teach people how to better use their Apple devices; all of his clients appreciate his patience and commitment to making sure they comprehend the nuances of the technology they possess.

Rene Netter

Mac Tech

Rene started troubleshooting Macintosh computers while he was studying for his masters in physics. Afterwards, he moved to San Francisco where all his friends would ask him for Mac support.

Rene expanded his skill set and clientele, eventually evolving into an independent troubleshooting business for private customers and for small to midsize businesses.

10 years later, after moving to Santa Cruz with his wife and daughter in 2017, he joined the Computer Center Santa Cruz team to help troubleshoot all kinds of Apple issues and to assist clients with their individual computer needs.

Rene loves to teach people how to better use their Apple devices; all of his clients appreciate his patience and commitment to making sure they comprehend the nuances of the technology they possess.

Rene Netter

Mac Tech

Matt Wyman

PC Tech

Matthew enjoys helping people with their computer issues and concerns. Everything from 'is my computer secure from hackers' to 'how can I make my computer fast again' are his favorite work topics.

 

Matthew started in computers in 1999 at New Horizons Microsoft Certified Training Center, where he studied most of the major computer software and then began training in computer hardware. After getting his computer support foundation set, he took classes in networking, security and server technology.

Matthew owned his own computer repair company stores on the east coast and is very familiar with the needs of the public and small businesses. In 2017 he moved back to the west coast after working for IBM and AT&T.

He joined Computer Center in May of 2018 and has enjoyed the teamwork atmosphere and good-natured pooling of IT knowledge.

Matt has a knack of using analogies to help individuals grasp the tricky inner workings of computers and their “hiccups”.

 

Thou his day job is computer service and repair, he’s also interested in anthropology and human history. What's his favorite part of the job?  Putting on the red cape and going to the rescue—especially data rescue.