I am Tech Trainer
In October 2010, I (Everett Wickham), as a sophomore in high school, launched Tech Trainer. I’d always loved technology, and I'd begun to see how much people wanted and needed help understanding their devices. I didn't start from scratch either. I'd helped my grandmother with her computer from the age of nine. And I loved helping her. Whenever she got a new device, I enjoyed exploring its features and explaining them to her. Together, we'd write down instructions click-by-click, so she could carry out basic tasks on her own. Then, in the fall of 2009, my history teacher noticed my abilities. I had helped her in class on multiple occasions. She asked me for a quote to give her some lessons and perform some upgrades on her computer. Other people began to hear of my abilities. I received more calls for help and various computer services. At this time, I didn't have a business, I was just acting as a friend, doing an odd job here or there. And so it began. Because my requests continued to grow, I decided to start a business to extend my reach to the community. I love technology, and I've always had an interest in business. It was the perfect match. My father, owner of Cartridge World Hickory, even offered to let me use a space in his store to perform lessons. Thus Tech Trainer was born.