08 Mar, 2010
Computer Expert Takes The Stress Out of Computers & Their Users
By. C. MacDonald
SEAL BEACH-Erik Dreyer-Goldman has the unique gift of not getting stressed out in a stressed out world. And, fortunately, it’s contagious. He rejoices and relaxes his customers. “Our emergencies are his business,” quips Debbie Sanchez, who has rushed her computer to him on more than one occasion. You see, Erik fixes computers and he has a passion for solving problems and for making the World right for those whose World revolves around computers.
Many people come racing into him with a crisis, since computers are their lifeblood. He listens, then takes action in a smooth, knowledgeable manner. “Having customers leave here with a fixed computer, working the way they want it to work, gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction,” said the very friendly pro, who has lived in Boston and Southern California.
Erik was infatuated with computers when he was in grade school. “I found them fascinating because there were no instructions and you had to teach yourself,” he said with a smile. He started on DEC Minicomputers in the 1970s, then studied them in colleges and eventually became Microsoft Certified and CompTIA A+ Certified. He also had has his own computer company in Sherman Oaks, been Internal Operations Manager for an exclusive home improvement contractor for a major department store chain and has provided Information Technology support for a large health care group.
Since 2006, he has been focused on making computer support not only accessible to the residential user but small businesses as well. He has even written a weekly newspaper column demonstrating his easy manner and clear explanations of computers and technology.
“”The three main problems I find with customers’ computers is that they don’t turn on, have lost Internet access or they get blue screens with white writing,” said the Vice President of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce. In his job, he has found spiders and even a weave from a hair extension causing problems.
“My motto is ‘Bringing Computers and People Together!’” said the member of the Seal Beach Lions Club and Executive Association of Long Beach. “With computers, you have to have patience and be sure and call a pro if you have a problem. There’s nothing to be afraid of, we can solve it for you.”
Ask Erik Computer Services is at 322 Main St., Ste. 3, Seal Beach; 562-212-2366; email@example.com; www.askerik.com