About Us

Computer Medic has been providing the Austin area with computers and computer services since 1998. We are located in south Austin at the southwest corner of South Congress Avenue and Ramble Lane, just north of Stassney, approximately 12 blocks south of Highway 71 (Ben White Boulevard.) We are in the third building from Congress in Suite #117.

 

Scott, Owner and Principal
Scott has lived in Austin since childhood. Before founding Computer Medic in 1998, he worked as an Editor for Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Publishers where he was the Lead in developing the American edition of the ground-breaking SciencePlus educational series. The blank spot on his resume is from a period of indecision that came after that ended, in 1996. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Scott earned a BA in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, a degree he somehow never used. But he has managed to accumulate a fairly good mineral collection (come see the meteorites!) When he grows up, he hopes to visit exotic destinations across the world and write travel books. He lives in South Austin with canine companion Frieda (see below.)

Richard, Gatekeeper and Utility Infielder

Richard has led a remarkably varied life. Originally from Midland-Odessa, Richard first enjoyed a career as a geophysicist in the oil industry. When oil crashed in the mid-1980s he switched gears and opened a business offering satellite TV services. When that crashed in the 1990s, he married and moved to Saltillo, Mexico. When that crashed in the early 2000s he moved to Austin where he opened a business shipping packages to and from Latin America. No, not those kinds of packages. And when that crashed, he sold his house, pulled up his moorings and sought out the peripatetic life. Semi-retired now, Richard helps out in myriad ways, principally greeting customers, whom he cheerfully engages with his quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge of current events. No politics, please.

Carlos, Lead Technician
Carlos comes to us from Chiapas, Mexico, by way of McAllen. He worked for Apple Computer for a time, and has a deep background in all things Mac as an Apple Certified Professional. He also has great knowledge and experience with PCs, both software and hardware. If you need a repair on your iPad or iPhone, Carlos is your guy!

Paul, Technician
Originally from the United Kingdom, Paul has been in Austin for many years, and active in the PC business much of that time.

Alvin, Technician
Alvin spent more than 30 years in the automotive business, followed by ten years as a professional dog trainer, with showings at prestigious Schutzen competitions across the United States. He is currently semi-retired and aiming to keep it that way.

Frieda, Scott’s newest pack member, is a consummate schmoozer and loves absolutely everybody. (Well, except for that one guy, but we don’t dwell on that.) Just kidding- scratch behind her ears and she’s all yours. Yes, she’s part Rhodesian Ridgeback. How about that awesome double whorl!