About Me & My Story

Hi I'm Kia. I've been providing Apple Mac solutions for over 25 plus years and started MacJunky, here in Holland in April 2007 and it’s been a great ride!

I now have well over 6000 clients, both business and private home users, and this has given me an invaluable insight in knowing what people, like you, need to get a simple, no fuss solutions for you Mac issues.

What I Do

I love my work, in-fact I don’t like to call it work, like Confucius said; "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” this is one of the philosophies that is close to my heart.

Having worked with many professionals from all walks of life, I've learned a lot on how they operate and their technical needs.

Armed with that knowledge I have a clearer understanding on how to better my client's lives with a laser focused coaching program that just simply works.

The IT Guy

I really do love what I do. One way I see it is people give me things to ‘play with’ and then give me money for doing so, it’s like I’m back to being 8 years old again, I cherish it.

There are many ‘IT’ professionals out there, as you know, but I attack the issue from a different perspective.

What the client needs is the end result and not to know (necessarily) the steps needed to getting there, we all tire of details, we just need the job done, and done well.

I loath being known as just another IT guy, I’m a Solutions Expert a Problem Solver or even a "Guy Who Know’s How To Resolve My IT Issues” I work closely with my clients and get an understanding of the issues at hand before I give my advice.

No geek talk, no fuss and none of the nonsense that I find other IT guys seem to relish, there is no need for it, and the client doesn’t need more headaches, well, do you?

Personal

I love technology, I have a passion for music, I love my dog Woof! (Yes his name is Woof!) and I’m always myself when it come to friends, foes or clients.

As the saying goes “What you see is what you get” there is no need for cloak and dagger tactics and I have no time for people waiting my time, so why would I want to do that to my clients.

I’m open with everything I do and nothing is ever hidden, isn’t that the way it should always be?

When I’m not working you might find me and Woof! walking the parks in Amsterdam and just relaxing when things are nice and quiet, but even then I have an iPhone so I’m always 'working'.

My Past

I started young, when I was around 8 years old I used to open up items around the house to see how they worked, my father hated it!

But if there was an issue in the house I was the one they turned to for help and guidance, it was rather satisfying.

With my pocket money I used to pass the toy shop and sail into the hardware store to buy lamps, cables and batteries.

I was a very strange child indeed, but it seems to have helped with my love of gadgets and getting things fixed and working again.

Work History

I've had several IT related jobs in the early years of my ‘career’ but I started out as being incredibly interested in music technology and how audio could be manipulated, so I began with getting a job in a small music shop and soon I was installing, consulting, supporting all kinds of music hardware and software.

Do you remember the Atari ST? or the Atari Falcon? Yep our store in London was one of the first with professional audio equipment for studios.

ProTools, Logic (or Notator back in the day) Cubase etc, these were the norm for me back then. I have even released music with the knowledge I gained while I was there.

A few years later I moved to a more pro company but this time I was in charge of clients that needed more with their equipment, I was known and ‘The SCSI King’ I won’t go down that path, It’s a long story!

Further still, I found myself at ITN, the news network in London, where I was responsible for the output of nightly programs and to make sure the whole building worked.

Anything technical, form a lightbulb going out to a vision mixer needing to be fixed before going live on air, to setting up a Mac system for the design team to do the live on air graphics, that was my remit.

During all this time I was freelancing for clients as an Apple consultant, fixing, advising and supporting them in their homes and businesses.

What Next

If you got this far then I'm guessing you know more about me that others, so over to you, do you think I can help you simplify your workflow?

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