Method Technologies was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Orange County. The awards program was created in 2009 and is a project of the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group.

This county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, benefiting the county's economy, its workforce and businesses.
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Aaron began his career in Information Technology in 1999 working as a consultant for local businesses. In 2001, he found himself working for Bowermaster and Associates as their in-house IT Manager where he honed his skills on managing small to medium sized business networks. Three years later, Aaron co-founded his first company, TroubleTech Solutions where he was first introduced to Mike Knight and the two have worked closely together and been friends ever since. Aaron's experience developing and streamlining Bowermaster's network carried over to his new clients as well. The success of this venture allowed Aaron to branch out in 2007 and create his second company, Method Technologies, Inc. With Aaron, Mike, and the newest member at the time Philip Morgan, the new company was launched with a strong foundation and with a focus to provide better service and a more comprehensive knowledge and skillset than any of their local competition.

Method Technologies has grown from the initial primary group of three to over fourteen employees in 2012. Method Technologies expanded and opened up a brand new headquarters office in Huntington Beach, CA in 2010 while still maintaining its presence in Cypress where it all began (still with our first original client, Bowermaster!). Aaron's success in business is only rivaled by his success as a husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family, playing ice hockey, fishing, and snowboarding.

When Mike was 12 years old, he became curious about technology and proceeded to take apart the family computer to figure out how it worked. Luckily, he managed to put it back together successfully and his quest to conquer technology began! Mike's love of all things technology has led him down his chosen career path in the IT industry and he is often hailed as the "go-to-guru" by his coworkers based on his specialized and highly advanced skillset. In 2008, Mike formalized his tech geek status by earning his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Long Beach. In Mike's spare time he is either making and enjoying beer, camping, playing computer games, or catching up on some well-deserved sleep.

At 10 years old, Phil decided to build his first computer as a bonding experience with his dad (and so he could play one of his first computer games "Mario teaches typing"). The success of his first computer led to Phil's continued fascination with custom computers and technology. Phil discovered a passion for the specialized niche of water cooled computers which he spends a lot of time and money on! His passion for technology and customizing computers is essential as he is an avid gamer and can play for hours during his spare time.

Phil's patience and dedication honed in his own personal life while customizing computers and gaming with others has led him to become a very successful manager and supervisor of other techs. His ability to look at situations from all angles and persevere towards a successful resolution makes him a favorite among his peers and our clients (who's rousing requests of "Phil Please!" can always be heard around the office).

When we think of Las Vegas we think of showgirls, casinos...and Gerald. Gerald was born in Las Vegas, but was raised in Fresno, CA. Gerald started playing with computers at the young age of 10, tinkering with old spare computers to figure out how they worked, and his love of technology was born. He subsequently moved back to Vegas after his high school graduation which was a great move for him as he then met his wife Sara. Gerald and Sara have enjoyed married life for two years with their pug Vladmir. Luckily for Method, they decided to move to California in 2010 where shortly thereafter Gerald joined our team. Gerald enjoys cooking, going to the movies, and hanging with Vladmir at Huntington Dog Beach. A little known fact about Gerald is that he is half of a pair of twins (fraternal twin brother's name is Thomas)!

Ricky was tasked in high school to maintain the computer lab in his Digital Imaging class and ever since then, had an interest in computer repair. In fact, building and modifying computers is one of his hobbies. Expanding upon that interest, he has achieved certifications to support Microsoft and Apple systems and network support. He has also gained experience in the field having worked in various aspects of computer repair for 7 years. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys anime and Japanese culture and is also an avid video-gamer.

Tristan has always had a passion for technology and gadgets. As a kid he would take things apart to figure out how they work and was usually able to put them back in working order. At the age of 5 he received his first computer, a Tandy 1000. He spent many hours upgrading components and eventually built himself a new computer from scratch when he was just 7. His first Job in the IT field was managing the systems at a small insurance company. After 9 years there he moved over to Method and brought his previous employer along as a client. When he is not working, Tristan enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs as well as working on random projects. His current project is cramming a full gaming PC into an original Nintendo.

Although his name sounds like he would be, Brandon is not from the mystical world of Skyrim (although that would be really cool). Instead of forging swords and shields, Brandon has taken a liking to the ever advancing technology of today's world. His love for technology all started by building computers with his father in their garage at home and, yada yada yada, now he works in IT. Brandon is a graduate of the University for Arizona and a diehard Wildcats basketball fan. If they lose you will most likely hear him yelling "serenity now!" In his down time you can catch him hanging out with his buddy, Bob Sacomano, reading coffee table books about coffee tables, or eating pretzels (even though they make him thirsty). Also, his favorite show is Seinfeld.

Pretty cool guy. We'll tell you more about him later.

Also a cool guy so we brought him on board.

Anthony started out as an intern with us. At the end, we decided to keep him!

Our new tech. Welcome to the team Michael!

Allan has been programming since he was in middle school and building websites since 2005, adapting and growing with the industry over the years. One of his first websites was for a nurse staffing registry. He had worked for them as an on-call technician providing the company basic support when he was asked to revamp their website. Allan took the challenge and built one for them. He took a liking to building websites and began developing more and more complex websites utilizing his years of programming skills. To break the monotony of programming all day, Allan enjoys dancing Lindy Hop and Balboa to 1930s big band music with his wife.

Alex has 5 years of experience as a web designer. He first started out in high school making flyers for the band he was in which then lead him to take more design classes. Alex has had his hand in various web projects over the years and has grown his craft. He enjoys how the field of web design never ceases to stop growing. Alex continues to learn and provide better service for our clients. Outside of the office, Alex enjoys hockey and follows the LA Kings. He also enjoys making music, playing video games, and taking care of his dog.

Eila appears to be the quiet and shy one...until you get to know her and her awesome sense of humor! Eila graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Political Science, however her love of all things nerdy has made the transition to the IT profession easy. When not chained to her desk at Method, you can find Eila spending time with her friends and family, reading, watching bad action movies, and looking up pictures of cats on the internet…and she never says no to chocolate!

Brian's love for technology began at the age of 6 when a family friend gave him and his brother a Super Nintendo. Ever since then he has had a love for gaming and technology, always acquiring the newest game system and games (he is a big Xbox fan). The technical knowledge that he has was passed down to him from his father, Bob (or Papa Hopp), and you can rest assured that he knows what Ctrl+S does. As much as he considers himself a "nerd," he is also an athlete, playing baseball for 15 years and pitching at the collegiate level for Riverside Community College and Vanguard University. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging with his girlfriend, Catherine, working out, and has recently started to pick up the game of golf.

Kristi is a real "numbers" person and spends most of her days sitting in the back room pressing buttons on her calculator and putting her Bachelor's degree in Finance from National University to good use by keeping Method's financials in line. In her spare time, you can find her under the hood of her sweet 1966 Mustang that she is restoring on her own (watch out guys), watching some NFL Football or volunteering for multiple charities across Southern California. She also has a daughter who is about to graduate high school so we are all surprised she hasn't pulled all of her hair out yet.

Chelsea joined the Method team in 2014 as the Service Coordinator and hit the ground running by putting her years of customer service experience from her previous employer (we won't say who it is, but it starts with a "P" and ends in an "anera Bread") to good use. Chelsea has little to no background in IT, but she doesn't want that getting around so if anyone asks, she has a bunch. Her nickname amongst her friends is "La Jefa," but no one really knows what it means since the definition has been lost in thousands of years of translation. When she isn't in the office, you can catch her camping, coloring with her son, cheering on her Angels, or watching good movies (specifically not bad ones).

When Tristan was younger, his computer that he recorded music on got hit with a power spike and needed to be repaired. One minute he was recording music and spitting hot fire on the mic and the next minute some shady IT guy was trying to rip him off. Instead of paying the guy, he set out to repair it himself and his career in IT was born. Tristan loves being on the cutting edge of technology and on the forefront of his field, so much so that he has achieved very high marks in his studies (too many to list, just know he was on the Dean's List 4 times). To avoid confusion throughout the office, Tristan is known as "New Tristan" or "Tristan #2" since we already have a Tristan on staff. Like many other Method employees, Tristan likes to unwind from long day of "putting out fires" by spending quality time with his family and, of course, gaming his face off.