Stevn and Tahoe - 1992
Stevn received his first computer from his Grandpa, a Radio Shack Model 1, when he was 12 years old. He took it home, promptly tore it apart to see what made it work, and then successfully put it back together again. Not much has changed since then, he still loves to dig deep into technology, make it work better, faster, and more reliably, and then put it all back together in a way that works best for the customer. Stevn's first love was not computers however, but a strong desire to serve his community and his country. First working as a police officer for Deschutes County, and then enlisting in the United States Air Force as a Security Officer. An injury in Desert Storm left him unable to perform his civic duties, and so he turned his computer hobby into a career. While Stevn was working as an I.T. Director for a software company, he started a side business repairing computers for small to mid-size companies. He named the business 'Gray Wolf I.T.', after a wolf he rescued while in the service, a fifth generation domesticated Timberwolf named Tahoe. Gray Wolf I.T. continues to honor the memory of Tahoe by supporting local wolf rescues, and sponsoring local wildlife organizations that help wolves thrive and return to the wild.
After many years of splitting time between his two jobs, and his wife and sons, Steve decided to chase his dream of self-employment. Stevn's desire to grow the business into something more, meant that break-fix repairs were a thing of the past, and offering managed services to our customers would allow Gray Wolf I.T. to offer the best services, best practice, and most affordable options to our customers. His wife Debbie left many years of teaching to help build the company to what it is today. You will find Stevn's deep seeded need to support, serve, and cooperate with the community intertwined into every interaction with his customers. He truly loves what he does every day, especially if it involves taking a computer apart.