Upon my retirement, I bought a Macbook. Having no prior experience with this computer, I asked Chris Powell if he would be willing to sit down with me and explain some basic things. We met in a quiet coffee shop and Chris guided me through several features on my computer. I felt comfortable and validated as he answered all of my questions and showed me some shortcuts in Mail and Safari. When I left the session, I was equipped to use my Mac in daily life. In attempting to talk to computer “experts” in big box stores in Bellingham, I have experienced disrespect because my questions seemed so naive to the salesperson. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris Powell to anyone seeking instruction and genuinely kind support in using their computers.

— Jeannie Havland


Chris has a phenomenal ability to work with those of us who don’t understand how to harness the power available in current technology and don’t want to take the time to learn. Without making me feel inadequate, he carefully listened to understand my needs, then suggested solutions that I wouldn’t have even known about. Then he simplified things, did all the work of identifying what to buy (and where to find the best deal) then set everything up, patiently explained and taught (as many times as necessary) what I needed to do, and then fixed glitches or problems I created. Incredibly responsive, humble, great attitude and sense of humor. An amazing guy that I wouldn’t even consider being without. Finally, he is unbelievably affordable.

— Bill Palmer, Owner, Palmer and Associates


Chris Powell is by far the most skilled person I have worked with professionally and for our personal technology needs. He not only knows the latest in technology, he is humble, respectful in his approach and takes people from their current understanding of technology to new levels of expertise with ease. As director of a non-profit, it is rare to find someone who works well with the reality of a limited budget. He has upgraded our equipment and set up a schedule for replacement as budget allows. He has also worked with our team to develop systems that serve our needs, increasing our efficiency tremendously. His in-service training is the best I have seen. He is able to meet people at all levels of experience and knowledge and help each to move forward together with humor and dignity.

— Sharon Aller, Former Executive Director, Rebound of Whatcom County


Chris is my dad, to start off with. Not only is he a great dad, but I have never came across a problem with my phone, the computer, the TV or any other technology that he hasn’t fixed. Whether it’s from wi-fi to getting my typed papers to school he is always willing to help!

— Cynthia, 9th grade

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