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Garrett E. Culver, a Corry Pennsylvania native and resident for the majority of his life, is the Information Technology Administrator for Signal-Technologies in Erie, PA. Prior to this, he was the Director of Information Technology for Spartansburg Regional Health Center in Spartansburg, PA, the Help Center Lead Technician for IV4 in Rochester, NY, and the District Technology Consultant for the Seneca Library District, working primarily out of Warren, PA.
Mr. Culver graduated from Corry Area High School in 2002, then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Pairing his degree in English with years of technical curiosity, he followed his passion and pursued a career in computers which today regularly affords him the opportunity to serve as a technology liaison, often breaking down complex technical issues in ways everyone can understand. His decades of experience and ceaseless obsession with technology have now made him into a Full Stack SysAdmin with in-depth knowledge of firewalls and networking equipment, cloud services, Windows and Linux servers, Microsoft and Apple workstations, and much more.
In 2021 Garrett officially received IRS 501(c)(3) status from the IRS for NuAngel.org, a charity he founded with the mission of educating and empowering through technology. At present he is also the State of Pennsylvania Security Officer as well Treasurer of the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse where he has been a supporter and member since 2019; Connectivity Committee Member of Impact Corry since 2020; and President of the Alumni Board of Trustees of Delta Chi Fraternity at Behrend since 2013. From 2017-2022 Garrett also served on the board of directors and as Secretary and grant writer for the Corry Area Arts Council.
When not at his full-time job or meeting with a non-profit, Garrett can often be found doing additional technology consulting work for individuals and businesses around town or teaching computer classes at local community outlets and public libraries. While many of his hobbies center around his continued fascination with technology, he often makes times to sneak away to local poetry readings and concerts, ride his motorcycle, and participate in nearly any event that helps celebrate his home-town of Corry, Pennsylvania.
|Signal Technologies, Erie, PA
|Information Technology Administrator – full stack system administrator chiefly responsible for the administration and security of all server and network infrastructure, including a hybrid environment of Windows and Ubuntu Linux servers, over 50 workstations, over 30 VoIP phones, public and private facing webservers running Apache, PHP, and MySQL, as well as manufacturing machinery. Provided support for custom in-house developed software. Served as technical liaison between developers, engineers, and non-technical staff as well as customers.
|August 2021 – Present
|Spartansburg Regional Health Center, Spartansburg, PA
|Director of Information Technology and Security – studied and maintained PCI, HIPAA, and FIPS compliance. Replaced and configured new Firewalls. Used existing firewall hardware to enhance security and optimized network performance. Instituted e-waste recycling program and ensured data was securely erased from hardware leaving our offices. Maintained all workstations and network equipment. Created remote-work solution and implemented e-prescribing and telehealth systems.
|July 2013 – August 2021
(Formerly IV4, Inc., formerly Integrity Networking Systems)
|Help Center Lead – promoted to “Lead” (an escalation position that did not previously exist within the company) after just 6 months. Liaison between Customers, Help Desk Technicians, and Field Engineers. Resolved engineer level issues that could be addressed remotely. Quickly and accurately determined incident scope and impact, triaged and delegated work as needed. PC/Mac hardware/software troubleshooting, network configuration, upgrades. Administration of Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, Cisco ASA/PIX firewalls, Sonicwall firewalls. Additionally maintained internal IT infrastructure under the Director of IT.
|Dec. 2010 – July 2013
|Seneca Library District, Warren, PA
|District Technology Consultant – technical support for the 17 libraries of the Seneca District. Coordinated technical resources across five counties. Project Manager of two different county-wide server migration and implementation projects. Deployed new hardware & software, including Windows 2008 SQL Servers, desktop workstations & Netbook laptops, from Windows XP to Windows 7. Produced & performed training classes for both staff & public patrons.
|Dec. 2008 – Dec. 2010
|Corry Area Consulting, LLC
|Technology Consultant – Founded a technology consulting firm but for tax purposes ended up liquidating it after just one year. IRS 1099 independent contracting work predated the founding of the company and continues to this day.
|2013 – Present
|Erie County Community College
|Adjunct Professor – Added to the stable of adjunct professors, including onboarding, intending to teach introductory computer classes to freshmen in the Spring of 2023 at the Corry Hi-Ed location, however, the classes did not meet enrollment minimums.
|Corry Higher Education Council
|Instructor – Taught multiple basic computing classes, including basic virus removal, computer tune-up, and even one-on-one private Q&A classes.
|2017 – 2020
|Started in December of 2020 and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit as of March, 2022, NuAngel dot Org exists not only to provide refurbished computers to those who may be otherwise unable to afford them, but also to more broadly educate people on matters of technology via classes, consultation, and even one-on-one sessions.
|Minerva Free Library
|Taught multiple introductory computer classes that were free and open to the public.
|Corry Area Arts Council
|The goal of Corry Area Arts Council, Inc. is to stimulate interest in all forms of art by promoting schools, exhibitions, performances, and productions of artistic and cultural value to all area residents.
|Member 2017 – 2022 (Secretary, 2018 – 2022)
|Bikers Against Child Abuse,
|Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. I volunteer in the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter.
|Supporter/Member, 2019 – Present (Chapter IT Liaison, 2020 – Present; Chapter Treasurer, 2021 – Present; Chapter Merchandiser, 2021 – Present; Interim Chapter Secretary, 2022; State IT Liaison, 2023 – Present; State Security Officer, 2023 – Present)
|Impact Corry’s Connectivity Committee began to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet to Corry the Corry Area School District and our surrounding communities in order to create new opportunities for our rural area. Our work has expanded to include “CATCH” – the Corry Area Technology Center & Hub: a multi-million-dollar renovation project in the former Corry Hospital building.
|Member, 2020 – Present
|Delta Chi Behrend Alumni Board of Trustees
|The purpose of the Alumni Board of Trustees is to assist the chapter of undergraduate men in matters of chapter operations, finance, conflict resolution, and beyond.
|Member 2013 – Present (ABT President, 2014 – Present)
|Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA
|Bachelor of Arts in English – editor of Lake Effect, literary magazine with international circulation. Delta Chi Fraternity – Secretary, Vice President, & Associate Member Counselor.
|View my LinkedIn Skills Assessments:
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
|Technical Support 1
Technical Support: Customer Situations
Technical Support 2
Project Timeline Management
Project Management Skills: Budgeting
Advanced Attention to Detail
Supervisory Skills: Motivating & assessing employees
Supervisory Skills: Interpersonal Skills
Basic Computer Skills: PC
Interested in contacting Garrett? Send email to GEC@GarrettCulver.com!