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 pursued career in computers which frequently affords him the opportunity to serve as a technology liaison, often breaking down complex technical issues in ways everyone can understand.
Garrett volunteers as the Secretary of the Corry Area Arts Council where he has been a board member since 2017, 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, President of the Alumni Board of Trustees of Delta Chi Fraternity at Behrend since 2013, as well as the founder of NuAngel.org, a charity with the purpose of finding homes for gently used technology such as laptop computers.
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. 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, as well as participating in nearly any event that helps celebrate his home-town of Corry, Pennsylvania.
|Signal Technologies, Erie, PA||Information Technology Administrator – chiefly responsible for the administration and security of all server and network infrastructure, including a hybrid environment of Windows and Linux servers, over 50 workstations, over 50 VoIP phones, public and private facing webservers, and manufacturing machinery. Provided support for custom in-house developed software. Helped facilitate technical discussion between users and developers.||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.||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|
|NuAngel.org||An un-official charity – I don’t have a 501(c)(3) or any other designation, but have had dozens of computers donated, refurbished them, and given away as a hand-up to those in need.||Founder, 2020|
|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 – Present (Secretary, 2018 – Present)|
|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 2020-Present (Treasurer, 2021 – Present)|
|Impact Corry||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, in the former Corry Hospital building.||Member, 2020 – Present|
|Delta Chi Behrend||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 (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.||2007|
Interested in contacting Garrett? Send email to GEC@GarrettCulver.com!