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Individuals Don’t Build Great Companies, Teams Do.

Meet Ours  

Gabe Middleton

Gabe Middleton

co-founder/co-ceo

Gabe is a relentless individual. He is always chasing after ideas and coming up with ways to make them better. Gabe is a man who looks to change perceptions, build a brand and motivate individuals. He is truly passionate about technology, learning, collaborating, and giving back, so he decided to create a nonprofit that incorporates all four. As a true team motivator, Gabe is a huge believer that collaborating with others generates the best results. Doing what he is passionate about is Gabe’s idea of the good life, and he seeks to share this idea with as many people as possible. 

James Jack

James Jack

co-founder/co-ceo

James Jack is a man who is overflowing with ideas and aspirations. Equipped with the unique ability to see how new trends in technology can come together to benefit those in need, James has the foresight that is required to thrive in todays tech industry. He is a natural problem solver who consistently overcomes any obstacle in his way. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, James started a business straight out of high school and has been refining his entrepreneurial skills ever since

Mike Mercedes

Mike Mercedes

Corporate Accounts Ambassador

Mike is a tsunami of positivity and possibility.  His glass is all-the-way full.  Born and raised in Indiana, Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame and worked for 3 years as a Research Chemical Engineer at General Electric in New York, after which he packed 2 bags of clothing and moved to the Dominican Republic to explore his Latino heritage. In DR, Mike volunteered as a university chemistry professor and taught an introduction to computers course. Here he witnessed first-hand how an unwanted laptop can provide a ticket to a better life for an entire family who is willing to learn. Mike currently resides in Atlanta, GA, where he continues to be an impassioned advocate for computer literacy.

Aaron Wilkens

Aaron Wilkens

CFO

Aaron grew up in Fremont, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he strove to make something of himself. After graduating from Santa Clara University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting, he moved to Southern California while in pursuit of that goal. His career began with the nationwide debt settlement company Morgan Drexen, where he worked until 2012. Feeling unfulfilled, he began studying for the CPA examination before being asked to join 

Betsy Avila

Betsy Avila

Social Media Manager

Betsy is a Los Angeles native and USC graduate with a background in politics and non-profits. Betsy knows that the Internet has changed everything about the way we communicate with each other and learn about the world, and she is absolutely fascinated with Social Media as a tool for bringing people together. Knowing that access to technology is important towards these ends, Betsy is excited to be a part of the human-I-T team. In her free time, Betsy loves watching documentaries and trying out seafood joints.

Andrew Howlett

Andrew Howlett

Senior Account Executive

Andrew is a Portland native currently attending PSU to complete his B.A. in Business Leadership. Captivated by the potential of what human-I-T can do, Andrew could not deny the appeal and desire to join the team.  While working as a retail manager, he formed his passion for fostering teams and building a business. Andrew’s competitive nature challenges him to be incredibly analytical as he endlessly contemplates ways to covet something more from himself.  human-I-T fuels Andrew’s enthusiasm to enhance our business model and strengthens his commitment to spread his love of technology with those less fortunate.  

Qu Chen

Qu Chen

Head Tech Guru

Qu has been working on computers and other related hardware for over 10 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Walsh College. Qu ran a company called Q’s Computer Solutions that serviced the metro Detroit area with many IT related services. Working at human-I-T combines Qu’s love of working on computers, solving problems and helping people.