MEET THE MEMBER - Josh Turiel - Managing Partner, JH Turiel & Associates
Q) Tell us a bit about you and what you do?
A) I’ve operated an IT consulting business for 14 years. My employees and I help artisans, photographers, musicians, shopkeepers, and massive corporations with their technology needs and problem-solving.
Q) What do you love the most about (your business)?
A) Almost every day we have something different to do. There are all sorts of variety in what our clients use and need help with, and we’re always learning about the latest and greatest.
Q) How does (your business) contribute to the Creative Economy?
A) I like to point out that we’re the support system that lets the Creative Economy exist. My company provides the tradesmen - the plumbers of the digital world. We take care of the work that lets people focus on what makes them productive and lets them create.
Q) What’s your favorite part of (your business)?
A) When everything is going well and we’re helping someone deploy new tech that makes their life better instead of fighting to make something work. I love making things easier.
Q) What’s the one thing people wouldn’t know about you or (your business)?
A) I grew up in the 1980s, so when I learned this work originally there was no college or vocational track to pick up IT skills. I just did it. Before starting this career I had worked as a summer camp counselor, a bouncer, a street hockey ref, and a bicycle mechanic.
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