James Gallaher
James Gallaher – Hanell Tech

I started doing some computer repair work around 2002 for friends and coworkers since I had a fair amount of knowledge and experience with them. However, since I was more interested in doing creative work, I went to college to study commercial art.

In 2006, I graduated from Elgin Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Computerized Graphic Design and focused my attention on working freelance in the commercial art industry. A few years later, I decided to pursue my bachelor degree.

In 2011, I graduated from Westwood College with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications and started a business called JCorbin Design. Unfortunately, a few years later I closed the business since requests for print and website design services slowed down considerably. However, since I would still receive requests to help with computer related issues and software training, I decided to renew my interest in computer repair.

Since the beginning of 2017, I started taking classes at Moraine Valley Community College to earn some certificates in the Information Technology field. Currently, I’ve completed my Comptia A+ certifications classes, passed the 901 A+ exam, and studying to take the 902 A+ exam and complete my certification.