Kevin Quiambao is one of amt’s prized assistant technical account managers. He is originally from Houston, Texas graduating from Alief Taylor high school in 2004. He is a self-taught technological guru, building and fixing computers since he was a kid. As a kid he loved computer games and from there learned to build and fix computers. He began with his own computers, then his friend’s and family’s computers, until it turned into a little hardware repair business. This is where is hobby turned into a passion, a natural passion that he fell into because of his love of always trying to figure out problems, puzzles, and essentially troubleshooting issues that arise in technology.
He moved to the Vail Valley simply because of his distaste for the 100% humidity and triple digit temperatures that are well known in Texas summers. At the time of his move, he had never been to Colorado or out of Texas. Colorado and the Vail Valley was the change Kevin needed when he made the move in 2006. He began taking technology courses at Colorado Mountain College and found a new love for snowboarding, which came naturally since he grew up skateboarding. Like many who stick around the Vail Valley, Kevin fell in love with life in the mountains and made the change permanent. Working for Vail Resorts and various jobs, Kevin enjoyed the snowboarding for 5 years before he found his place at All Mountain Technologies.
Now two years at All Mountain Technologies, Kevin is Webroot certified and is currently studying for his Network Plus and Cisco certifications. I asked Kevin why he loves technology and he jokingly responded, “it’s shiny”. All joking aside, his sincere love for technology is supported by how it enriches life and human connection stating, “I love how technology can enrich our lives and gives us the opportunity to do more with our work and relationships”. We both discussed the obstacles and distractions that arise from technological advances but also the necessity for individuals to know themselves and their limits. “At the end of the day”, Kevin states, “it makes things possible that we couldn’t even have imagined in the recent past”. A pretty amazing reason to be passionate about technology and what has become possible through computers. Of course, if there is one tech item Kevin would suggest, it would be a “badass” computer gaming system with fiber internet.