About Jordan Erickson (Owner)
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I’m a computer nerd at heart. I’ve been fascinated with computers and technology since I was 5 (I’m 36 now) when my dad first introduced me to the Commodore 64 computer. I would sit in front of our TV set and not only play video games (favorites included Shamus, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pacman, and the classic text adventure Zork), but I would read the C-Basic manual with my older brother and learn how to make simple programs.
I had a re-introduction to computers at age 12 when I got my first PC (a Packard Bell 286). I was officially hooked on computer to computer communication when a friend and I called our first BBS and thought we had somehow accidentally accessed a secret government mainframe. “WHAT IS YOUR NAME?” It asked. I gave a fake name. “WHAT IS YOUR LAST NAME?” ….I hung up and unplugged the phone line from the wall. I was scared to death at first, but underneath that fear was a boiling excitement that never really left me; that drove me to learn more and more as the years went on.
From there I started tearing computers apart and learning how they worked inside and out. I also immersed myself in the (then emerging) Internet, and the open source operating system Linux.
I graduated from Empire College in 1999, just 9 months after graduating High School, as a Technical Support Specialist. This gave me the core networking knowledge I needed to be able to position myself into a professional network engineering and systems administration career.
Prior to launching LNS, I worked in various technical positions. The last two positions I held were at a satellite data communications provider in Petaluma (systems and network engineer) and an 11-branch collection of North & East Bay banks (desktop, network and server support). As well as these former positions, early on in my career I worked at a computer repair & sales shop in Windsor (hardware & software repair, new systems, sales and inventory) and a local Internet service provider in Rohnert Park providing customer support.
I love where the growing power, capacity and capability of the Internet is headed. Almost everyone carries an Internet capable device in their pocket. Just think about that for a minute or two, at the lowest level possible – a worldwide, high bandwidth network that a very large portion of the general population has access to. The possibilities are endless in thinking of the next killer app for this incredible technology available to us all today that could benefit people all over the planet (and soon to be other planets, hopefully! 😉 )