Joe Boy is the founder and president of Your Computer Solutions Inc. He got his start with computers in the sixth grade. After doing poorly in math, his teacher decided a new approach was needed by placing a kid’s computer game in front of him. Joe asked to learn how to create games rather than play them. Mrs. Ritz encouraged him to learn, arranging for him to have blocks of time alone with the school computers. Joseph’s grades increased dramatically. He knew he found what he wanted to do with his life. Going door-to-door on his bicycle, Joe tried to pick up spare computer jobs to develop his skills. After a dose of reality (try, try, and try again) he had to get a “normal” job to earn income. Relentless in the pursuit of his dream to learn and study computers, he landed jobs in the retail and hotel industries. His skills grew as did his dream. One day he decided to take a risk and start what is now YCS.
Joe has been working in the computer industry now for more than 25 years. His dream of starting a successful computer firm has evolved into one recognized for excellence in service for its clients. Gaining business experience serving as a board member for the Kiwanis Club, he decided that the best way to help the youth of the community was to teach them the skills to of tomorrow. As a volunteer for many non-profit organizations, Joseph has gained the trust, friendship and support which has contributed to his success. Believing you are never too old to have fun and play games, Joseph helped begin a non-profit organization which teaches young people the skills of computers through the use of computer games and entertainment. He continues his mentoring, intending to see some of those young people develop into the people who will take YCS into the future.