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SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Michael and Tracey Leslie of Howling Boy Tech can help you with computer technology.Need help with computer technology? Howling Boy Tech Inc. is ready to assist you.

Opened in February by Madras residents Michael and Tracey Leslie, Howling Boy Tech offers services for private residences and businesses.

"Not everyone is comfortable with technology, or has the time to do the research, planning and set up, which means they miss opportunities to make technology work for them," said Michael Leslie.

From helping find the right computer for the customer's needs, setting up a new computer, or analyzing someone's current systems and optimizing them, Michael Leslie has the expertise to get it done.

He can do set up, develop customized software for specific challenges, or whatever is needed to get a costumer up, running and comfortable using the technology.

"From help with Wi-Fi, networking, data backup and recovery, removing viruses or malware, establishing or improving your online presence, to helping you create a technology plan for your business or organization to support your goals for the next 10 years – we can help," Michael Leslie said.

Tracey Leslie first came to Madras in 1992, and that fall left for college at Willamette University. After graduation, she settled in Madras in 2000.

Michael Leslie was raised in Mulino, Ore., and in his teens lived in Alaska, Florida and Oregon. In 2002, he met Tracey while he was living at Olallie Lake. They were married in 2003.

He has over 20 years of experience working in the technology industry. He has done software development, hardware support and most recently, has led projects for companies moving off mainframe systems to .NET servers.

He has project manager certification through the Project Management Institute, and gained security clearance while working for the Canadian government. His past experience includes working on projects in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.

Over the last 10 years, his job required him to travel a lot. Not wanting to do that anymore, the Leslies decided last year they wanted to settle in Madras and open their own business.

Howling Boy Tech Inc. is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends and off hours upon request. The office is located at 1825 SW Highway 97, in Madras, and the business phone is 541-325-4585. For more information, visit www.howlingboytech.com.

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