Not just any nerds. Your nerds.
Not just any nerds. Your nerds.
In 2001, a crack technology unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as nerds of fortune. If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire... Feedwire.
R. Damien Clark, Macintosh Consultant, opened its very unofficial doors in 1998. Most clients were individuals, but individuals including Herbie Hancock and Alan Kay. After working through Evolution Film & Tape on the first seasons of Big Brother and Fear Factor, R. Damien Clark picked up its first production clients in 2001. Feedwire incorporated in its present incarnation in 2002. Since then its client base has expanded steadily, mostly attracting clients in reality and specials production.
Damien’s background in geekery is vast. He started with a screwdriver and a dishwasher at five. Curious about the dishwasher’s inner workings, he disassembled the dishwasher entirely. It never worked again. By seven or so, the reverse process began to work out and machines went back together as easily as they came apart. 1984 and a father with a new job at Apple brought the Macintosh into Damien’s life. The two have been inseparable ever since.
As a child my ability to take things apart was apparent. Putting them back together has been my life’s work. Fortunately for Feedwire and our amazing client base, I have mastered the art of breaking everything I can in pursuit of knowledge and the ability to fix just about any problem that has come my way.
My career spans from early 2001 and beyond. I have worked in Healthcare as a Systems Analyst, Manufacturing as an IT Manager and now the Entertainment Industry as a Nerd for Hire.
I’m Greek so guess what my parents had?... a restaurant, no surprise there. You can add short order cook to the list of talents and oh yeah, lead singer in a rock band which toured our local Cleveland circuit. Did I mention I’m from Ohio. I’m a Kent State alumni with a BS in Technology although the best lessons I got were outside the classroom.
I’ve been with Feedwire for over 5 years and have no plans of slowing down. I'm adding web designer to my list of ninja skills and am currently taking on projects.
Enough about me, what about you?
Joshua is a ten million year old demon inhabiting a mortal body that has been kept alive for over a thousand years through dark magic. Condemned to his flesh prison by a medieval wizard in 938 AD, he must wander the earth repairing technology until the planets align following the coming of the Magnificent and Malevolent K’thrant during the great Fire Purge. Joshua lives with his cat in Palms and enjoys crossword puzzles and board games.
Matthew is the likely son of a synthesizer mad scientist and a hippie nutritionist. Raised deep in the woods of Massachusetts, Matthew matured on a steady diet of pianos and polenta… keyboards and carob. At an early age he discovered that he possessed an uncanny ability to tame technology, and decided then and there that this power must only be used for good. Hearing cries for help caused by malevolent machinery, Matthew relocated to the West Coast… where as you might have guessed is where he currently resides. These days when faced with an uncooperative contraption, Matthew is quick to adopt an old family adage: “Don’t let it win.”
A Champion Problem Solver and Fixer/Finder Heidi was recently nicknamed "Swiss Army Knife." With a background in production she’s had an opportunity to hone a multitude of useful (and sometimes useless) Nerd skills like: Archery, Wine Snobbery, WD-40 uses and Quoting Army of Darkness.
In her off time she is a Collector of Cashmere, Purveyor of Bourbon, Arcade Game Groupie, Perpetual Learner and interested in Good Food.
Eliav has parlayed a childhood fascination with electrical cords into stints as an Apple genius, award-winning laserist, and Feedwire MacGyver. At age 4, Eliav began sleeping with wires instead of stuffed animals, much to his mother’s consternation. He took apart his first computer at age five, and one of these days he vows he will put it back together. Eliav comes to Feedwire following a successful career designing, programming, and operating lasers for some of the biggest events and artists in the world, as well as film, television, and commercial clients. When not fixing the plumbing, electricity, flooring, and/or audiovisual equipment in and around his home, Eliav works ceaselessly on incorporating more items into the internet of things. Basically, Eliav wants to make his house smarter than he is.
Video Game Nerd
Video Game Nerd
Growing up, Johnny subsisted on a healthy diet of technology, puzzles, and the natural intersection of the two: video games. Little did he know, he was developing skills that would serve him well on the journey of his life.
While studying Linguistics across the country, Johnny was inadvertently sucked into a wormhole and transported to a foreign world. Trapped in a sunless dimension, he had no choice but to solve computer problems, fix printers, and win arbitrary video game competitions in order to power the eldritch devices used to hop from plane to plane. After eons of aimless teleporting, he finally returned to his native land of Santa Monica. He is now free to do what he wants with his own life… which is to go back to solving technology related puzzles and play video games, while taking particular care to avoid the sun.
James is a Southern Gentleman through and through. Growing up in rural Virginia he didn’t have much exposure to computers, but a garage full of telephone equipment was his playground. In college James discovered the computer lab (cue the Weird Science theme song), it’s possibilities, and all things tech have inspired him ever since.
The bulk of his career was at Virginia Tech before relocating to LA, where he worked at UCLA and Pepperdine, before finding Feedwire.
James is a scuba instructor, a whiz at Twitter freebies, and does not own a selfie stick