Mitchell has been taking things apart to learn how they work for as long as he can remember. Eventually, he learned how to put them back together and has been tinkering with things ever since. Restoring cars with his grandfather showed him how engines work, and playing with the family Macintosh taught him that computers were simply another kind of machine.
Since then, Mitchell has built gaming computers for his family, set up complex networks in his house for fun and learned to program so that he could make his computers do things for him. This led him to study computer science at Oklahoma State University.
Now, you can probably find Mitchell rushing to put his home network back together after a day of experimenting with new hardware or software. If he’s lucky, he’ll have the internet back up and running before his wife, Elizabeth, gets home from her job as a nurse. When he’s not taking things apart or putting them back together, Mitchell enjoys spending time with Elizabeth and their Newfoundland dog, Truman.