Dheeraj’s first Mac wasn’t actually a Mac, but an Apple ][+. And he didn’t study computer science, business, or any of the disciplines one might guess. (This is a recurring theme here at CapitolMac.) Actually, he has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a focus on Graphic Design, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A native of Washington, DC (yes, there is such a thing as a “DC native”), Dheeraj currently lives in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood. Consequently, he’s become quite an authority on how to avoid traffic on the northern Virginia interstates when driving down to Richmond. Executive summary: Schedule your trip for between 1:32 and 4:39 AM.
(That’s a joke. Actually, no, it isn’t.)
Director of Business Services
Andrew began his career in gizmos at his grandfather’s workbench in the 1960s, learning good tool habits while fixing old clocks and guns. This was followed by a checkered career as a junior recycler of electronic junk, long before recycling was a thing. To support his habit, he started a series of small businesses while in high school, and discovered a love of all things entrepreneurial. His first Apple experience was on a friend’s Apple ][e, followed later—while in the Navy—with time spent learning on a shared 1984 original Mac. He’s been a Mac owner and (as was inevitable) repair person since 1993, and has worked fixing Macs and supporting Mac users in one way or another ever since. In 2015, Andrew joined the mother ship and worked in Apple retail until CapitolMac made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Now he takes joy in supporting other Mac-using entrepreneurs, as well as expanding data recovery services for the company. When he’s not at work, Andrew is the Technical Director of a performing dance company.
Despite his highly technical job, Jamie also didn’t study technology or computer science in school; his degree is in Religious Studies and Music. Which means he can tell you all about Gregorian chants while he repairs your computer. These days, Jamie is studying for a Masters in Information Technology at Virginia Tech. When he’s not buried in his computer for work or school, he’s often seen reading comics, playing video games, or listening to podcasts.
Director of Retail
Misty graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2011 with a double Bachelors in International Studies and Asian Studies, and a double minor in Japanese and Drama. How did she end up working with computers? Well, when she was younger she used to help her brother build computers and fix Atari video game consoles. Since then she has been fascinated with technology. When Misty isn’t working she enjoys crafting, sewing, and collecting makeup, clothes from Japan, and tea. On any given day she consumes a hazardous amount of tea with a dash of milk and honey.
Store Manager, Richmond
A CapitolMac employee since 2000, Marnie’s been with the company longer than anyone on this page (yep, even the boss). Our current location is the third one she’s worked in, and she got the job when our then-store manager noticed that she worked for a band he loved. He offered her a job on that basis alone, she eventually ended up taking his job, and the rest is history.
As a teenager, Marnie worked for an independent record store in northern Virginia, moved on to work for an independent record label in New York, and now works for an independent Apple store in Richmond. And as manager of our flagship store, she knows what’s going on in every corner of the building. (Yep, even more so than the boss.) We all share the same respect for (and perhaps a slight touch of fear of) her.
Service Manager, Richmond
Gavin has been with CapitolMac since 2007. Before coming to CapitolMac, he worked for Bell TechLogix on the (in)famous Henrico iBook Project. (Google it — this was such a huge deal in the early 2000s that it made national news and was covered religiously by every Mac blog on the planet.)
With over 12 years of Apple-certified experience, there isn’t much Gavin hasn’t seen when it comes to computer failure and repair, and if he had a dollar for every customer who told him he saved their life by being able to recover their data, he wouldn’t be working for CapitolMac anymore; he’d be living on a beautiful island with the fastest fiber connection on earth.
Since that isn’t the case, however, he’s still with us, and he spends his free time enjoying video gaming.
Store Manager, Baltimore
A proud Apple Product Professional, Page is fully certified and is ready to handle all of your sales and product questions. In her spare time, she’s a comic book artist, podcaster, writer, and martial artist. This would naturally imply, of course, that she excels at multitasking.
General Manager, Williamsburg
Store Manager, Williamsburg
Service Manager, Williamsburg