Tyler Hamilton has been the Network administrator since 2013, after being a web developer for KiN since 1999. His previous experience includes working as a Sysadmin/Developer with a VoIP company in Vancouver, and a Sysadmin/Volunteer support/sales/Warehouse for a non-profit re-use/recycling organization in Vancouver. Tyler grew up in Meadow Creek and in Kaslo. He is now raising his two children in Kaslo with his wife Letitia.
Tyler Dobie has been in the Information and Communications Technology industry for most of his 20-year career. Tyler moved from Kaslo to Ottawa in 1987 at age 10, and back to his home-town of Kaslo in 2003. From 2004 to 2011, Tyler sat on the board of directors for KiN as a volunteer community champion, Chairing the KiN board as President from 2005-2007. He wrote the Network BC grant application and business plan which enabled KiN to start building a wireless community access network during his time as President.
Tyler has worked for Kaslo infoNet Society since March 2012 as the technical support and client care manager, and as a field technician. He enjoys the diversity of his job – visiting and climbing KiN’s towers in their beautiful natural surroundings – on mountaintops in the forests of North Kootenay Lake and the Lardeau Valley, as well as visiting people in their homes and businesses. He finds it very fulfilling to bring broadband to people in remote locations and enjoys enabling our rural clients to get, and stay, online. He is happy to be learning new skills as we expand into fibre optic service.
Tyler is from Kaslo originally, but went to high school in Ottawa and started his professional career as a computer technician at a video game studio there. He studied personal-interest humanities / liberal arts subjects at Selkirk College in Castlegar in 1997 and at the University of Ottawa in 1999. He has 3 children with his spouse Nicole; their family makes their home in uphill Kaslo.
Bob McGregor was born and raised in 100 Mile House, BC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (UBC). Bob first became involved with KiN as a volunteer in 2013. He was subsequently hired by KiN and held the position of Operations Manager from March 2014 to February 2016, during which time he managed a complete overhaul of KiN’s wireless network. The upgrades included new access points on 11 towers, new high-capacity long-distance radios at 5 sites, a newly constructed tower site and installation of 4 remote backup generator systems.
Since February 2016, Bob’s title changed to Field Support Technician First Class. His new role focuses on field work including power systems across KiN’s wireless network, as well as customer installations and technical support within the north area of KiN’s network. He appreciates the opportunity that high-speed internet brings to remote rural communities. Bob lives in Argenta on an off-grid homestead with his wife Jane and young son Yili.