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.
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.
Samuel Truchon has been supporting desktop computers since 2002 and has corporate IT Support experience. Past experiences include lead technician at Kootenay Lake Computers, bench tech, and field support at The Repair Factory and IT manager for Can-Filters Group. Sam moved to Kaslo from Québec at the age of 5 and has lived locally since, having attended J.V. Humphries school from Kindergarten to Grade 12. He brings extensive customer service experience having managed retail environments and is excited to be part of a team bringing cutting-edge connectivity to the communities he grew up in. Sam currently lives in Kaslo with his son and his wife Mélanie who grew up in Meadow Creek.