Chris Alton founded Alton Computer Solutions in 2006. He brought all the skills he learned while working as a Computer (and Printer!) Technician for twelve years for a family-owned computer support business. Chris has more than two decades of experience in creating hardware and software solutions for small businesses. He enjoys working closely with customers to create systems that adapt to their unique business needs. He combines the fast-paced learning necessary for computer technician work with his love of tinkering with machines. The first machine he restored from the ground up was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle when he was a teenager. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife, two daughters and Havanese Dog.
Rex Rodin began working at Alton Computer Solutions in February 2018. Before that, he was always in school or working odd jobs on breaks. He earned a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), as he knew computers are here to stay. When he’s not at work, Rex spends his fall watching football and summer lounging on the Columbia while listening to country or classic rock music. Little bits of free time are filled with gym time, playing video games or watching Netflix (The Office, Parks and Rec, or Friends). If Rex isn’t doing any of the above, he’s either at a Sounders soccer game or hanging at the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub with some friends.
Senior Network Engineer
Blake Salvesen began working at Alton Computer Solutions in 2017. He started his Computer Technician career as a helpdesk monkey in 2009, although he’s been playing with computers since the late 90s. Previous employers include Icicle and University of Washington’s Forestry and STEM departments. Blakes likes troubleshooting and solving problems. He also loves to repair and restore cars (Subarus and a 1971 Chevy Nova) and 2-stroke motorcycles (a 1969 Yamaha R3 and a 1969 Yamaha YG5-T). Blake’s also a rally racer, a record loving hipster and owner of a pretty sweet stereo.
“We are a business comprised of users who understand everything about computers and those who don’t know exactly how the computers work, but we all need our computers to work well! Chris and his team have taken great care of all of our computer needs in both a timely and patient manner. All of us would highly recommend Alton Computer Solutions!”
“We’ve worked with Chris and his team for more than a decade. He’s kept our computers running smoothly and saved us from attacking viruses, too!”
“I cannot say enough great things about Chris and his team at Alton Computer Solutions. As the owner of a small accounting business, I depend heavily on all of my technical components running smoothly: my server, network, computers and all of the additional components. Knowing that my clients’ work is also protected and secure is paramount for my business. Alton Computer Solutions equals Peace of Mind.”
“For more than 10 years, we have been completely secure with our computer and internet technology, both at work and at home, thanks to the skillful support that Chris and his team have provided. To top it all off, Chris is just a pleasure to be around.”