About Us

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In the Beginning:

Genesis! Stephen R. Woods was freed from the corporate world following the tragic 9/11 events. As a traveling V.P. of a fortune 500 company, Steve was hungry to stay home and work with real people again. Going back to his roots in computers, he focused on using his God given gifts to just help people who were struggling with computers. In 2003, Tech4Life was born. Throwing out conventional business strategies, Steve was all about helping people before he had invoices or business cards! Acts of service performed with love was the only priority. Steve was sure that if this was kept as the priority, everything he needed would be provided and fall into place in it’s time.

This has proven to be true, beyond comprehension, for Steve, Tech4Life and it’s customers.

Country Doctor Service
Country Doctor Service

Milburn Stone as Galen “Doc” Adams. Born July 5, 1904 (the same day Steve was born…58 years later).

The Growing Years:

This focus became the heart of Tech 4 Life. Customers proved shocked and amazed that someone actually cared and enjoyed spending time to create a relationship, even a friendship as it were. Customers who’s amazing food was more valuable than any money, paid with lunch. As word spread and people referred other people, the business got very, very busy. The temptations of success tried to alter the service and relationship focus. Something was needed as a constant reminder to Steve and to the computer customers of the original intent of Tech 4 Life.

The motto “Country Doctor Service” was born. Embodied in “Doc Adams” from Gunsmoke and the history of the American Country Doctor of years past, became the formal model for Tech 4 Life. Solving the issues that need addressed today, for the benefit of the people who are struggling.

Absent of the business success motive. Driven with the strength of experience and love for the neighbors. When service is performed in this manner, everyone gets what they need. Just as Steve thought in the beginning. This is the daily marching orders for everyone in Tech 4 Life. Customers need to expect this level of computer service and hold them accountable. Just like Festus would have!

The Tech4Life Team

Steve Woods
Steve WoodsFounder of Tech4Life Computers
Steve’s job is to take the resources God has provided Tech 4 Life out into the Community he has placed us in.
Alex Deuel
Alex DeuelDirector Of Technology
Alex was the first employee of Tech 4 Life many years ago. He has a “gifted” understanding of operating systems of all types and loves board level technology. He recently earned an engineering degree at ASU. Stop by and you might catch a glimpse of a technologies future!
Patrick Consoni
Patrick ConsoniTechnician
Patrick grew up in Cave Creek and is a local technology wizard! His focus is on serving our business clients, servers and security. He has been with Tech 4 Life since 2015 and is sharing his Creeker Love with all of our community now.
Lanier Courts ( Courts )
Lanier Courts ( Courts ) Technician
Lanier ( he goes by Courts) came to us from the greater Chicago area. He is attending college and aspiring to be a member of the Phoenix Police Force. He joined us in May of 2018 having already spent 4 years as a computer technician in Illinois. Please help us welcome Courts to Arizona and our community.
Rachel Karls-Gomes
Rachel Karls-GomesVP of Content Creation & Design
Rachel Specializes in Website Design and content layout for digital and print media. She is a master of digital layout, constantly exploring the latest trends and techniques. As a long time resident (+25 years), Cave Creek and all of it’s characters is a source of daily joy for her! She finds it a treat to work with all of her neighbors!
Jen Miles
Jen MilesVP of Digital Marketing
Jen is the founder of Simple Email Strategies in Cave Creek. She merged her business with Tech 4 Life in 2017 in an effort to build a superior digital marketing company in our community. She raised her kids in this community and continues to volunteer with multiple non-profits to be sure our community excels. Making digital marketing simple for small business is her passion. Helping people achieve their dreams is her hope. If you haven’t met Jen yet, you are missing out on a local experience and a huge smile!
Judi Anderson
Judi AndersonBusiness Administrator
Judi enjoys greeting our clients on the phone and at the front counter to coordinate and schedule your service with our Techs. She has lived in Carefree for many years, and is enthusiastic about serving the community as a member of the Tech 4 Life team!

The Tech4Life Alumni

Mark Orabona
Mark OrabonaBusiness Account Technician
Mark worked with Tech 4 Life clients for almost 3 years. He refined his excellent technical skills and has been able to advance to a job with the State of Arizona.
His current responsibilities include:
Maintaining and troubleshooting the health of server operating systems; Adding/removing user rights to folder shares; Provisioning users and user access rights to server and cifs shares; Adding and maintaining system resources to servers; Patching Server Operating systems; Upgrading server operating systems; Building test environments for sql servers; Rebuilding servers from Server 2008 r2 to Server 2012 r2.

He recently announced his wedding engagement and we are excited to see Mark rocketed into another dimension!

Darek Clark
Darek ClarkTechnician
Darek is from Wickenburg and joined the Tech 4 Life team in 2016. He had his first son while he was here and helped our community for almost 2 years. He has grown into a corporate tech security job in Phoenix and is prospering there.
Stephen Fluharty
Stephen FluhartyTechnician
Steve joined Tech 4 Life in 2016. He grew up in Carefree and loves our locals! He has been using Apple technologies since his childhood and is an excellent trainer.
Steve was sought out by a growing Scottsdale company and is now a managing a group of people moving APS gas lines. His technology experience is helping him build a database and tracking system for the company.
Tim Root
Tim RootTechnician
Tim came to us from Wickenburg via Tucson! He graduated from U of A with a Computer Science degree. Tim now works for USAA developing software for thier Member Services Department. We expect to see him enjoying the Taste of Cave Creek with us every year!
Jordan Machuca
Jordan MachucaWeb Designer
After working for more than 2 years in the production and maintenance of websites, web graphic design and video editing, Jordan is now attending ASU full time earning his degree in Digital Culture.

The Tech4Life Interns

Will Sheehan
Will SheehanSummer Intern
Will is a local Cave Creek resident and graduate of Cactus Shadows High School. Will spent the summer of 2018 with us producing several in-house & client videos. As a senior at ASU pursuing a career in Digital Culture, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Awards and Achievements:

2017: Ambassador of the Year – Jen Miles

2016: Business of the Year – Tech4Life

2016: Spirit of Carefree Award – Steve Woods

2013: Silver Spur Community Award – Steve Woods

2011: Entrepreneur of the Year – Steve Woods

Where We’re Going:

Everyone at Tech 4 Life sets out each day to help as many people who are wrestling with computer challenges as possible. We will focus on running the race that is set out before us. With Love, honesty, integrity and commitment to our neighbors we will succeed. Who’s our neighbor you might ask?

Anyone we come in contact with today is our neighbor.
If you’re reading this, welcome to the neighborhood!

Call us at (480) 488-0773 or EMAIL