Raised in Ajo, Arizona, in the most remote part of the Sonoran Desert, I grew up with an overabundance of free time which I used to figure out how my computer and other technology worked. Out of that grew a passion for technology and how to apply that passion to help others. When I’m not occupied with projects for work, I’m learning new skills and tinkering with projects at home.
Provide hardware, software, and network support to end users of the El Rio Enterprise network. As a first-level contact for support, I provide support on multiple functional systems that range from entry-level to a moderate-level of complexity. I’m also responsible for performing administrative support and clerical duties of low to moderate complexity for the assigned department, program, or unit and its varied operations.
Recognizing my desire to return to healthcare IT, CEO Jonathan Leonard offered me a position as a remote IT specialist wherein I would coordinate with the onsite tech to complete projects. Further, I took on the role of web designer for the organization where I rebuilt and maintain the health center’s website.
From within the company's headquarters in the Sabino Canyon area of Tucson, I provided customer support for Simply Bits’ high-speed wireless internet access and VoIP systems. My responsibilities also included provisioning Subscriber Modules (SMs) for wireless access and provisioning and deploying VoIP phones to our customers.
Located in the frontier community of Ajo, AZ, the Desert Senita health center stands as the only medical facility in the region. My responsibilities as IT Specialist included the installation and support of computer hardware and software, light management of the NextGen EMR system, and contributions to IT policies and procedures.
I was of the opinion that my Ajo's only newspaper was reporting some stories with a noticeable bias and so I created a website where members of the community could share their own news. I envisioned a crowd-sourced newspaper which worked pretty well for a few months but, after a year, I shut it down after interest in the site had declined.
I had returned to Ajo after failing to find work after American Home became a victim of the housing market bubble burst. Unable to find work in Tucson because of the Great Recession being in full swing, I returned to my home town in the hopes of finding some work and waiting out the recession. On top of my sales associate duties, K-5 Enterprises began utilizing my skills in PC repair to offer the community services.
National Honor Society
Anthony started working for us as a sales associate in his junior year of high school. Over the years we watched him grow from a quiet, reserved teenager into a confident man with a passion for learning, technology, and helping others. In his time here, he was a valuable employee whose skills allowed us to provide computer repair services to the community and to this day he helps out when he can. After all these years Anthony Nogales is less an employee and more a member of the family!
K-5 Enterprises / RadioShack
I worked with Anthony for two years, and found him to be exceptional in his tolerance for technologically challenged doctors like myself. Anthony always has a good disposition, he is always kind, courteous and professional. He always explained techie information to my limited level of understanding. If I needed services of IT I would hire Anthony in a minute before someone else realized what an opportunity they lost in Anthony.
Dr. Robert Richardson
Desert Senita Community Health Center