Rhos Barnes, MCSE, MCP + I, CCNA (owner/operator)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Microsoft Certified Internet Professional
Microsoft Certified Professional
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Microsoft Certified Partner
Rhos Barnes has been a Squamish resident since 1999 moving from Southern Ontario. This has been my passion since I was 8 years old and got my first computer a commodore c64. Back before the internet, Rhos was involved with moderating mail on a bulletin board called Quantam Link using a 300 baud modem and that c64, Quantuam Link would eventually become one of the largest internet and media companies changing its name to America On-line, then AOL Time Warner.
Rhos ran a BBS in the southern ontario area during his teens, helped provide and administer the first (pre-internet international electronic mail through BBS’s) called FIDOnet and creating a softball league for users of BBS’s in Niagara Falls area. First experience in the actual IT business started in his teens with Niagara Region School board and was the lead designer at a webpage company known as Virtually Niagara.
After arriving in Squamish became the 3rd youngest in Canada to attain the highest certification level offered by Microsoft, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer including being a Microsoft Certified Professional and MCP + I Internet Specialist before then, then adding certification from Cisco as a Cisco Certified Network Associate.
After coming to Squamish, Rhos worked at the Sea-to-Sky Freenet Association and served on the board of directors which today is known as The HOTSPOT, which was one of best experiences getting to meet the great community. For many years after that ran an online business with another Squamish resident involved with remote computer solutions, virtual currencies being a pioneer in the industry and becoming the largest North American business and #1 rated through ebay, earning a reputable 10,000 positive feedback and powerseller status.
Rhos volunteers with several projects today including North Vancouver School Board, Howe Sound Womans Center, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 277 and Bullying webpage,Bullybeware.com as the site administrator. Rhos sponsors and plays on The PC TECH Guys Ballerz. He is an also avid Squamish dart player, 2008-2012 ranked #1 and yearly participant in the Vancouver Open and online internationally through Dartproleague.com.