Journey Into the Tech World

When I was 17, I used my uncle's computer to play Tetris. I got hooked, not only on the game but also the computer. Then in my junior year of college at the University of Arkansas, I took a class in database administration and realized both career possibilities and the opportunity to share my passion for computers and its many business applications with others.

My first computer-based position was working at the University's Helpdesk. When I graduated, I took a position as a programming analyst for manufacturing companies. Within three years of working in the tech world, my career had peaked and I still wasn't really sharing what I knew to help others. I needed a new challenge, a better future, and a way to offer personal assistance to others through computer-based applications for businesses.

Therefore, Alexis Information Systems was born in 2007. I began with $100 investment to build my own computer. The experience naturally led to designing systems for others. Needing more space and a more professional location, my office doors opened in 2008 in Springdale, Arkansas.

One of the ways I thought of offering personal assistance to others was to teach technology. I used my almost 20 years of experience in different areas of information technologies to create a partnership between Alexis Information Systems and four local continuing education training schools. The partnership involved me working as an adjunct instructor for Microsoft Applications, website development, and programming principles. I have provided training in Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa areas. One satisfied student described me as having a sharp business acumen and a sound business philosophy combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of IT.

Of course, I will never forget my first client who was an out-of-state painter who needed to develop an online retail store. This first client led to others through word-of-mouth.

My business is diverse and individually based. It thrives on references which make up 98% of my customer base. My customers tell others because the entire team is very supportive and provides personal attention to those who are challenged with technology.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and working on Pinterest DIY projects.

- Denise Brooks

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