Schooley owns and operates Tri-County PC
For nearly 20 years...
12/12/2012 by BY MIMI BROWN
It was 1994. James Schooley was going to nursing school and was starving to death. He was very happy when he was offered a job selling computers. ?I thought that with this job I could buy twice as many Raman Noodles,? said James as a grin ran across his face. With barely any experience he found out that he was naturally good with computers. His boss sent him to several boot camps and the rest is history. James has been fixing computers and helping people to understand their computers ever since.
James has owned and operated Tri-County PC for almost 20 years now and does a terrific job because he not only fixes the problem but he also teaches his customers as well. ?We try to demystify computer technology,? said Schooley. ?My job is to help people get on with that they need to do.? There are many types of computer techs. James is an Applications Specialist, works on installation and configuration for operating systems/office and professional suits systems and training. He is all about teaching people to understand and get along with their systems.
James was born in West Monroe, Louisiana in 1966. ?It was just down the street from the folks of the TV show Duck Dynasty,? James quipped. His father was in construction and they traveled all over the country. His folks took him to Valdez, Alaska in 1973 and he loved it there. However his dad had to follow the work and James went back and graduated from West Monroe High School. He attended LA Tech ? MLU studying Marketing and Communications.
THE TEAGUE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL One Act Play “Liza and the Riddling Cave” by John Urquhart and directed by Alicia Hayes took 1st place at District 14-2A Meet held December 5, 2012 at Teague Jr/Sr High School. Cast members include (front row l to r) Dasie Cordova, Ashlyn Hayworth, Grayson Myers, and Kenlee Gauntt. Center (seated l to r) are Samuel Mansfield, and Chloe Sifford. Middle row (l to r) Austin Taylor, Erica Walker, Addison Hearn, Whitney Wills, Becca Davenport, Eva Chandler, and Josh Folsom. Back row (l to r) Isaiah Bell, Chloe Crook, Westin Hankins, Caitlyn Daniel, Cassie Fink, Thalia Trinidad, and Gary McQuirter. Erica Walker was named Best Actress, Josh Folsom was named Best Actort, Chloe Sifford was named to the All-Star Cast, Samuel Mansfield received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Westin Hankins received the Tech Crew Award.
James moved to Groesbeck, where his wife grew up, and fell in love with Teague. Following a divorce, he moved here. He has a daughter, Mary Beth, who is 12 years old, lives in Buffalo, and attends Buffalo Junior High School. ?She is just a really great kid,? said James. ?She is learning the guitar and sings and she loves sports, especially basketball and softball.? Although they are divorced, James says that Mary Beth?s mom is doing a wonderful job with her and he spends time with her as often as possible.
James helps with Toys for Tots, the food banks, and is a drummer (mostly in garage bands). He visits Alaska often as his mother, sister, brother, nieces and nephews still live in Eagle River, Alaska.
For any computer problems you may have, give James a call. He is extremely knowledgeable and will get you up and running in no time. Contact James at 254-739-6128.