Our Story

SimplePowerIT was born in 2012 on the premise that most organizations have one shared and basic technology need: computers and software should “just work” so users can stay focused on their goals without frustrating technology glitches. On the occasion there are issues, your frustration level is likely high. We believe that getting up and running again shouldn’t involve long telephone hold times, talking with technicians who aren’t empathetic or don’t understand, and speak in jargon.

When you work with us, SimplePowerIT has one overarching ambition – to earn your trust and confidence.  We want our relationship to expand beyond your basic technology needs and we work to understand your business. Our team is small, and that’s intentional.  When you work with SimplePowerIT, you’ll work directly with the owner and a dedicated technician who will be your technology advisor and ensure that everything does work each and every day.

If that sounds like the kind of technology support your business or organization is seeking, we’d welcome a conversation. 
Contact us any time. We can’t wait to get to know you!

Meet Your Team

Martin Straub

Principal

Martin has 20+ years of experience developing, building, and maintaining frustration-free technology solutions. After moving to NCW in 2001, he served as the Technology Director for the local CPA firm, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC. Although primarily focused on their internal network needs, he discovered a passion for solving client technology challenges. As a result, in 2013 he founded SimplePowerIT to focus exclusively on delivering frustration-free technology solutions to NCW businesses and nonprofits.
Martin’s interest in serving nonprofits has grown with years of involvement with many community organizations such as Wenatchee Outdoors and Wenatchee River Institute. He currently contributes as a Board member for the NCW Tech Alliance.
He is equally passionate about the outdoors and you’ll often find him ski touring along Blewett Pass, biking the Methow Valley trails, or wandering and observing wildlife in the many protected natural areas throughout our region.

Shawn Sanders

Client Services Manager

Shawn is a skilled and knowledgeable IT professional with over a decade of experience and is accredited with a computer technician certificate from Wenatchee Valley College.
He is highly proficient in troubleshooting computer, hardware, software, and networking issues that involve analytical thinking and creative problem-solving.
He is gifted in applying customer service techniques to improve the experience of our clients.
Along with his extensive IT experience, Shawn brings his skills in Marketing and Web Development to SimplePowerIT.
Having been raised in the Wenatchee Valley, he enjoys being outdoors, traveling, motorcycling, playing music, and spending time with his family and friends.

Chris Rankin

Senior Technician

Chris has over 15 years of experience in all facets of IT. He is accredited with MCP and CCNA certifications.
He is multi-skilled and knowledgeable from basic help desk support to high-level network engineering.
Along with his accolades and experience, Chris brings excellent customer service, IT advising, and forethought to the critical business needs of SimplePowerIT’s clients.
Since growing up in the beautiful town of Cashmere, Chris enjoys many different outdoor activities during his spare time. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and newborn daughter.