About Tech-Tamer

Tech-Tamer is a wife-and-husband team based in Newton, Massachusetts. We build and maintain web sites for medium-sized and small businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals.  We also assist our clients with internet-related issues, such as setting up and configuring email service, electronic newsletters and other web services. 

Lisa Mirabile has been taming technology professionally since 2003, and has been closely involved with personal computers since they first appeared. Lisa offers a solid base of knowledge that gives her the ability to solve most garden-variety technology problems quickly and efficiently, coupled with a strong set of information-finding skills she can apply to problems requiring further inquiry. Lisa earned a Masters of Library Science from Simmons in 1998, where her computer-related course work provided a slightly more useful set of skills than she acquired earning her undergraduate degree in Classics and English from Harvard University.

Giles Birch joined Tech-Tamer in 2006. Giles started his professional life as a programmer for development projects in Kenya, where, among other tasks, he wrote the first budget analysis software for the Republic of Kenya. After a brief detour into investment management, and a rather more extended tour of service as a corporate and tax lawyer, he has finally returned to his roots. In addition to general computer skills, Giles has experience with enterprise-level software, and helped to design the knowledge management system for his AmLaw 100 law firm in between setting up real estate funds. Giles has a law degree from the University of Chicago and, like his wife, also went to that school in Cambridge.

Tech-Tamer began in 2003 as a part-time tech-support business.  As the web became more important, we learned how to build websites at the same time as the rest of the world.  In late 2013, we made the momentous decision to focus on our web business, and we no longer provide tech support on a regular basis.