About us

Bruce Berls

Bruce Berls

Bruceb Consulting

Bruceb Consulting has been serving small businesses and law firms in the North Bay since 1995, with clients in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sebastopol), Marin County (San Rafael, Tiburon), and the Bay Area (Oakland, San Francisco). The advent of remote support tools allows us to expand our reach and work with clients anywhere, so Bruceb Consulting also has loyal friends and clients in Los Angeles, New York, Canada, and elsewhere.

Bruceb Consulting is a Microsoft partner (and authorized to sell and support Office 365), as well as a partner with some of the best technology providers in the business - Solarwinds for remote monitoring and management, MSP360 for cloud backups, Splashtop for remote support, StorageCraft ShadowProtect for backup software, and others.

Bruce Berls started his career as a practicing California attorney, but he has been immersed in personal computing since 1982 when his first suitcase-sized computer was the envy of the lawyers at his firm. He became the firm’s technology resource, and more and more law firms began to turn to him for help. What began as a sideline became an important part of his career, gradually taking over completely from the practice of law.

Bruce's wife and children are more important to him than anything else in the world. You can see some pictures here.

Mikel Cook

Mikel Cook

Mikel Cook has been working in the computer industry for more than 25 years, and has been consulting for small businesses since 2007. He first became a Microsoft certified engineer (MCSE) in 1995 and was recertified in 2005. Mike is a registered Microsoft Partner with certification as a Small Business Specialist.

Before he started working with small and medium businesses, Mike was a network administrator at larger companies, acting as a system administrator in complex server environments and providing help desk support to users. He worked at Agilent for several years on worldwide projects with responsibility for infrastructure design, vendor interface, planning and cut over processes. He has also worked for software publishers on custom accounting database programs.

Mike's background and his work with small and medium businesses has given him a broad range of skills. In addition to overall knowledge of Windows servers and workstations, Mike has experience working with SQL, Sharepoint, Apple products, Cisco routers, and more.

Mike lives in Sebastopol with his wife and two standard poodles. His son lives in Sonoma County. Mikel is also active in Rotary.