We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle
My name is Tom Hadrava and I'm originally from Makinen, MN, or better known as the Iron Range. I lived with my mother (Janis Hadrava), my late father (James Hadrava), and my brother (Jason Hadrava). My mother is a retired Lab Tech from Essentia in Virginia Minnesota. My father worked at Mintacc mines. He passed away on June 15th, 2000. My brother moved out when I was 12 years old, he enlisted with the Marines.
I graduated from Eveleth-Gilbert High School, while at high school; I attended a post-secondary education at Mesabi Community College. Immediately after graduating high school, I moved to Duluth, MN to begin college. I attended summer courses at WITC to eliminate some of my general education courses. In Fall '04, I enrolled at UWS and majored in Computer Information Systems. I graduated May 16, 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. I continued my education at Lake Superior College by taking a four course program in Cisco Networking to gain more of a technical knowledge in networking.
While in Duluth, I worked from '04 to '07 at OfficeMax in Duluth. In '07 I got two new jobs. One was being a Hewlett Packard representative for OfficeMax and Best Buy in the Duluth area and the other was an I.T. Internship at Residential Services Inc. At Residential Services Inc. I was promoted to a Help Desk Specialist in May '07. In January '08 I got hired at Field Logic Inc. as an I.T. Intern. After graduation, I earned a full time position at Field Logic Inc. as an I.T. Coordinator.
As of May 2012, I earned the opportunity to take on the role as IT Manager of Field Logic. Becoming an IT Manager at Field Logic opened many doors for me. I became proficient in servers, networking, and virtualization. March 2015 I left Field Logic and took a new job at St. Louis County as the IT Customer Service Manager. I’m a part of an enterprise level department and am privileged to have a great team to work with. St. Louis County is my current place of work which brings on many exciting new challenges for me.
In 2016 I decided to convert an IT hobby of mine and make turn it into an official business. I created Simple2Tech, LLC. I really took two of my passions technology and helping others and turned it into a something that I take a lot of pride in. I'm excited to see this business grow with my career in technology.
I currently live with my wife (Mykle Hadrava) in our new, old house in Duluth Minnesota. We have three crazy dogs and one cat. Bella, Edward, Paige, and Enzo. We moved in March 2010. We got married August 16th 2008. We have been together for 10+ years and are going strong. Mykle graduated from UWS with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and currently works as a Registered Nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Life is full of fun and adventure. I’m always looking to take that “next step”!