Who am I?

Hi, my name is Chris Schiffner. I was born and raised in NYC but decided to move to greener pastures after 34 years in the big city. These days I call Rochester, NY home. I first discovered Rochester while attending college at RIT, from which I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I’m an IT Consultant & Web Developer by trade. After working 20 years as an IT Manager, System Administrator, Network Administrator, and Web Developer, I founded ROC IT Services which provides IT Consulting services.

When I’m away from the office I enjoy relaxing with my girlfriend Cathy and our dog Molly. My hobbies include photography, hiking, kayaking, skiing, cycling (mountain and road), and ice-hockey. Somewhere in the middle of all that I maintain this website and develop a few pieces of software. My taste in music? If you snapped on a pair of my headphones you’d be treated to some bumping EDM or Indie Rock.

I’m a highly organized, natural born leader with a soft spot for the sweeter things in life. My ideal weekend contains a mix of strenuous activity and serene relaxation. Climb a mountain in the afternoon and unwind by the waterfront in the evening. No waterfront? Campfire it is! I love to challenge myself. A walk in the park is great but a challenging hike is better. I’ve completed several cycling centuries (imperial and metric) with my longest daily ride totaling 126 miles. One day I hope to cycle from Rochester, NY to New York City!

I’m active on the usual social networks (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). You can also find me on LinkedIn. I’m far from a videographer but I do post the occasional video, which you can check out here.

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