Meet the Nerds

Neighborhood Nerd Owners

Leo Knight
Founder

Leo started life as an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Tennessee. After graduating, he went to work for Allen-Bradley living in Cleveland, OH and Milwaukee, WI. Leo came up with the idea for a Neighborhood Tech Shop after one of his tenants (Sam McCamy) moved out of 1202 Kenesaw Ave in 2010. Partner, Mark Armstrong, brought the idea to life as Neighborhood Nerds and created our platypus mascot, Gizmo. Leo married his high school sweetheart, Debbie and they have four sons. Leo strives to keep the royal commandment every day, Love your Neighbor as your self!

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Mark Armstrong
Founder & voice of Gizmo!
Mark is a serial entrepreneur with many successes. He is the original developer of the marketing platform, MailChimp. Branding and Marketing genius behind Neighborhood Nerds and Gizmo! Mark joined the team in 2011 and quickly saw the potential. In 2012 Mark negotiated a 50/50 stake in Neighborhood Nerds, Inc. and continues to lead the Marketing/Branding efforts today! Husband to a WONDERFUL lady.
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Clifton Goodgame
Platypus Extraordinaire
Clif is a serious Nerd from way back! He is a true platypus...a little of this and a little of that. Clif built a very successful IT company in Chattanooga, grew it to 100's of employees and 1,000's of clients and had a successful exit. Clif joined the team in 2017 and is leading the efforts of moving our Member Center operations in Sequoyah Hills to a Franchise model so everyone everywhere can have access to Neighborhood Nerds.
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Neighborhood Nerds Team

Tanner Kerlin
Account Manager

Tanner is happy to be a part of the Neighborhood Nerds Team. He comes from an array of careers but one priority has always been consistent: customer service. Tanner has dedicated over 7 years to customer service, whether it be by serving and bartending at several restaurants, working as a call representative, or serving as a sales associates for AT&T and retailers. He has learned to ALWAYS put the guest, member, or customer before his needs in order to deliver the best experience. He is currently working as the account manager for The Neighborhood Nerds and looks forward to meeting and serving each member.

Jace Terry
Outside Nerd

Jace is a senior studying Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He grew up in the small town of Sale Creek and moved to Knoxville for college. Jace loves playing board games, or any sort of games with his friends from both back home and here. He works primarily as an outside nerd, but sometimes does inside nerd work. He excels at fixing any and all IT problems, video editing, and writing emails.

Ryan Flores
Remote Help Nerd

Ryan is a recent college graduate, and he serves as a Remote Nerd with the Neighborhood Nerds. His role means he answers calls that come in, schedules visits for members, and makes tickets for all tech issues. He has been working with computers starting at a young age and loves working with technology each and every day. Ryan is very excited for this opportunity to deliver an excellent customer service experience to all members.

Daniel Hutchings
Outside Nerd

Daniel Hutchings is an outside Nerd here at Neighborhood Nerds. He is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee studying Supply Chain Management, and a cadet in UT’s Army ROTC program. Daniel is passionate about working with computers and has built many of his own. Here at Neighborhood Nerds you would be hard pressed to find a computer or piece of tech that Daniel doesn’t have experience working with! Nothing makes him happier than finding solutions to member problems, or teaching members how to use the tech they have to make their lives easier!