When you’re in the business of teaching people to repair like we are, you tend to meet a lot of really cool fixers. Who are fixers, you ask? A fixer is the kind of person who lives for repair. A fixer feels most at home in a cluttered workshop, screwdriver in hand. A fixer can bring anything with a motor or a motherboard back to life—even when everyone else has given up on ever getting it working again. Every once in a while, we like to share the stories of cool fixers with our community: So, meet Angela Henderson. Angela is a California repairwoman and owner of Built By Mom, a residential computer repair and tech service business.
Like many fixers, Angela’s path to owning a repair business wasn’t a straight line. She started out as an English major who took apart computers for fun. Eventually, repair grew from a hobby to a passion to a business. Now, Angela runs Built By Mom out of her garage, and keeps the computers in her community alive.