Misty BruceCFO / Business Manager / Web Developer
Hello there, Misty here, creator of this website and many others. I’m the co-owner of Upgrade Taos Computers, and mom to my special-needs boy. I have accumulated a wide variety of skill sets from computer programming and accounting, to graphics design and web development, which help me to run my business as best as I can.
I’m passionate about running my computer repair business. I spend most of my days answering the phone and scheduling appointments. I have become quite good at phone support and I am happy to answer computer questions and provide basic phone support for no charge at all. I manage all the bookkeeping and all of our promotions such as radio ads, the website and being active on social media.
I developed my first website in 1996, it was a personal site on Geocities. I am self-taught and can write web code, from scratch, in at least ten different programming languages. I enjoy the independence in coding and testing and I get much satisfaction when hundreds of lines of code works! I specialize in WordPress Content Management System; I develop custom plugins and themes. I have a lot of knowledge about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I am proficient in graphics design. I also dabble in video production and have created several local commercials.
I earned my high school diploma, then my Associate of Arts in Graphics Design from New Mexico State University. I paid for it all myself by working at a Super Wal-Mart 1-hour Photo Lab.
I moved to Taos when I was twenty. I worked many Taos jobs over the years including Domino’s Pizza, Copy Queen, Angel Fire Resort, Kachina Lodge, Hampton Inn, the Comanche Inn and Taos Community Health Plan. In 2003 I got a job as an Accounting Associate for James Steffens, CPA, where I learned invaluable skills in bookkeeping and became a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.
It took ten years of saving money and building credit, but in 2015, we purchased our Taos home on Cruz Alta and built an electronics / computer workshop in our garage. We’ll continue to offer excellent computer repair service and plan to expand into electronics repair.
I truly believe Taos is where I belong. I feel an overwhelming sense of community support and I am so grateful for it. The mountain has accepted me, so this is where I’ll stay.
My other hobbies include, hiking, running, dog training, fish keeping, cooking, gardening, roller derby, playing guitar and piano, spinning poi, and working out to Body Pump.
- Adobe Photoshop 97% 97%
- CSS 97% 97%
- Content Management 97% 97%
- Data Analytics 92% 92%
- Database Administration 96% 96%
- Graphic Design 84% 84%
- Microsoft Office 96% 96%
- MySQL 87% 87%
- PHP 90% 90%
- QuickBooks 97% 97%
- Video Editing 88% 88%
- Web Development 98% 98%