Brian J. Cook

Founder and CEO
Brian graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009 with a degree in Visual Media, minor in Business Management, and concentration in Economics. Upon graduating he became a staff member at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) Charter Public School where he worked in the Academic Support department working with Assistive Technology and as a Technology Assistant in the IT Department. Concurrent to working at PVPA Brian completed additional coursework in the Computer Science field and was the Girls Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Coach. Brian left PVPA in 2012 to found Calm Computing.

In addition to running Calm Computing Brian is a National Registered EMT, the Deputy Chief of the Leverett Fire Department, a Lieutenant on the Amherst Fire Department Call Force, and loves to spend time hiking outdoors with his wife Kate.

Mike Visniewski

Lead Technician
Mike's first computer was an Apple IIc that Santa brought him one Christmas morning. That touched off a lifelong interest in computers and technology. As a kid, Mike would frequently get in trouble for disassembling computers and small appliances around the house. Mike graduated from UMass Amherst with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2007. He spent nine years as an engineer in the telecommunications sector working with all the major cell phone carriers. In addition, he became the de facto computer repairman in his company. Mike left the world of engineering to join Calm Computing in 2016. He enjoys working with individuals and small businesses to solve their technology problems.

In his spare time, Mike is a Captain/EMT on the Amherst Fire Department where he has served since 2003. He enjoys travelling the country, attending comic book conventions, amateur radio, and various other nerdy pursuits with his wife.