Meet TeamFMEO

Mike Potter

Executive Producer
mike AT formaceyesonly.com
@formaceyesonly.com
, Google+

About Mike: Mike’s love-affair for all things Apple began in his Junior High’s Library playing Lemonade Stand on a pair of brand new Apple ][+ computers.  His penchant for Apple gear continued to be nurtured by the public school system when, in High School, he was hired as a lab supervisor to help run the Apple ][e lab for his fellow students and their Print Shop needs. Then, further still, in college he often opted to help a friend with her Computer Graphics coursework instead of focusing on his own studies … but only because it helped get him closer to the Mac-lab.

The first Macintosh that Mike could truly call his own, was a sad little Mac Plus he picked up from a garage sale for $20 with the intention of turning it into a Macquarium. When he flipped the switch and found it still happily booted, he didn’t have the heart to gut it and, instead, nursed the little guy back to health by installing a new hard drive and upgraded SuperDrive.  A similarly rescued Macintosh SE/30 soon followed.

Since that time, in addition to the two early Macintosh’s, Mike’s stable of Macs has grown to include: a PowerMac 7600; two early G3 iMacs (strawberry and dalmation); the G4 Cube with matching 17″ CRT; a 17″ G5 iMac; a PowerMac G5; a G4 Mac Mini; his daughter’s white MacBook; a 2006 17″ MacBook Pro; a 1st-Gen Mac Pro; a 2011 15″ MacBook Pro; a 2010 21.5″ iMac; a Late-2012 27″ iMac; a 2012 Mac Pro; and his wife’s 13″ MacBook Pro.  And an iPad.

In the time since his weekly Mac podcast was first unleashed to a wary public in the Fall of 2006, over 330 episodes of For Mac Eyes Only, and more than 135 Quick Tips and other Special Segments have been produced to date. In 2013, For Mac Eyes Only launched a new Members Only portion of the site called FMEO Plus featuring exclusive video, audio, and more.

Through it all, Mike’s favorite part of producing the show continues to be the opportunity to make new friends within the ever-growing community of Apple fanatics.

Gary Malpas

Producer, Co-Host
gary AT formaceyesonly.com, @gazmaz

http://gazmaz.com

About Gary: Bloke, Husband, 2 kids, Rugby Ref, enjoys photography, loves Apples. Oh and I’m European, I mean British, I mean English.

In addition to his weekly segment on For Mac Eyes Only, Gary’s dulcet tones can also be heard on the MyMac.com Podcast, the International Mac Podcast, and The Mac ReviewCast.

Eric Erickson

Producer, Co-host
eric AT formaceyesonly.com

About Eric: I’m a father and husband who’s been an Apple “Fan Boy” since I bought my first Mac in 1993, a Performa 405. Now that was a computer. My hobbies include writing, photography, music (guitar and synth), and filmmaking. Everything I wish was my real job. I love all things Apple. While at a local restaurant we frequent, one of the waitresses asked “Do you work for Apple? I only ask because I see you with all the newest Apple stuff when you come in here.” When someone who doesn’t even know you says something like that, you know you have a problem.

Barry Fulk

Producer, Co-host & Roving Reporter
barry AT formaceyesonly.com, @fulkb

About Barry: “I’ll follow Gaz’s lead!”

Guy, husband, one kidlette, loves tech, travel, and photography (including in/outside of Apple stores). Tends to be CDO (which is OCD alphabetized). 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 mutt. Currently drinking as much Kool-Aid as possible.

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Dave Ginsburg

Co-Host
@daveg65

David came into the Apple world late in the game in 2006 when Apple switched to the Intel processors and once that happened there was no turning back. Although his first Mac was a 12” Powerbook G4 it was not until he bought the very first White Macbook he was hooked. He actually did not get into computers until the late 90’s when he bought his first PC well out of High School. It was at that point he decided to get into the IT industry full time. With over 17 years experience as an IT Professional he is very knowledgeable with Macs, PC as well as Mobile devices as a profession. But Then came the iPhone and iPad. Since that time he has become a subject matter expert on all things iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. He always buying the latest in technology and you can be sure to know he will provide his views on the new products that are out there. He will always have the latest iPhone to show off. :)

He is currently president of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users user group in the Chicago area and leads a very popular once a month Special Interest Group called iPhone SIG that discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad and recently Apple Watch. He has also provided many presentations over the years at the group including a discussion on networking, iPhone, Apple Watch, and many other topics relating to Apple and technology.

He is married and enjoys Photography, watching sports, (Big Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs Fan) and of course technology as a hobby as well as a career.

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Co-Host
@themacmommy

Melissa Davis is a goofy, geeky, multimedia Mom on a Mac mothering others on Macs and other iThings. TheMacMommy is a personal information technology consultant supporting Apple Mac and iOS users who need a helping hand. Melissa specializes in on-site and remote training, troubleshooting, tips and tricks. Using and reviewing apps and gadgets is one of many ways Melissa is able to help consumers personalize their experience to create efficient and comfortable workflows that suit their needs.

Melissa has been teaching others how to use the Mac since the 1990s. It is fair to say she’s been TheMacMommy for longer than she’s been a mother! She holds a BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and lives in Tucson, Arizona with her geeky husband and two geeky boys. She considers her family and future Made On a Mac.