With Interplay, you’ll have a team of hands-on technology experts with a proactive approach who will happily roll
up their sleeves to tackle your toughest IT challenges when they arise – 24/7. When you need help handling your networks,
hardware, software, and cloud services, we’ll be there for you. On-site and on-demand.
Years Serving SMBs
of Business Life Run by Computers
Robot. All Human Staff
Stress Free, Super-Nerd IT Coverage
Looking to hand off your stress load to experienced IT experts? You’ve found the right team. Interplay is one of the longest-standing Managed Services Providers in the Seattle area, in business since 2001. That’s right, we’ve been open longer than CenturyLink Field… and all that time we’ve been specializing in IT systems just like yours.
The Interplay team includes a Disney fanatic who can tell you all the best spots to eat at Disney World, a paddleboarder,
a fly fisherman, a D&D aficionado, video gamers, and musicians of all kinds. Hazard a guess about which person has which hobby,
and then click each pic to learn more.
Brian Place is the Principal, Founder and Chief Cat Herder (CCH) of Interplay. After years of working for other firms, he knew there had to be a better way to manage IT services for medium-sized companies. So in 2001 Brian decided to do it himself and started Interplay.
Brian enjoys working with his clients to create the right Managed IT solutions that keep companies moving forward and take the IT management stress off a company’s plate. Service, reliability and security are the foundation of Interplay and values that Brian has instilled in each employee.
When Brian isn’t busy at work he can be found developing a new cocktail, weightlifting (to work off said cocktails), cooking or traveling. Brian and his husband live in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood along with two cats, who occasionally grace them with their presence. Brian is a ridiculously huge fan of Disney World, EPCOT and all of the ways that Walt Disney made sure everyone who walks into the “Happiest Place on Earth” has the best day ever. He knows all the secrets, best food, and drink spots at each Disney Park in the US.
Service Engineer I
Lesile is a Service Engineer here at Interplay. Lesile graduated from Highline College with her AAS in Digital Forensics & Investigations in 2017 and has been working in the IT field since then. What she enjoys the most about being an engineer at Interplay is being able to help others. She is always willing to go above and beyond to resolve your IT troubles! During the Summer, Lesile enjoys playing outdoor volleyball and long-boarding, but during the cold Washington days, you can find her binge watching Law & Order: SVU or playing TFT (Team Fight Tactics). She is also an avid BTS fan! #btsarmy
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Blake Perdue is a Service Desk Technician here at Interplay. He answers your calls and support tickets, and he makes sure your computer and network are running smoothly.
Blake lives in Bremerton and has for most of his life. Before joining Interplay, Blake was providing tech support for friends and family. Blake has been “obsessed” with computers since he got his first PC in the 3rd grade.
When Blake isn’t busy at work he enjoys Tabletop Gaming – feel free to ask him about his D&D campaigns! Blake is also into music production. He creates his own orchestral music using virtual instruments. For now, it’s just for fun and a personal creative outlet.
In 2014 Blake ran his own Convention – GAMCON – the Gaming, Anime and Music convention – in Bremerton with over 600 attendees. The con was a lot of work and a great success, he’s hoping to do another GAMCON in the future!
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Doug Strong is one of Interplay’s fantastic Service Desk Technicians. He comes to us after a 5-year stint as an IT technician at Highline College, where he also obtained an AAS in Network Administration. His favorite part of working in this industry is the opportunity to learn about and work with new and exciting technology.
Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Doug grew up in Federal Way. In his spare time he enjoys messing around with Virtual Reality and working on German cars. A die-hard Star Wars fan, he has a dog named Chewie, and a second dog named Luna. In addition to his awesome tech skills, Doug also makes a mean mac n’ cheese.
Sean is the Operations Manager for Interplay. In Brian’s terms, he’s the Assistant Chief Cat Herder (ACCH). While Sean doesn’t know how to reset your password (and would have forgotten his if it wasn’t for a password manager), he’s actively involved in making sure the needs of Interplay’s clients are always met.
Before joining Interplay, Sean spent a decade honing his managerial skills working for dozens of non-profit organizations on issues ranging from land preservation to financial education. During that time, he organized students, families and community members in Columbus, OH, Los Angeles, and everywhere in-between. Sean believes that all companies and organizations deserve strong IT, that’s why he’s excited to bring Interplay’s expertise to clients that do great things.
But, according to Sean, the greatest thing on this planet is his dachshund named Timmy. Be careful, because he’ll look for any excuse to squeeze his dog into a conversation or to share photos of ‘Tim’ dressed up as a dinosaur. He’s also an avid baseball fan, and an unnecessarily competitive board game enthusiast- he plays to WIN!
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Shelley Timmons is a Service Engineer here at Interplay. She joined our team shortly after finishing her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity and Forensics, at Highline College in Des Moines. Her transcripts boasted a nearly perfect G.P.A. and she quickly became our go-to person for all our technical documentation needs. Shelley enjoys working with new technology, creating reports, and helping clients by troubleshooting all sorts of issues.
When Shelley isn’t hard at work, she is spending time with her family in her hometown, Carbonado Washington. Where the heck is that, you ask? Well, it’s a small town near the base of Mt. Rainier, with a population of about 720 people. Shelley and her husband enjoy the quiet life that area provides and it’s a great place for their blended family, one daughter and two sons. Shelley enjoys binge-watching Netflix shows, entertaining friends and family, camping/traveling, having girl-time with her teenage daughter, and hanging out with her very sociable cat, Charlie.
Garrett Keese is the Office Administrator at Interplay. He oversees the day to day activities within the office and is currently studying to become the Human Resources Lead. A former Alaska resident who now calls Seattle home as of February 2019. When not in the office Garrett is an avid Archer and an armature costume designer for Comic-Con events around the country.
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Umar is originally from Somalia. After immigrating to Seattle as an infant, he spent most of his childhood growing up in Tukwila, not too far from the Interplay office! The furthest he may have strayed from this humble little town was to attend Washington State University earning a BS in Applied Mathematics with a focus in computational Modeling. IT was an extremely new field for Umar, he did not know how valuable of a skill it was to have until working at Interplay. Umar appreciates there is tons of room for growth at Interplay and in this field. He is constantly looking towards what the future might have planned.
Umar spends most of his free time working out, playing soccer and online gaming with his friends. You might catch him in the new Cold War lobbies pub stomping some noobs.
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Brenden was born in Edmonds, WA. He was first introduced to computers at a very young age. He watched his father build computers and it sparked his excitement for technology. Always looking for a new way to learn things he attended National American University and pursued his bachelor’s in information technology emphasis in application development. It was not until finding Interplay that he found his true calling to support clients in the technology field instead of creating the applications behind the scenes. He is passionate about family, technology, and video games. Having six kids he never has to find a player two because family is all he needs. His aspirations are to further himself in all knowledge revolving Information Technology to better assist all people. He thinks that there is nothing more satisfying than helping people.
Emmanuelle “Emma” Rollo is the Account Manager at Interplay. Emma acts as our clients’ advocate by being the “voice of the client” inside of Interplay. Emma assists with managing logistics for new sales to new clients and is responsible for improving communications between existing clients and internal staff. She is the main point of contact for all non-technical issues and can point you in the right direction on where to get your technical questions answered.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Emma moved to Baton Rouge in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. Emma is a proud Tigers fan as she earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Louisiana State University, and her Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While she most recently joins us from the legal world, Emma was quite successful serving in a similar role in advertisement sales and marketing. Emma’s passion for helping individuals solve their business problems, her two and a half years of sales and marketing experience, and her background as a licensed Louisiana and Washington attorney makes her an ideal fit for this position.
In 2019, Emma relocated to Seattle with her husband and their two rescue pups, Odie and Winnie. When she is not working, you will most likely find her exploring all the different neighborhood farmers markets, restaurants, and hiking trails in her new city! Her passions are traveling, trying new foods, and hosting gatherings for friends and family.
The easiest way to tell what a company (or person) is like is to find out who they hang out with. Interplay is proud to have long-term relationships throughout the Seattle community, including the Better Business Bureau of Washington and the Downtown Seattle Association.
However, the tech world, more than anywhere else, is all about what you know, so you can’t simply rely on information about who your IT services provider hangs out with. That’s why you’ll also love the fact that Interplay partners with tech giants Cisco, Datto, HP, Microsoft, and more.
Been taking apart computers since grade school (and, uh, putting them back together again)? Want to work with fun,
geeky coworkers in Seattle? It’s probably time we met.