WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY
Do you sometimes feel ‘stupid’ on your smart phone, ‘incompetent’ on your computer or ‘clueless’ on your tablet? If the answer is yes, then you are in the right place. If you want to do things that you hear are possible, but don’t have a clue how to accomplish them, then BoomerSurf is here to help.
Mitzi, Armonk, NY, USA
I don’t know what I would do without BoomerSurf. I had trouble sending more than one picture at the same time and posting comments on Facebook until BoomerSurf came to the rescue. BoomerSurf tips and live help make my Internet life and communication with my children and grandchildren so much easier. Thanks for being a great site with compassionate people to give live support.
BoomerSurf’s vision is to assist you in turning your negative feelings into positive accomplishments. We provide a website with relevant content, step-by-step tips and videos and a caring support community. We facilitate your successes with prompt, compassionate, one-on-one verbal and visual help.
Debbie, Gvat Olga, Israel
Just wanted to thank you for all the help. It was so great not to be spoken to as if I were an ancient idiot. Great to know that there is such a user friendly site that I can go to for any techie problems that I have. Many thanks.
Our mission is to empower you to accomplish tasks on your devices that you didn’t know you were capable of doing, and by doing so we aim to eliminate any sense of isolation, fear or frustration you may have.
Joel, Bend, OR, USA
I was such a novice before finding BoomerSurf. My whole world opened up when I learned how to Skype. It seemed so daunting a task until you helped me download and use it. Now I can communicate with my friends and clients all over the world. I owe it all to you and thanks again for being here for me whenever I need help.
HISTORY OF BOOMERSURF
I am Paula Adelman, the founder of BoomerSurf, who for many years was helping friends, one at a time. I learned about the Internet in 1995, mainly from my wonderful, yet sometimes impatient, 13 year old son. I can definitely empathize with your problems. The decision to develop BoomerSurf on a larger scale jelled after I spent a week with some friends in 2012. They were struggling with things like connecting on Skype and sending pictures and posting comments on Facebook. My friends did not need a certified ‘techie’ to help, but a friendly tech oriented person like myself. Shortly after, I joined forces with my previous high tech partner, Peter Weistroffer, and BoomerSurf was born. We assembled a strong team and are ready to help you.
WHO WE ARE
We are Baby Boomers, together with our slightly older and younger brothers and sisters who did not grow up with all these devices. Baby Boomers are those of us 50+, born after WW2, who came of age in the 60’s and 70’s with Woodstock, the Beatles and the Vietnam War. We joined forces for causes and did not give up easily. Now, many years later, most of us are going strong and trying to live every day to the fullest. We are still running, and running companies, surfing, swimming and traveling like there is no tomorrow. We love to learn new things and technology is no different.
An American turns 50 every 7 seconds—that’s more than 12,500 people every day (U.S. Census). By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population (AARP).
More fun facts about Baby Boomers
WE ARE HERE TO HELP EACH OTHER!
BOOMERSURF MANAGEMENT TEAM
People call me a visionary with a mix of professional and interpersonal skills. This coupled with experience and passion for technology, along with the desire to help people, enables me to lead the BoomerSurf team to create the best solutions to help you with your everyday Internet problems. I expanded my degree in business by graduating from a six-month accelerator program (The Hive by Gvahim) in Israel. I’m also a life member of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). In 2002, with my BoomerSurf partner Peter Weistroffer, we founded another internet start-up for matching golf players at high-end golf courses. In my spare time I enjoy photography, swimming, movies and spending time with my family and friends. My biggest accomplishment to date, however, is having raised two amazing sons who I am extremely proud of.
Pete has been programming for 20 years, ever since his high school admin removed all games from the lab and he had to write his own. As an undergraduate at Brown University, he met Paula through her son and they founded their first start-up in 2002. He officially became a Master of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, where he spent years as a teaching assistant and researcher, publishing papers in computer graphics and vision before turning his interest to the area of mass collaboration and sharing. He believes in the power of the web to help people help each other. Pete lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and enjoys gardening and badminton in his free time.
Ed Mlavsky – PhD, Chmn. Emeritus & Founding Partner, Gemini Israel Funds Ltd. Previous Executive Director, Bird Foundation
Josh Eliashberg – PhD, Wharton Professor of Marketing, Operations and Information Management.
Caren Weinberg – MSM, PhD Cambridge, Entrepreneurial Technology, Senior Lecturer at Ruppin Academic College.
David Adelman – Harvard, MBA, Wharton, Founder of Real Tributes, Member of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).
Derek Fattal – J.D, Senior Corporate Counsel at BlueSnap Inc. (formerly Plimus).
Steven Katz – MBA, Columbia University, Principal Investor at EMC Ventures.
BoomerSurf has a strong founding team to help you ride the technology waves and help BoomerSurf become a household name.