The Board of Directors for the Strategic Recovery Institute (SRI) draws from a wide range of occupational backgrounds, and is rich with philosophical and theological diversity. SRI”s board members are a mix of youthful, talented and wise, “life tested” energetic men and women who desire to bring broad social changes to the endemic problem of homelessness.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Director of Media Development & Technology Consultant

Henry C. Kiefer

Henry owns his small company ComputerTECHSperts that he founded early 2004 in Newport Beach, Orange County, and now lives in Oceanside, CA.
The company offers general computer services including both platforms Apple Mac and Windows. The over-all range of services includes among others: computer, network and software consulting, cross-platform network design and installation, emergency data recovery, troubleshooting and maintenance. The clientele ranges from individuals to small businesses in Orange County, San Diego County, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Henry, a Hungarian, born in 1960 and raised in Switzerland, arrived in California on July 9, 2001. First, he joined an old friend’s firm all4DVD, Inc. that specialized in DVD authoring, offered training classes, and took on general post-production projects in the film industry. He helped to shape the company and its services. Early 2004, after discussing the plan to have his own company, Henry and his partner parted ways and remained friends. 

Henry’s professional career in computer technology started in 1984 when the first personal PCs and home computers emerged in the market. He ran a computer store from 1984 to 1989. In those years he acquired a variety of skills that built the foundation for his expanded pool of experience and expertise. From 1989 to 2001, he had worked for AGFA, an international corporation located in Switzerland. He now entered a new world, the world of prepress and print. During this time, he gained and expanded his knowledge of digital prepress technology.

Henry lived in Switzerland for 40 years, and was married to his wife until 2003. He has a son who is in the movie and TV industries, lives in Burbank with his family. Together they have 3 beautiful children, 2 girls and a boy. As one would imagine, Henry is a very proud grandfather, and truly enjoys his grandparenthood with an outspoken passion.

Henry’s personal interests include playing the guitar, which he has enjoyed since the age of 12. He’s an avid reader and prefers non-fiction books, but wouldn’t shy away from a good story as well. He had learned a lot about the history of Christianity but considers himself an agnostic. He was always fascinated with the human experience and what it entails. At the early age of 17, he started to learn about personal growth, spirituality, human behavior and never stopped nourishing his curiosity.

At the age of 24, he changed his lifestyle, and started to improve his fitness with exercise, adapting healthy eating habits, and intensely engaged in weight lifting, martial arts, and mountain biking. Today, and because of time restrictions, he mostly works out at the gym. To this day, he is continuously learning about nutrition and physical activities. Together with his son, who is an outstanding athlete, he welcomes and embraces knowledge, ideas and findings that he can incorporate in his life and daily routines. He constantly is researching and learning about green lifestyles, sustainable and renewable technologies, sustainability, and public health, and finds great interest in the developments in the food industry.

Helping others in need always seemed to attract him throughout his life. In 1989, Henry’s wife decided to take on children who needed help and a home, mostly during the day. They offered a day care center for 8-12 children. Patrick (now in his early twenties), who was taken in at the tender age of one, had become their godson. Henry and his former wife still have a great relationship and remain close friends.