Rishi started his IT career as a high school senior working for a computer consulting company. He expanded from there to work for a year at the Boys and Girls Club as an educational supervisor.
With these experiences under his belt, he went on to earn two associate’s degrees—in network security and business management—while working as a tech for Mesa Community College. At the college he started as an intern, was promoted to lead intern, then manager of the intern program. He also taught classes as adjunct faculty before joining Affinity in 2004 as a technician.
He holds many certifications from vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, HP, and more.
In addition to his work with Affinity, Rishi recently joined the board of directors for College Bound AZ, a nonprofit that helps under-represented students on their journey to college and a better future through mentorship, guidance and support.
Rishi is an Arizona native born and raised in Casa Grande and currently lives in Tempe with his beautiful pit bull Roxy.
In his spare time he loves to ride motorcycles. He owns several, including two that he’s ridden more than 100,000 miles each! He also cares for a self-propagating cichlid tank and owns 3 chickens that lay eggs for him. He enjoys shooting guns, hunting, fishing, camping and more recently, 4-wheeling! According to Rishi, he is pretty decent in the kitchen, and enjoys experimenting with his Lang smoker.