Who am I

I am a guy who has many passions in life. Some fun facts:


  • I recently moved to my lake home in Brainerd.  

  • I love boating and biking in the Brainerd area.   I have a pontoon, road bike and fat tire bike. 

  • I am a musician and I sing play bass in a band called the HeBeGB's.  I have played with 4 of the 5 guys since I was in Jr. High.  We gig once a month or so and it is a blast.  I am really lucky to have these friends that I can enjoy this hobby. 

  • I also play and sing acoustic guitar.  Looking to get more solo or small group gigs. 



  • I am the father of two wonderful kids.  Alex (Alexandra) lives in Portland works in Social Media Marketing.  She loves her dog and has a great group of friends.  My Son Jake is married to special lady Katy, He works for a software company in town and is also a musician.  I am very proud of my kids and love them beyond words. 

  • I have been divorced for several years and still have a great relationship with Kristi.  She is a great woman and I am blessed to have her in my life. 


Speed Bump 

For 29 years I was an part owner of Elert & Associates, and independent consulting group. I sold that practice off at the end of 2017. I was not done working and was looking for a new opportunity and life got in the way.  I was diagnosed with cancer on my tongue.  The treatment was brutal but successful.  I am now considered cured and I bring this up because it defines me.  It has provided me a new perspective on life and I can say I am happier now than I have ever been in my life.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed so "living for today" is very real to me.  This does not mean that I have no focus on tomorrow.  I just don't have anxiety about it!! 

So what do you do when you have loved what you do for nearly 30 years and you have just had a life changing experience

You take all that you have learned and you open a new business called Pavek Technology Group!!

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