Meet the Staff!

Lapin’s administrative and technical staff have over 50+ years of combined experience working on Macintosh computers and associated hardware.

Roger Knuth
Roger KnuthPresident & CEO
Roger launched Lapin out of his home in the mid-1990s after noticing a lack of proper Mac support in the Chicagoland area. By the year 2000, Lapin’s new storefront had grown enough to become an anchor of the Evanston small business community and a destination for Mac users throughout the North Shore. In 2012 Lapin opened a second location in Old Town/Lincoln Park and is now bringing its unique brand of friendly, experienced, and ethical service to the core of Chicago. In his spare time Roger continues to work on cars in his fully outfitted garage workshop, as well as driving on race tracks, one of his very favorite places to be.
Jeff DeNapoli
Jeff DeNapoliGeneral Manager; Employee since 2001
“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir
Jett Weiner
Jett WeinerStore Manager & Senior Technician, Lincoln Park; Employee since 2007
Bears. Cubs. Hawks. Bulls.
Husband, Father, and all around great friend.
Music, pool parties, grilling, maxin’ and relaxin’. Boats and fishing.
Lapin Employee since 2007.
Pete Podolsky
Pete PodolskyStore Manager & Senior Technician, Evanston; Employee since 2012
Prior to Lapin, Pete worked for Apple for 4+ years in multiple roles. He graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Sound Engineering. He also worked in the culinary world for over 15 years working his way into several different Chef positions. Outside of Lapin, Pete is busy raising a family, working diligently on a permaculture landscape, baking bread in his self-built wood-fired oven, and seeing as much live music as he can.
Brian Gilbert
Brian GilbertSenior Field Service Technician; Employee since 2013
Outside of work Brian enjoys springboard and platform diving. He also recently got into photography, and enjoys finding new places around the city to hone his skills. If he’s not at the pool or out exploring all of what Chicago has to offer, you can find him at home catching up on the latest must-see TV!
Mike McCauley
Mike McCauleyCertified Macintosh Technician, Lincoln Park; Employee since 2019
Fatima Weiner
Fatima WeinerCustomer Service Liaison & Scheduling, Lincoln Park; Employee since 2019
Jesse Bowers
Jesse BowersMacintosh Hardware Technician; Employee since 2021