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, Lapins 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
When hes not working Jeff usually has a camera in his hand. He tries to travel as much as possible and loves being outside. Camping, fishing, hiking, sailing, or otherwise adventuring, he tries to document as much as he can in photos along the way. If I haven’t been there, I want to go.
Jett Weiner
Jett WeinerSenior 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 PodolskySenior 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!
Amanda Siebert
Amanda SiebertCertified Macintosh Technician, Evanston; Employee since 2015
Amanda’s technical curiosity compels her to take things apart and put them back together to find out how they work, making her an excellent Macintosh hardware technician. She enjoys solving difficult problems and completing complex challenges for our customers. Outside of work she enjoys camping and the outdoors, and when not outside enjoying nature she is an avid gamer.
Jeremy Orbach
Jeremy OrbachCertified Macintosh Technician, Certified iOS Technician, Employee since 2018
Jeremy started at a ripe age of 5 playing Little Brick Out on his Apple IIGS, and by 14 built his first PC. He studied computer science in high school and college, and worked as a brand ambassador for Dell before joining Apple as a Genius. After over 4 years working Apple Retail, Jeremy took his nearly 20 years of software and hardware experience to Lapin. In his free time he is an avid collector of Magic the Gathering, Nintendo memorabilia and loves building LEGO.