About

We’ve been the only Apple Sales and Service point of contact in Whistler since 1996. It’s what we love, it’s what we do.

We develop customized systems, including hardware and software from Apple and other brands, along with Apple support services that fit your current needs, locally in Whistler. We can offer practical, business-driven solutions including networking, storage, backup, and the cross-platform integration critical for when you make your move from PC to MAC.

Our clients range from small business to medium and in some cases large business, so you can rely on our years of experience and are consistently rated 100% customer service track record when it’s time to make your decision.

Our staff take pride in treating you as a person, not just another client when they evaluate your computer and Apple requirements. We are fanatics about Apple and very happy to pass this on in a non-threatening, personalized manner.

Locally at Burnt Stew, let us show you just how easy it can be to own an Apple Computer or product.

Kendra Mazzei

Director


Kendra starting working on the first mass market Apple Macintosh in 1986 while attending the University of Waterloo. She was hooked. After working at TVOntario in Toronto as an Apple help desk technician and apprenticing there as an Apple support professional, she moved permanently to Pemberton, B.C. in 1995. One year later she founded and launched Burnt Stew Computer Solutions and in 1996 received Apple Authorizations to open the local Apple Reseller location in Whistler, B.C. She never looked back.

After 22 years of providing Apple Sales and Service to the Sea to Sky community Kendra continues to be committed to being the point of contact for everything Apple within this community. An avid supporter of Shop Local and recycle programs, community initiatives and volunteerism, Kendra has offered her time on both the Whistler Chamber of Commerce as both Director and Chair of the board and Tourism Whistler board of Directors as an Ex-Officio member. Working closely within the community is something Kendra personally enjoys. She continues to volunteer on Task Force and other committees within Whistler following her 8 year term on the Whistler Chamber board. An avid skier and biker, Kendra makes the most of her days by juggling work/life/family commitments.

A dedicated people person, Kendra looks forward to welcoming you to her store and assisting with all your Apple requirements locally here in Whistler.

Daria Mikita

Bilingual Senior Authorized Apple Certified Macintosh Technician / Office Manager


I am originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I enjoy the outdoors as well as photography. As for Whistler sports, I love mountain biking and snowboarding. I used to also be a national team athlete in fencing traveling the world, but was unable to continue due to an injury. I love all kinds of animals and enjoy to play bass guitar in my spare time. I have a bilingual university degree from University of Manitoba in Anthropology, however I have a huge love for Apple products and helping people get to know them better. I love meeting new people and am always happy to help! If you run into me in the village don’t be afraid to say hi!

I have worked for many businesses over the years, from providing technical support and customer service to managing the whole Canadian IT department for a global company. I have great software troubleshooting skills as well as hardware troubleshooting. In the winter of 2014 I travelled to Toronto to complete my Certification for Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and passed all required certifications to qualify me as fully certified ACMT that includes the iOS mobile component to troubleshoot iDevices. I am looking forward to working with Burnt Stew Computer Solutions and meeting all the Apple users in Whistler while providing service and support in my role.

Monica Small

Chief Book Keeper


Monica grew up ski racing for the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, BC Ski Team and Junior Canadian Alpine Ski Team. After completing her studies in Human Kinetics and Commerce at UBC, she worked in Switzerland in Finance as a Hedge Fund Accountant for 5 years. Travels to Australia led to a one year working holiday as an English Teacher for foreign language students. Monica is fluent in Swiss German and German.

In 2010 Monica returned home and is very happy to be based in Whistler with her family. She enjoys skiing, yoga, travel and reading. She’s excited to be part of the Burnt Stew Team to help with accounting and bookkeeping.

Bill Duff

Principal Support Coordinator


Bill hails from Victoria, B.C. and has been visiting Whistler since the1960’s. Bill attended Mt. Douglas High School’s first ever computer class in 1976. Long before PC, Apple or even a mouse,  Bill punched data cards for UVIC’s IBM computer and had to wait up to a week for a program to be run. He enrolled in UVIC’s computer science Department in 1979 and Camosun College Electronic Technologist Program in 1988. Bill has worked in many fields and been an Insurance Agent, Locksmith and Manager at Zoomy Computers before starting his own computer sales and repair company in 2003.

 

Bill has been semi-retired for the past 12 years and working part- time in the transportation industry. One slow day in May, Bill popped in to Burnt Stew after seeing an ad in the Pique. The rest, as they say, is history!  Bill enjoys biking, swimming and HAPPY customers.