Born in Caracas Venezuela, the son of Portuguese parents, Elio graduated at the top of his class with an Industrial Engineering degree from the University Santa Maria. Now residing in Orlando, Florida, Elio brings more than thirty years of experience in electronics, programming, software, hardware, and networks to the Stephens Barrios and Barrios Engineering organizations. Some of his areas of concentration include Linux, Windows, CCTV, Cisco, and Auto-Cad. Together with his wife, Tay, Elio is raising two young daughters, Ari (10) and Emma (2). Elio also enjoys spending time cooking and traveling with his family.