User Group Support Team

The User Group Support Team (formerly Apple User Group Regional Liaisons) offer worldwide support to User Groups Leaders. The team brings years of experience from their local user groups to assist in a wide range of group support needs. If you are a user group leader seeking support, our team is ready to help you. Request assistance  by submitting a request ticket at our support site.

arguelloMaria O. Arguello
Maria has been president, member-at-large, vendor liaison, program co-chair, and special projects chair for the Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG). She is an active member of several user groups including the North Coast Macintosh Users Group (NCMUG), Macintosh Users Group of Southern New Jersey (MUGSNJ), Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG) where she also serves as a board member, and the  Philadelphia PowerBook Users Group (PPUG). A retired teacher, Maria enjoys learning about the diversity of the user group community. She has a daughter and three grandchildren who are all Mac users. Maria has been an Apple evangelist since 1984.

08kampelGary Kampel
Gary has worn several hats (several times) in the Palm Beach MUG – as President, Vice-president, newsletter editor, Apple Ambassador, webmaster, SIG leader and member of the Board of Directors. His first personal computer was an Apple II. His first Macintosh was an SE-20. For his day job, Mr. Kampel works as a Customer Support Representative for JTech Communications. He keeps busy on weekends presenting the Apple software and Macs to local non-profit organizations.

podressoffAlex Podressoff
Alex is a long time member of Arizona Macintosh User’s Group starting out as a volunteer disk copier on his “portable” Mac SE. After several terms as vice-president, Alex was elected president and is now serving his second term. Alex works for a quasi government utility where he is an IT asset manager. His employer has always encouraged civic volunteering, so Alex spent 25 years as a volunteer deputy sheriff, served two terms as board president of the local community theater, and is currently on a city commission.

dougsmithDoug Smith
Doug Smith is a native Texan and member of the Houston Area Apple Users Group ( and has served as President, First VP of Programs and other committee positions since 1995. His interests include blogging, Twitter, video editing, and digital photography. Doug has a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas in Communications/RTF and has worked for Dow Chemical for 25 years. His first 1985 Fat Mac is still next to his desk.

macbethMacbeth Vannoy
Macbeth, of the North Coast Macintosh Users Group of Ohio, is first and foremost, wife, mom and Mac enthusiast, effectively off-track as a medical assistant. Continuing interest in self-enlightenment and fun led to volunteering at the local Macintosh user group after several years of serving on local school district technology committees. She has been heavily involved in NCMUG-OH’s outreach program, collecting old computers and refurbishing them for donation to schools and needy families. Macbeth is in her fifth year of leadership at NCMUG-OH, serving as a second-term vice-president, program coordinator, and review/vendor co-liaison.