About ComputerPAL

Maria Julia Sorrentino founded ComputerPAL in 1991 with the mission of demystifying computers and providing solutions-based computer training and consulting services to busy professionals. Today, her 30 years of industry experience using various common business applications, has earned her a reputation among clients for always having a pulse on the latest technology trends and application advancements.

Maria has trained some of the top companies and governmental entities in the US and Canada, including the Social Security Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Nike, adidas, Safeway, Wells Fargo, Hollywood Video, Phoenix Gold, Epson, ESI, Azumano Travel, and U.S. Bank Corporation.

Maria also holds a Part-Time Faculty position with Clackamas Community College and teaches courses regularly for the Business and Computer Science Departments. She has enjoyed teaching current business and computing skills to students both online and in person since 2001. She also enjoys her positions as a contributing member of the College’s Part-Time Faculty Association, Innovation Group, Shared Governance Committee, and Online Learning Advisory Group.

Since 2020, Maria has expanded into working as Zoom Event Producer and Facilitator and provides training and support on online event best practices and commonly used applications.

Maria holds top level certifications and is a Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), holds an Expert Certification in Microsoft Project, and a Career School Teacher certificate with the State of Oregon Department of Education. She also served on the board of the Education Advisory Committee of the World Affairs Council, and is a member of the Oregon Education Association.

Maria is committed to building a collaborative, friendly working environment. She values the importance of teamwork and meets people where they are and listens to their needs so she can help them get to where they want to be by helping develop the right combination of tailored services and effective techniques with the added benefit of ongoing support.

Some of our service offerings include:

  • Private Tutoring
  • Custom Group Training
  • Custom Courseware Development
  • Live Remote Training & Assistance
  • Webinar Workshops
  • Automation and Productivity Consulting

Please view the TRAINING MENU for a listing of some available applications.


Maria Julia Sorrentino ~ owner & trainer

"At ComputerPAL, we believe that there is no such thing
as a silly question or a question asked too often."

Maria Julia Sorrentino 
Owner/Head Instructor