Who We Are

Peter and Amy Kardel

Peter and Amy founded Clever Ducks in 1992.


Peter can’t resist the high adventure of rock climbing, cycling, sailing and backpacking trips with the kids.  His current favorite book (after the Bible) is “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. Amy has been a leader in business by serving in Rotary, the Downtown Association and the SLO Chamber of Commerce. She is currently board chair of CompTIA, the global IT trade association. They are proud to have grown an IT services company in their hometown of San Luis Obispo.

 Clever Ducks has 16 employees who service the computer consulting needs of the best small businesses on the Central Coast of California.

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Steve Burnside

Steve Burnside

Director | Business Development

With a passion to help technology “make sense”, Steve can often be found speaking at local community organizations and events. When not conquering the tech world, he enjoys spending time with his 2 boys and playing guitar and plotting for the next guitar acquisition.

Brad Hampton

Brad Hampton

Client Success Manager

Brad has been a self-proclaimed IT nerd for years and has done it all from small business to yachts (yes yachts, you should ask him about it). With a wealth of experience and a heart to help, Brad makes sure clients are succeding with their technology today and into the future. 

Falkor

Falkor

The Pup

Being the office dog is a tough job, but someone had to do it. Falkor is named for his doppelganger, the dragon in The NeverEnding Story. A rescue Tibetan Spaniel from SLO County Animal Services, he enjoys walks around downtown, back scratches from the team and greeting guests to the office.

Our Team Works in Beautiful Downtown San Luis Obispo


Clever Ducks fly in formation. We work together with you to get further, faster. We use our experience and technical skills to give your business maximum efficiency.

Our Company Values


We exist to help people do their best work. And that means all people we touch: our clients, vendors, community and team.

Collaboration

We’re stronger and faster together, so that’s how we work. We’re aligned through constant, respectful, honest and open communication.

Leadership

We lead. That gives us agility in decision making and execution—ensuring great outcomes.

Excellence

We are obsessed with excellence in integrity, process, judgment, learning and innovation. Excellence is a reward in itself!

Value

We are geared to drive value in our actions for our clients, vendors and community.

Enjoyment

We build others up, according to their needs, and have fun at work while being productive.

Results

We are passionate about delivering results that provide a competitive advantage for our customers.

Find Out Your Best Option!

Let's talk.  If we're not the best fit, we'll refer you to someone who is.