BS Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Thirteen years experience designing & programming measurement & control instrumentation.
Seven years working as Systems Manager for a local Ace Hardware chain.
Currently employed by the local Indian tribe at their electric utility, building substations, automating meter reading, mapping the system and inventory with GPS, and now that we've absorbed the water and sewer system, designing sewer and water lines, sewer lift stations, and developing wells.
Programming experience using assembly, FORTRAN, BASIC, HP JCL, Prolog, Ada, Pascal, hpl, ; currently learning VC# and having "fun" with ASP.Net.
Avid darts player, though not a good one... Fair to excellent 12-string guitar player, depending on who you ask. Spare time spent fishing, reading, and playing with the neighbor's cat (see picture). Second degree black belts in Hapkido and Taekwondo.
Past President of the local Kiwanis Club, past Director of the United Way, and no longer a member of either.
Have held licenses as a Real Estate broker and Securities dealer - once ordained as a minister on a whim. My latest certificate was earned without any hands on experience at all - Yamaha Certified 5-Star Technician for motorcycles, ATVs, and watercraft. What next?
Raised in sunny California, before it became the Peoples' Republic of California. Relocated to Arizona to escape being homeless after peace broke out.
Objective: To learn all there is to know. I know I'll be disappointed one day, but I've made a good start, and the eventual disappointment is likely to be brief.