- Avjet CorporationIT Manager, 2005 - present
- Condor PowerIS Manager, 2001 - 2005
- Carson IndustriesIT Manager, 1999 - 2001
- Brandon InternationalIT Manager, 1995 - 1998
- Price Books and FormsProgrammer, 1990 - 1995
I’m a California native. I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley in the sixties with a brother and four sisters. I’m the youngest in my family. Dad worked in retail grocery stores and mother taught in local elementary schools there. I played drums in the band during my school years. I graduated from Covina High School in 1974 and received a vocational training certificate in computer programming the same year. I later earned an Associate degree from the California Community College system (Mt SAC) and began my career in computer programming, sales and support.
I have been working with computer technology for over thirty years. I started as a programmer on the larger computers and then embraced personal computers when they came out. I worked in retail computer sales, then software distribution and later became a certified network engineer. My specialty is Microsoft systems in the Small and Medium Business market. I am currently the IT Manager for a private corporate jet management company located at the Burbank Bob Hope airport. With modern technology, I am able to do a large part of my job working from home.
I am married with one adult son and am very active in my local community church. I spent two years in Central America as a missionary. I enjoy reading, research, writing, correspondence and have a special interest in changing natural events. You can find me online every day on various internet communities and blogs, especially on religious blogs. I am a blogger and write about issues that confront members of my faith. The national spotlight has turned in our direction again as two of the leading presidential candidates are Mormons. My faith is a big influence in my life.
My philosophy of life is centered on the idea of divine revelation as a source of knowledge. Yet I am a rationalist in that I embrace reasoning as an important part of deciding truth. But I am also an empiricist because I believe the same steps I take to obtain knowledge can be followed by others and should produce the same or similar results. I am not a skeptic. I am convinced that true knowledge is not only possible but is our divine right. I am not an existentialist. I do not believe that truth is subjective. I am a pragmatist. I look for truth in shared human experience.
- Moorpark CollegeMCSE, Cisco, 2003 - 2005
- Microage Diamond BarMCSE, 2000 - 2000
- Mt Sac - Walnut CAComputer Programming, 1978 - 1980