Achieving goals with, and in spite of, technology.
Web Design, System Development and Web Production
Departmental IT communications manager, including training plans and internal relations communication.
Departmental IT training manager, including training plans.
Departmental IT training delivery expert.
I love making websites! There are few IT jobs where design, voice and technology converge in such a vibrant way. In each project, I use established techniques and also include some experimentation, allowing me to continually develop my skills while working on projects.
I went to college to be an elementary school art teacher. Upon graduating, I did not get a job as a teacher and started doing random work that matched my skills. During that time (the mid 1990s), I got pretty good at using a computer and particularly good at Microsoft Office. I wanted to use my aptitude for teaching and got a job doing computer training.
Since then, I have made around 100 websites. A lot of them are really simple sites and some of them are fairly complex. Along the way, I have been constantly learning about many layers of service delivery:
Paying attention to each layer of service delivery is what makes my web services unique.
Apart from being a web developer and system analyst, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. I am an avid mountain biker and love to hike. During the warmer months here in Rhode Island, I enjoy surfing and canoeing. Landscape design and gardening are continually rewarding during the warm months.
When forced indoors, I take up woodworking with a focus on fine furniture and woodturning. I also enjoy cooking.