My professional history started in my teens in the 1970’s writing operating systems for US Navy flight simulators. When the web got images in 1994 I taught myself HTML and began moving my career to web programming. Working in web design and development has provided the perfect union of work in technology, art, and communication. Although I’m recently retired in order to spend more time sailing offshore I plan to keep working on websites. I’m especially interested in sites for cruising sailors and am working on some mapping tools to help with the special issues cruising sailors have.
I developed this site on WordPress with a theme based on the Genesis Framework and the StudioPress Genesis Sample theme, which I customized for this sailing blog.
On the boat I handle our navigation and weather software, using our HF Radio and Pactor modem for accessing data when offshore. We use OpenCPN on a PC for our backup navigation program and weather imaging. We also use an iPad onboard with an assortment of tools including iNavX, recording barometer, anchor alarms, and lots of other handy tools. An older Raymarine integrated system provides our main navigation suite.
My Professional History
2005-2015: Director of Web Communication Technologies and University Webmaster at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2007-2010: Web Design Certificate program instructor, EESP, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2002 – 2003: VP of New Business Development, EASE, Portland, OR
2000 – 2002: Manager of Engineering, Zairmail.com, Portland, OR
1998-2000: Engineering Manager, Engineering Animation, Inc., Portland, OR
1992-1998: Senior Research Faculty, Energy Studies in Buildings Lab, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Responsible for DoE funded program developing software to estimate building energy usage from AutoCAD drawings.
1980-1992: Project Manager, Hughes Flight Simulation, Herndon, VA. Primarily F/A-18 and T-45 Simulation programs: operating systems and instructional design presentation; proposals.
St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD – “Great Books” program roughly equivalent to double BA in Philosophy and Math with minors in Language and Science.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – all technical courses and 3/4 of design courses toward Masters in Architecture.
Portland State University, Portland, OR – Project Management Certificate program
Web Development, Sailing, Diving, Canvas work, Architecture, Oil Painting, Classical Music
Digital Ink Design
Digital Ink is my company name… ok, I thought it was cute. A little better than Hand-to-Mouse Enterprises… right?