Who am I?
Beginning with my first computer class in college, I developed a passion for technology. As a budding aerospace engineer wanna be, I decided to change my career path after cutting my teeth on a Hewlett Packard 1000 minicomputer and a teletype terminal. Since then, I have accumulated several skills and talents. They include over a dozen programming languages, countless computer systems and numerous software applications. I have been in a micro world (8080 processer), a mini world (DEC, Hewlett Packard, Prime & Data General), a UNIX world (Data General & Sun), a mainframe world (IBM 4300, 4400 & 3xxx series) and finally a client/server world. Along the way I have developed the needed skill sets, pushed the envelope and been very successful in each one.
During my growth in technology I also developed the necessary skills and talents to become an accomplished photographer, graphic designer and webmaster. With the latest tools available in the computer world, the growth of these other three abilities occurred naturally. As a pen, pencil and paint artist, the new technology gave me a great opportunity to grow and expand my artistic abilities.

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Education
Belmont Abbey, Belmont, North Carolina
1990-1995
Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, cum laude
Minors in Accounting and Computer Science

Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida
1976-1977
Primary classes consisted of engineering and computer classes.

Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, North Carolina
Webmaster Certification, May, 2015


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Awards & Certificates
Elite 2014, 2015 & 2016 Award - Tyler Community (EnerGov Permitting & Inspections Software Application)
Catawba County Leadership Academy Certificate of Completion - Class of 2013
2011 North Carolina GIGa (Government Innovation Grand Award) - 1st Place - Building Permit QR Codes
2012 Catawba County Certificate of Commendation - 2011 GIGa winner

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Partial Reading List

The Leadership Challenge - James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner and Elaine Biech-Wiley
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading - Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect – John C. Maxwell
Leading Outside the Lines – Job R. Katzenbach & Zia Khan
Talent is Overrated – Geoff Colvin
21 Irrefutable Rules of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth – John C. Maxwell
The Complete Humorous Sketches & Tales of Mark Twain
The One Minute Sales Person - Spencer Johnson and Larry Wilson
The One Minute Manager - Spencer Johnson
Reengineering the Corporation - Michael Hammer and James Champy
Accumulation and Power - Richard B. DuBoff
Dynamic Manufacturing - Robert H. Hayes, Steven C. Wheelwright and Kim B. Clark
Thriving on Chaos - Tom Peters
To Mock a Mockingbird - Alfred A. Knopf
Advanced Database Techniques - Daniel Martin
Corporate Lifecycles - Ichak Adizes
The Work of Nations - Robert B. Reich
Build Your Brain Power - Arthur Winter, M.D. and Rush Winter
The Society of the Mind - Marvin Minsky
What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School - Mark H. McCormack
Angels and Spaceships - Fredric Brown
The Gold Years of Science Fiction - Isaac Asimov
2001: A Space Odyssey Series - Arthur C. Clarke


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