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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain

 

 

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

- Mitch Album

 

 

 

 

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    My Professional Life:

    ....PMP - Project Management Professional
    ....MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer
    ....MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional

    ....MCDST - Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Specialist
    ....Security+, A+, Net+, i-Net+ and Project+ CompTIA Certifications
    ....Master MOS-AI - Microsoft Office Specialist

    U.S. Navy - I attended the U.S. Naval Schools of Photography located in Pensacola, FL. Upon graduation, worked as a photographer in in Washington, DC where I had many excellent photographic opportunities. I have photographed the President and vice-President, Congressional Committees, foreign diplomats and done photographic work for the National Archives and Smithsonian Institute.

    Lewistown, PA - After the Navy, I returned back to my hometown. I worked a number of jobs, first utilizing my photography training and skills. While working as a photographer at Lewistown Hospital, I took a strong interest in Marketing and Electronic Publishing, which was just emerging as a new technology. I used those acquired skills to shift to career in marketing. Ultimately I would discover my life's passion - teaching adults.

    Columbus, OH - In Columbus, my professional life took off again. I worked as a technical trainer at a mid-size law firm (75 attorneys), then went on to work at The Computer Workshop, a technical training company. I earned the Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and taught Microsoft and CompTIA certification classes along with a variety of programming and Microsoft Office classes.

    While in Columbus, events took place that would send me on the adventures of my lifetime. I was contracted out to an elections equipment manufacturing company and began traveling throughout CA and AZ teaching customers how to use their recently acquired voting equipment. It began as a one week training support request for San Diego County, CA but the gigs kept rolling in. After six weeks in California, I went to Colorado, then to Arizona. Eventually I was sent to Maryland where I am still working in the elections industry.

    Annapolis and Baltimore, MD - In 2006 I was assigned to support MD. Originally I lived in Annapolis, but currently reside in Baltimore.

    I am a project manager for Election Systems and Software. My major role is managing implementations of new voting equipment. For the past three years I have traveled to many areas in the United States. Today however I am assigned as the Election Systems and Software project manager to implement the Maryland State Board of Elections new voting system.