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As a technical manager, a consultant, and a student, I have dealt with all aspects of communications and computers over the past 35 years. This has included working extensively with the internals of system software and computer hardware, from mainframes to personal computers. It has also involved all aspects of data communications from asynchronous, to SNA, TCP/IP, VPNs, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and the Internet. I also have experience in general management, including two years as head of a small entrepreneurial, high-tech company. My experience includes working with government organizations, as well as commercial firms ranging from a small start-up company to large NYSE firms.


Timpanogos Technologies, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2002-present
Responsible for internal IT support for the company; senior analyst and consultant on multiplatform application integration and networking issues, supporting contracts in both the public and private sectors relating to technology and school districts and local government.

Dynix , Inc., (formerly Ameritech Library Services and epixtech), Provo, Utah - 1996-2002
Manager, Network Administration
Hands-on manager, responsible with small group for designing, constructing and supporting internal company networks including national and international WAN links. Provide support for voice, video, data communications, the Internet, routers, firewalls, a variety of Unix, Windows NT, and Linux server computers, and networked personal computers.

Geneva Steel, Vineyard, Utah - 1989-1996
Manager, Network Administration
Hands-on technical manager, responsible with small group for designing, constructing and supporting a plant-wide fiber optic communications network. Provide support for voice and data communications, mainframe data center, distributed Unix based computers, and networked personal computers. Established a new mainframe data center, recruited and trained systems, communications and operations staff, developed and implemented system management procedures, and evaluated and procured required system software. Managed migration of work load from outside service bureau.

Capital Solutions, Inc., Provo, Utah - 1986-1989
Directed operations of a start-up company supplying computer systems to glass companies. Led a technical team in developing an integrated computer system and a support team providing remote technical assistance via modem communications. Developed a client base of 75 companies in 35 states and Canada and annual sales in excess of $1,000,000.

Capital Systems, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia - 1984-1986
General Manger, Washington Operations
Led a technical team responsible for implementing nationwide communications networks and software required by new customers including Bureau of the Mint, Department of Treasury payroll, Urban Mass Transit Authority, IRS, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Managed strategic projects including moving government agencies to new computer centers, mainframe sizing and procurement, and network design and implementation. Consulted on communications and information systems for clients within the federal government.

U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: 1983-1984
Manager, Communications
Established a group to oversee a major network expansion. Developed a local area network to support thousands of terminals and hundreds of computers within the U.S. Capitol office complex, implemented gateways to public data networks providing access for congressional district offices, and established a network operations center.

U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: 1981-1983
Manager, Computer Center
Managed mainframes and minicomputers including systems, communications and operations. Upgraded hardware/software to accommodate rapid growth improving reliability and response. Organized a User Support Center providing local/remote services, problem tracking and training. Developed an information utility providing electronic mail, news searches, and legislative tracking using a friendly user interface. Served as key member of team evaluating the use of personal computers at the House of Representatives. Supervised a staff of about 70.

U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: 1977-1981
Manager, Configuration Planning & Management
Responsible for migration of House mainframes to the MVS operating system, evaluated/procured hardware and software, established a performance evaluation staff, implemented performance measurement tools and developed a computer usage accounting system. Established performance objectives and improved system uptime from 96% to 99+%.

Rehab Group, Inc., Arlington, Virginia: 1976-1977
Senior Communications Analyst
Assisted with a major computer upgrade at Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Developed the ability to transfer jobs between micro-computers in remote offices and Washington area mainframe computers.

U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: 1973-1976
Systems Programmer
Installed and supported the House's first terminal-based computer applications. Responsible for performance evaluation of mainframe computers.

U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: 1970-1973
Computer Programmer
Designed and wrote COBOL programs for a payroll system. Developed an interface to the Government Printing Office's Linotron for publishing House documents by photo-composition. Provided computer supported for a study of tax free foundations.

Bechtel Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland: 1970
Computer Programmer
Installed and supported accounting and payroll systems running on a Honeywell mini-computer, interfacing with a General Electric mainframe in San Francisco.

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah: 1968-1970
Student Assistant
Taught classes, tutored students, did programming projects for faculty, helped produce a computer concordance to the works of Franz Kafka, assistant editor of Computer Research Center Newsletter, provided programming and statistical support to a major sociological study and converted cluster analysis programs written for one type of computer to run on another type.


College course work at Long Beach City College, Cal State Long Beach and Brigham Young University. Graduated from Brigham Young University (1970) with Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in computer science and accounting. Overall GPA of 3.6 during college years. In computer related course work, achieved a 3.9 GPA. Graduated (1987) from Stephen Covey's year-long Executive Excellence program. Have attended many classes, seminars and conferences on computer systems, networking, and management.

Personal Background

Graduated from Lewiston High School (Northern Idaho) in 1962, 24th in a class of 222. During Junior High, worked in door-to-door sales and delivering newspapers. During high school, worked in the family business, in a cannery and fighting forest fires. Spent two years as a missionary in Appalachia between high school and college. Articles published in NGS/CIG Digest, Genealogical Computing, Journal of Online Genealogy, Pioneers and the newsletters of several PAF User Groups. Member of GENTECH Lexicon group, 1995-96. Member of GENTECH97 to GENTECH2001 Conference Committees. Program chair for GENTECH98. Recipient of Presidential Citation from the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, and an award from the Association of Professional Genealogists. Elected Fellow of the National Genealogical Society in 1998. Serve as Webmaster for BCG and co-Webmaster for GENTECH. Have written several genealogical software utilities. Active in local politics as voting district chair, state and county convention delegate. Interests include family trips, genealogy, history, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, basketball, volleyball, science fiction, history, gardening, and home and genealogical applications for personal computers.

Technical Experience

Operating Systems:

Mainframe (GECOS, MFT, MVT, SVS, VS1, MVS, VM); Minicomputer (Pick, RTE, Unix); Microcomputer (CP/M, MS/DOS, Pick, OS/2, Windows 3.1-XP, Linux)

Asynchronous, bisynchronous, SDLC, X.25, TCP/IP, VPN, UUCP, IPX, ethernet, token ring, coax, fiber, baseband, broadband

Access, Sybase, Informix, Universe, Dbase, Revelation, Pick, IDMS, IMS, Model 204, Adabas

Easycoder, COBOL, FORTRAN, NATURAL, BASIC (QuickBasic, PowerBasic, Pick), C, Assembler (IBM/370 and PC/DOS), SAS, Easytrieve

Other Software:
FASTER, ATS, ATMS, STAIRS, CICS, ROSCOE, OMEGAMON, Novell, WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Excel, Word, Presentations, Q&A;, FileMaker Pro, Qmodem, Reflections, CrossTalk, DCF, GML, HTML

Publications - Presentations

A Concordance to the Works of Franz Kafka - computer support to the author, Dr. Walter Spiedel, 1969.

" Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me This Before? " - What to Look for Before you Automate: Glass Magazine, Special Computer Issue, May 1987

Introduction to Genealogy Classes : 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Hands-on Introduction to Personal Ancestral File : 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002

PAF Review - a column in National Genealogical Society newsletter: 1993-1997

Electronic Newsletter - PAF Review : 1993-2007

A River and a Road, A Centenial History of Mesquite, Nevada - computer and layout support to the author, Dorothy Thurston, 1994.

Design/Layout of the Utah Valley PAF User Group Newsletter: 1994-1995

Internet Genealogy Calendar - created and maintained on the World Wide Web: 1995-1997

Enhancing PAF with Utilities - A lecture at the National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States: May 1995

Using PAF Utilities - A Workshop at the National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States: May 1995

Genealogy BBS List - publication on the World Wide Web of Richard Cleaveland's (originally Richard Pence's) monthly list: 1995 to 1998

Genealogy Numbering Systems - publication on the World Wide Web of Richard Pence's article on this subject: 1995
(see http://www.saintclair.org/numbers/)

Utah Valley PAF Users Group Home Page : 1995 to 1998

National Genealogical Society Home Page: 1995 to 1998

NetGuide: Genealogist's Guide to Internet - publication on the World Wide Web of George Archer's definitive new guide: 1995 to 1998

Genealogical Computer Interest Groups - publication on the World Wide Web of George Archer's periodic list: 1995 to 1998

Stern-NARA Gift Fund Home Page, a fund administered by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, used to convert records to microfilm and make them accessible: 1995 to 1999

National Institute on Genealogical Research Home Page: 1995 to 1997

United States Counties Web Page : 1995 to 2007

Annual Computer Genealogy Seminar of the Northeast Oklahoma PAF User Group: October 1995

Societies and CIGs Web Page : 1995 to 1998

Lectures on " GEDCOM Utilities " and " Societies and the Internet " at GENTECH 96 in Dallas: (January 1996)

" Is Your Society Ready for a Home Page? " co-authored with George Archer and published in Genealogical Computing.

Federation of Genealogical Societies Home Page : 1996 to 2000

Lecture on " How One Genealogist Became Tangled in the Web " for the Salt Lake Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists: (April 1996)

Lecture on " Traveling Electronic Trails: Genealogy and Networks " and several workshops at the National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States in Nashville: (May 1996)

Lecture on Internet Resources for Genealogists , presented to the staff of the Brigham Young University Family History Center.(1996)

3rd Irish Genealogical Congress Home Page: 1996 to 1997

GENTECH Home Page : 1996 to 2001

Board for Certification of Genealogists Home Page : 1996 to 2006

Personal Ancestral File updates presented to the Arizona Genealogical Computer Interest Group in Phoenix. (2000, 2002, 2003)

The Cougar's Den - A Celebration of BYU's Basketball Teams : 2002 to 2007

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