My professional experience

I’ve worked as a schoolteacher, journalist, entrepreneur, and IT technologist – in multiple industries, large and small businesses.

I'll be a representative you can be proud of:

  • Born and raised in Louisville (Highlands and Jeffersontown).
  • Seneca High School, 1964
  • B.A., Stetson University, 1968, political science, economics, and history
  • Schoolteacher (and JCTA member), Jefferson County Schools, 1968, 1971
  • Vietnam Veteran, Army, 1969-70
  • Computer Programmer, General Electric Appliance Park, 1972-76.
  • Founder and Publisher, The Fern Creek Neighbor (community newspaper), 1976-86.
  • Software Developer, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, 1986-91.
  • UPI wire correspondent, and radio-TV producer, 1990s
  • Business analyst, software developer, IT consultant (30 years)
  • Resident of Louisville's Portland neighborhood (6 years)

Some of My Non-Profit Service:

  • Fern Creek Community Association – president (1980s)
  • Leadership Louisville, class of 1982
  • Project Lake Worth (FL), board member, 1990s (Background)
  • WXBH-LP Community Radio, co-director and station manager, 2006-10
  • The Brick House (a community center dedicated to encouraging young people to be self-reliant) – board member & officer, 2006-10
  • Kentucky Open Source Society – advocating open source software – founder/organizer, 2006-present
  • LVL1 Hackerspace, charter member, 2010-14
  • Portland Now, 2013-present