This page contains some biographical information about me, lists some of my interests, and provides links to my favorite Web sites.
(This page is still under construction. Look for more in the near future.)
I was born in May of 1960 in Rochester, New York. In 1966, my family moved to Webster, a small town about 10 miles east of Rochester. I continued attending school in Webster, and in 1978 I graduated from R.L. Thomas High School with a Regent's Diploma. I got a summer job at Bausch and Lomb, working in the receiving department. After the summer, I went to Utica College of Syracuse University and majored in Computer Science. Being 18 and away from home for the first time, I was more interested in the social scene than in studying, and I flunked out after 2 years. I had scored in the top 2% when I had taken my SAT exam, so I knew I could do the work, but I was too busy partying and having a good time to really concentrate on my education.
After this experience, I got a job with an engineering and drafting supply company in Rochester. I worked as a stock clerk and then as a sales clerk until I tired of the place after 3 years and went looking elsewhere. I was unemployed for a while, then took a few temporary jobs, but wasn't finding anything that really interested me. I decided to continue my education and enrolled in a local community college for a year. I did well, but the courses weren't really challenging, so I went back to several temporary jobs until I could continue my education elsewhere.
In 1986, I enrolled in a one year program at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Computer Service Technology. By now, I was serious about my education and applied myself to my studies. It was a tough load of 12-18 credit hours per quarter in an 11 week quarter, and the courses were pretty intensive, but I did well and graduated in 1987. I worked a few more temp jobs while I looked for a permanent position, and finally found Performance Technologies, where I was hired in September, 1988. I have been there ever since and am very happy with the company.
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