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Professional Experience

County of Otter Tail, Minnesota
eGovernment Administrator/ Web Developer / Programmer – Jul 2002 – Present (web site link)
Design, develop, program, and maintain Otter Tail County Internet and Intranet web sites and web servers. Publish and maintain Enterprise GIS data on both county Internet and Intranet. Research, develop and refine web-based applications, including geodata driven map services.
Confer with all county departments on content to be made available on the internet, and coordinate and train personnel in the construction and upkeep of web pages.
Design and development of geographic data-driven interactive enterprise mapping applications.
Three times Awarded American Association of Webmaster “Gold” Award.

Fergus Falls Community College, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Instructor – Nov 1999 – 2005
Taught web site construction classes including basic html, use of graphics, design and layout, search engine ranking and marketing tips.
Taught intro to web design classes including, domain registration, site structure/layout, knowing your target audience, marketing tips, more.

Minnesota WebWorks, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Web Developer, Lead Programmer, Graphic Design, Project Manager
Jan 1997 – May 2002
Designed and programmed several web/database sites including the use of custom built Content Management System which allows the ability to update database information from any web-connected computer without the need for additional software or training.
Coordination of web design team (and what a great team it was ... miss those people) and projects. Research and testing of new web design tools. Training of associates on web design topics including HTML, ASP programming, Java scripting, Java applets, database connectivity, and graphic design among several other things. Worked directly with clients to tailor sites to their ideas.

The WizardWorks Group, Plymouth, Minnesota
Web Site and Bulletin Board Service Refurbishment – Mar 1996 – Dec 1996. Remember WarCraft? (YEARS before World of WarCraft) Yeah... I made add-on levels for that.
Lead peers through implementation of new web site and coordinate changes in progress. Create and implement new web site technical support area for customers.
Coordinate with project leaders and marketing for continuous product updates. Facilitate restructure of Bulletin Board software for customers ease of use. Programming of html code in the designing of web pages.


Tailgating and Grilling, Lots O Places, USA
When I’m not working on your awesome project, I am most likely creating new ways of combining bacon, beer and fire. – Oct 1989 – Present (web site link).

Education

SkillPath / CompuMaster – St. Cloud, Minnesota
Adobe Creative Suite Jun 2010
Certificate:Conference for Adobe Creative Suite Users


SkillPath / CompuMaster
– Fargo, North Dakota
Adobe Photoshop Aug 2007
Certificate:Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users

Figleaf Training Center – Washington, D.C.
Flash MXDec 2002
Certificate: Fast Track to Macromedia Flash MX

Figleaf Training Center – Washington, D.C.
ColdFusion MXDec 2002
Certificate: Fast Track to ColdFusion MX

ESRI - Minneapolis, Minnesota
ESRI ArcIMSOct 2002
Certificate: ESRI ArcIMS 4.0

Anthony Training Center – Golden, Colorado
DreamweaverMarch 2001
Certificate: Dreamweaver UltraDev 4.0

Anthony Training Center – Golden, Colorado
DreamweaverMarch 2001
Certificate: Dreamweaver 4.0 Advanced

FirstTech Computers – Minneapolis, Minnesota
MacromediaNovember 2000
Certificate: Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0

Aris Training Center – Washington D.C.
MicrosoftMay 1998
Certificate: Mastering Enterprise Web Site Development using Visual InterDev

Aris Training Center – Seattle, Washington
Microsoft May 1998
Certificate: Implementing a Commerce-Enabled Web Site Using Microsoft Site Server 3.0

Aris Training Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
MicrosoftMar 1998
Certificate: Secure Web Access Using Microsoft Proxy Sever

Aris Training Center – Washington D.C.
MicrosoftMay 1998
Certificate: System Administration for Microsoft SQL 6.5

Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
logicFeb 1995 – May 1995
Computer Logic and flowcharting class

Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie, Minnesota
DOSJun 1994 – Aug 1994
DOS, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, DBase III & IV

Thief River Falls A.V.T.I. – Thief River Falls, Minnesota
BroadcastingSep 1986 – May 1987
Radio and Television Broadcasting Course.

  • Other stuff I've done...

    I'm a Published Cover Photographer plus I have nearly two decades of Professional Web Design Experience:

    Lake Country Journal Magazine

    “Lake Country Journal Magazine”
    http://www.lakecountryjournal.com/
    Hillcrest Academy building across the Otter Tail River
    September/October 2010 Edition
    Publisher: Evergreen Press

     

  • Lake Country Journal MagazinePhotographer: “Lake Country Journal Magazine”
    http://www.lakecountryjournal.com/
    July/August 2010 Edition
    Publisher: Evergreen Press

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    Phelps Mill Cover PhotoCover Photographer:
    “County of Otter Tail Minnesota Official Highway Map”
    2009 Edition
    Cover Photograph: Phelps Mill County Park
    Publisher: Red Barn

     

    2005 Edition
    Cover Photograph: Phelps Mill County Park
    Publisher: Cloud Cartography

     

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    Buy Book: Inside Windows 98Contributing Author:
    “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2003″

    Published in 2003

    Lead Author: Jim Boyce
    (web site link)

  • Contributing Author: “Inside Windows 98″

  • Buy Book: Inside Windows 98Published in 1997
    Publisher: New Riders

    Lead Author: Jim Boyce
    (web site link)

  • “Chippendale Dancer”
    Circa 1996 
    Yeah whelp... whoa Nelly...I totally just made that up. Seriously, dude... not only do I not have the body for that, my wife would just shoot me. However... I am really good at combining things with bacon and fire... which is why I think she keeps me around.

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