I'm originally from New Richmond, Wisconsin. I'm pretty much a computer geek. Although I like to think of myself as a Mac person, I also believe in being well rounded so I have quite the Windows background as well. And, of course, since I'm from Wisconsin I'm a huge Packers fans.

I attended school at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Yes it's St. Olaf, not the one from the Golden Girls. The one that The Great Gatsby attended in the book of the same name. I worked in the Academic Computer Center, now called Information and Instructional Technologies. My immediate supervisor was Jennie Moberg. I graduated from St. Olaf with BA in History. When I worked for Jennie in the ACC, I did technical support for the Administrative staff. There are a lot of nice people in that building. One of them is Greg Kneser, who is another huge Packers fan.

St. Olaf College is most famous for it music department. There are five major choirs here. The St. Olaf Choir, Cantorei, Chapel Choir, Manitou Singers, and Viking Chorus. Each year these choirs perform together at the St. Olaf College Christmas Festival. I used to be in Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus.


Photo courtesy of St. Olaf College

This is the dorm I lived in my sophomore and junior years here at Olaf. Thorson Hall.

My junior year I was a Resident Assistant. For more info on that stuff see the Resident's Life Homepage.


Photo courtesy of St. Olaf College

This is a picture of the dorm I lived in my first year at St. Olaf. Kildahl Hall. It was really cool. We had a lot of fun torturing our JCs. Nothing says love like duct taping your JC to a tree. Poor Mark and Aaron. How they must miss us.

Here is a picture of me in my old car. It was a '74 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. My new car is a '98 Pontiac Sunfire. I will be adding pictures of the Sunfire soon. I also have a 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4. It's yellow. Pictures will be coming soon.

I used to work for a non-profit organization in Saint Paul, MN called TIES. TIES does training and projects for metro area schools. They are also and Internet Service Provider for metro area schools and their employees. They have approximately 5000 dial-up customers and another 3000 e-mail only accounts. I worked on the Internet Helpline. I answered phone calls from people who needed technical support. I also did occasional District support, mostly in Woodbury and Bloomington.

Now I work for Intermediate School District 916 (Northeast Metro) at Valley Crossing Community School in Woodbury. I'm the resident computer geek there, fixing everything from forgotten passwords to printers. It is a K-6 school that's divided up into 3 "Neigborhoods." Go check out the site for more information or just check it out anyway because I do the work on that site too.


My Computers

I own a Quadra 605 8/160 with a 2X CD-ROM Drive. Impressive, huh? Okay well it really has 24 MB of RAM, a 1 GB hard drive and an 10baseT ethernet card. I have issues with not upgrading machines. I know she's not much and but she runs OS 9.2 a lot better than she should. However, this is not my main machine.

I also have an Apple Machintosh G3 333 MHZ. It has 384 MB of RAM, an internal 12 GB IDE hard drive, a DVD/CD-ROM drive, an external Zip 100 drive, an IBM subwoofer, 6 MB of on board VRAM, an ATI Radeon Mac Edition with 32 MB of VRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet card and a USB/Firewire card. I recently retired this machine.

I'm currently running a Mac Mini. It's a 1.42GHz G4 with 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive and a SuperDrive (DVD+-RW/CD+-RW). It also has a 40GB external drive attached to it (I removed a drive from the G3 and put it in an external enclosure). The thing is very nice. I'm currently in the process of installing software and cleaning up old files from the 40GB drive.

I also have a Gateway 2000 running Windows XP HE on a 1.4 GHz AMD chip. It has 1GB of RAM, an internal 80 GB IDE hard drive, an internal 120GB HD, an internal Dual Layer DVD+-RW drive, an internal DVD drive, a Firewire 400/800 card and a 64 MB GeForce3 graphics card. I've now upgraded as much on this machine as I deem economical. Replacement would be the next step.

Finally I'l list my work computer. The one computer to which I'll never add any upgrades. It's a 15" Powerbook G4 Titanium. It has 512 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, Firewire, USB, an Airport card and a DVD-R burner.

Photo courtesy of Power Computing Corp.