I have worked at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater since 2003, first as a student worker, then as an Instructional Technologist, and now as the Instructional Technology Services Operations Manager. As Operations Manager I deal with a wide variety of daily challenges and responsibilities including: instructional technology projects, Desire2Learn administration, daily task assignments, media studio operations and media production utilizing a newtek tricaster.
I am one of the founders and owners of Thirsty Lemur Consulting, LLC. We specialize in website hosting, development and consulting needs. Our mission is to provide a quality service giving personal attention to each of our clients. Prior to founding Thirsty Lemur, I worked for JTC / Modevia Web Services maintaining their back end server environments and working on development projects.
Let’s take our time to do things right the first time. Anything is possible, it just depends how much work and effort you want to put into it.
What do I do for fun? Well, there are a number of activities that keep me occupied:
- Brewing Beer. I’m all over craft beer. I enjoy brewing it, tasting it, and talking about it. Much like cooking, brewing beer offers the ability to be creative with flavors and come up with some exciting combinations. There are so many breweries out there, and so many home brews – it’s a great time for the industry.
- Cooking / Baking. If it can be made on the grill, I have probably tried it. I enjoy cooking meals of all types and sizes (just ask my friends). Baking is also high on the list – trying new things, and new combinations. Check out the collection of recipes at: Grillin Geeks.
- Open Source / Development. I love supporting and contributing to open source projects. These protects drive innovation and typically on the bleeding edge when new technologies are available. Without open source, the web would would not be where it is today. A number of the projects I have worked with are located on the Projects page.
- Woodworking. I am a believer that if you build something yourself, it will last forever. There are several shelves and desks that I have designed and built.
- Electronics. Did the computer break? Did the TV stop working? That’s just an excuse to take it apart, diagnose the problem and figure out how fix it. With platforms like Arduino the possibilities are endless for what you can create.
- Automotive. I’m not afraid to dive in and get my hands dirty. Troubleshooting and resolving that annoying click or rattle is always a fulfilling experience.