My Personal Life
I am a musician playing with several different groups as well as as a solo act in the Space Coast/Brevard County. Music is one of my greatest passions, something I will always cherish. I play several instruments but I favor the Guitar and Bass Guitar. I currently reside in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
I moved to Cape Canaveral, Florida, in September of 2011 from Phoenix, Arizona where I lived for 13 years. In those years I made a great many friends and made some great music! There I played with several groups such as Smokehouse, Chuck E Baby and the Allstars, Urban Roots, Stormwatch, just to name a few.
I have three wonderful children who have grown up to be very loving a passionate adults of their own. Truly, I am blessed!
My Professional Life
Basically I am an old school Software Engineer developing software since 1990 while also working as a Journeyman Electrician and member of the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers. My early programming experience was around programmable logic controls, field monitoring, and data acquisition. I jumped on the Internet early on while hosting the Political BBS, a multi-line dial-up BBS service, and grew quickly learning HTML, Perl, Coldfusion, and PHP, while still developing desktop applications and server software in C and C++.
There are few other activities I have been involved with… I was an instructor with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry for several years, ran a small Internet Service for three years only to shut it down during the dot bombs, and last was a partner in a Phoenix Computer Services company, Smart Guys Computing.
My last business was a consulting company, PremaSolutions, a provider of computer related technologies from networking to software for small to medium size business. Although I am on a medical hiatus, I imagine that I will return to the technology consulting business eventually. (Health providing!)
I am a strong advocate of Open Source Software, in particular the Linux OS, contributing development to many Open Source Projects throughout the years along with providing technical support and guidance.