Like many others things, my career did not turn out the way I expected. I started college thinking I would be a medical researcher. In fact, I earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington followed by a year of postgraduate work in Biostatistics at the University of Washington and a M.S. in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan.
Along the way I needed to earn some money and happened upon some jobs in computer programming which I thought were just stop-gap measures until I could start my real career. Little did I know then that information technology would be my career.
My first brush with computers came in 1969 when, as a summer intern, I taught myself Fortran so I could try to develop a program that would take an x-ray crystallography scan and determine the elements in the compound scanned.
My education in computer programming and associated fields comes from books, on-the-job training, and experience, plus a year of postgraduate work in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. I retired in 2006 from a 36 year career primarily in computer science. I served in a variety of positions from computer programmer to network administrator at the University of Wisconsin, at the University of Michigan, with a NASA contractor, at the National Institutes of Health, and then at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
I am currently updating my skills with web design and development courses at Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA. I have built websites for local businesses, schools, and individuals, as part of a team and on my own.
My company is located in Des Moines, WA but I can build a website for you no matter where you are located. If you want to be able to meet face-to-face with your web developer, I serve clients in the Puget Sound region from Everett to Olympia and from the sound to the Cascades.
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