1987: Graduated from Greybull
High School, where I did Extemporaneous Speaking, Oratary and Wrestling
1987: Worked at Mammoth Hot Springs
in Yellowstone National Park.
1987: Began BSEE at University of Wyoming
1988: Saphire Mining in Helena, MT, amethyst mining in Dillon, MT. Hiking and working in Yellowstone
1988: Began working for UW Botany Department, writing Turbo Pascal to control experiments
1989: Marine Corp OCS in Quantico, VA, gold mining in the Bear Tooth mountains
and working in Yellowstone
1990: Traveled to Lund, Sweden to work for Dept of Plant Physiology, at Lund Univ.
, automating plant physiology experiments
1990: Automated the data entry of exploratory core hole data into geologic models for Triton Coal Company using Turbo Pascal
1990: Hacked in to University VAX using a security hole in ftp and finger to get super user privelege
1991: Worked on system to use on-truck PC's and load cells to measure and track loaded tonnage on 240 Ton coal Haul Trucks
1991: Set up statistical process control of coal blending from different mine areas with Symphony and StatGraphics.
1992: Graduated from University of Wyoming with BS in Electrical Engineering, specializing in electromagnetics and optoelectronics
1992–1994: Worked for Shell Oil in Houston, TX and at the ENCOAL refinery
in Gillette, WY, as an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer
1993: Gold Mining in the Black Hills and Big Horn Mountains. Rock climbing in The Hoodoos, Vedauwoo, and Devils Tower
1994–1996: Worked for Cascade Controls in Sunnyvale, CA and Vancouver WA as a Controls System Engineer
1996-1997: Worked for US Digital as an Electrical Engineer, Firmware Engineer, and Windows Programmer
1997-2000: Worked for Hyster Forklifts
, developing hardware, firmware and control strategies for engine and hydrostatic transmission
2000-2002: Worked for Diamond Multimedia-SONICblue
developing MP3 players
2002-2007: Worked for Logitech
, developing PC and mobile speakers and headsets
2007: Founded Contour Integration
to do electrical, firmware, and automation consulting
2008: My son was born.
2008: Founded pageSALT LLC
to do web and phone based 'Software as a Service' entrepreneurial projects
2008: Created CallTheWeb.Com to allow celebrities and institutions to send instant audio messages on twitter, facebook, craigslist, or their websites, using a dumb phone
2009: My daughter was born.
2009: Shuttered CallTheWeb.Com after it failed to gain a sufficient number of paid users to validate viability.
2010-2014: Worked for Sonetics
developing Firefighter communication headsets
2014-: Working for Ultimate Ears
, developing Bluetooth and WiFi speakers