• I learned how to do everything you see on all of these Web pages and Web sites in one year!
    The HTML, audio, video, Flash animation, file management, etc., are all skills I have learned in a very short amount of time through alot of hours spent on my PC. I am proud of what I accomplished here. One of my instructors said I was a "walking man of multimedia" because I have skills in html, audio, video, music, acting, writing, drawing, graphic design, sales, etc. I have always been a creative person and Web Design is a fantastic electronic easel to demo my work on! Working hard in my classes paid off. After two years I developed cool new professional skills people seem to enjoy!

  • I produced and created a cable television series in King County/Seattle area - "Guitar Lab" - for two seasons. This show was an educational series teaching the fundamentals of guitar technique and music theory.

  • I created my own company - Guitar4you.com - and will soon be distributing a DVD series of instructional music lessons. The site is a launching pad for my future music projects and products, and there are Flash movies, video clips, and audio downloads users can enjoy.

  • I created another company - www.EconoWeb.8k.com - which does Graphic Design and Web site development. This company is my own small "home business" creating Websites and content for private customers.

  • I was hired to teach at Ed.C.C. my first quarter there as a student. My music skills and people skills enabled me to be hired by the college on a part-time basis to work in both the Music Department and the Tutorial Department - and I'm told I was the first 1st year student ever allowed to do it. One of my college teachers once commented that I was "one of the most natural teachers he's ever seen" for my way of working with people. I studied hard, held a 3.8 G.P.A. (grade Point Average), made the Dean's Honor Roll, and made the most out of my time in college. I also attended Columbia Basin College for two years, studied more music theory, piano, guitar, woodwinds, etc., and I have over 200 college level credits and 7 years of post high school education under my belt.

  • I managed a local Seattle retail store. I stepped in and took a failing business and made it profitable again just by working hard, getting organized, and talking with customers. I'm proud of the turn-around I did for that company. Unfortunately the owner passed away - and so did my job. During my 3 years there I helped alot of people and had an impact on the local community.

  • Member of F.T.A. (Future Teachers of America) since 1980. I joined F.T.A. in high school and taught 5th graders for one year. It was a very rewarding experience for me and it was my first teaching assignment. It gave me alot of confidence in my abilities to make a difference just through strength of personality and comittment to something important. Working with the kids was great - and I think of it as an important accomplishment in my life.

  • I participated in establishing a World Record on Guitar in Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 1998. I, along with about 1000 other guitarists, performed on the steps of the Courthouse in Vancouver - playing "Taking Care of Business" with Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame. The world record for the most guitar players playing the same song for the longest amount of time was broken and I was a proud participant for one hot, sunny afternoon with my friends - thus establishing my place in history!

  • I earned my black belt in martial arts at 15 years of age. As a young boy I was fascinated by karate, judo, kung-fu, kempo, wrestling - and sports in general. I trained for 5 years and earned a black belt in kempo, a green belt in judo, a blue belt in tae kwon do, and I was undefeated in wrestling.

  • I broke my high school's bench press record as a junior in high school. I played football, basketball, threw shot in track, etc., and was an avid weight lifter as a boy. In my junior year in high school I bench pressed 415 lbs. to set a class record. In the grand scheme of things it's nothing, but for me as a kid it was a big deal, and the amount of time and dedication involved was beyond words.

  • I was voted "Best Sense of Humor" in my senior year in high school - and later I was voted "Most Eligible Bachelor" and "Least Changed" at my class reunion! At a recent function I couldn't go to, I was voted "The Person People Most Wanted To See But Could Not Attend!" I think that one of my best accomplishments is that I had a a whole town of people who knew me well, liked me, respected me, and gave me their friendship. I think my fortunate ability to connect with people one on one in a genuine, sincere way is my biggest asset, and my biggest accomplishments may be the development of my easy-going personality and my focused determination and drive in life.
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