Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, northwest Montana
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My professional career includes more than 20 years of experience in commercial software development & quality assurance, systems administration, technical support and computer consulting. I’ve worked in Montana and Washington state including nearly 8 years with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.
I ended my successful career with Microsoft in 1999 to realize the dream of owning my own business and to give back to the community by providing affordable technical assistance to the under served not-for-profit sector. For the past 16 years I’ve served not-for-profit organizations and small businesses to help them enjoy the benefits of world-class computer, software & network technology to better serve their clients and customers.
After relocating with my family to Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley in 2009, I am currently offering my services to clients throughout the Treasure State. I am a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of computer & software technology subjects and I have taught multiple computer courses at Flathead Valley Community College including web application development, computer maintenance and photo management with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I am a graduate of the Leadership Flathead class of 2010 and an active volunteer with local educational & human services institutions.
In my spare time I enjoy skiing, hiking, woodworking and capturing the spectacular beauty of northwest Montana through outdoor & nature photography.