- 1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470
After graduating with a BSEET from DeVry University, I began my career in the field of electronics maintenance. I worked on enterprise computer systems and industrial controls but eventually found my way to Yamaha Corporation of America. At Yamaha, I started off as an Applications Specialist, helping clients understand electronic music technology. Soon, I found a passion for technical writing and moved into a position at Yamaha as a Product Information Associate, creating technical notes for an online knowledgebase. This is where my introduction to HTML, CSS and graphics started because it was only a natural progression to make the technical notes web-ready and to supplement the text with pictures & graphics. My quest to expand from text to interactive materials led me to Flash technology. Having a technical background, Flash technology became my speciality and I created many interactive product tours for Yamaha Electronic Musical Keyboards. The product information group gained fame as a top-notch web design provider within the company. So, my department was given the charge of redesigning www.yamaha.com and we merged with Creative Services, the print services group of the company. After a successful redesign, the Music Marketing Group was formed which included Creative Services. Over the next five years, this exposed me to the world of Marketing & Advertising and I was able to work on some cutting-edge projects in podcasting, interactive e-magazines, web analytics, Internet video distribution & applications, and e-learning.
Since 2009, I have successfully owned and operated Lightbarer Web Solutions. It has served clients from around the globe including Aberfoyle Park, Australia, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Baton Rouge. Many clients are multi-million dollar enterprises such as Competition Werkes, Melrose Vineyards, and Performance Contractors.
Since 2013, I have had the opportunity to work full-time for Umpqua Community College and I have put my expertise to work by successfully completing a redesign of www.umpqua.edu. It has been a great ride so far. I am still getting to know the ins and outs of the higher education field and look forward to many more successful years.