Political Live Wires

About Us

Dedication to the cause means stopping the intrusive, over-reaching government whenever and whereever possible. Unfortunately, those who benefit from big government, both multimillion dollar "non-profits" and left-wing special interests have vast financial resources that they use as seed money (or "investments") to grow government to further their bottom line.

Your "investment" in stopping the out of control growth of government will come back to you by stopping tax increases and, on occation, ending programs that should have sunset long ago.

In his address to Congress on August 12, 1974, President Gerald Ford said "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."

On January 20, 1981, in his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan told the nation:
"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem."

Your contribution is not tax deductable, but will ultimately go towards lowering your taxes.

Employment Experience:

Private Sector, Denver, Colorado | Jan 2008 - Present
Database Engineer
• Enterprise-wide reporting database architecture. Business metrics and productivity benchmark monitoring. Process analysis, streamlining and presentation.

State of Colorado, Department of State, Denver, Colorado | Jan 2007 - December 2007

Senior Project Analyst/Election Technology Manager.

• Development of voting system certification rules and test guidelines. Analysis of voter data, senior analyst for Statewide Colorado Registration and Election (SCORE2) system and Campaign Finance project.

 

State of Colorado, Unclaimed Property Division, Denver, Colorado | Aug 2002 - Dec 2006

Compliance Manager/System Administrator/Project Manager.

• Oversight of Escheated Property Collection Procedures, Account Balancing and Tracking, File Management, Windows 2000/2003 Server Administration, Technical Support/Decision maker, Data Analyst, Multiple Format Data Import and Export Conversion, Treasury Office Web Site Development, Microsoft SQL Administrator, System Upgrade Project Manager, Web Application Development Manager.

 

United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC - Littleton, Colorado | Jan 1999 - Aug 2002

System Administrator/Legislative Staff.

• Security Manager/Administrator, Systems Integrator, Correspondence Management Software Manager and Supervisor, Technical Support/Decision maker, Web Site Development, Data Manager.

• Legislative Director (Pro-tem), Senior Legislative Assistant, Education Committee Legislative Staff, Legislative Correspondent, Speech Writer, Technical Advisor, NT 4.0 System Administration, Exchange e-mail administrator.

 

Simple Surgical Solutions, Aurora, Colorado | Feb 1992 - Jan 1999

Computer System Analyst/Integrator.

• Software Development, Hardware Procurement, Technical Advisor, Novell System Administration, Systems Integrator, Deployment Manager and Supervisor, Technical Support, Web Site Development.

 

Live Wires, Inc., Denver, Colorado | Sep 1990 - Feb 1992

Self Employed

• Programming and consulting for individuals and companies in and around Denver. Development of reports and import functions for major workman’s compensation insurance company.

 

CAE-Link, Binghamton, New York | Nov 1988 - Aug 1990

Field Engineer/Site Supervisor.

• Configured and installed upgrades to hardware and software. Field Engineer Misawa AFB, Japan and Site Supervisor Hill AFB, Utah.

• Worked as a subcontractor of the Department of Defense on International flight simulator requiring "Secret" clearance. Maintained a networked Norsk Data Mainframe and Silicon Graphic Workstations integrated to real F-16 flight components.


Education:

University of Denver, Denver, CO | Sep 1991 - Nov 1993

Major(s): Master of Computer Information Systems | GPA: 3.61

DeVry University, Phoenix, AZ | Sep 1986 - Dec 1988

Major(s): Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology | GPA: 3.39


Additional Experience:

Military Service, United States Army Reserve | Nov 1982 - Nov 1988

Enlisted (Specialist 4)

• Field Medic (91-B)

 

Awards

Secret clearance from United States Federal Government (1988-1990)

 

Skills

• Senior Project Analyst

• Compliance Manager

• Project Manager

• System Administrator

• Computer Systems Integrator

• Computer System Analyst

• Site Supervisor

• Field Engineer

• Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems

• Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

• Expert user of Microsoft Office Professional Suite
 

Hardware and Software Support Manager and Developer

• Primary hardware and software purchase decision maker in corporate and government environment for both small and medium scale deployment, including systems requiring corporate, local and federal regulatory compliance.

 

• Extensive experience with 10/100Base-T and Thin-net as well as standard Ethernet (Thick-Net) configurations and many associated hardware devices. Connected and configured networks from Peer-to-Peer to 250 computers on a Metropolitan Area Network.

 

• Programming in Access, FoxPro, dBase, Visual Access, C, C+, Pascal, Prolog, LISP, Fortran, Visual Basic, and multiple batch and machine languages.

 

• Expert user and trouble-shooter for Microsoft Office Professional and all associated applications.

 

• Integration of computer systems from Norsk Data Mainframe to Palm-top personal data assistants. Upgrade, installation and administration of Windows 2000/2003 Server, SQL Server, NT 4.0 Server, Novell 4.XX, 3.XX, and 2.XX with DOS Workstations, Windows, Windows for Workgroups 3.1/3.11, Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP using multiple protocols.

 

• Web Site design, development and maintenance for government/constituent based applications and services. Site construction using standard HTML based pages manually coded and using FrontPage, Cold Fusion and Netscape Communicator.

 

Professional Affiliations

Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (1986-Present)

U.S. House of Representatives System Administrator Association (2000-2002)


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