Work History

Work History
Dec 1989 - Present

Electronics Engineer

Voice of America

Responsible for researching and testing new technologies and their possible application for the Voice Of America (VOA).

  • Researched portable devices such as tablet computers and smart-phones as a tool for journalist.  Developed journalist kit based on these devices.
  • Designed and implemented a Internet based video conferencing system that allows VOA video journalist around the world to connect to VOA TV studios and do live reports from the field in a cost effective manner.
  • As part of a partnership between VOA and USTTI (United States Telecommunication Training Institute)  Acted as an instructor for groups telecommunications personnel from around the world that visited Washington DC to learn about new technologies.  Courses taught where, “Computer Applications in Broadcasting”, “Open Source Applications for Broadcasting”, and    “Audio Editing Workshop”.
  • In a joint project between VOA, State Department, and Embassy in Mexico conducted a series of training session in rural parts of Mexico to teach journalist about how to produce community radio. 
  • Introduced the agency to Content Management Systems and formed part of a team that helped evaluated and implement the agency's first CMS which handled 40+ languages.
  • Technical director for a multi-agency produced database driven multimedia CD-ROM to train journalist in developing countries on how to report on health issues.
  • Designed and implemented automated streaming system to encode and distribute 100+ hours per day of IBB audio and video programming over the Internet. 
  • Worked on the first VOA internally produced Multimedia CD-ROM called the Voice Of America Multimedia Catalog, for the Office of Business Development.  This was used as a tool for selling VOA programming to affiliates, this technology greatly simplified staffs ability to give presentations internationally.   
  • Introduced Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) to the Agency after attending DAW Shootout conference put on by the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) in New York City.  Headed up the evaluation project team and made final recommendations for implementation at the Agency.  This was one of the first digital audio projects at the agency and eventually lead to the current digital audio editing system. 
  • Designed, tested and installed control systems for audio, RF, and other subsystems at VOA Relay Stations in the Philippines, Greece, and Botswana.
  • Design of audio systems for relay stations. Lead engineer responsible for the evaluation Digital Audio Workstations for use in-house at VOA headquarters. 
  • Part of team that designed 1,500 user fully digital audio network at VOA headquarters. This design included heavy involvement in the areas of digital audio systems and high speed LAN networks. 
  • Member of computer committee which selected computer hardware and software for the Division. 
  • Extensive use of microcomputers as an engineering tool. 
  • Good knowledge of software packages for word processing, database, spreadsheets, digital audio editing, digital video editing, web streaming, communications, microcomputer trouble-shooting, Computer Aided Design, multimedia, scanning, Internet, and control systems.
Nov 1997 - Present


USA Latino

Designed and implementing the USA Latino network of bilingual web portals for major USA cities with large Latino / Hispanic communities.Consulting, design, and development work in the areas of audio and video recording and editing, multimedia, web streaming technologies, and Internet.

Dec 1981 - Dec 1989

Electronics Engineer

Naval Research Laboratory
  • Designed and tested microprocessor based circuits in support of the research divisions.
  • Worked on projects involving instrumentation, computer graphics, and image processing.
  • Extensive use of IBM personal computers and compatibles as a design tool (software and hardware).
  • Provided the Engineering Services Division's staff and personnel with support on the use of microcomputers.
  • Wrote specifications for the purchase of electronic equipment and components.
  • Member of NRL Hispanic EEO subcommittee.
Aug 1979 - Dec 1981

Electrical Engineer

Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Reviewed reports on in service failures and problems, recommended remedial action.
  • Developed maintenance procedures for equipment on Navy ships.
  • Reviewed and prepared specifications and technical manuals. Monitored performance of work under contract.
  • Temporary 6 month assignment at U.S. Naval Academy, Hydromechanics Lab, Annapolis, MD at which responsibilities included design, maintenance, troubleshooting and procurement of electronic instrumentation in support of a senior engineer.






Extensive knowledge of PC and Mac hardware as used in general, engineering, and multimedia applications.  Sound working knowledge of software applications including: Office automation word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, Digital audio editing, (Sound Forge, Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Audacity, Cubase), Non-linear video editing, (Adobe Premiere, Avid MCXpress, Avid Newscutter, Final Cut Studio) Web development (Macromedia Dreamweaver, Allaire Homesite, Adobe Web Premium) Multimedia authoring (Macromedia Director, Authorware, and Flash), Graphics editing (Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Draw, and GIMP),  Web Content Management System (Joomla),  Web audio and video encoding tools (Sorenson Squeeze, and TeleStream Episode), Presentation graphics (Lotus Freelance and MS Powerpoint)  Programming (HTML, SMIL, Visual BASIC, assembler) Control systems (GE Logicmaster),  Engineering development tools (Futurenet, Orcad, Intel emulators)  

Honors and Awards

  • Broadcasting Board Of Governors, Office Of Civil Rights Certificate of Appreciation, June 2009 In recognition of valuable contributions to the success of the Agency's 2009 Mentoring Program.
  • Broadcasting Board Of Governors Superior Accomplishment Award, June 2007In recognition of valuable contributions to the Office Of Engineering and Technical Services and its working in designing, managing, operating, and maintaining a complex Program Delivery Distribution Sysem in support of BBG's critical broadcast mission.
  • International Broadcasting Bureau Special Team Superior Accomplishment Award, June 2005In recognition of teamwork and selfless dedication in completing the Health Journalism CD-ROM Project, thereby enhancing the international standing of  the Agency in the field of health journalism.
  • International Broadcasting Bureau Superior Accomplishment Award, August 2004In recognition of valuable contributions to the Office Of Engineering and Technical Services and its working in designing, managing, operating, and maintaining a complex Program Delivery Distribution Sysem in support of BBG's critical broadcast mission.
  • International Broadcasting Bureau Superior Achievement Award, September, 2000In recognition for contributions and technical leadership and initiative in expanding and improving IBB Internet services.
  • 1998 International Broadcasting Bureau Employee of the year award.
  • International Broadcasting Bureau Quality Step Increase, March 1999In recognition of sustained high quality performance of official duties.
  • International Broadcasting Bureau Quality Step Increase, August 1996In recognition of sustained high quality performance of official duties.
  • Special Achievement Award, March 1996
  • Bureau Of Broadcasting Special Achievement Award, March 1993For outstanding technical leadership in carrying through the Botswana Controls Automation Project, successfully demonstrating the feasibility of substantial cost-savings in station automation through non-traditional approaches to automation design.
  • Naval Research Lab NRL Performance Award, May 1989


Multimedia, Audio, Video, Internet, Computers, Music


Senior Electronics Engineer with extensive experience designing and implementing new media technology systems including digital audio, video, multimedia, and Internet systems.  Self motivated, self-directed, and a team player with high professional standards.


  Seeking to work with a USA based company or government agency dealing in Latin American markets.


Naval Research Lab (NRL)