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Work experience

Mar 2005Jun 2009

Discovery Lab Instructor

Workforce Development Services

Instructed adults and youth in math, reading, language arts, computer skills, Microsoft Office, Internet skills, GED Test prep, workplace testing and job search skills. Managed a flow of between 30 and 40 independent study GED students.

Jan 2002May 2004

Training Engineer

Schneider National Bulk Carriers

Training Engineer of liquid bulk tank trucks.

Jul 1993Dec 2001


Sparenberg Services

Started successful software training/help desk business with five employees. Client list has included City Colleges of Chicago, State Farm Insurance of Bloomington, IL, two of the larger companies in the Kankakee area as well as AT&T and Lucent Technologies in the Chicago area. During the business startup I was also a part time Crisis Interventionist for Champaign IL Mental Health Center.

Aug 1991Jun 1993


Big R Farm Store

Buyer of farm, electrical, automotive, hardware and plumbing departments for five store locations.

Aug 1989Jul 1991

Agriculture/Computer Technology Instructor

Crescent-Iroquois High School

Agriculture Instructor, FFA Advisor and Microcomputer Instructor (part time) Coached individuals and teams for contests and personal goals. Supervised Student Occupational Experience Programs.


Associates Degree in Agriculture

Joliet Junior College

BS Degree in Agricultural Science and Agricultural Education

Illinois State University

Olivet Nazarene University

University of Illinois


A position in the area of education which would capitalize on my experience in business, education and Web 2.0 technology skills.