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Work experience

Jul 2010Present


Alliance Electric Contractor

Remove & replace lighting in commercial buildings in other states to reduce the electrical load and save money. Some work done while energized and 4 foot lamps installed into a retrofit 8 foot fixture.

Apr 2004Jul 2009

Graphic Designer

Michigan Banker magazine L.L.C.

Layout, design and assemble monthly magazine using QuarkXPress desktop publishing software. Some adjustments of photos, assembly of covers and creation of ads done using Photoshop software.

Dec 1997Sep 2003


Battle Creek Area Electrical Contractors

General wiring of motors, transformers, switch gear, motor control centers, lighting, receptacles and switches. Rigid conduit, EMT, PVC and other conduits installed in most visually appealing result. Lighing installed and also repaired when needed. IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, LU 445) in Battle Creek is where job referrals are obtained by workers for jobs with signatory contractors.

Mar 1997Nov 1997


Ballard Electric Contractor

General wiring of commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings and troubleshooting.


Sep 1990Jun 1994


Ferris State University


Computer maintenance
CompTIA A+ certification essentials (601), hardware and Operating systems such as Windows xp, informal test rating over 89% of other test takers. Can be found at transcript # 8463969.   Built PCs, formatted hard-drives, install O.S.s including several versions of linux, replaced/upgraded video cards, CPUs, memory, hard-drives, motherboards, network cards and optical drives. Connect hubs, switches, routers and understand usefulness or limits of each.  


Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft office programs: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Also QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat (create pdf, edit some pdf, and select text)  and Microsoft Windows XP operations.


Jun 1979Present

Electronics Certificate of Completion

Capital Area Career Center
Jan 2003Dec 2010

Master Electrician License

State of Michigan DLEG
Jan 1987Jan 2003

Journeyman Electrician License

State of Michigan DLEG