Consultant, Database Developer
Chicago, IL 1990 – Present
selection/installation, FileMaker Pro
database development, technical
support, computer instruction, and web
page design for clients. Training
sessions on both Macintosh and PC
platforms. Created desktop publishing
documents with PageMaker and InDesign.
Chicago, IL June 1997 – 1998
Consulting services for
telecommunications client: Ameritech.
Designed, developed and implemented
database solutions for a client-server
database. Call-center on the FileMaker
Pro Server 3.0 for Windows NT platform
and had over 50 concurrent clients in
a five state area.
Chicago, IL March 1993 – May 1997
development, computer training,
technical support and documentation.
Customers included telecommunications,
financial, and commercial airline
industries. Firm designed SmallTalk
GUI applications that front end ODBMS
and RDBMS. Charged with deploying,
training and documenting OOP
developments as well as supporting and
designing solutions and tracking
systems in FileMaker Pro. As a member
of the development team, provided
client-server database administration,
business and use-case analysis and
modeling. Imported legacy data from
mainframes into the FileMaker system.
Exported data tables from FileMaker
into SQL tables for use in MS Access
or Versant OOP database. Performed
complex UNIX data scrubbing. Created a
manual for end users.
Fairy Godmother Foundation,
Consultant and Volunteer,
Chicago, IL 1999-Present
Volunteer for this organization in
their charity events and also as their
tech consultant and database
PageMaker Conference Speaker,
Selected to address over four hundred
participants at the PageMaker
Conference and Exhibition in Boston.
Taught four sessions: Leading
Grids; Styles, Codes and Tags;
What’s New with PageMaker 5.0;
and, Nuts and Bolts of Professional
Parallax Productions/Open House
Seattle, WA 1990 – 1991
Production, editing, layout for
computer books including: The
QuarkExpress Handbook, Silicon
Mirage, Black Lightening
Underground Guide to Laserwriters.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 1989 – 1991
Staff trainer for the University of
Washington. Taught Desktop Publishing
and Mac/PC Basic Skills. I was an
Associate Computer Consultant/Lab
Instructor in the Micro Computer
Center. Designed and produced handouts
and department brochures; taught
student HELP!!! sessions; trained
staff trainers, developed curriculum.