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Skills Summary

  • Communication and documentation strategist
  • Extensive experience in print and online documentation, and publications management
  • Solid understanding of B2B and B2C marketing
  • Solid people and project management experience with strong natural and learned leadership skills
  • Successful team builder both within and across departments and disciplines
  • Superb writer with recognized skills in creating detailed process and product descriptions
  • Experienced working remotely as part of a global team in a virtual environment
  • Experience documenting complex semiconductor manufacturing processes and systems
  • Over 25 years experience with the following:
    • Office Suites - Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office, Libre Office
    • Graphic Design - Adobe (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Illustrator; InDesign, FrameMaker and Acrobat), CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Image scanners (flatbed and film)
    • Platforms, Programming Languages - Microsoft (MS-DOS through Windows 7), UNIX, Peer-to-Peer and Client/Server networks, and Cisco Citrix
    • Web Design - Online Help - Adobe (Dreamweaver, Fireworks and RoboHelp), HTML 4.0, CSS, SEO, ComponentOne Doc-To-Help, XML, and ADA Section 508 Compliancy
    • Internet Browsers - Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Chrome
    • Photography - Digital and 35 mm film, digital scanning, print restoration


Senior Technical Writer, Publications Management, Documentation, Hardware, Software, SolidWorks (eViewer), Microsoft Office, Corel, Adobe, Wafer Bonding, Wiki, Blog, SEMI, ISO-9000, Doc-to-Help, Photography, Printing, Online, Journalism

Experience Summary

West Shore Community College, Scottville, Michigan (2013)
(W9 Contract) 

Media1, Grand Haven, Michigan (2013)
Sr. Technical Writer
(Geist Arts Direct Contract) 

SUSS MicroTec, Sternenfels, Germany (2006-2012)
(Through Williston, VT office)
Technical Publications Manager/Sr. Technical Writer
(Geist Arts Direct Contract) 
Efficiency Vermont, Burlington, VT (2005-2013)
Technical Writer/Online Help (Geist Arts Direct Contract)
IBM, Burlington, VT (2006)
(W2 Contract Position through CTG, Inc.)
Technical Writer/Editor
Lectrosonics, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (2004-2005)
Media Producer/Webmaster/Technical Writer 
 BLM-Alaska (2002-2003)
(W2 Contract Position through Remtech Services, Inc., Littleton, CO) 
Technical Writer/Help Developer

Other Professional Experiences

  • Technical Photographer - Supplied high quality photographs of complex wafer manufacturing systems for installation, operation, and service manuals
  • Co-Author - Frontier Energy, Appropriate Technology in Alaska, 1979-1984
  • Web Content/Wikis - Lectrosonics, Inc., Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Business Journalist/Photographer - Alaska Journal of Commerce (weekly business publication)
  • Managing Editor - Fairbanks Arts (arts and cultural publication covering Fairbanks, Alaska and surrounding communities)
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough – Road Commissioner. (Volunteer position-10 years)
  • AlasCan Systems International, Inc. – Marketing Director/Sec. Board of Directors
  • Fairbanks Arts Association – Editor/Media Director
  • Alaska Natural Energy Institute – Founding President
  • Scriptwriter/Producer - Arctic Man Ski and Sno Go Classic (1989 and 1990)
  • Field Producer - Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race (1990)
  • Stellar Communications, Inc. (dba Mushing Magazine) – Co-founder
  • Zehntel, Inc. – Sr. Technical Writer/Writing Group Supervisor
  • Sperry Support Services – Senior Technical Writer
  • Western Technical Associates – Technical Writer
  • U.S. Navy – Communication Technician, Honorable Discharge


  • Goldie Award (Producer), Alaska Broadcasters Association.
  • Chuck Keim Award for Excellence in Magazine Journalism.


  • BA Journalism, University of Alaska Fairbanks. (Minor, Computer Science).

LinkedIn Groups

  • Documentation Managers
  • Documentation and Technical Writing Management
  • Informed Ideas For Writers
  • LinkEds & writers
  • Technical Writer Forum
  • Technical Writing Professionals
  • Fine Art Photographers
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni
  • Vermont Technology Alliance


  • Ludington Area Center for the Arts

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