About the Webmaster
Jerry was born and raised in Sonoma, CA. Played Little League and Joe Dimaggio baseball, Pop Warner and High School football as well as High School Track.
After graduating from Sonoma Valley High he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. Basic Training was at Fort Ord, CA. followed by Military Police School at Fort Gordon, GA. Served a year in Aschaffenburg, West Germany as an MP. Attended German Language school in Wurzburg. Transferred to Mannheim as personal driver to Provost Marshal General. Completed 3-year tour as Editor/Photographer of Battalion Star Newspaper.
Hired by the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at San Quentin State Prison. Attended Correctional Academy at Modesto Junior College and majored in Law Enforcement at Santa Rosa Junior College. Assigned primarily to search & escort, security gates, maximum security and condemned row positions. Received permanent disability retirement after 6-years of service.
Married Pam, had daughter Alison, enjoyed the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, divorced.
Studied Computer Programming at the Computer Learning Center of San Francisco. COBOL, RPG III and Assembly language for the IBM 360 mainframe.
Worked for California Plant Protection as Security Supervisior for the Santa Rosa Plaza. Transferred to site security for Hewlett Packard.
Married Carla, purchased home in Windsor, had daughter Mary. Vacations in Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Silvercreek, CO., Washington D.C., Disneyland, Disney World, Disney & Norwegian Cruise Lines, etc.
Worked retail management for Thrifty Drugs in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Novato, San Rafael and Corte Madera. Assigned district POS system conversion trainer for the Thrifty and Payless merger, training employees on new computer and accounting systems.
Received Associate of Science degree at Santa Rosa Junior College. Then completed new Computer Support program at Empire College. Certified as an CNA (Certified Novell Administrator).
Hired by Empire College as an Instructor. Helped to develop their Microsoft MCSE and Cisco CCNA programs. Completed and taught Comp TIA (A+, Net+, iNet+, Security+), Microsoft (MCSE, MCP), Cisco (CCNA, CCAI) and Novell (CNA) certifications.
Worked as Field Network Engineer for private computer companies.
Currently studing Web site design.