I worked for the past 20 years on the problem of salmon, steelhead, lamprey, and sturgeon survival in the Columbia River Basin, mostly on behalf of four tribes in the basin, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO), the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), the Yakama Nation (YN), and the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT).
Overall I've written software and configured and administrated networks for 34 years. When I came up there was not much specialization in the computer field, software, hardware, networks all together, first one had to configure the computers and networks, then one had to write the programs. I once worked on a study and co-authored some peer reviewed science papers, the Comparative Survival Study, and the Comparative Survival Study Ten Year Retrospective Analyses Report which has had some impact on the court ordered spilling of water over the mainstem dams of the Columbia Basin. I am very proud to have been a member of the scientific team that produced this. My primary role was to create software to assist in the statistical bootstrap analysis of the data.
I assisted US Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a dewatering model for chinook redds in the Hanford Reach.
Funded by the Bonneville Power Administration, I recently managed a data project to assist the tribes to begin building data repositories for their natural resource montioring data.
Senator Larry Craig of Idaho once referred to myself and my colleagues as "Ecoterrorists", one of my greatest achievements when doing computers and science.
I also spent three years as lead QA bringing new Food Stamp and WIC EBT systems successfully on-line for the state of Wyoming
I also assisted the States of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado to bring their new Mountain State Consortium health care elegibility system on-line.
I once worked as a Surgical Assistant at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, OR