Schedule

August through May, Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

June and July, Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm

Education

BA Claremont McKenna College, Management Engineering, 1980

  • a series of science, math, economics, and humanities courses
  • 3 year program
  • given the required GPA and recommendations, automatic transfer to Stanford
  • upon graduation from Stanford, awarded a BA

BS Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1980

  • a concentrated series of undergraduate engineering courses
  • 2 year program
  • BS degree awarded

MS Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, 1981

  • Stanford "co-terminal" program
  • able to work on Master's degree while an undergraduate
  • completed Master's degree after 5th year while working at Hewlett Packard in "Honors Co-Op" program

Bio

I was born in Palo Alto California and lived with my parents and 2 brothers in Los Altos, CA until I went to College.  We lived in 4 different homes in Los Altos over the years.  We saw the apricot and cherry orchards disappear while the Bay Area housing market exploded.

Most of my special memories include camping and fishing with my Dad and brothers, Little League, YMCA summer camp, and especially High School football where my team was CCS champions my senior year.

In my mid teens, I enjoyed photography and darkroom photo processing.

I also sailed and raced Newport 30 sailboats in the San Francisco Bay.

In the summer before my senior year of high school, my brother John and I worked in Montana in the Bob Marshall Wilderness cutting firewood and setting up camp for an Elk hunting guide.  Twice after working in Montana, John and I returned to Montana to backpack.

I have lived in Sonoma County since August 1980.  I have a son named Graham and a daughter named Anna.  Both are married.  Anna graduated from the SRJC Dental Hygiene program in 2010.  Graham is a San Diego State graduate in Financial Services.

Today I live in a home next to a large vineyard in the hills near Freestone.  It is very beautiful as there are no other homes visible from my balcony.

Work and Consulting Experience: 

Hewlett Packard Development Engineer (Signal Analysis Division, Santa Rosa site) 1980 to 1986

Hewlett Packard Process Engineering Manager (Microwave Instruments Division, Rohnert Park site) 1987 to 1996

Hewlett Packard Process Engineering Manager (Microwave Technology Center, Santa Rosa site) 1997 to 2001

Owner Goodenough Website Services 2001 to present

Santa Rosa Junior College Website Specialist January 2016 to present

Co-Owner Wine Country Star Party LLC 2012 to present

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Astrophotography - see Wine Country Star Party - Gallery

PHP and PERL programming

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Former Vice President of the Sonoma Country Astronomical Society

Board Member Applied Imaging Conference

Rotarian of the Year, Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, 2002

Member and Past President (2006-2007) of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise