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I am an author with Infinite Skills and lynda.com. I taught in the Computer Studies department at Santa Rosa Junior College near San Francisco.

I have worn several hats: TV news reporter/anchor, video producer, writer focusing on PC technology, high school math/science teacher, radio station disk jockey, and music publisher marketing director. As a news reporter I won a regional Emmy and two Society of Professional Journalists first-place awards.

I'm an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. I wrote Adobe’s Higher Education, Digital Video Curriculum Guide.

I've written 300 articles and nine books, including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Classroom in a Book, Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 Classroom in a Book, Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Premiere Pro in 24 Hours and Sams Teach Yourself Digital Video and DVD Authoring--All In One.



Interview by Stephen Ibaraki -- Stephen Ibaraki is an is an award winning college educator, writer, speaker, and IT professional who regularly conducts technology-oriented interviews for the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and the Network Professional Association (NPA). I enjoyed doing the interview and got to touch on what motivates me.
National Association of Broadcasters Conventions — I have worked for Adobe at two NAB national conventions in Las Vegas. Most recently I had the special privilege of demonstrating a brand-new, high-definition, video editing workstation from HP that uses a Matrox Axio card and break-out box.
Choir -- I sing bass with the Occidental Community Choir. This is a wonderful group that performs original works composed by choir members. We have two concert seasons -- Winter and Spring -- and perform about 12 concerts. That we do original works is no small thing. I know of no other choir in California that does that and I'm guessing there is only a handful in the world lucky enough to sing their own tunes. I feel very fortunate to be part of this eclectic and immensely talented bunch of folks.