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Editor, Contributing Writer, Researcher and Website Content for a venue
specializing in astronomy
Highlights of Qualifications
creative, resourceful and technical-minded
Educated in the
science of astronomy and an experienced observer
dedicated and hard-working
Excellent skills in
writing, communication and speaking
with a reputation for meeting deadlines
Talented in website
content, design and management
Relevant Skills and Accomplishments
three unique astronomy observing guide books within the last year. The first
release in e.book format was downloaded in excess of 500,00 copies. “365 Days
of SkyWatching” has been translated into several languages and is in use in a
variety of universities and astronomy clubs.
Established a highly
successful and popular weekly astronomy observing column which has enjoyed a
powerful readership for the last five years.
These columns are widely reproduced among a variety of websites,
premiering in “The Universe Today” and stretching as far as MSNBC.
and edited science-minded articles featuring the work of many noted astronomers
such as Dr. J. Kissel, Dr. Paulo Freire, Dr. Luc Arnold, Dr. Ranja Gupta, Dr.
David Dunham, Brent Archinal and others. Many of these articles have went into
republication and accepted into such organizations as IOTA and SETI.
as designer, content writer, coder and webmaster for Warren Rupp
Observatory (www.wro.org) and a member of the webmaster team for
the Astronomical League (www.astroleague.org).
in creating content for “Universe Today” (www.universetoday.com) an
internet publication which reaches an average of 125,000 readers daily.
my own website to which new content has been added on almost a daily basis
for the last five years. It’s
popularity ranges into about 125,000 unique page hits per year.
for, and received, numerous Astronomical League Observing Awards such
as: Honorary Messier Club,
Binocular Messier Club, Lunar Club, Sunspotter’s Club, Constellation
Hunter’s Club, Globular Cluster Club, Gold and Silver Comet Hunter Award,
Double Star Club, Lunar II Club, Binocular Deep Sky Club, Urban Observers
Club, Herschel 400, etc.
to operate the 31” telescope housed at Warren Rupp Observatory. Also highly experienced with personal
telescopes such as 12.5” dobsonian, 8” Newtonian reflector, 6” Intes
Maksuktov, 4.5” Newtonian reflectors, 102mm refractors, and a wide variety
of binoculars and assorted telescopes.
public speaker who has given countless astronomy programs to the general
public, scout troops, local schools, libraries, planetariums, universities
and star parties.
for the last five years on the Board of Directors for Warren Rupp
of the Richland Astronomical Society
member of Astronomy For Youth
for, and received, $35,000 in educational grant money to restore and
improve Warren Rupp Observatory.
Additional grant monies are pending
a highly successful fund-raising campaign for WRO, which continues to date
organize and execute annual Hidden Hollow Convention
- 1996 to
date - Full-time Assistant Drug/General Merchandise Manager for Kroger Co.
- 1982 to
date – Self-employed, free-lance writer
- 1976 to
1982 – Full-time company librarian for GTE
Graduate – River Valley High School
- OSU –
Public Education Graduate: Creative Writing
- OSU –
Public Education Graduate: Article Writing