My Background

  • Benet Academy, Lisle, Ill; Class of 73
  • University of Arizona; Class of 77, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering
  • SMU: MS Computer Science, Class of 80
  • Texas Instruments : 1977 – 1982
    • Developed software for first GPS Hand-Held Receiver – Texas Instruments, 1977-1978
    • Founding Member of Central Research Laboratory at Texas Instruments. 1979
      • CRL (as it was called) pioneered groundbreaking R&D in Speech Recognition, Seismic     Data Interpretation, and Artificial Intelligence/Computer-Assisted Learning,
    • While at CRL, worked with computer scientists at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University on several collaborative projects. It was an exciting time for Computer Science.
  • Stanford University : 1982 – 1986
    • Managed Internet Sites and Campus Computing Facilities at Stanford University
    • Director, SUMEX-AIM, Stanford University
      • SUMEX-AIM was a NIH-Funded project to build Medical Diagnostic Systems using Artificial Intelligence
    • Associate Researcher, Member of Faculty – Stanford University
    • Member of ARPANET/Internet Steering Committee
    • Managed integration of the Apple Macintosh into the Stanford Campus working with the Stanford Computer Science Department.
    • My group developed the first AppleTalk to Ethernet Gateway and the first Unix-based Macintosh Development system
    • I also created the very first Internet newsgroup for the Macintosh, called Info-Mac, 1984 (more info)
  • IntelliCorp : 1986 – 1990
    • Software Engineering Manager
    • “Invented” and developed one of the industries very FIRST distributed graphics application delivery environment. Called “PC-HOST”, PC-Host used the power of the mainframe to deliver a layout and graphics protocol to a PC to create graphics based applications in a distributed server based environment.
  • Sun Microsystems : 1990 – 1994
    • Represented Sun Microsystems Technology and Open Systems on all major Internet Standards Bodies
    • Director of Marketing for Solaris – Sun version of AT&T Unix
    • Director of Product Marketing for all Sun Microsystems User Interface Products
    • Member of User Interface Design Group at Sun Microsystems
    • Created First Internet Marketing Group in Industry, Sun Microsystems
    • Created Internet Sales Division, Sun  Microsystems
  • GolfWeb.com : 1994 to 1998
    • Founder and CEO of GolfWeb.com,
      • The first Golf Web site, and one of the very first Commercial Internet Businesses.
      • Raised $15m in Venture Capital. Lead investor was Geoff Yang, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
      • GolfWeb was profiled in Business Week in February, 1995. (more info)
      • Golfweb.com named BEST SPORTS WEBSITE, beating out ESPN.com, 1995
      • Official Internet Partner of Jack Nicklaus
      • Built personal website for Jack, as well as for all his businesses.
      • Sold GolfWeb.com to CBS Sportsline, 1998
      • Sports Illustrated poll shows GolfWeb top Golf Site, by a WIDE margin (more info)
      • GolfWeb later was merged with PGATOUR.com, the official website of the PGA TOUR.
  • World Golf Network : 1998-2001
    • Co-Founder, Chief Internet Officer and VP of Marketing
    • Formed this business with Jack Nicklaus and Mark Haugejorde.
    • The World Golf Network provided Marketing and Internet Services to Private Golf Communities and Courses
    • Highlight – as part of several business discussions with Microsoft, I played Golf in Seattle (Broadmoor Golf Club, June 30, 1999) with two of my heroes, Bill Gates and Jack Nicklaus, in Seattle, 1999 (photo). I still have my scorecard (shot 83), signed by Bill and Jack!
  • Windermere Real Estate : 2002-Present
    • Owner and Designated Broker of Windermere Real Estate in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona
    • Have used my Marketing, Sales, Internet and Technical Experience to create one of the most respected and successful Real Estate companies in Arizona.
    • President-Elect, Prescott Area Association of REALTORS
    • Board of Directors, Arizona Association of REALTORS
    • 2010 REALTOR of the YEAR – Prescott Area Association of REALTORS