live in southern California with my wife Peggy. Peggy
and I have been married for over 40 years, and have four grown children. You
can find out more about me (vocations, avocations, interests, some special
business, science, electrical engineering & computer science,
parenting, husbanding, and now teaching, see below. I've changed my vocation
about every five years, except for the parenting and husbanding part, that
has been steady. Here is
my resume, if you're interested in that sort of data.
I took a hiatus from the worlds of science, engineering, and business
in 2001 to complete home-schooling my daughter
Sue, my son Tim (two of four children) along with my wife Peggy, who
is a real teacher. Peggy
was the brains in our school, I taught the math and science curriculum
and attempted to provide rudimentary administrative control of the pupils.
Prompted by my
older daughter Kim, I started teaching at the University
of California at San Diego (UCSD) and at California
State University at San Marcos (CSUSM). My specialty is teaching
entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship (entrepreneurship within
a large organization), for which I have about 30 years work experience.
enjoy teaching a range of business subjects (see courses listed
at right) with a definite technical and quantitative bent. It appears
students enjoy my
somewhat unorthodox teaching style.
I am Director of Business Community Relations for the College
of Business Administration at CSUSM.
Among other things, I oversee the Senior Experience Program. 20 years,
over 1,300 projects,5,500 students, and over 1,600,000 hours of service to the local community.
also serve in the Faculty
Mentoring Program, and act as faculty advisor to the Entrepreneurship Society, the Network Marketing Society, Sigma
Iota Epsilon, a National Honorary and Professional Society, and
to The Jordan
, a Christian-based service organization.
I also serve
on the Boards of numerous start-up companies, and do community service
as chairman of the Palomar
Mountain Planning Organization
and also serve on the Board of the Vista
Chamber of Commerce. and cleanventure.org,
a cleantech and renewable energy incubator. See also the Senior
Experience Program, where we do about 100 community service projects
per year. Among my interests and passions are several items listed
below; be sure
building project. I am also active in my church.
I enjoy doing things
family, especially around
Make sure to check out my recently completed, all solar-powered, off-grid home
building project, as well as my section on Palomar
Mountain. I've always got dozens of "special projects" going.
See, for example my growing of Sequoiadendron
giganteum as part of my
trade agreement with Al Gore. You can also buy carbon credits directly
from me here.
I also enjoy hiking
and running, driving
my very hip1985 Ford F250 and my 2001 Porsche.