live in southern California with my wife Peggy. Peggy
and I have been married for 45+ years, have four grown children, and four young grandsons! You
can find out more about me (vocations, avocations, interests, some special
business, science, electrical engineering & computer science,
grand-parenting, husbanding, and teaching, solar power generation, debunking fraudulent green-washing schemes and people (e.g. COTAPs, or Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Politicians), forestry, hiking, growing Sequoias, building tree houses, see below. I've changed my vocation
about every five years, except for the parenting and husbanding part, that
has been steady work. Here is
a somewhat dated resume, if you're interested in that sort of data, or better yet, check out my LinkedIn account or numerous Facebook pages (personal, work1, work2, etc.).
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 our 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).I had taught many years before at CMU and in the MIT High School Studies Program. 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.
Hitting a new 5 year plateau, I recently left my position as Director of Business Community Relations for the College
of Business Administration at CSUSM.
Among other things, I oversaw the Senior Experience Program. 20 years,
over 1,400 projects,5,500 students, and over 1,600,000 hours of service to the local community.
also served 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.
Then I retired for the ~3rd time to do business consulting, re-establishing Paseo Technology. I spend most of my time helping young startups, many from former students. I still taught from time-to-time at the University (e.g. "In the Trenches", fall 2014). And very recently I accepted the position of interim dean, then dean, of the College
of Business Administration at CSUSM.
I also serve
on the Boards of numerous start-up companies, and do community service
recently as chairman of the Palomar
Mountain Planning Organization
and the Board of the Vista
Chamber of Commerce. and cleanventure.org,
a cleantech and renewable energy incubator, and two other regional business incubators I helped to start. See also the Senior
Experience Program, where we do about 100 community service projects
per year. I also mentor, both formally and informally, numerous students and alumni and have been doing so for about 40 years. Among my interests and passions are several items listed
below; be sure
out my recent treehouse project as well as the much more significant home
building project. I am also active in my church.
I enjoy doing things
family, especially around
Make sure to check out my completed, all solar-powered, off-grid home
building project, as well as my section on Palomar
Mountain. And yes, there is a Hamerly Electric Company, which recently reached a milestone of over 300 Megawatts of solar power generation. 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 believe I may have the largest grove of sequoias in southern California!
I also enjoy hiking
and running, driving
my very capable 1985 Ford F250 and my even more capable 2001 Porsche.