In our modern world the tendency is to gravitate towards specialization. I have always chosen to follow a path that constantly expands my skills and knowledge by taking on new challenges at every opportunity.
Over the years I have had many opportunities to expand my skills at various jobs including camp counselor, food service, equipment repair, coffee roaster, warehouse, security officer, process server, skip tracer, tow truck driver, electronic security tech, systems admin, internet service provider, telecomm tech, tool repair tech, repair shop manager, business consultant, executive director, facilities maintenance, construction traded, and property manager.
Along the way I also engaged in many uncompensated endeavors that added to my skill sets. Eagle, Search & Rescue, years of theatrical experience in virtually every stage trade as a hand & designer, production of TV commercials and film development. I became a pilot, aircraft mechanic, and instructor for both. I earned an Extra Class amateur radio license and now teach and volunteer as an examiner for others seeking an amateur radio license and earned a commercial radio licence.
Some of my training has been traditional such as security academy training, flight school, A&P mechanic school, and a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. The largest portion has been self-learned through study, practice, and working with mentors whenever possible or OJT.
I have a wide range of skills and experiences to draw from when developing creative solutions and looking at challenges.
The desire to homestead has been rolling about in the brain for quite some time now. Last year we made a move to buy some property, which motivated us to actually move up north from the San Francisco...Read More