Welcome to my online resume. This page is designed to give the reader a sense of the accomplishments and goals of my life thus far. Whenever possible, I have provided links to related web material. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you want more information. For the rest of my web pages, please visit my Main Web Site. Happy surfing!!


Post-Secondary Education Objectives

  • Major in Computer Science or Information Science
  • Minor in Japanese Language and Culture
  • Masters of Business and Accounting

Extracurricular Activites

  • Teaching myself computer skills--web / graphic design, Java programming (1986 -- )
  • Tae Kwon Do (1990 -- 1996)
  • Piano Lessons (1987 -- 1994)
  • Guitar Lessons (1994 -- )
  • Medieval Swordfighting (1992 -- )
  • Soccer (1987 -- 1994)

Professional Experience

Honors & Awards

  • State finalist, Japanese langauge essay contest, Consulate General of Japan (1996, 1997)
  • Essay published in Best Illinois Prose & Poetry, Illinois Association of Teachers of English (1996)
  • State finalist, MATHCOUNTS (1995, 1996)
  • Created Uni High Physics On-Line, hooking physical experiments to the web via live sensors for distributed real-time data-visualization. Featured exhibit at U of I's CyberFest. (1996)
  • Created program in Japanese Software Development with the Center for the Improvement of Teaching of Japanese Language and Culture in High School (CITJ). (1997)

Significant Learning / Travel Experience

  • Speaker at National Academy of Sciences's convocation "Reinventing Schools: The Technology is Now", 1993
  • Co-creator of HotKanji, a Java-based interactive teaching tool for Japanese ideographs (Kanji).
  • Frst ten summers of my life spent in Italy, in the Tuscan village of Stabbiano.
  • Travel in Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
  • Three summers spent in New England, including Maine and Boston.