Fresh out of high school in 1984, I worked at a small realty company, operating, maintaining, and modifying a BASIC payroll, accounting and reporting system and writing an interoffice electronic mail system. This led to a programming and system security job at Professional Press, a company that produces computer magazines. On a brief break from studying computer science in 1989, I took a temporary job working with the very small computer network at Dechert, Price and Rhoads, an international law firm. That temporary job ended up lasting more than 8 years, during which I was responsible for the creation and support of a firm-wide computer network and, at times, running the PC Services department as well. In 1997, I founded Dorset Connects with Robert Sparre and am looking forward to our continued success. Over the course of my career, I have been active in various technology communities. I have served as an officer in the Northern Telecom LanStar Users Group, have been a team leader and speaker for volunteer-run Association of Banyan Users International conferences, have created and shared network testing and maintenance utilities in the Banyan and Microsoft communities, and have volunteered my time to participate in the design of the State of Delaware’s Microsoft Windows network.
I was born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area and have settled down in the suburbs with a wife and 2 young children. I enjoy cooking and actually spent a few years working part time as a baker. Many of my hobbies involve nature; I enjoy hiking, gardening and camping, although I do not have as much time for these as when I was younger. I enjoy dancing and listening to and playing folk music, both American and from other cultures.
More about Jeffrey:
Favorite book: Good “hard” science fiction by authors such as Larry Niven and Isaac Asimov
Pets: None at present, unless you count the voles, frogs, rabbits, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, opossums and other critters that make a home in my yard. Oh, and the praying mantises that I raise from eggs each year to eat the undesired insects in my yard.
I’d Rather Be: Hiking in the Appalachians
Favorite musician / band: Ken Ulansey / Zlatne Uste
Favorite dessert: Aloo Pith (an Indian sweet potato pastry), or very good rice pudding