and I have have been married since 1984, and we have four children. My
family and I live on a small farm where we have a menagerie
of animals that have included cats, dogs,
horses, cows, chickens, ducks, pigs...and others that I have probably
forgotten. Currently we raise our own beef, keep chickens and ducks for
their eggs, have one horse, and a huge garden.
I can trace my family history on my
father's side back to the mid-1600s. We are of English descent,
and the first Straw was born on the North American continent on August
You can see my ancestors against the backdrop of American history
computer history .
(Note:Microsoft Internet Explorer users can change the magnification on
the charts using the drop down selector at the bottom right corner of
each chart window.)
The charts were created in Visio
Professional 2002 and exported to html format from within Visio.
new faculty member at Corban College in the fall of 2002
share my testimony with the student body and to keep it under
what I shared.
Please see my essays
page for on my Christian perspective of science and education.
CDI Telecom,Inc.: I was the site manager
at HP, Corvallis where I led 31 employees in seven different teams
providing IT and telephony support to HP
Cabex, Inc.: I was a co-founder and
president of this company, which designed, manufactured and distributed
process monitoring equipment to the fiberglass manufacturing industry
U.S. Navy: I served on board the Trident
class submarine U.S.S. Florida SSBN 728 maintaining computer systems
Electronics, U.S. Navy
2000 Bachelors of Science in
2004 Masters in Computer
Information Systems, Nova
2006 ABD (All but dissertation) in
my Ph.D. program
in Information Systems, Nova Southeastern