Age: 53, married for 13 years with 2 children
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Office & Network Computer Related:
Personal computers beginning in 1979 with CP/M based systems, then on to
IBM PC types in 1983 and some experience with MAC
Novell Netware & NT LAN and WAN networks including installation, configuration
Ethernet, Token Ring, Arcnet, 10Base2, 10BaseT, 100BaseT, AS/400 interface,
DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Netware 2.x,3.x & 4.x,
and OS/2 operating systems
MS Office, Perfect Office, AmiPro, MS Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Lotus and
various publishing, graphics, CAD, remote site, browser, email and authoring
Accounting software packages including very simple check writing software,
double entry accounting modules and specialized manufacturing, church and
other industry specific accounting packages. Peachtree, Quicken,
QuickBooks, CYMA, Great Plains, Shelby, ACS, Shepard, and custom written
Graduate of numerous training seminars, conferences and classes taught
by Novell, Borland, Microsoft, Peachtree, IBM, Lotus and others.
Teaching, Training, Demo and Support:
Designed, setup, registered and maintain over 70 web sites, names and pointers
for clients including email, forms, e-commerce, credit card verification,
database, shopping cart, chat and clips for audio and /or video.
Experience in registering sites in search engines, banners, advertising
web site buttons, and configuring promotional rotation systems for best
exposure and hits per site.
Custom Software: Have written numerous software packages for clients
when standard "off-the-shelf" products were not adequate including:
Experience in teaching large groups, demos and individual training in the
operation of software and computer equipment and in the use of technical
and audio equipment.
Designed and conducted various types of training including the use of computer
software, hardware setup, configuration and maintenance, software installation,
accounting basics as related to computer software, and LAN management.
Developed and taught "Sound Shop", an audio training seminar, from 1974
to 1983 in hundreds of churches nationwide
Authored the 300 page Sound Shop Manual, which is still used by the owner
of that company in his seminars.
Published "Sound Facts & Feedback", a monthly newsletter for church
music directors and sound technicians on the proper use of equipment and
introducing new equipment available for specific applications.
Accounting and Financials:
specialized inventory & invoicing
TV broadcast scheduling
D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence) court appointed organizations for
psychological evaluation, tracking, court notification processes and financial
recording and reporting
hospital bad debt collection system
collection agency systems
limited partnership accounting and reporting
order processing complete with manufacturing inventory projections, Bill
of Materials, customer notifications and shipment documentation.
Familiar with Balance Sheets, P&L Statements and other financial/accounting
Experience with specialized church accounting software such as ACS, Shelby
Assist some of my clients in the evaluation of their financial position
and reporting for loans, flooring and other financial related requirements.
Help in the determination of areas of financial loss and in tracking down
computer related employee theft situations
Write custom software which relates to their financial situation or position.
Sales: Experience in sales, consulting, marketing, mass mailings,
teaching specialized seminars with a sales emphasis, writing newsletters,
convention exhibitions, and media advertising including magazines, publications,
radio, TV and Internet.
Experience in conceiving ideas, designing products, and following them
through manufacturing, distribution and sales (wholesale and retail).
Experience in taking flawed products, working out modifications to the
designs and coordinating changes with engineers, suppliers and sub-contractors
for the parts, materials and labor, to the final end products.
Work and educational history:
1987 to the present: Owner of Parker & Associates
started in Panama City, Florida and now in Yorba Linda, California. A computer
consultant focusing on small businesses and churches, specializing in NT
and Novell networks, Internet web sites and email, software evaluation,
installation and training, custom software development, and procedures
related to computer systems and software. (http://www.parkers.net)
1983 to the present: President of Aqua-Cycle International,
Inc. in Panama City, Florida and now in Yorba Linda, California. ACI
is a manufacturer of tricycles to ride on water (Aqua-Cycle) and other
water-related products sold worldwide to resort, beach and lake concession
operations for rental to the general public. (http://www.aqua-cycle.com)
1973 to 1983: Owner of Sound Investment Enterprises in
Thousand Oaks, California. Consultation, design and installation of church
and large auditorium sound systems (speakers, amplifiers, mixers, etc.)
and stage lighting systems. SIE was also a computer dealership specializing
in hardware and customized software for churches.
1969 to 1976: Continental Singers, a non-profit Christian
organization, in Ventura, California. The positions I held were: Road Manager
for several traveling groups, Office Manager, Assistant to the President,
Treasurer, and finally Vice President. I have continued on their Board
of Directors from 1970 to the present. (http://www.continentalsingers.org)
1964 to 1969: Student at Biola College (now Biola University)
in La Mirada, California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.