I have what some would call an eclectic background -- others might say I haven't made my mind up about what I want to be when I grow up. Let's just say I am leaving my options open. As Forest Gump once said, "Life is a box of chocolates..." and I love the endorphins we get from chocolate!My background is varied, starting with a BS and a first job in social service, then mental health, substance abuse counseling, then as a counselor at a community college, and lastly in vocational rehabilitation. My last position in that field ended when the CA legislature eliminated the vocational rehab component from the Workers Comp system.Finding all my employment opportunities curtailed by government cuts in funding, I went back to college to earn a BS in IT, specializing in back end web site programming. I had been designing web sites for many years, originally to promote my side business of Arabian horse breeding, then later for small business clients. My involvement with the Imprinting Foundation led me to exploration of web geospatial components. To further assist them in their goal of agricultural sustainability, I began my MS studies in GIS with the eventual goal of embedding interactive maps into web sites, as well as performing geospatial analysis. This web site completed my requirements for my MS in GIS. As of 8-8-18 I am currently working for Northrop Grumman as a web site developer, since October 2017. I am always interested in positions in GIS that are in the Central Coast CA area, or where I can work remotely.