A place where everybody comes together I started my job as the Information Technology (IT) director for the Jefferson County Public Library in August. I’m here to facilitate the technological …
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A place where everybody comes together
I started my job as the Information Technology (IT) director for the Jefferson County Public Library in August.
I’m here to facilitate the technological opportunities, needs and responsibilities of patrons and staff. One of my goals is to enhance the patron experience with IT. Everybody needs to understand how to use new technologies. The library can reach all generations and the library technology is available for everyone.
In this position, I get to give back to the community. The library is a place where everybody comes together, and it meets a variety of people’s needs. I grew up in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, so being able to check out any book I wanted from the library opened up doors for me so I could succeed in my life.
IT in parks and public health
I’m 48 and I was born and raised in north Denver. I earned my undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and lived in Fort Collins for nine years. During that time, I worked for the National Park Service in water rights and supported their IT needs.
I moved back to Denver to pursue my master’s degree at Regis University. I graduated with a Master’s of Science in computer information technology in 2001.
In 2000, I took a job with Jefferson County Public Health and worked there for 18 years. I had various responsibilities and ended up as the supervisor of system administration and data bases.
A ’true community neighborhood’
I’ve lived in Westminster for 14 years. I live in a true community neighborhood. My kid gets to play outside with his neighbors, like I did.
I have two children — one in college and one in elementary school. We’ve recently started fishing together. My son is 9 and wanted to learn, so now, my daughter, at 22, also decided she wanted to learn.
I’m an outdoors person. I love to go hiking, ride my bike and camp. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado is one of my favorite spots, as well as Crystal River, which is near Carbondale.
I also belong to a really fun book group. I’ve been with them for about four years. We’re a fairly small group, but we come from all over the metro area. They keep me reading diverse things — it’s a little of everything.
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