ARRL Volunteer Examiner (VE)
General Class Accredited Examiner - Expires 5/21/2028
Trained and accredited to serve as a Volunteer Examiner for Amateur Radio license examinations.
SKYWARN Colorado All-Weather Spotter Team (CAST)
Spotter Number: J873
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threatened lives and property.
Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.
SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation's first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time--seconds and minutes that can help save lives. For more information about SKYWARN...click SKYWARN
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
R2D3 ARES - 7/2018 - 10/2022
R2D3 ARES is organized are to provide disaster preparedness, reliable primary and secondary emergency communication links for governmental agencies and/or non-profit organizations when needed and supply mutual aid to other ARES® groups when requested; Provide training of volunteers in amateur radio emergency services using Simulated Emergency Tests (SETS) and other appropriate training, as well as instruction of the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community; Solicit and raise funds to support and advance the programs and activities of R2D3 ARES.
Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology
Website Hosting and Management - 2015 - 2022
Webmaster and hosting provider for the Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology website. RMSMT.org.
Instructor - Safe and Secure Online - 2011 - 2022
(ISC)² Foundation’s Safe and Secure Online program is the first-of-its-kind, initiative that brings top cyber security professionals from business and government into classrooms and organizations for free to teach cyber safety to kids. The Safe and Secure Online program was founded in 2006, with a mission to introduce responsible computing in an early age and improve society by helping kids learn how to protect themselves online.
The Safe and Secure Online Program is a cutting edge presentation that allows children between the ages of 7-14 to interact with each other and their presenter while learning cyber security skills. To fit the needs of the different age groups the presentation has been customized with learning objectives and teaching materials appropriate for ages 7-10 and 11-14 age groups. The third presentation is aimed at educating parent and teachers about online safety. What sets the Safe and Secure Online Program apart from other online safety programs is that the presenters are trained information security professionals. Students tend to gravitate toward them as mentors and role models and want to soak up as much information as possible. Topics covered in the presentation vary from cyber bullying, online identity, online image protection, social networking, and computer safety. The Safe and Secure Online program was first introduced in the United Kingdom; we now have programs available in Canada, Hong Kong, and the United States. To date we have reached over 70,000 students worldwide.