I am a Freemason and manage my Lodge's web site and social media efforts, as well as consulting with the Grand Lodge in Minnesota regarding their digital marketing efforts with their web site and social media.
I was a member of the Google Product Expert Program since long before it was even an official program, which is a group of people hand selected by Google, as specialists with their products, to work as external consultants and support persons on their forums. It allows us to attend annual expense paid conferences and learn all about the latest tech within Google and use it.
For many years I also ran the stage at Lakefront Music Fest, a charitable effort funding many local charities. I worked with the artists and their crews, recruited help, and loaded and unloaded the stage gear thru the course of the weekend.
Created the next generation version of a web-based risk analysis tool that consumes financial data from multiple reporting services to provide customers with the ability to monitor their customers for creditworthiness. Hosting costs dropped by 70%, stability improved to nearly 100% and speed increased by triple on the simplest reports, over ten times faster on more complex reports.
Designed and developed a very high traffic advertisement publishing system for a large online news publisher, supporting hundreds of thousands of impressions a day with full impression and click analytics through logging and reporting.
Created an email broadcasting system that queues and sends emails to predetermined demographics from a user database that is millions of rows of users. Demographic choices based on location, age, gender and known personal interests.
Design and developed a video training system for one of the largest legal publishing firms on earth, including user management, in full hierarchy from those assigning the lessons, to those taking them, including the grading of post lesson quizzes.
Created a METAR data analysis and VFR reporting system for a major airline in order to have safer flights with a more immediate method of knowing when planes should be grounded, or when planes need pilots with specific non-visual flight training.
Was able to build a network of web sites and get search engine rankings in a position where business exploded to the point where he had to upgrade facilities three times, while canceling paper based advertising.
Acted as an external consultant and beta tester for both Google and Bing in regards to developing their respective advertising systems, application usability, feature set and enhancements.