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Jeff Carlson, Channel Applications Engineer, Intel Corporation. Jeff has been with Intel for the past 11 years based out of Ohio. Jeff has been focused on working with the top reseller accounts in the North Central District in the US. He has been working in the computer field for the past 25 years selling, configuring, and designing everything from handheld computers up to VAXes.
Margaret Cheney is a current OGS trustee that has worked on several committees and chairs the newly formed OGS lineage society CFO; She has been president of both the Lorain and Medina County chapters and was awarded the OGS Outstanding Chapter Officer in 2006. Margaret is a retired customer service representation and has spoken to several northeastern Ohio organizations.
Donald L. Corbet, aka The Linux Guy is an accomplished corporate senior executive technical expert on Linux, Unix, Windows and other platforms, trainer and educator and public speaker. He has received numerous corporate awards for his ground breaking work in customer satisfaction. He is a recognized presence and speaker at global Linux events, has hosted technical radio talk shows and was a columnist for a mid-west computer publication. Mr. Corbet is a member of Who’s Who in America. he founded D.L. lCorbert & Associates, LLC in late 2002 Mr. Corbet has also been a Board Member of the Florida Linux Alliance Group.
Matt Hester is a seasoned Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. Matt has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 15 years. Matt is a skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Microsoft Matt was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, Matt has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Matt has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. Matt has also written 4 articles for TechNet magazine. Matt also has published 2 books:
Matt Hester :: US IT Pro Evangelism
Kathy Jacobs is the current president of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG)
Kathy Jacobs is a social media geek who loves to connect people with who and what they need. She is active on the social web as “CallKathy”. Professionally, Kathy speaks, writes, and answers questions on social media, community, OneNote, PowerPoint (when she has to), and other computer topics. In her spare time, Kathy is an active member of the PodCampAZ team, and a regular speaker at user groups around the Phoenix area.
John Kennedy, known to fellow LCCS members as “free John”, has had his hands on the computer keyboard beginning with the Atari 400. Over the years he progressed to a Packard-Bell. Dell and upon retiring, built his own computer. John taught computer skills and applications to middle schoolers for 12 years and now spends his retirement learning more about computers, digital imaging, and helping others with their computer problems. John uses Team Viewer among other desktop sharing programs to help others solve their software and hardware issues. He will be presenting some of the capabilities of using the Team Viewer program.
Angie Palmer manages public relations and social media for small businesses and non-profit organizations with a focus on the performing arts and hospitality communities. She also teaches Internet marketing, social media marketing, media and technology at a local university. During her spare time, she models in fashion events and acts in theater shows and independent films.
After purchasing his first PC, he joined the local PC user group and immediately became active. It wasn’t long before he was on the Board of Directors and involved with some SIGs. He moved in the late 80’s to the Orlando, Florida area and joined the Central Florida Computer Society. He is a 4 time Past President, a 15 plus year leader of the Windows SIG, and a 15 plus year program chair. He is currently the Vice-President as well as continuing as program chair and Windows SIG chair.
Don Singleton is a Director of APCUG, webmaster, editor of APCUG Reports, and Coordinator of the APCUG Speakers Bureau. He has served APCUG as Secretary, Vice President, and President. He is a member of the Tulsa Computer Society where he serves as President, webmaster, and editor. He began in computers in 1963 where he was a programmer, systems analyst, systems programmer, manager, and independent computer consultant. He worked with CDC, IBM, Tandem, and Intel microcomputers, and worked on interfaces between microprocessors and mainframe computers in computer controlled warehouse and manufacturing applications, interface between gasoline pumps and banks to allow gasoline purchases with a credit card in Venezuela and Israel, development of a handheld Bible computer, etc.
He retired with a disability, and is homebound and spends most of his time in a liftchair in his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but using his laptop and the Internet, without ever leaving his liftchair, he presents programs to user groups accross the country, and teaches scripting and building classses in the virtual world of Second Life.
Mr. Tillman has been working with computers since 1982 and has been working as a computer professional since 1987. During that time he focused on computers and electronics which led him to getting his Associates in Electronics (Owens Community College) During that time he worked as a lab consultant and as a private computer consultant and as an instructor. After completing his tenure at BGSU (1993) he started working full time at Wright State University’s Department of Psychology with a focus on research psychology for over 12 years that involved work with The Army, Air Force and NASA. Throughout his career he has worded with many operating systems ( Sun OS, SGI Irix, Linux, DEC VMS, DOS, Windows, Macintosh and also was active in visualization on the Macintosh starting with SoftPC (1990) using it for client projects. Since then he has been working with and experimenting with many VM’s including VirtualPC, VMWare server and Parallels. Mr. Tillman also started Safe Data Destruction (www.safedata1.net) more that 3 years ago.
Mrs. Michelle Linet Tillman will be assisting Don Tillman with parts of the presentations for the 2011 APCUG Annual Conference. She was born in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Bowing Green in 1994 with a BA. She additionally went on to spend 2 quarters of grad school in Rehab Phys at OSU. When she met Don she went to Dayton to be with him. While in Bowling Green she suffered a traumatic injury 1992 but was able to eventually go back to finish her degree.
Marie Vesta is currently the V. President and Director of APCUG.
She joined the Pasco Area Computer User Group in 1998, became Vice President in 2001, President from 2003 until 2010 when that club disbanded. Currently she is a member of Tampa Bay Computer Society and represents that group as their APCUG representative.
She served as Vice President and then as President of Florida Association of Computer User Group, (FACUG), for two years. She coordinated and hosted a highly successful state wide conference both years, the second conference in conjunction with APCUG. As a result of her activities, she was fortunate enough to have been invited to the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington, to attend and participate in an MVP Summit.
She creates and maintains websites for mobile home parks in the Central Florida area. She travels the Central Florida area giving presentations to various user groups.
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B.S from the University of Virginia School of Engineering – Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences
M.B. A. Drake University
Employer – TALX UCM Services a provider of Equifax Workplace Solutions – 1987 to Present Currently Asst Mgr – Appellate Services
Central Iowa Computer user Group member since 1996. Served in many positions, including president and vice president
Current BOD secretary since 2004. Responsible for use of One Note for BOD meetings and the board sharing of files thru Microsoft Live (Was Live Mesh)
An independent thinker who wants to improve communication between APCUG and it member clubs.
James Wright has been in the technology field for over 10 years, working with everything from servers, to digital cameras, to computer parts. Working with so many different gadgets and new cameras, he could not help but fall in love with photography. On his current camera, he has taken over 15,000 shots! Taking so many images he has learned what works, what doesn’t and more importantly why it doesn’t. He has learned how to compose, expose, shoot manually, and how to sell his final images. His enthusiasm for technology and photography has kept him up to date on many of the latest creative techniques and you are sure to leave his presentation excited and ready to explore the wonderful world of Digital Photography!