Since 1998 I have learned vbscripting, javascripting, asp, html, and xml coding, theories of e-commerce and marketing, search engine placement strategies, and various software packages including Dreamweaver, In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks by emersing myself into books, the web, and practical experience.

From 1988 until 1998 I was trained on-the-job by top designers, graphic artists, and cartographers working for the National Park Service.

In 1981 and 1982 I studied BASIC programming, FORTRAN, business management, and art at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

I graduated from Wheaton High School (Wheaton, Maryland) in 1975.