Greg Malone
Santa Fe, New Mexico, US


Greg Malone, a resident of Santa Fe since January 1997, is currently semi-retired and presently spending as much time as possible living off-grid in the national forests of northern New Mexico. For many years Greg has developed web and mobile apps and games for education, youth development and entertainment. He has served as an educator (pre-K through 12), technologist, geologist, advocate for youth development and food security, software developer, I.T. Director, youth program developer and naturalist working with various educational and community development programs in northern New Mexico -- and is a U.S. Air Force veteran (Vietnam Era). Greg is also known for his computer game development career in 80's and 90's, re-entering the field in 2016. Last but not least, Greg avidly pursues the latest research and findings in planetary geology, with keen interest in the rapidly evolving understanding of the historical geology of Mars, and is studying the early anthropology of Homo Sapiens.

Current status: Retired (just means no 8-5 gig), pursuing creative projects, camping in the Santa Fe National Forest a lot. Working professionally and volunteer-wise with pre-K kids in Santa Fe, NM.

  PawPawDude   Grandkids and their PawPaw
Home away from home in Santa Fe National Forest


... and Santa Claus impersonator

Old man living in the forest, Summer 2017

Maya on safari in the aspen glades above Santa Fe



Overview of Professional History

starting way back...

Linguist for USAF

Arabic-Egyptian learned at Defense Language Institute

70's

Exploration Geologist

Oil and Gas Industry

late 70's to mid 80's

Computer Game Developer, Producer and Publisher

not always at the same time

20 yrs - 1980-2000

Wilderness Search and Rescue 

Field Team Member and Board President

St. John's College Search and Rescue

6 yrs

Science and Technology Educator

Public and Private Schools, pre-K thru 12

Capital High School, Desert Academy, Rio Grande School

Santa Fe, NM 17 yrs and ongoing


Computer Programming Curriculum

Developer and Educator

8 years developing and implementing

edu outreach programs with

the Santa Fe Institute / National Science Foundation

and with Rio Grande School summer programs


Director of Technology

Desert Academy and Rio Grande School

Minecraft Server Host and Developer


On Walkabout beginning Summer 2017, til...

Amazing what you can do when you stick around a good while

and have a curious mind that loves to learn


Click here to contact Greg



A bit more up-close:


Recent Professional Activities



Greg served as Director of Technology at Rio Grande School (pre-K thru 6) in Santa Fe, NM from 2011-14, and he served as a strategic development consultant for Warehouse 21, the Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, a 501(c3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational and entrepreneurial opportunities for Santa Fe youth through diverse programming in the arts and technology.  
Additionally, Greg has worked collaboratively with The Food Depot, a 501(c3) non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger in northern New Mexico by providing food distribution to food banks and pantries across nine counties.  He has served on the Board of Directors for The Food Depot, and has sat on its Marketing Committee where he helped develop The Food Depot’s marketing and promotional materials as well as strategic planning of TFD's capital campaign to expand its capacity to move more food to where it is needed.  Greg remains a technology consultant to the organization.

Over the last 8 years Greg's association with Warehouse 21 has included development of technology-based educational after-school programs, development of marketing and PR strategic plans and materials, budget development, and interacting with and writing grant proposals and reports to private foundations, county, city, state and federal governmental agencies.  Greg has served at W21 as the Director of Programs and Operations, member of the Development Committee, chair of the Program Committee and a regular participant in meetings of the Board of Directors.  He continues as W21’s Technology Director and has developed and maintains W21’s website and database systems.

In 2011 Greg was appointed by the Mayor of Santa Fe to serve on the Communication Franchise Advisory Committee evaluating telecom infrastructure issues and related legislation for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

What Greg's computer has seen since 1977 (40 years!)
BTW, technology hasn't changed much at all in those 40 years.
I blame the big tech companies who reap vast fortunes from milking the status quo
and the complacent sheep/users that let them get away with it.
But, don't get me started...


Recent and Historical Professional Activities in Santa Fe


Greg has also performed the following professional roles over the last several years in Santa Fe, in reverse chronology:
  • Worked for eight years as a program facilitator and curriculum developer in after-school science education projects such as Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) and Adventures in Modeling, each funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources in association with the Santa Fe Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).   Chief among the projects developed and taught by Greg in regional after-school programs was teaching Middle and High School students how to create computer models of various types of ecosystems around the scientific principle of complex adaptive systems.  He has also assisted in program evaluation and assessment.
  • Served as a licensed science and technology teacher in both Public and Private schools, teaching 9th Grade Integrated Science at Capital High School, coordinating the Capital High School Freshman Academy, and founding the Digital Media Arts Program at Desert Academy where he also served as Director of Technology. Worked as Director of Technology at Rio Grande School (pre-K thru 6), retired, and still work with pre-K kids providing early childhood technology mentoring.
  • Was active in Governor Richardson's New Mexico Media Industries Strategy Plan (NM-MISP) to help foster a robust digital media industry in New Mexico, Greg being focused primarily on youth education and youth workforce development projects utilizing technology and digital media platforms.
  • On October 17, 2008, Greg received the 2008 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) "Making IT Happen" award at the New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) conference.   “Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized awards program for educators in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation. Click here for more information


Technology Systems Design and Support Roles

  • Strategic planning, evaluation and presentation of technology systems designs and acquisitions.
  • Technology budget development and oversight for Rio Grande School, Desert Academy and Warehouse 21 Santa Fe Teen Arts Center.   Also developed tech budgets for a variety of commercial enterprises over the years.  Have negotiated favorable purchase agreements on technology installations in Santa Fe.
  • Management, mentoring and training of teams, individuals and staffs related to hardware and software systems deployment and usage.
  • Computer network administrator for Windows, Apple, and Linux network systems, including security and backup systems, internet and wireless connectivity, Google Apps domain systems, Microsoft systems support, and much more.
  • Hardware support and systems design for both network and client workstations and subsystems, including PC, Mac and Linux, including inventory data oversight and warranty/repair management.
  • Software selection, setup and support for Microsoft, Apple, Linux OS systems
  • Website and internet applications developer, including full versatility in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL design and operations.
  • Telecommunications systems maintenance, including Merlin and Avaya phone and voice systems
  • School data systems setup and support, including Rediker and Grade Network;  have evaluated BlackBaud and other systems.
  • Software developer, including numerous computer languages.
  • Database developer, including MS Access, MySQL, and Zoho Database Systems; also includes data reporting, mail merge and related data applications.
  • Graphic design using Adobe  Photoshop and InDesign for use in development of marketing and promotional materials for numerous organizations, website content, and staff training in the same.
  • Computer games developer for over 20 years, which includes design, programming, graphics, animation, testing and publishing.

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Educational Technology Design and Support Roles

  • Designed and maintained the Electric Kiva web portal for Capital High School student access to science classroom materials, grades and schedules.
  • Pioneered the use of a variety of classroom interactive systems for student participatory learning and assessment, including  eInstruction Wireless Student Response Systems, circulating wireless keyboards,  and SFPS interactive student quiz/response desktop units.  Santa Fe Public Schools and Desert Academy.
  • Designed and implemented the Digital Media Arts Programs for both Desert Academy and Warehouse 21 Santa Fe Teen Arts Center.
  • Taught computer programmed modeling and simulation using the StarLogo and NetLogo modeling systems to both Middle and High School students in Santa Fe and Taos.
  • Mentored students in after-school technology programs in programming and animation at Desert Academy.
  • Technology Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
    On October 17, 2008, Greg received the 2008 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) "Making IT Happen" award at the New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) conference.   “Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized awards program for educators in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.   For more information on this award: https://sites.google.com/site/gregmalone1/making-it-happen-award
  • Have been active over the last six years in the Governor-initiated New Mexico Media Industries Strategy Plan (NM-MISP) to help foster a robust digital media industry in New Mexico, Greg being focused primarily on youth education and youth workforce development projects utilizing technology and digital media platforms.


Other Professional Roles Held by Greg Malone

  • Software developer
    • Computer games developer for over 20 years (still get fan mail for games such as Minit Man, Moebius, Windwalker, and Duke Nukem 3D)
    • Database developer
    • Website and internet applications developer
  • VP of Marketing
    • Directed strategic marketing efforts for two major software firms in Austin and Los Angeles
  • Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
    • Directed development of various monthly subscription software publications on computer disk including educational and entertainment features (80's)
  • Subsurface Exploration Geologist
    • Researched and developed subsurface maps and assessments of paleo-environments and ecosystems, including ancient river systems and shorelines in the Gulf Coast region for the purpose of identifying potential petroleum resources
  • Egyptian Arabic Linguist for the U.S. Air Force
    • Trained at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California for service as a translator for military intelligence operations


Education

  • Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
    • Graduated, B.S. Geology, minor Petroleum Engineering
  • Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
    • U.S. foreign language school, Arabic language, Egyptian dialect
  • College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
    • Graduated from Teacher Education Program
    • Additional graduate work in the ELL/Bilingual certification program
  • New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, CA division
    • Graduated, Film Director/Producer school
  • Additional Graduate work
    • Greg currently possesses 132 graduate hours of study in the fields of education and science

Deep Dive:

Professional Roles Held, Current, Recent and Past by Greg Malone

  • Youth and Community Development
    • Director of Technology, Rio Grande School, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • Strategic Development and Technology Operations, Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe Teen Arts Center;  Google Apps and Zoho Creator systems developer for non-profit and for-profit organizations.  Serves on Mayor-appointed Communication Franchise Advisory Committee evaluating telecom infrastructure issues and legislation for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Serves on Marketing Committee for The Food Depot, ending hunger in northern New Mexico.
    • Marketing, graphic design development, website development, tech consultant for The Food Depot, helping end hunger in northern New Mexico
    • DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS, Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY and the DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM, and HEAD OF THE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL SERVICES (YES!) PROGRAM  at Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe Teen Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO REGIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR – PROJECT GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically), National Science Foundation funded program hosted by Santa Fe Institute;  Taos Pueblo and Yaxche Learning Center clubs facilitator, Warehouse 21 club facilitator
    • DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY, FOUNDER OF DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS PROGRAM, Desert Academy at Santa Fe
    • SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES COORDINATOR, Capital High School, Santa Fe Public Schools
    • SCIENCE TEACHER, LEAD TEACHER OF FRESHMAN ACADEMY, MEMBER TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE, Capital High School, Santa Fe, NM
    • FACULTY, M.I.T./SANTA FE INSTITUTE TEACHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, ITEST/National Science Foundation grant
    • DIRECTOR, AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM DEVELOPER, “ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY” PROGRAM, Intel Corp.’s Computer Clubhouse at the Boys & Girls Club, Santa Fe, NM
    • FACULTY MEMBER, MODELS LIBRARY WEBMASTER, COMPLEX SYSTEMS MODELING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
  • Software and Internet Applications Development
    • COMPUTER GAME DESIGNER/PRODUCER, lead designer/developer/creative director/producer of 14 best-selling commercial products over 20 years; popular titles include:  Minit Man, Moebius, Windwalker, Dangerous Dave Adventures, Catacomb Abyss, Duke Nukem 3D, and others; lead core dev teams of 25 to 60 artist, programmers, musicians, designers
    • PUBLISHER AND DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, Softdisk Publishing, Shreveport, LA; lead dev team of 30
    • PUBLISHER of Gamer's Edge, a monthly subscription to all-new games-on-disk
    • DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, Sharpestcrayon, a comprehensive Internet-based education and school data management software for Teachers-Students-Parents-Administrators
    • WEB APPLICATIONS AND WEB SITE DEVELOPER, Santa Fe, NM -- many clients and programs
  • Marketing
    • MARKETING COMMITTEE MEMBER, The Food Depot, Ending Hunger in Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
    • MARKETING COMMITTEE MEMBER, Desert Academy at Santa Fe
    • VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING, New World Computing, Los Angeles, CA
    • MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Origin Systems, Austin, TX
  • Science and Engineering
    • EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST/SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Tideland Energy, Shreveport, LA
    • DISTRICT ENGINEER, Dowell Division Dow Chemical, Kilgore, TX
  • Boards of Directors
    • BOARD MEMBER, The Food Depot, Ending Hunger in Northern New Mexico
    • BOARD PRESIDENT, St. John's College Search and Rescue Team, Santa Fe, NM
  • Military Service
    • ARABIC LANGUAGE LINGUIST, Egyptian dialect – U.S. Air Force Security Services



At Greg’s Core


A mission-driven, project-oriented individual, Greg is an educator, naturalist, technologist and humanitarian who also makes time to enjoy his adult children and their children and all children along his path, possesses an ability to communicate with young people, writes fiction, has been an avid inline skater since 1988, a strong frisbee player since before that, and escapes to the mountains and deserts of northern New Mexico for reflection and fitness. Oh, and getting old has its pros and cons!

My Dear Ones


Ginger
March 1997 - December 23, 2009

Maya at 5 months
Adopted April 17 2012

and, now...



My daughter Rachel and son Greg-Paul


Maxine, Major and Merry -- in earlier years, then...

...and now'ish



BONUS BIO ITEMS:



Greg's voice used in radio promo for The Food Depot's Capital Campaign:

PSA recorded by Greg for The Food Depot at Hutton Broadcasting - June 28 2012





The science fiction trilogy of novels 
(totaling 200 pages of handwritten manuscript) 
written by Greg Malone and Gary Gray 
when they were 10 years old.  


https://sharpestcrayon.com/bio/

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Computer Games Developed or Produced by Greg Malone
1980-1996
Titles depicted include:
Moebius and The Orb of Celestial Harmony
Windwalker
Minit Man
The Catacomb Abyss
Duke Nukem 3D
In total, was involved in the development of over 20 games.


ERRATA


PERSONAL

Skating, that which has kept 
Greg healthy and sane, sort of.

Father and son doing it right in L.A.



And hiking and backpacking!

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A favorite escape -- the Taos Gorge of the Rio Grande



Sigh...


St John, US Virgin Islands