Biography

Family Background I was born into a military family in 1950; one of four children. The family moved on military assignments to Greece, North Carolina, Japan, and Pennsylvania before settling in Concord, MA where I attended high school.
 
A Varied Occupational History I have come a long way since I milked cows at the January dairy farm (now Colchester Paintball) on East Road, Colchester in 1974. In fact, since graduating from Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1972 I have enjoyed a remarkable variety of occupations:
 
The following begins in 1972 after graduation from college.
 
  • Public elementary school teacher – Essex Junction
  • Child Care worker – residential treatment center – Portland, OR
  • Teacher – Brooklea Farm Project, Upstate New York
  • Milker – January Farm - Colchester
  • Hamburger Maker – Big Deal (now Burger King) restaurant on Williston Rd.
  • Dairy Farm Help / Potato Picker – Sparbo, Norway
  • Assistant Manager – Big Deal restaurant on Williston Rd.
  • 3rd Shift Computer Operator – Chittenden Trust – Burlington
  • Weekly newspaper reporter – Valdez, AK
  • Dairy Farm Help – Brattleboro
  • Computer Operator – Holstein Association – Brattleboro
  • Radio Announcer - Part time– WTSA Brattleboro
  • Dairy Farm Help – Weston, Vermont

*** 1980 Married Ruth Blauwiekel, DVM

  • Lumber Mill Worker - All mill jobs from lumber stacker to hard wood grader – Whitney Farm Sawmill– West Brattleboro
  • Laboratory Animal Cage Cleaner – Washington State University – Pullman, WA
  • Computer Science student – Washington State University – B.S. Degree 1985
  • Computer Programmer – IBM – Boulder, Colorado

*** 1985 Daughter Anna born

  • Sheep farmer/ father/ homemaker – Morgantown, WV
  • Computer Consultant – Bureau of Business Research, West Virginia University
  • Lecturer – Computer Science Department – University of Helsinki – Helsinki, Finland
  • Teacher at Community College/Homemaker – Puyallup, WA
  • Elementary School Teacher/ Software Developer/ Homemaker – Litchfield, MN
  • Computer Consultant/ Database Programmer – Colchester, VT
 

Education History

  • Concord Carlisle High School, Concord, MA - 1968
  • Beloit College, BA - Political Science/Philosophy, Beloit, WI - 1972
  • Washington State University, BS – Computer Science, Pullman, WA 1985

My varied background demonstrates the breadth of my interests and my willingness to take on new challenges and do the hard work required to begin a new path in life. As your representative I will listen to my constituents and draw upon my experiences in order to support the best decisions for Vermont’s future.