My name is Bob and this is my blog/site/portfolio/whatever.
I currently live in New Ulm, Minnesota with my wonderful and beautiful wife Laura along with our four kids (three boys and one girl). My faith and my family are the focus on my life. I attend the same church I was baptized in and have had the distinct privilege of getting married there and watching my three sons also be baptized at the same font that I was. We currently live in a quiet neighborhood in the middle of the city within walking distance of a good number of things.
Professionally I currently work in IT operations for Martin Luther College, my alma mater. I took a four-month “sabbatical” to work for Apple Inc. in Glendale, WI as a Genius in one of their Apple Stores but I’ve been back for a while. It was a wonderful experience where I met some great people and learned a lot, but we are happy to be back.
I now also teach online at Martin Luther College and The College of Saint Scholastica focusing on technology and the application of technology both in the professional and education contexts. I’m an adjunct faculty member at both and teach online almost exclusively while also working on my PhD in Leadership from University of the Cumberlands to continue my (unexpected) journey deeper into higher education.
I work extensively with Apple, Micro Focus, SUSE, Microsoft, and open source technologies. I have a soft spot for openSUSE and usually have an installation sitting on one of my machines so that I can keep up with what is “coming down the pipe” from SUSE.
Stuff I Do
- Martin Luther College
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
- The College of Saint Scholastica
- University of the Cumberlands