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The distinguished faculty of the second User Group University

Cupertino CA 2001

Charlie Carlon
Gold Coast Macintosh Users Group

One of the Original members of GCMac Charles has been a member since 1986, has served as Director and Treasurer, and is the current President. A frequent SIG chairman and lecturer, Charlie first served as a MUG officer of Miami Apple Users Group in the early 80’s Charlie’s professional Macintosh experience includes: Macintosh Consultant Apple Solution Expert, Owner Operator of SOFTCITY, Miami, Fl 1985-1990, an Apple VAR. When his Mac is shutdown Charlie is A Captain for Delta Airlines, with 24 years experience. Having flown over 20,000 hours in B727, L1011, B737,MD-88 ,B757’s, Charlie currently fly’s B767’s. Charlie also finds time to work with Endangered Primates at the Center For Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation where he serves on the Board of Directors as Vice-President.

Richard Curran
Coastal Mac User Group

Rick is a 15-year veteran of Mac User Groups. He serves his group as Ambassador, webmaster and program person. Other MUG activities have included Forum Leader for AOL's User Group Forum, and host for the Small and New User Group Weekly Chats. Active in the User Group Network for the past four years, he has been part of the user group community since it started. Rick retired from the Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer, holds a BS degree from the University of Nebraska and spent four years at the Presidential Retreat at Camp David. He now does graphic and web design.

Bill Davies

Bill has been active in MacNexus since 1988, when he started out as the shareware librarian. Since that time he has served as a Board Member-At-Large, Vice-President, and currently as President. Prior to his work with MacNexus, he was active in the Apple Mousse UG in Fairbanks, Alaska, and published their newsletter. Bill volunteers as a ski patroller in the Tahoe area on weekends during the winter, and leads Sierra Club National Outings in the California backcountry during the summer. Professionally, Bill graduated from U.C. Davis in 1982 with a law degree, and is currently employed as a staff attorney for the indigent criminal appellate defense project in Sacramento. He also has volunteered to keep the Macs running at the Sacramento County Bar Association, and chairs that organization's technology committee.

Dave Game
Gold Coast Macintosh Users Group

A 16 year Macintosh user, Dave's first computer was one of the first Macs off the truck in Detroit, Michigan, and he's never looked back. A long time user group member, former President, and current Vice President of his group, Dave edits the Gold Coast Mac newsletter and is the group's webmaster. He uses the Macintosh extensively in his position as an Emmy-Award-Winning investigative producer for CBS in Miami, where he coordinates computer-assisted reporting efforts. Other notable achievements include presenting at the original User Group University at Macworld Expo 2000 New York, and leading a roundtable at the Florida Accociation of Computer User Groups Fall Leadership Conference in November 2000. He has been a frequent guest on the Miami-Based technology radio program "Into Tomorrow". To fill in the odd moment, he owns a small business which designs websites for other small businesses. His latest passion is digital video, creating projects which stretch the capabilities of iMovie both for individuals and in professional broadcast situations.

Chuck Joiner
Hershey Apple Core

Chuck is involved in a variety of MUG activities. He has been the President of The Hershey Apple Core since 1992, serves as Chairman of Apple's User Group Advisory Board, User Group Correspondent to The Mac Show Live, and Editor-In-Chief of The MUG Center. Professionally, Chuck holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and associate designations in Claims and Automation Management, and is Vice President of Claims and Operations for The Insurance Alliance of Central PA.

Rose Lynn
Gold Coast Macintosh Users Group

Rose is proud to serve the Macintosh community in a variety of capacities, including "Content Queen" of the 2nd Apple User Group University, a member of Apple's User Group Advisory Board, a past president of Gold Coast Macintosh User Group, a member of the Florida Association of Computer Users and the The Association of Personal Computer User Groups. Rose's day jobs include full time management of our family owned catering business and maintaining Insurance and Real Estate licenses

Jed Mark
Diablo valley Mac Users Group

Jed has been President of DVMUG for 2 years. During this time the group has grown from 295 member to 580, thanks to the success of the the iMac. The highlight of our year is an all day Seminar "So you got a Mac...NOW what do you do?" Jed has been with DVMUG for 5 years, and was a member of the Berkeley Macintosh User Group before that. Jed formed a mortgage company after a career in the Savings & Loan field, and acquired a Lisa to help run the company. It was traded in very quickly for a series of original
Apples, and his progression from there was natural. In the past 10 years Jed has moved from the mortgage business to an occupation of salmon fishing, golf, travel, grandfathering and DVMUG.

Janet Mobley
North Coast Mac Users

Janet is currently Newsletter Editor for NCMUG, and served as Editor for eight years with GravenStein Apple Users Group, as well as Web Master for three years. She holds a variety of awards for newsletter editing, web sites and user group participation, the most recent of which is "Best of Show - Macworld NYC,2000 Adobe Newsletter Contest - NCMUG newsletter." Janet is retired after 25 years of teaching Art and Home Economics. Her educational background includes Art, Home Economics, Education, Biological Science and Psychology.

Garr Reynolds
Kinki Macintosh Users Group

Garr is president of KMUG in Osaka, Japan. Professionally, Garr is a corporate learning specialist at Sumitomo Electric's head office in Osaka. There he is responsible for special projects coordination and the design of cross-cultural management seminars. Garr frequently makes formal presentations outside the company on such issues as change management, career development, design, and branding. Before going to Japan Garr worked on cross-cultural management issues at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Garr has an M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Hawaii.

Lorene Romero
North Coast Mac Users Group

Lorene’s involvement with North Coast Mac Users Group started over 5 years ago. As member of Apple's User Group Advisory Board serves as "Vendor Queen, " which fits in with her day job. She is a merchandiser support rep for a software firm, which means she gets to play mom to 31 people all over the country who go into stores and build retail relationships.

Christopher Sarson
Windows on the Rockies User Group

Christopher bought his first computer (a Visual CPM desktop) in 1982, and was so impressed with the generous help of other Visual users that he vowed he would help newcomers when he became proficient. He serves as President of WRUG, and has grown the group to 200 members. Christopher feels that APCUG should be the place that User Groups of all flavors -Macintosh, Wintel, Linux, Apple II, Sun - can go to exchange information, learn from each other, and just plain have fun! He is the only UGU presenter from outside the Apple User Group Community. For a living he produces television programs and is best known as the creator and first Executive Producer of both Masterpiece Theatre and the children's series Zoom! (both still running after 30 years!) Christopher is currently working on TV programs about parenting. He is also a mediator for the City of Boulder, a gardener and a cook!

David Sevick
North Pittsburgh Macintosh Users Group

Dave is a full time Apple consultant and owner of Mac Support. He is also a member of the Apple Solution Experts team. Co-leade and Amabassador of the NPMUG since 1996, Dave is also co-founder and outbound tech support for "MacOutfitters," an Apple specialist reseller. Retired as a Registered Nurse with 18 year Operating Room, Pediatric, Intensive Care experience, Dave is also a Disc Jockey for multimedia production company called "Digital Sight and Sound of Pittsburgh, "an all-Apple company.

Elsa Travisano

Elsa has been a guiding force for MUG ONE in upstate New York for 14 years. After serving two separate terms as president, she currently wears three hats as vice president, webmaster, and newsletter editor. A "Mac of all trades," Elsa is a Macintosh consultant and a seasoned Mac instructor who has taught workshops for teachers, classes for children and adults and even a college course in the Mac. She specializes in assistive technology for children with special needs.

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