User Group University Faculty - San Francisco 2002

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User Group University - San Francisco 2002

The distinguished faculty of the fourth User Group University

San Francisco 2002

Chris Bastian
New York Macintosh Alliance

Chris Bastian is the President and Co-Founder of the Metropolitan New York Macintosh Alliance (MetroMac). He served three years as Treasurer of the New York MacUsers' Group, and has also held various administrative positions with NYMUG, Washington Apple Pi and the Big Apple User Group, dating back to 1987. In real life, Chris works as a Transportation Planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City.

Ken Bereski II
Boston College Macintosh Users Group

Ken is the Co-founder and President of the Macintosh Users Group of Boston College. He is currently entering his third term as President. A senior majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science, Ken is also the Apple Campus Rep at BC. Outside of the User Group, Ken works at the Boston College Student Help Desk, providing support for both the Mac and Wintel platforms. In his spare time, Ken is an avid fan of BC Athletics and has been known to travel with the team whenever possible.

Liz Berry
Corporate Identity Manager - Apple

Liz Berry manages Corporate Identity for Apple and serves as chief Logo Cop.

Anne Griffin
Diablo valley Mac Users Group

Anne thought her Compaq "Suitcase" was pretty cool until she met her first Mac in 1985. For the past eight years she has been fixing and networking Mac's, first in schools and then as a private consultant. She is Leader of the DVMUG Utilities and Networking SIG's and is co-administrator of DVMUG's FirstClass BBS. She also serves as Apple Ambassador and MacClinic Staff for DVMUG. Anne likes to cook and to trawl for wiggy cables at the Livermore Electronics Flea Market. In her spare time she drives her daughter and the other thirteen year old friends around in the hopes they will develop an appreciation for Motown.

Chuck Joiner
Hershey Apple Core

Chuck has been an active member of the user group community since before the Macintosh. In addition to chairing Apple's User Group Advisory Board, he is the User Group Correspondent to The Mac Show, co-host of The User Group Report, Editor-In-Chief of The MUG Center, and President of his local user group, The Hershey Apple Core. Professionally, Chuck is Vice President of The Insurance Alliance of Central PA, with 20 years in the Claims division of the industry.

Jed Mark
Diablo valley Mac Users Group

Jed Mark has been president of Diablo Valley Mac Users Group (DVMUG) for two years. During this time, his group has grown from 295 to 580 members. After a career in the savings & loan industry, Jed formed a mortgage company and acquired a Lisa to run the business. He soon traded the Lisa for some original Apples and progressed from there. Jed's current occupations are salmon fishing, golf, travel, grandfathering and DVMUG.

Dave Marra
Apple Senior Systems Engineer

Dave is a frequent and favorite presenter at MUGs across the U.S and Canada because of his knowledge and high-energy presentation style. As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple Computer, Dave has conducted technology presentations, seminars and workshops for user groups across the United States and Canada. His specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies and cross-platform integration.

Garr Reynolds
Apple User Group Program Manager

Garr is well known in the community as the past president of the Kinki MUG Group (KMUG) in Osaka Japan, a faculty member of two User Group Universities and as the User Group Regional Liaison to Asia. Now Garr has joined Apple as the new User Group Program Manager. His most recent position was with Sumitomo Electric where he was a communications specialist and trainer. He has an M.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Hawaii and is an experienced speaker on issues such as leadership, cross-cultural management, and design and branding.

Ronnie Roche
North Coast Mac Users Group

Ronnie has been a Mac user since 1993, when she purchased a Quadra 605. She took to Macs like a fish out of water and now runs a Mac consulting/training business focusing on new users. Her involvement with user groups began in 1992, when a friend gave her an Apple IIe. Her MUG positions have included Assistant Software Librarian and Graphic Designer for two local user groups, as well as her current post on the Board Of Directors for the North Coast Macintosh Users Group.

Lorene Romero
North Coast Macintosh Users Group

Lorene has been the President of NCMUG for 3 years. She began 6 years ago as a new member who volunteered to help with a fundraising event. She serves on Apple's User Group Advisory Board as "Vendor Queen," working with vendors to improve relations and negotiate MUG discounts. It has become something she loves because everyone wins. In spite of an educational background in Clinical Psychology and12 years in the Mental Health field, she decided to work with computers.

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 Roemer
Apple Student Core @ Emory, Emory University

David founded a student user group dedicated to using technology to enhance Emory University and the community. The group created iMovieFest, an exciting and innovative program that introduced Apple technologies to thousands of students in five days. For the past two summers, David has had the privilege of interning in Cupertino with Apple's Worldwide User Group Relations. He's excited to learn more from everyone at this year's UGU.

Michael Uy
iMovie Product Manager - Apple

As iMovie Product Manager for Apple, Michael Uy is responsible for positioning, marketing strategy, and on-going development of iMovie worldwide. Uy joined Apple in 2000, where he worked in Worldwide Developer Relations to manage key developers creating solutions for computer graphics and digital video. He worked to bring such products as Alias Wavefront's Maya and ToonBoom Technologies' Studio to the Mac platform. He also worked with digital camera vendors to adopt the QuickTime file format. Prior to joining Apple, Uy worked at Sony Corporate Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, as a project manager in the Global R&D Strategy Department. He has also authored a case study on 3D game consoles for the Harvard Business School and an IT policy analysis report for the Japanese government. Uy received his bachelor degree from Harvard University and a Masters from joint studies at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School.

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