All about larrie_jr
Location: United States
After a lifetime of construction experience, culminating in owning my own painting business, I became involved in technology through the intervention of a dear friend. Larry Kimmel took me under his wing and introduced me to Fujitsu and the exciting field of installing network systems for Central Phone (Verizon, Qwest, etc...) offices during the late '90's. After our work was completed, another technician would follow after us and 'configure' the network; I saw that and said, "there's good work if you can get it!" It was a natural progression that took me through ITT Technical Institute where I graduated third in my class and a gpa of 3.6! Having completed my associates degree at the age of 40, it was pretty cool to know I could out perform a lot of the 'younger' set; I guess you CAN teach an ol' dog new tricks... Worked my way up to the position of IT Manager and have never looked back; I LOVE what I do, and there are MANY nights I shake my head and say, "I can't believe I get paid for this... I'd do it for free...(almost)"