Backstory, Part 1
Stories get longer as time goes on. I will condense this one to save everyone time. In 1983, I inquired with the neighbourhood computer store about a summer job. I'm not sure why Mr. Barnes decided to hire a 13yr old, but I am grateful he did. While everyone else had summer holidays through their high school years, I sold Apple IIs at Computer Warehouse. After high school, I worked full-time for the next three years eventually running the store for Jim.
After a misstep with an office supplies company, I came back to work in computer sales & service, this time with Memory Lane Computers. While there, I took training and became an Apple System Engineer.
My next stop was at the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School board as their Applied Technolgy Systems Coordinator. The connection with the students & teachers is an unforgettable experience for me.
It also caused the re-evaluation of my goals and led me back to retail.