I’m a writer, husband, father, coder, musician and chicken rancher. I’m currently employed at Lynda.com as the Content Manager for the Developer Segment.
I’ve slowly ramped up the quantity -- and hopefully quality -- of my writing. I started with work assignments and then family newsletters. I enjoyed it, and found that other people were entertained. In 2005 I approached Richard Lovett about a co-authored project (NetPuppets) which turned into our first Analog story, and was later included in our anthology “Phantom Sense and other stories.” That story led to others, and then led to launching myself on a solo writing career. I still have plans to co-author more stories with Rick. (There is a complete list of my published stories at the bottom of this page). You can see a video of me reading the start of “A Deadly Intent” from Phantom Sense and Other Stories
I work at playing jazz bass. I’m a member of a duet with Don Barnes and as the bassist for the Mike Curtis Jazz Project. I have also sat in with the Minidoka Swing Band and the Rose City Swing Band. I’m also a regular with the Westminster Presbyterian Jazz Quartet. I have coordinated the David Friesen Ensemble Training for several years.
I own a Zeta Crossover and because it fits in the overhead bin of an airplane, I usually take it along when I travel. It has been to China and Japan! I also own a standard upright, and play it through an ancient Acoustic Image Contra Amplifier.
Mostly web toys, but I can carry on a competent discussion about almost any computer topic. You can hear me discuss Raspberry Pi, coding and rubber fish.
You can find more about me at LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and some photos on Picasaweb, My author background shows up on goodreads, Shelfari, and my Amazon Author page. You can find my twitterfeed at marknr. And for the more technically minded, I have a presence at github and stackoverflow.
(Stories with Richard A Lovett)
Seattle, Washington | wnrpdx[at]uw.edu
University of Washington School of Law | Seattle, Washington
Candidate for Juris Doctorate, Class of 2014
Student Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association Liaison
Innocence Project Northwest Student Chapter Rep | UW Cycling Team Captain
Merit-Based Three-Year Scholarship
University of Oregon | Eugene, Oregon
Bachelors of Science, Economics, Political Science, minor in Business Administration, cum laude, June 2010 | GPA: 3.91
Presidential Scholar Full Tuition Award | Dean’s List, 9/12 quarters
Weisbrod Matteis & Copley pllc | August 2012-September 2012 | Washington, D.C.
Intern: Researched and documented litigation histories for more than 30 key potential clients, focusing on insurance, intellectual property and supply chain litigation. Wrote and researched an introductory summary on potential class action lawsuits the firm was interested in pursuing.
Washington Bike Law | June 2012-July 2012 | Seattle, Washington
Law Clerk: Drafted request letters to attorneys and medical providers, collected medical documents from third party sources, and worked with clients at an office focused on bicycle related personal injury cases.
Law Office of Michelle A Ryan LLC | June – September 2009 | Portland, Oregon
Law Office Assistant: Received client phone calls, updated current and past case files, set attorney-client meetings at the local jail, and provided general assistance at an office focused on death penalty appeal cases.
The Fund for Public Interest Research |June – September 2006 | Portland, Oregon
Canvasser, Field Organizer: Educated the public and raised funds for O.S.P.I.R.G., a local environmental group working in Oregon.
UO Club Cycling Team | September 2009-June 2010 | Eugene, Oregon
Team Coordinator: Organized all aspects of the ’09-’10 UO Cycling Program. Managed a $15,000 budget, planned 8 race trips (5500 miles of travel), set up custom clothing orders, cultivated sponsors, promoted a 300+ person race, directed the 32 member team, submitted several successful $3000+ proposals.
Interests & Extracurricular Activities
Category 2 Road Bike Racer: 5 years race experience riding for the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Gregg’s Trek, Life Cycle Bike Shop, and Industry 9 cycling teams.
1804 SE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97214
(503)778-0849 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: Seeking full time position in woodworking, welding, or construction.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Portland Community College, Portland, OR
A.A.S. Building Construction Technology 2012
Portland Community College, Portland, OR
One year certificate in Welding 2013
RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Use acetylene torch
Clerk Hankins True Value Hardware Portland, OR 07/2009-current
Jr Painter Osprey Construction Portland, OR 09/2008-01/2009
Remodeler Mark Niemann-Ross Portland, OR 06/2008-09/2008
Owner Flock in a Box Portland, OR 06/2007-09/2007
Remodeler Mark Niemann-Ross Portland, OR 06/2006-09/2006
(references upon request)