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My Story

I have been writing programs for more than 27 years. It all started with a kid and a Commodore 64 that he got at a garage sale for $5.00 and an imagination. I saw this thing and I knew I had to have it. I had no idea that it would change my life forever. When I was a kid, I was very curious as to how things worked and I liked to take things apart. My Mom was very happy when I started putting them back together. This typewriter looking thing looked perfect for me to tinker with. I got it home and plugged it in to see if it still worked and to my delight, it did. Now this thing did not have a disk drive of any sort. So in order to use it I had to type in the programs I found in magazines and books from the public library. I quickly figured out that I could change these programs to make them better and easier to use. I got the technology bug then and it has not diminished in any way for nearly 30 years.

During high school I ran a BBS, Bulletin Board System, in the Decatur Illinois area and got hooked on making ASCII pages. Keep in mind there was no "internet" at that time so things like email and message boards were really cool. Naturally when the world wide web was made public, I started making web pages.

Technology slowly started to get better and more complex. I have always had a knack for troubleshooting and fixing computers. One of my friends suggested that I open up my own shop to do this professionally. I thought that was a great idea so SK Systems Technology was born in 1997. From there we have expanded and grown with the industry To keep up with the latest technology available. The next logical step was to get into writing web pages and applications for other people. I had 16 servers in my kitchen that hosted around 4,000 web sites at our peak.

I met my wife 15 years ago and we have started a family. The servers in the kitchen are gone but the determination and drive to stay on top of the latest technology is still there. I am constantly trying out new things to see how well they work or don't work so I can use what I learn to better assist my clients and get the best possible solutions for their needs.