Well, I guess I'll start with a little bit about me. I work for First Tennessee Bank in Chattanooga, TN. I've worked there since 1989. My title is Enterprise Technologist. I am responsible for the computer equipment for the Chattanooga and Cleveland regions which encompasses about 30 locations, including 2 main offices. In the past, I have managed the account analysis function for our business customers, generated and distributed custom reports using FOCUS. I was also the coordinator for our ExpressLine, automated account information, and our PC Banking product.

I was born and raised in Cleveland, TN, a mid-sized town of about 35,000 about 28 miles North-East of Chattanooga. It's a great area; close to the Smokey Mountains, the Ocoee River where the 1996 Summer Olympic Kayaking event took place, and within 3 to 4 hours of several major cities, including Knoxville, TN - home of the UT Volunteers; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; and Birmingham, AL. My family history in the area goes back to the founding of the city, with, at one time, 2 major industries being founded and run by my family: Hardwick Clothes Co, Inc. founded in 1880, and Hardwick Stove Works, founded in 1879, now owned by Maytag Corp. On the other side of my family tree, there is Johnston Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

What do I like to do. I like working with computers, though it can definitely be addicting. Photography is an on again, off again hobby. Use the buttons above to see some of samples. They aren't anything fantastic, but some are pretty nice, if I do say so myself.

Music. Now there's a MAJOR interest. I majored in Vocal Performance at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, graduating in 1989. I love to sing and just about all my waking moments have music in them, either via radio, stereo or just thinking of a tune. I sing in the Chancel Choir of Broad St. United Methodist Church here in Cleveland. I also ring in the Advanced Handbell Choir and play piano and organ to some extent. I have recently begun singing with the Cleveland Scream Machine, the Cleveland chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).

I collect glassware. Nothing in particular, no certain design or manufacturer, just whatever catches my eye.

I also love to travel. I travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL at least once per year, twice if possible. I've gotten to know several people that work there in the clubs on Pleasure Island. Walt Disney World is STILL a GREAT VACATION spot for the entire family!

Some other links that may be of interest to those of you either in the Cleveland, TN area, or planning on visiting or moving here, are listed here.

Well, enough of this for now. I hope you keep checking back. I'm hoping to expand this, adding some more photos and various things.

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Use without my express permission is prohibited.