JerryB58I don’t feel like I ever grew up. As such, I still don’t know what I want to be when I do.

The eclectic list below reflects my lifelong avoidance of work. Whenever I got to the point of feeling I was going to work, instead of going to play, I’d look for “something else.”

Head shot is me in North Carolina in 2010, airplane is B58 from web, merged in Photoshop.

Since this is not a resume I have omitted dates, company names, etc. The list was originally written as bullet points — someday I’ll change it to more conversational language.

HEATING VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING [HVAC]
Over 30 years experience in design, project management and commissioning hvac systems and controls for manufacturers, distributors, and contractors; skilled in design, installation, programming, and front end graphics of ddc and bas, expert troubleshooter.

CONSTRUCTION
Supervised major commercial construction projects for a Fortune 500 company, hands-on residential experience rehabbing several homes.

FACILITIES
Managed commercial facilities for a fortune 500 company, notable accomplishments in applying energy conservation and work control software.

CAD
Skilled in autocad, draftsight, and sketchup

WOODWORKINGIMG_20160807_054923
Have complete woodworking shop, build cabinets, furniture, dollhouses, toys. do occasional home projects for friends and neighbors.

WRITING NON-FICTION
Engineering and project management positions required writing contracts, sequences of operation, commissioning procedures, training materials and maintenance instructions, presently write content for websites,

WRITING FICTION
Currently learning the craft of creative writing as a member of two local writers groups.

WEBSITES
Build websites for local nonprofits, skilled in dreamweaver, wordpress, flash, and several graphics programs. currently focusing on css and responsive web design as the web moves from the desktop to the mobile device.

DATABASES
Familiar with access, mysql, and php; maintain several email list server databases

SOFTWARE TRAINER
Skilled in word, excel and powerpoint, over 20 years experience training clients and coworkers in general and proprietary computer applications.

JerryHippyTECHNICAL TRAINER
Taught HVAC theory and applications with emphasis on energy conservation technologies to contractors, utilities, plant operators and distributors.

ENTREPRENEUR
Worked as free lance electrical and mechanical designer. Started small HVAC  distribution company in joint venture with a larger consolidator.

MILITARY SERVICE
USAF avionics repairman, learned valuable skills in troubleshooting and working under pressure.

FAILURE
Started restoration of old cars twice and gave up twice. Failed in my own business once. Still dealing with my “I’ll do it myself” attitude.

IT’S ONLY WORK IF YOU’D RATHER BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE
I used to tell my kids that all the time. I still believe it and entertain myself by working around the house.