John, an Applications and Business Skills Instructor, got his first computer in 1986 (a dual-floppy 8088!) After working with computers and the nascent internet (Mosaic browser, newsgroups, etc.) at school, he taught Applications and Networking for New Horizons from 1997-2003.
“There are some REALLY good trainers out there, and so many different approaches that I don’t know if I do anything different from them. I attempt to synthesize bits from many trainers that work well into a presentation that (I hope) provides added value to the students who want to learn more about a particular software.” -- John's training philosophy
For over 20 years, John has supported employees, computers, and networks in the sales, service, contracting, and education industries and is back training full-time. John says the one thing you don’t get when fixing a computer, server, or network problem is what Mia Gwyn, fellow instructor, calls “That A-ha moment!” when a student’s eyes light up and they enjoy learning something that opens up new aspects of the program they’re learning.
In his spare time, John enjoys banging on the drums -- he’s been playing for over 35 years! He also is a card and board game enthusiast.
John's specialties include:
> Internet on Windows NT
> Messaging (Exchange 2000)
> Forner MCT
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