Dr Wally Cherwinski is a Communications Consultant based in Ottawa, Canada. He brings over 35 years’ experience in communications, from print journalism to documentary film to communications planning and management. Wally holds both a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry and a degree in journalism and communications. He spent a portion of his science career conducting research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, England while doubling as a freelance photographer and writer. In the days of 16mm film, he wrote and directed several documentaries including projects with Canada’s National Film Board. He has been a Mac user since 1984 and an avid videographer since video moved onto the desktop. He has 22 working Macs (not to mention Newtons and iPods) in his Apple “museum” and has sailed on three MacMania cruises. He has presented video workshops to local community groups and to Ottawa’s Mac User Group.
Dr. Tom Grollman has been an avid photography hobbyist for over 30 years, making the switch from film to digital ten years ago. He has attended numerous digital imaging seminars, courses, and conventions. He teaches Photoshop image editing at Kauai Community College. He has lectured both in Hawaii and the mainland on digital photography and image editing.
Born in Los Angeles in 1939, Dr. Grollman grew up in southern California, graduating from Occidental College, 1961, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree from UCLA 1965 and interned at University Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He then spent three years in the U.S. Peace Corps as a Peace Corps Physician, being stationed in West Africa and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Subsequently, he completed his Surgical and Orthopaedic Residency training under the auspices of the University of Hawaii, finishing up in 1973.
Dr. Grollman practiced Orthopaedics on the island of Kauai until 2000 when he retired from clinical care, but continued with a medical-legal consultation part-time practice up through the present.
Jan grew up on a 2,000-acre wheat ranch in Southeastern Washington State. He was busting broncos before he could drive and bucking bales until he graduated from Pomeroy High School. In 1970, Jan married Mara, moved to Seattle, and received a degree in industrial/technical photography. They soon moved to Richland, Washington where he worked for Westinghouse Hanford. Jan supervised the Westinghouse photography/audio visual department for five years, and then started and operated a commercial photography company. He then co-founded an advertising agency called Artography, where he wrote copy, took photos, placed ads and managed a staff of five for fourteen years. The past ten years he’s been a marketing/advertising consultant for high tech companies and municipalities.
Bill Lundell has been a Home Automation enthusiast since the mid-1980’s. He pioneered home automation in the Seattle area in the early ’90s by forming HomeSense Corporation. Bill is also an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator for Leopard and Snow Leopard Macs and Mac servers.
After graduating with his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E from Stanford University, he worked in various electronics fields ranging from aerospace engineering to personal computers. Along the way, Bill was the hardware engineer who added the floppy disk system to the Commodore PET personal computer in 1978, developed factory automation tools for programming and testing microchips in the product, and designed a computer-controlled lighting system for ballroom dancing exhibitions.
Bill has been a member of the IEEE for over 40 years and was recently elected to Senior Member for his leadership and contributions to electrical engineering. Bill also holds six patents.
Don McAllister is the host and producer of the successful weekly video podcast — ScreenCastsOnline. As one of the Podcasting pioneers, Don has been producing ScreenCastsOnline since August 2005 and has achieved over 3,500,000 downloads of his popular weekly show delivering video tutorials on Apple Mac software to a global audience.
In March 2006, Don gave up his day job in Corporate IT and became a full time podcaster and introduced one of the first paid for premium subscription based podcast services. Don combines his weekly show with podcasting consultancy and the production of video tutorials for corporate customers including Apple, SWSoft (Parallels), The Omni Group, 37 Signals, RealMac Software, Smile On My Mac and many, many others. Dons video tutorials are also regularly featured in the UK iCreate and MacFormat magazines.
Gaining a growing reputation as a popular and engaging speaker and trainer, Don has spoken at many International Events including Macworld and the Podcast and New Media Expo along with many training sessions and seminars in the UK.
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