Work History

Theologian – Newman Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 1970-1972

Sales Manager/Buyer – Western Distributing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1972-1974

Property Manager – Raymond Development Company, Onalaska, Wisconsin 1974-1984 – Managed 350 residential rental units.

Project Manager for the Center 90 expansion, Center 90 Professional Building, Skemp/Mayo Clinic and Gas Station Retail area.

Owner – Great River Systems/MicroAge, La Crosse/Onalaska/Minneapolis, 1983-1991- Designed the “Learning Center” concept for systems integrators. Taught courses in Computer Aided-Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing  for  IBM, Sun and sessions for the IEEE.

Product Manager – Indus MIS, West Salem, Wisconsin 1991-1993 – Designed Imaging Software.

Director, Imaging Products – Northern Micrographics, La Crosse, Wisconsin 1993-2018 – Created Imaging conversion systems used in “The Making of America Project“, American Chemical SocityArchives, Historic Pittsburgh among others.

Owner – Sarney Systems, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1979-Present – Systems Analyst and software artist writing software for Pork Production, Kiln Inventory Systems, Precision ART, Coop Milk Disbursements, Gasoline Wholesaling,  and  Title Insurance Systems.

Non-Profit and Consulting Work

  • First President and co-founder La Crosse Personal Computer User Group
  • First President and co-founder La Crosse Area Communication Consortium
  • Former Treasurer  / Vice President ClearWater Farm Foundation
  • Director The ResCarta Foundation, Inc.
  • Consultant to Fast Cad, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Consultant to The Trane Company, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Consultant to Hawkins Ash Baptie Certified Accountants, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Consultant to MicroAge Computer Stores, Tempe, Arizona
  • Formerly Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Wisconsin


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “CAD/CAM” conference Chicago, Illinois
  • IBM “Computer Integrated Manufacturing” Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • SUN Microsystems “Intelligent Documentation” Madison, Wisconsin
  • Hewlett-Packard “Office Document Systems” New York, New York
  • American Library Association “ResCarta” San Diego, California
  • Internet Librarian “Why Digital will fail and what we can do about it.” Monterey, California
  • Wisconsin Library Association “Imaging A-Z” La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • OCLC “Digital Archiving” Madison, Wisconsin
  • University of Minnesota “Creating E-Books:Resources and Issues Involved with Scanning/OCR”
  • American Library Association “ResCarta”
  • WEMA ‘Hands on XML: A “Tour”of Extensible Markup Language’
  • Presenter of Continuing Education Courses
  • Maine Library Association “Making the Digital Garden Grow”
  • Special Libraries Association “Digitization—Open-Source Software for Integrating Digital Collections”
  • Archiving 2015 The Getty “Workshop: Digital Archiving”

Public Service

  • 2nd District Alderperson – City of Onalaska
    • Administrative committee, Chair
    • Library Commission, Chair
    • Technology Advisory Commission
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Plan Commission, Chair