Michael Jay "M.J." Coe

43 N.E. Meikle Place, Portland, OR 97213 503-233-1911 mj@mjsunderground.net



To join a dynamic information technology support team in an education or non-profit setting that will challenge my broad range of technical, education and business expertise.



  • Assembly and configuration of Linux (Samba) and Windows file/print servers, desktops, firewalls, and LTSP computer labs using new and old (recycled) computer technology
  • Hardware and software installation, upgrades, imaging; troubleshooting of Windows and Linux desktops and printers
  • Network installation, diagnostics, design, mapping, and troubleshooting
  • End-user/help desk hardware and software support
  • Basic programming skills in interactive web design (Access, SQL Server, ASP, SQL, JavaScript, VBScript, Perl, HTML)
  • 10 years experience small business start-up and management; built 120+ retail/distributor client base on a shoestring
  • Strong communication skills: researching, writing, instructing, copyediting, public speaking
  • Extensive experience in educational, environmental, and training program development and implementation
  • Possess a natural propensity toward life-long learning; collaborating member of many project/web development teams


Technical Experience

On-going Projects:

  • Collaborating on Linux file/print/mail server conversion supporting 16-client multi-OS network (Windows, Linux, Mac)
    Co-authoring "Linux System Administration POCKET Handbook" based on this conversion
  • Building home-based K12LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) computer lab
  • Develop, coordinate, market, and present "IPCop" firewall adoption seminar for SOHOs/non-profits, and in-store sales

Other Experience:

  • Mapped, documented, redesigned 80+ node/8 switch-hub LAN based on NT/2000 Server benchmark tests for multi-office non-profit (Microscanner, Network Monitor); Windows 2000 Server install assistance; hardware/software desktop support; Windows/Linux installation, upgrades, troubleshooting; wrote end-user "how-to" documentation
  • Built, installed, imaged (Ghost) Windows98/2000 desktops for 3 different school labs; troubleshoot hardware/LAN/printers for labs; built LTSP clients; collaborated installing dual-boot OS desktop (Linux/Mac) for lab
  • Trained apprentices in computer assembly. Provided quality control checks on rebuilt computer systems
  • Collaborated in redesign of large university web site (500+ pages). Scanned, proofread text and graphics for academic web publishing. Edited HTML to incorporate new design elements, css and server-side includes. Developed and documented streamlined scanning procedure for print/HTML conversion using 5 different software applications


Web Development Samples:


Technical Training

Web Development Programming Operating Systems Database
HTML - hard codingJavaWindows 95/98/DOSSQL Server
CSS, ASP, PerlVBUNIX/LinuxAccess
JavaScript, VBScriptSQL

Network/Server Hardware Software
Linux File/Print/SambaMicrotek ScanMakerIIIPhotoshop 6.0 Netscape 4.5Word 97
IIS4/PWS/NT/2000Polaroid SprintScan 35Paint Shop Pro 7 IE 5.0Excel 97
Apache/ipchains-firewallPolaroid Digital PaletteHomeSite 4.0 SalsaWordPerfect 9
DHCP, DNS, TCP-IP   SlideMakerJedPlus 2.0 OmniPage 8A. Acrobat 4.0


Work History

Employment while attending school to include:

  • Network Administration Assistant: Lutheran Community Services NW (internship)

  • Computer Tech. Assistant: Madison High School -- Portland (volunteer)

  • North Willamette Research and Extension Center (OSU) -- Summers 1998-2000. Highlights:
    Webmaster Internship (6 month full-time paid internship), "Northwest Berry & Grape Information Net"  http://berrygrape.orst.edu

  • Computer Assembly/Quality Control Tech. & Trainer: FreeGeek Community Technology Center (volunteer)

  • Web Designer: Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, Web Committee (volunteer) http://www.hardyplantsociety.org

  • Independent Contractor: Custom Residential Irrigation Design and Installation

Founder: Outdoor Essentials, home-based business: 1988-1998. Manufacturer of emergency equipment repair kits for the specialty backpacking/mountain climbing markets. Accomplishments: Bootstrapped business with personal investment of $2000.00, and no additional support (financial or otherwise). Sold direct to 120+ national outdoor stores, mail order catalogs (R.E.I. and E.M.S. chains), 2 national distributors. Culled relationships with 15+ domestic and international vendors. Never missed a deadline. Additional business experience:

  • Coordinated new product research, development, design and testing
  • Promoted new products/business by creative "guerilla" marketing strategies
  • Extensive experience with int'l. and domestic product sourcing, importing and purchasing (familiarity with TSCA regs)
  • Culled national and int'l. vendor relationships; negotiated terms and contracts for optimum component quality and value for lower cost of goods
  • Production and inventory management; designed and fabricated custom tools to facilitate production process
  • Wrote/coordinated the production and design of mktg., sales, trade show and PR materials to help trim mktg. budget



Computer Information Systems -- Portland Community College (52+ hours, 3.94 GPA) Current
(major emphasis on Linux OS/networking, and web development)

Bachelor of Science: Liberal Arts -- The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Associate of Applied Science: Horticulture -- Clackamas Community College

Small Business Management Certificate Program -- Small Business Development Center, Portland


Education & Training Program Experience

  • Collaborated in organizing and implementing a training program for all-volunteer PNW forest inventory analysis. 100+ volunteers trained, 150+ forest areas inventoried on Mt. Hood NF. Influenced creation of 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.
  • Developed and taught wilderness preparedness curriculum for outdoor school
  • Coordinated/presented numerous old growth interpretive and forest mgmt. field trips, lectures and hikes for all ages
  • Created, demonstrated, and incorporated new games into daily soccer practice plans
  • HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) volunteer reading tutor
  • Successfully trained replacements whenever promoted