Started with Idaho Independent Bank a few months after they opened their first location in 1993. Responsible for nightly processing and all computers. The bank has since grown to 11 locations around the state of Idaho. I have taken it from approximately 5 stand alone computers to a full network over the years.
When we opened our second location we remained with stand alone computers. When we opened our third location I partitioned the hard drive on one computer at each location and created a file share for the other computers at that location.
When we opened the fourth and fifth locations we put in a couple of Novel servers in our original location and networked all locations back to it.
By the time we grew again we had moved to Windows 2000 servers and have continued to grow.
I now have several individuals that work for me and I am planning on retirement towards the end of 2020.
Computer Operator/Network Technician
First National Bank of N. Idaho
December 1989 – December 1991
Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Responsible for nightly operations as well as supporting all network equipment. First National of N. Idaho was purchased by First Security and they did not retain any Data Processing employees.
December 1987 – December 1989
Continued to work for U.S. Bank for 2 years as a computer operator. Very little work and very little opportunity for advancement since their data center was located in Portland Oregon. Left to work with former Old National Bank employees that started a data center for First National Bank of N. Idaho. Old National Bank had taken care of their processing and provided computers and support for First National Bank up until U.S. Bank purchased Old National.
Old National Bank
May 1978 – December 1987
Started at Old National Bank as a distribution clerk. I worked my way up through positions as a printer operator, computer operator, lead operator and ended up as a network technician. Old National was purchased by US Bank in December 1987.