They say curiosity killed the cat; however in my case, it may have saved my life. I have always been curious about how things worked: from bicycles, cars, motor-cycles, farm equipment, to home wiring and computer systems.
Looking back, my Grandparents bought me an Erector set when I was around seven. This one child-hood toy took me into a life long journey of understanding how things worked. Growing up on the farm without much TV or the Internet allowed me endless time to explore the world around me. I ultimately created my own entertainment and inventions.
At the age of 14 during school summer break, my parents gave me their old retired family station wagon. I lived in that engine compartment for three months. I was successful at taking that engine all apart; in the end though it appeared as if a small bomb had exploded. As a freshman in high-school, the Army came calling and they performed scholastic testing for the entire class. I guess what they wanted to determine was hidden talent. The result after my testing showed that I would be good in Electronics. This was 1974---what in the heck was Electronics?
So far, my natural talents centered around mechanics. Just before my 16th birthday my mom purchased a 1964 Triumph Herald 1200 for $75.00 from my Uncle. The clutch was bad but that didn't stop me from spending another summer under this beauty. Yes, it was ready for the road on my 16th birthday when I received my license. I fixed and sold many more cars and motorcycles throughout my high-school days. I found fixing things very rewarding; plus it was a lot cheaper to do it myself.
Another aspect of my growing up in the Northwest was my family's logging background. Here is a picture of my Dad loading logs while I drove the Garrett Skidder. I spent most of my early years learning to service each piece of equipment shown in this picture as well as run and drive them. Can you imagine a 13 year old driving this Log Loader or Skidder down a county road? I just followed my Dad in his pickup and kept this big piece of equipment going straight. I remember my feet could barely reach the pedals. Shortly after graduating from High-School I went to work for another logging company setting chokers behind a D8 Cat while building roads in the Washington State National Forest. This was a huge turning point in my life.
My best friend at the time, Rick Pierson, was in need of a college roommate and I was tired of working in the woods. The Army had told me after testing in High School that Electronics would be a good choice for me. Rick, just happened to be the class Valedictorian, and he understood all about Electronics. I figured if I could work on Log Loaders, Skidders, Log Trucks, Cats, Cars and Motorcycles, how hard could Electronics be to figure out? So off we went on the adventure called College.
Eventually, I graduated with an Associates Degree in Electronics and went to work for Tektronix Inc. in Beaverton Oregon. I worked on Logic Analyzers (computers that analyze other computers). Here, I learned all about Analog and Digital Electronics. At Tektronix I built my very first Computer, an Apple II Plus. Each part (capacitor, resistor, chip etc...) was purchased from Engineering Stock through the employee purchase program. I then got a power supply, monitor, and keyboard all from retired Tektronix equipment. I now had a fully functional Apple II Plus Computer. It didn't look pretty but it worked just like the one from the store. I was amazed with the information and assembly I would begin to understand while working in this field of technology.
Through layoffs at Tektronix, I was sent to the Oscilloscope Group where I was taught all about fixing and calibrating the 2200 series Oscilloscopes. Of course, I found all the parts at the Tektronix Recycle Store and built my own 2215 Oscilloscope. Here I learned about switching power supplies and 120 Volts of Alternating Current (VAC). These power supplies are used in most home appliances and generate Dirty Electricity. The Oscilloscope is the test instrument used to look at the 120 VAC (Voltage Alternating Current) sine wave. It was the one piece of equipment that would give clues into projecting the possibility of Dirty Electricity in your environment. I didn't fully understand this then, but now I do, when evaluating alternative wavelengths from electrical current.
Again, more changes at Tektronix in 1986. I was then sent to Wilsonville OR to work on Phaser Color printers. Here I was the Technical Instructor for training Field Service Engineers. Installing and repairing the Phaser color printers became my specialty. As the Senior Technical trainer I was also responsible for working with the Engineering department on Product Serviceability: can it be easily taken apart and reassembled in the field? I've probably taken this printer apart over 100 times... This moved me from Mechanical into Electromechanical complex systems.
Phaser color printers have multiple network interfaces: EtherTalk (10BASET), Ethernet (10BASE5), Fiber (10BASEF), Token-Ring (10BASE2) and eventually Wireless. So, I had to learn and teach the Field Service Engineers all about networking. Little did I realize that someday I would be teaching a new set of students which type of networking is safest and why. In 2000, Xerox Inc. purchased the Color Printer & Imaging Division of Tektronix. So, I transitioned with this merge into becoming a Xerox employee. It was then I was offered an Employee Educational Upgrade Program for free. I could not pass this up, so back to school I went completing my Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (2008). Eventually this led me into becoming the Senior Solution Architect, supporting a World-Wide Customer Relations Management application. Here, I designed and delivered computer system interfaces working with Developers across the world.
Over the years in my spare time I have remodeled about eight homes. To accomplish this I had to study all about home remodeling: especially, plumbing and electrical wiring. You would not believe what you find during remodels. Just because the light or plugs in the walls work, doesn't mean there isn't a harmful magnetic field affecting your health close by. Little did I know that the combination of a bad remodel job by a prior home owner (while living in CA) and wireless networking would eventually make me very sick.
In 2011 when I married my wife Renee, I moved to California and worked remote from our home office. In that office, I added a wireless router and placed it right on top of my desk less than a foot away. Little did I know I was being microwaved by this Wi-fi constantly as I sat at my desk. The office in that room had a bathroom where we found a long-term slow water leak due to a poor plumbing repair. This combination of wireless radiation and mold in that bathroom devastated both my and Renee's health over time. Yes, wireless EMF (RF) radiation and mold are extremely dangerous to the human body. This was the turning point for us both. A seven year long journey recovering our health was to follow.
Thanks to my wife Renee, who is a Registered Nurse of 40 years (but totally turned Holistic now) and a diligent tenacious detective, our health has been fully recovered. After much research through reading, Health summits, and trial by error, it was clear that Electro-SMOG was impacting a person's health just as much as eating a poor diet. This led us to purchase our second meter, a Safe and Sound Pro II Broadband RF Meter, again another pivotal life moment. Here, Renee and I found out exactly how bad our home environment was under measurement. Unhealthy Radio Frequencies, Voltage Potential, Dirty Electricity, and hazardous Magnetic fields were extremely high and beyond safe levels for the human body in our home. We have now shielded, grounded, and become more proactive against these fields. If they were high in our home, then I know every home is in trouble with these damaging fields.
Its been almost 40 years now working in Technology. Renee and I have come to evaluate so many levels of these fields impacting health. From this overwhelming assault, I am driven to know more. Therefore, I am off to school again, to become a Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist through the Building Biology Institute in Santa Fe New Mexico. Through all my culmination of life long learning I am prepared to take this on. I feel so grateful to have received the preparation for this next season in my life. Helping you to investigate your Electro-SMOG in and around your home, office buildings, cars, is imperative for providing a safe environment for you and your family. As I have watched Renee help others in creating vibrant health, I too wish to uncover all aspects of these wavelengths deterring your health. I am the Technology Nerd, now called, "The EMF Detective." If you have any questions concerning the safety of your home environment, please don't hesitate to reach out at:
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