Addendum to the resume' of TERRY SNELLER
My B.C. (Before Computer) Years(in reverse chronological order)
From 1982-1984, following the flooding of my crafts gallery, I became a Computer Sales and Marketing Representative for Tandy Computers in Corte Madera, California. When I left them (as an early Computer Department Manager) I was annually earning in excess of $40K.
From 1980-1982, I opened and ran my own American made crafts gallery (The Master's Guild) in Fairfax, California. I was put out of business at the very beginning of my third year, when it was totally flooded, just after netting over 15K that previous year. While it was open, I managed the gallery -- and usually one and a half paid clerks -- while providing marketing/sales, financial and rudimentary computer consulting for over sixty-five crafts people (trade references available upon request).
From 1977-1979, I was primarily under non-exclusive contract, as the sales and general business manager for Swadeshi Leather Works of Kentfield, California. My monthly billings were usually over seven hundred dollars per month. It was during this period that I began studying and applying rudimentary business applications for some of the first personal micro-computers. The owner is Wesley Stoft -- phone: 707-923-2766. I resigned my retainer (but still consult with them) since, due to severe rent increases, the business moved from Kentfield to northern California .
From 1975-1977, I was a full-time employee in various capacities (specialized sales, service, parts and as a financial consultant) at Ingram Chevrolet in Huntsville, Texas. I reported directly to the owner, Jim Ingram -- phone: 415-384-0792 . My earnings were approaching $4K a month (plus bonuses) when I resigned to move to California.
From 1972-1975, I was employed by Sensormatic Electronics of Texas (part-time) and Texas Instruments (full-time). For Sensormatic, I sold and installed the first of a specialized type of signal transmitting/receiving microwave equipment in the State of Texas. My partners in this enterprise were Dick & Terry St.John and we were based in Houston, Texas -- phone: 713-524-3027. Concurrently, in Dallas, I was trained by Texas Instruments to run several of their first nuclear accelerators used in the testing and production of early CMOS integrated circuits.
From 1970-1972, I did private research (at my own expense) into a new area involving microelectronic measurements of The Doppler Effect -- with special considerations directed toward commercial applications.
From 1969-1970, I was co-founder, one third owner and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MSI Electronics of Houston, Texas. I recruited, trained, and supervised a sales force of about fifteen people. I earned, in salary and bonuses, over forty-eight thousand dollars per year. In a major dispute over management principles with other mangament principals, I sold my interest -- in what had become a holding company -- back to the corporation, six months before it filed for reorganization under Chapter Eleven and eventual bankruptcy.
From 1965-1969, I was a full-time employee for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company in the following capacities: recruiting, training, group and business sales, manual and early computerized financial and estate planning/management advisor, as well as investment and real estate management, also administrative support and training director in Wichita Falls, San Antonio and Houston, Texas. When I left Penn Mutual, to form my own companies, my annual earnings were in excess of over $50Ks from salary and investments.
From 1963-1965, I worked full-time as a Communications Consultant for Southwestern Bell and AT&T -- specializing in WATS telecommunications and business systems for medium to large companies based in Wichita Falls, Texas. My last supervisor was Bill Bass. I left AT&T to make more than the six hundred dollars per month that they were paying me in salary.
Prior to 1962-63, I attended over thirty different public and private schools in the United States and several foreign countries (my father was a high-ranking career NCO in the US Air Force). During my school years I earned my own spending money with paper routes, service station and delivery work and by teaching sailing on Cape Cod Bay.
... and then there is my amazing and wonderful Marina Olivares --