1984-2017 Consulting & Retrofitting homes for saving energy through handyman work.
2007-2017 Operations manager for Fire and Safety Consulting LLC. A third party inspector of fire and rescue apparatus built in Appleto, WI.
2016-2017 Blog writer for Mother Earth News magazine & Greenbuildingadvisor.com; see: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blogs/one-man-s-quest-energy-independence-part-1
2007-2008 Subcontractor for PV and Solar Thermal installations and custodian for the Friends of Hearthstone.
1995-2006 General Partner (co-owner & manager): Vertical Stronghold Climbing Center LLP; Wisconsin’s first indoor climbing and rescue training facility. Job descriptions included: All carpentry needed to build the 12,000 sq. ft. facility. Facilitating all staff training (8 employees), teaching advanced courses, writing training manual for employees, retail sales and maintenance (electrical and plumbing) of building.
1995 Designed and built Vertical Stronghold, Wisconsin’s first indoor climbing center
1998-2005 Vertical Rope Rescue instructor for Rescue Special Operations Teams
1984-2003 Co-owner: Dairyland Expeditions LLC Climbing School & Guide Service Job descriptions included: Guiding ascents in South and North America, facilitating all staff training (8 employees), teaching advanced courses, writing training manual for employees/guides, retail sales and maintenance of office in Baraboo, WI.
2002 Review Editor for climbing chapter in second edition of the Backcountry Classroom Falcon Press 2nd addition
2000 Author of DE Guide's Manual for AMGA review and passed AMGA accreditation review
1997-2005 Professional rescue instruction for Baraboo, DePere and Grand Chute fire departments
1989-1996 Safety consultant and technician for ACCT ropes courses.
1988-1994 Manager of ski repair and xc ski sales at Mountain Bay, Appleton, WI
1986-1988 Training US navy recruits from Great Lakes Naval Base, IL rock climbing and rescue skills at Devils Lake State Park, WI
1985-1988 Landscaping Foreman; Strop Landscaping and Fox Valley Nursery
1984-1986 Carpenter for Westwinds Inc., Colorado
1982-84 Managed Life Sport climbing/cross country ski shop (Waukesha, WI), Captain of XC ski race team, instructed ice & rock climbing, all remodeling and maintenance of building and managed 6 employees.
1980-82 December-October; Began Guiding for The Pack Shop (Waukesha and Kenosha, WI) in both waterfall ice climbing and rock climbing at Baraboo, WI, Wind River Range and Bighorn Range, WY.
1979-1980 Completed Basic and Advanced Alpine Mountaineering courses at North Cascades Alpine School (Now American Alpine Institute).
Paul Kuenn can help you on most building topics, going solar and certainly anything to do with climbing and rope rescue. Also check out what I like to get myself into or my spouse and I do with Friends Groups:
Rebuilding Tower Hill SP Bread Oven
Friends of Plum & Pilot Island
Friends of Devils Lake State Park
I created the Ice Pit in 95'
My 15 min of fame per Andy Warhol
Rebuild display at Tower Hill SP
That's me on the right back in late 60's always trying to stay outdoors.