Johannes D. Claerbout

josman @ bigfoot.com
899 Allardice Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Tragic announcement.
His life.
Education Pomona College,Claremont CA, 1997 Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Feb '99 - Technical Writer; WebTV Networks, Palo Alto, CA
Sep '98 - Feb '99 Web Engineer/Webmaster; WebTV Networks, Palo Alto, CA
Jan '98 - Sep '98 Technical Escalation Coordinator; WebTV Networks, Palo Alto, CA
  • Resolved technical problems escalated from Customer Care
  • Coordinated problem-solving efforts of QA and Engineering
  • Documented ongoing problems and trained agents on workarounds.
August '97 - Jan '98 Beta Tester Technical Support; WebTV Networks, Palo Alto, CA
  • Organized and responded to feedback from beta testers
  • Composed internal and external web sites
  • Coded perl scripts to ease workload of Previews team
Nov. '96 - Web Designer/Content Editor;
Jan. '97 - Producer/Writer, Chucklehound Films
  • Wrote and produced several independent movie shorts:
    Held, Earth on Fire, Rear Cubicle
  • Arranged locations, extras, props, and shooting schedule
May '96 - Apr. '97 Researcher/Teaching Assistant; Washington DC, Claremont, CA
  • Received grant to research religious conservativism and American politics
  • Conducted interviews with influential political figures
  • Prepared and taught a two week college course on cultural conservativism
Sep. - Dec. '96 Research Intern, The Interfaith Alliance; Washington DC
  • Launched, devised, and wrote weekly newsletter for national, internal distribution
  • Maintained database of news articles for internal use
  • Researched resources for 501(c)4 non-profit organization
June - Aug '96 Busboy, Host, Dishwasher, Waiter, Peppers Restaurant; Washington DC
  • Managed seating and customer satisfaction at busy downtown restaurant
  • Cleaned dishes and bussed tables
  • Served customers and never forgot the specials
Jan. - May '96 News Director, KSPC; Claremont, CA
  • Scheduled daily newscasts for 3,000 watt college radio station
  • Trained and educated newscasters on news delivery and technique
  • Found a way for the station to save 5,000 dollars a year
July - Aug. '95 Tour Guide, Kennecott, AK
  • Led first-ever legitimate, narrative tours through historic Alaskan ghost town
  • Guided two groups of 10-15 daily on three hour tour
  • Interpreted and demonstrated historical mining and electrical equipment, related stories of local color
Nov. '94 - July '95 Sales/Distribution Director, American Country Magazine; Anchorage, AK
  • Composed publicity materials, created city-wide magazine distribution network
  • Interviewed local celebrities, reviewed concerts and wrote articles on each
  • Produced promotional spreads for advertisers using Photoshop and Pagemaker
Sep.- Nov. '94 Campaign Coordinator/Volunteer, Green Party of Alaska; Anchorage, AK
  • Coordinated Congressional and Gubernatorial Green Party Races
  • Conceptualized campaign strategy, arranged candidate schedules and interviews
  • Supervised volunteers, acted as research assistant to candidates
May - Aug. '94 Deckhand, Kenai Peninsula, Dutch Harbor, AK
  • Cook and crew member on three commercial fishing boats
  • Caught and gutted a 420 pound fish
Jan - May '94 Development Director, KSPC; Claremont, CA
  • Solicited donations and underwriting for 3,000 watt radio station
  • Wrote underwriting announcements and created airtime schedules
June - August '93 English Instructor, Colegio Tecnico, Macara , Ecuador
  • Consulted with current local professors on teaching techniques and materials
  • Created lesson plans for students aged twelve to seventeen
  • Taught several english classes a day
Spring/Fall '93 General Manager, KSPC; Claremont, CA
  • Cooperated with Station Supervisor to oversee more than 100 volunteers
  • Published weekly newsletter for all staff members
  • Led staff meetings and participated in collegiate budget hearings
May - Aug. '92 Agricultural Aide, California Department of Forestry; Palo Alto, CA
  • Educated public while conducting inspections of trees for Dutch Elm Disease
  • Assisted in removal and disposal of infected elms
Feb. - Apr. '92 Ranch Laborer, Escuinapa, Mexico
  • Assisted owner in overseeing operation of day-to-day duties
  • Pruned mango trees
  • Surivived attack by killer bees
July - Aug. '91 Account Executive, Max International; Mountain View, CA
  • Managed equipment accounts of international heavy equipment brokerage
  • Conducted extensive phone and print research
July - Sept. '90 Salesperson, The Recyclery; Palo Alto, CA
  • Sold bicycles and assisted customers in busy bicycle store
  • Performed light repairs when needed
  • Newspaper Writer and Editorialist:(1/96-5/96) News and editorial for college paper
  • Disc Jockey:KSPC (Sep 92 - May 94), KZSU, KBBI
  • ESL Tutor: Escuinapa, Mexico ('92) Macara, Ecuador ('93) and Claremont ('94)
  • Tutor: (Nov. '90 - May '91, Nov. - Dec, '91) After-school elementary tutoring
  • Thrift Store Employee: (6/96-9/96) Action Thrift store, Washington DC.
  • Skills
  • Computers: HTML, HTTP, JavaScript, Perl, CGI
  • Languages: Proficient in Spanish, JavaScript and Perl
  • Massage: Swedish oil. Have own table
  • Acting
  • Earth On Fire: Supporting, 16mm black and white, synch. sound, 76 mins., 1997
  • Tales From the Coop: Supporting, color video, 61 mins, 1997