- Angeleno Expatriate; Pater familias Clarkii
- Gardener, janitor, city planner, professor, computer systems consultant, independent business owner
- BA, MA, PhD (Too much book learnin'? Almost certainly.)
- room/time for more (send ideas)
Selected Professional Experience
2013-present: Co-founder Garden of Eden Urban Gardening. We provide training in hydroponic gardening. Students are drawn from various ethnic and economically disadvantaged communities in the Puget Sound areas. In 2018 we are developing relationships with regional non-profits to extend our scope of operations. My firm Clark Internet is assisting with telecommunications and data processing.
1994-present: Co-founder & President, Clark Internet Publishing Inc. CIPI develops and hosts online periodicals using its CIP Sitemaker and Journalmaker automated publishing systems, with associated affinity sites (like this one) and organizational directories for trade, professional and religious organizations; serves as a consultant to such organizations; and publishes web sites for small businesses and non-profit organizations. We also consult generally on Internet and WWW design projects.
1993-96: Senior Consultant, Environmental Concerns, Inc. ECI markets emerging technologies for amelioration of environmental problems, including alternative fuels, materials recycling and waste reduction. Organized marketing program and developed marketing materials for fuel quality and tank maintenance service offerings; business and marketing plans for new environmental remediation technology companies; marketing videos and company web site.
1987-92: Co-founder & President, BG Information Services, Inc. BGIS was a data base management firm that provided on-line customer liaison for a national recreational organization with 100,000 members. Developed and programmed a networked multi-user database and managed customer service functions for client. Developed marketing, billing and customer service process for annual client revenue of $2.5 million and revenue to BGIS $40,000 per month. Also independent consultant in telecommunications and bank card industries.
1981-87: Technical Services Manager, SCT Corp., (various operational job titles as subcontractor at client locations). SCT is a national, publicly traded firm providing computer resource management services to government and education. Extended assignments in PA, FL, CA, WA and Puerto Rico. Managed multi-platform computer networks with annual operating budgets up to $2 million. Wrote computer service master plans for computer networks valued up to $10 million, managed computer centers, wrote computer literacy curricula, including one in Spanish for Puerto Rico colleges. Wrote, directed and produced video marketing and computer literacy presentations.
1971-80: Professor of Geography, Urban Studies, Computer Applications. Colgate University, Villanova University, Temple University, University of Maryland. Taught economic and urban geography, quantitative methods, computer programming and computer cartography. Researched US policy on housing for low-income and urban elderly.
1965-70: City & Regional Planner. City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, CA; Borough of State College, PA. Neighborhood planning and zoning; municipal legislation.
Publications, Honors, Affiliations
PhD, Geography, The Pennsylvania State Univ.; MA, Geography, California State Univ., Los Angeles; BA, Political Science, Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Computer experience includes system administration & management; Internet & Worldwide Web development & publishing; system planning; literacy and applications training; product introduction; programming for mainframe and personal computer networks. Speak, read, write English, Spanish, German, French, and a little Japanese, some badly some well. Read Italian & Portuguese if given enough time. :-)
Clark, Alex Rees, "Selected Demographic Components of the Non-White Population of Baltimore: A Comment." Middle Atlantic 6 (July 1975): 75-82.