Spreading the Word About the Value of Document Management
After 20 years of experience in the CAD and GIS industry, I fell into Document Management. There served as my foundation for understanding and knowing the large format industry. When I began down this road, it was very costly and the technology wasn’t quite there to bring it into the fold. Wahoo for change!
As I began to learn Document Management technologies, I realized that this group always seemed to be left out when implementing Document Management applications. They tell me it was because they “just didn’t know how to deal with them”. I didn’t think it was “that difficult” but after a while, you realize that when you don’t understand a subject, it can be very challenging. With the experience and the understanding of large format imaging, along with the knowledge of the engineering and GIS products, it’s an easy match for me.
I decided to start Graphic Imaging Services, Inc. to provide these solutions and services. At first, I thought we would just provide the equipment, but that was not to be. We were awarded a scanning project with the Reno Tahoe Airport and began learning lesson I had not anticipated. Those lessons along with the Hoover DAM Project carry through today.
I was born and raised In Salt Lake City, UT. I moved to Las Vegas in 1989, just before the big boom. I’ve watched this city grow faster than any city in the country over the last 18 years. The building and growth has been phenomenal, and I enjoy still living here (despite the economy). In the past year I helped form the local AIIM Chapter and continue to be on the Board.
I have two daughters who love to be in the snow. Living in Vegas but loving snow? True; we always go back to Utah with my family to enjoy the snow. Our favorite times are at the cabin in Heber, Utah where we have no cable, Internet or cell phones. We unplug and enjoy nature, snow mobiles, and watching movies on a laptop – just like a PowerPoint presentation, but we enjoy them! I attended my first AIIM Conference in 1997 in New York City. It was like drinking water out of a fire hose. I was only able to get a small amount. From that point on, I realized how critically important it was to share the value of what I knew. I do my best to continue to do this today.