I have always been interested in organizing things, and this led me to computer database systems to organize contacts and data. I am a patient teacher, and I listen to my clients and then offer support in easy to understand, non-technical language. My clients enjoy working with me as I am pleasant, a calm teacher, and knowledgeable about their computer issues. I love solving puzzles, and that is what it takes to fix computers.
I was born in San Mateo, but I am a local Marinite, having been raised here since the age of six. I graduated from The Branson School in 1976 and from Dartmouth College with a degree in Music in 1980. After college, I founded Wine Imports, Ltd. and Wine Distributors with my father Jerome Draper and built the business from 4 employees to over 35 by 1988, including the flagship retail store Draper and Esquin in San Francisco. I traveled to Europe several times a year to discover small growers in France and Italy and imported many star producers from the best wine regions that are lauded today. In the wine business, I focused on operations, in particular computer software, and worked with our programmer to develop custom software for our IBM System 34 to handle our inventory and sales data.
After the close of the wine businesses in 1993, I worked in Marketing for Synapse, a 5250 emulation software company and in Merchandising & Operations for Smith and Hawken.
In 2001, I started my own PC Tech Consulting firm, Linden-Ray Computer Consulting which provides Tech Support and Database Design for small business. I have a border collie named Lanny who is nearly smart enough to fix computers himself.
I enjoy reading, playing soccer, gardening, music of all kinds from opera to jazz, and hiking with my border collie Lanny. We have a 1-acre family organic vegetable farm in San Anselmo called Draper Farms – a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture farm – that is open to members who have attended an orientation. For more information see: www.onthefarm.com.