Jonathan M Clark
Capable, charismatic and eloquent.
I seek to bear the maximum amount of responsibility that I can reliably carry. I love to learn and I love to read. I like to take advantage of free (or low cost) online educational resources. I'm an avid do-it-yourselfer, continually looking to increase my level of competence, continue my education and teach myself new things. I like to build things. I especially love to work with processes and complex systems. I love problem solving, engineering, critical/analytical thinking and working with abstract ideas. I love to understand how things work. I like achieving difficult things. I frame the problems that I face at work and in life as a series of challenges to overcome. I find that aimimg myself directly at such challenges and tackling them head on tends to be an effective method to produce great results. I love being productive with my time and efforts. I take pride in a job well done.
Pilot, Parachute Rigger, Math Enthusiast, Coder and Master of Organization.
Among other things, I'm a parachute rigger, a highly capable customer service guru, a point-of-sale wizard, an airplane pilot, a newsletter editor and a webmaster. I have experience stretching barbed-wire fences and operating farm equipment. I've skydived a few hundred times. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Western Washington University. I kept honeybees for more than a decade. More recently, I've started exploring the world of coding and website design. I'm interested in expanding my mathematical knowledge. I find STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics fascinating. It would likely come as no surprise that I am also intrigued by the subjects of aerospace, chemical engineering, process automation technologies, information technology, finance, business admin and operations management. The shelves in my study are thoughtfully filled with books covering a wide variety of topics.
The Fitness and Recreational Interests
I aim to be a physically robust, athletic individual.
Having an active lifestyle is important to me. I love cold weather. My recreational interests include reading books, flying airplanes, skydiving, hiking in the great outdoors, cycling, kayaking, beekeeping, photography, and mind puzzles of all sorts.
The Invitation for Dialogue
I am a proponent of free speech. The sentiment in the statement "I may disagree with what you say, but I will energetically defend your right to say it." resonates with me. I want to see more dialogue and rational debate between people with different viewpoints. The pen IS mightier than the sword. I am looking to connect with people who have similar interests and to engage in lively, civil debates with those of differing viewpoints.
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Assistant General ManageriFLY Seattle
I support my team by solving problems to keep daily operations running smoothly. I build long-term customer relationships and provide advanced customer services. I find ways to overcome the challenges and obstacles that my team and our customers encounter. Most importantly, I delight our customers in their pursuit of the dream of flight.
Senior Parachute RiggerPara-Phernalia (Softie Parachutes)
I professionally manufacture, pack, repair and maintain high-quality emergency parachute systems. I am a highly skilled industrial sewing machine operator. I have manufactured hundreds of parachute systems over the years. I can flatwork, tape, bartack, set grommets and assemble harnesses with the best of them. I am an FAA certified Senior Parachute Rigger with both Back and Seat type ratings. Also, I built the current website (launched June 2020).
ACS Puget Sound Section
Newsletter Editor and WebmasterACS Puget Sound Local Section
I'm currently the Newsletter Editor and the Webmaster for the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. I am a voting member of the ACS PSS Executive Committee and I'm the chair of the Communications Committee.
Chemistry and Math Skills
Mixing standard solutions
Various Instruments (HPLC, UV-Vis, NMR, etc.)
More to be added later...
Limited knowledge: Statistics
Limited knowledge: Linear Algebra
Website content development and management
Coding: HTML and CSS
Programming: Dabbling in PHP/SQL...
Point of Sale (POS) operation, reporting and system manager expert
Familiar with Windows OS; starting to learn Linux via Rasp Pi projects
Capable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.)
Technical writing skills (Including SOPs, policy manuals, instructional manuals, posters, flyers, newsletters, etc.)
Graphic design skills
Highly skilled industrial sewing machine operator
Operator: Dozer, farm tractor, excavator, backhoe, roto-tiller, small aviation tug, etc.
Shop Tools: Table saw, band saw, drill, drill-press, hammer, grinder, chainsaw, arc welder, soldering tools, etc.
Auto Mechanic Skills: I do the vast majority of the work on my truck and motorcycle including oil changes, clutch replacement, timing belt replacements, head gaskets, tire rotations, etc.
Leadership and Operations Management
Excellent prioritization ability
Excellent time management skills
Solid project management skills
Exceptional communication skills
I place a high value on clear communication channels
Willing to travel
Thrives in a team environment
Strong, objective reasoning skills
I bring a forward-moving enthusiasm and focus to the team that is contagious.
Friendly, animated, energetic, and confident.
I place a high value on honesty.
Flexible and adaptable.
Conflict resolution skills.
Reliable and dependable
Responsible and conscientious
Attentive to detail, but able to appreciate the big picture.
I work hard, but I also work smart; ever looking for better ways of doing things.
I constantly seek to excel at what I do.
I actively seek out ways to increase my involvement and capabilities within the organizations that I join.
Degrees, Licenses, Awards, Memberships and Certifications
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry
Western Washington University
Minor in Spanish
Associates of Science in Chemistry
Everett Community College
Private Pilot Certification
Airplane Single Engine Land
With the Motorcyle Endorsement
Food Worker Card
First jump Feb 2006 | 304 skydives
FAA Certified Senior Parachute Rigger
Back & Seat Type Rated
American Chemical Society Member
ACS Leadership Courses