Office: KL 126
Phone Extension: 2974
Loren is the Web Programmer for the University and primarily works building web-based tools to help the staff and faculty do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. He enjoys the challenge of keeping up on new technologies as they emerge and is always looking for bits of pizzazz that he can throw into the user interface to make people say, “Oooo.” He will readily admit, however, that some days he just goes home muttering to himself that he should have become an arc welder.
Loren has almost 30 years of experience in IT and related fields including a short diversion into disaster recovery planning and a dabble with the Dark Side of the IT industry – management. Working in such diverse environments as banking, manufacturing, health care, internet services and now academia has given him a somewhat unique insight into not only the ways they differ but also how they deal with some of the issues they have in common.
In addition to his work at Asbury, Loren is a drummer, a lousy golfer and usually sleepy. His hobbies include woodworking, baking, the occasional video game, and actively boycotting Facebook. He has two grown daughters, a profound love of Dire Straits music, and an unhealthy obsession with Little Debbie.