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My name is Cory and I am adventurer, my interests and travels have landed me on the stage performing music, on the podium, 3 Marathons and 24 Half-Marathons, visiting other worldly places underwater in scuba or visiting the universe with my 12 inch Meade LX200 GPS telescope.

Scuba Diving

​I am a professional PADI IDC Staff Scuba Instructor and have an Bachelors of Underwater Archaeology and Resource Management.  You can get to know me better by visiting my SCUBA Site. I have published many archaeological reports such as a shipwreck named the Slobodna in the Florida Keys. I regularly teach SCUBA such as Open water Scuba, Advanced Scuba, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Emergency First Aid.  I am also the owner of Indiana Scuba, LLC "Hoosier Divers".


I have a strong background in Astronomy and Astrophysics having studied the field as one of my undergraduate studies at Indiana University which included mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and particle physics. I have continued interests in a number of theoretical areas of physics and well rounded interests in science in general...basically I am a closet nerd!

Information Technology

My IT skillsets is broad and I enjoy sharing my knowledge through my blogs, Lightning ToolsMicrosoft I Use SharePoint, the Indiana University SharePoint Users' group, and many other social media such as Twitter.  I have 20 years in IT and continue to enjoy the challenges and journeys its has taken me either physically/mentally or virtually by 1ms at a time.


I love percussion and have 30+ years as an experienced drummer.  I practice daily and of course use cool sound engineering technologies such as digital/analog mixers and digital multichannel mixer/recorders such as the Mackie FX22 and the TASCAM DP-32.  I have many years of formal percussion training including music theory and music appreciation.  I very much enjoy the sound of live music however I enjoy having fantastic hearing and use studio equipment to practice and lay down tracks.  My main drum set is a Gretsch Renwon 10 piece with 11 Paiste Signature cymbals and a Ludwig Classic Rocker 5 peice with 5 Paiste cymbals.


I actively run full (26.2 miles) and half marathons (13.1).  I have run the Disney Marathon, Indianapolis Marathon, and Monumental Marathon.  I have also run 11 Indianapolis mini-marathon, Kentucky Derby, Geist, and several others.

Saltwater Aquarium Hobbyist

I am an aquarium hobbyist and not just your normal put water and salt mix together.  I have a 200 gallon display tank and a 60 gallon sump/refuge, use calcium reactors, skimmers, ozonators, APEX Fusion equipment, autofill systems; plumbing and piping that most specialist would shy from.  Here is my personal Blog "Aquariums My World"

Boating and camping

I am a very experienced boat owner and enjoy just about anything in the sun.  I camp regularly with a tent or with a camper, nothing more relaxing than taking the camper to a site on the water and beaching my boat next to it.

Martial Arts

In addition I enjoy the martial arts.  I practice Taekwondo (Ji Do Kwan/WTF style) and a member of the Indiana University Club and Hapkido and a member of the Indiana University Club  You can visit my own Martial Arts page to gain access to valuable information.


I primarily read non-fiction which includes some of the following magazines:
Astronomy, CIO, Discovery, Information Week, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Scientific American, Science News, Sport Diver, The Undersea Journal, SharePoint Pro, DevPro Connections, SQL Server Magazine, and Windows IT Pro.

SharePoint Server
Indiana University SharePoint Users' Group
Management of Staff
Active Directory
Microsoft TechNet and MSDN
Architecture and Topology
Windows Server and Desktop
Guest Speaking
Training and Education
Microsoft Traning
Server Administration
Security (Applied and Theory)
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