Jerri's interest in computers and the Internet can be traced back to the computer science classes she took while an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley. She found these classes too late, however, and had to be content with a degree in Sociology.
Soon after graduation she attended the Computer Learning Center in San Francisco where she earned a Certificate in Programming. Jerri then gained employment as a Database Programmer, and worked in that occupation for a year and a half. She decided to move to Seattle, the heart of the great Pacific Northwest, where she worked briefly at Safeco Insurance as a COBOL programmer, after which she found a home at Aldus Corporation as a Support Technician.
For the first few years at Aldus, Jerri supported PageMaker, PhotoStyler and FreeHand. She was promoted to Technical Support Supervisor, a job she held for two more years. After leaving Aldus, Jerri worked in the technical support departments of other local software companies, but found that after nearly seven years of technical support, she was ready for a new challenge.
She left her job and began a self-directed course of study on web site building, including HTML, Perl, and design techniques, which lead to a three year web design position at Microsoft Corporation. She took some time off after leaving Microsoft to dabble in woodworking and fine furniture construction, but just couldn't stay away from the web. She is now the happy owner of Sparrow Web Design.
When not working on a website or being a mom to her daughter, Jerri has been known to sniff cookies at local coffeeshops and delis.