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Sanford (Sam) M. Furrow, IV


Apr '04 to Present

Freelance Web Design / Computer Consulting

Tucson, AZ

Primarily specializing in web design and general computer consulting for small business, artists, and craftspeople.

Feb '02 to Apr '04

Senior Web Technologist

SPARTA, Inc., Rosslyn, VA

Primary developer of “Active IT” intranet web projects for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). “Active IT” provides for the interactive needs of mission planners, senior managers, and users by providing focused application of web technologies to help smooth high-friction areas of day-to-day workloads. Primary focus had been on development of the “Plan of Actions and Milestones Navigator” (POAM Nav), an enterprise-wide web-based application to speed the maintenance of POAMs and provide statistical views of projects.

Also supported the MDA Testing & Evaluation (MDA/TEP) Planning Center implementing an informational/reference web site and providing general technical computer-related support.

Produced the SPARTA training and informational Security Web site Created web site version of DARPA proposal headed by Dr. William Franklin (SPARTA). Also involved with the development and implementation of SPARTA, Inc. corporate visual identity standards.

May '00 to Jan '02

Graphic Designer: Briefing Room Interactive (BRI)

CAE USA, Inc., Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ

Integral member of the Briefing Room Interactive (BRI) intranet development team. Given full creative control over BRI visual design, interface design, and visual standardization. Designer/Programmer of ZapMap interactive map reference system. Web site administrator providing testing and quality control. Also responsible for: Print media design (brochures, programs, labels, etc.); Video digitization, editing, and conversion; Digital Photography; Logo design; BRI support documentation (setup and maintenance); Creative and technical support for multiple high-profile briefings presented to high-ranking Air Force officers and attendees of two conferences. BRI briefing database designer and provider of database training for the BRI programmers. De facto project leader during five month military BRI leadership hiatus. Regularly step-in as a "technical translator" between our clients and programmers. Involved with BRI software/hardware integration, installation, and troubleshooting.

May '00 to Jan '02

Graphic Designer & Workgroup Manager: A-10 Academic Courseware

CAE USA, Inc., Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ

Graphic Designer: Most work consists of video capture/editing, classified graphics creation, digital photography, Flash animation/programming, and some database development.

Workgroup Manager: Maintained a file/printer server and twenty-two workstations within the Davis-Monthan AFB domain. Implemented data backup system. Specified new hardware and software purchases. Charged with hardware/software maintenance, security, and asset management. Developed asset inventory database. Provide some computer-related employee training.

1987 to Jan '02

Graphic Designer/Owner

Stratosphere Design, Tucson, AZ

Specialized in computer-based graphics projects for businesses and individuals. Some of the projects: Art director and principal graphic artist for premier issue of music magazine, Flakk; Logo design/corporate identity; Retail and wholesale product catalogs; Employee Sales/Training Manual; Newsletters; Newspaper advertisements; Collateral Advertising (forms design, flyers, posters, promotional mug design, and related graphics work).

1987 to Jan '02

Freelance Computer Consultant

Tucson, AZ

Specify purchases of Windows 95/98/NT/XP computer systems, software, and PC hardware for small businesses and individuals. Continued support includes software and hardware installation, optimization, and client training. With my background in graphic design, I was often called upon to handle systems geared towards heavy graphics use. Additional projects have included Microsoft Access database development—the most recent being a jewelry store Point-Of-Sale and Inventory system.

1985 to 1991


Tucson, AZ (unless noted otherwise)

As a jeweler, I began my professional development of customer relations, sales, managerial, training, and entrepreneurial skills. Companies worked for included:

  • Cicada Works, Owner , 1985-1998
  • M&D Jewelry (St. Louis, MO), Bench Jeweler, 1989-1991
  • Best Products, Jewelry Repair Shop Manager, 1987-1989
  • Ferris Gold Arts, Bench Jeweler, 1985-1987.

Security Clearance

Secret (Inactive as of 01 April 2004)

Computer Proficiency

Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Access (including Access VBA programming), PowerPoint, and FrontPage. Friendly with Excel.

Additional Software Proficiencies: Photoshop, Flash (and Flash Actionscript programming), Dreamweaver, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, ASP, XML, CorelDraw, Swish, Acid Pro.

Also Friendly With: Microsoft Project, Bryce, Fireworks, Premiere, Quark XPress, SoundForge, Acrobat Distiller.



College of Fine Art, College of Architecture, University of Arizona

Additional Certifications:


Macromedia Flash 5, Master Certification, Brainbench


Macromedia Flash 4, Master Certification, Brainbench


Written English, Brainbench



Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. Received for work done on Briefing Room Interactive (BRI) project.