Claire started working back in the late '70s with punched cards and paper tape. Her second co-op job involved customization of a BASIC compiler whose source code was bought from a little-known company called Microsoft; her job was to find and fix all of the bugs. (Too bad she hadn't asked Bill for a share or two in the company!)
Claire was asked by her manager to be the Supervisor of Operations, so she attended college part-time; it took her 15 years to obtain her Bachelor's degree. Claire climbed the corporate ladder to become a Senior Technical Manager, working 60-80 hours a week, with a large staff and a large budget. One night she came home and realized her children were growing up without enough of her time with them, so she quit.
In the mid-90s, she returned to hands-on software consulting as an employee, and she obtained certification in Requirements Engineering and OOAD (with UML).
In 2005, she moved to the UK and started her own freelance consulting business, hiring subcontractors from all over the globe.
In 2008, she began living both in the UK and US.
In 2013, she no longer lived in the UK and has been an employee ever since.
She has a vast and varied wealth of skills, knowledge, and know-how. She relishes learning new technologies, knowledge-sharing, and respect. She trusts in the Holy Spirit to guide her personal and business lives on a daily basis.