My name is Landon E. Brinkman and I am from Fargo, North Dakota. I graduated from North Dakota State University in August of 2001 with a BS in Management Information Systems. I also obtained a minor in Computer Science.
For fun, I like to attend sporting events and movies. I am a huge baseball and football fan. Go Twins! Go Vikings! I enjoy any good sci-fi movie and consider myself as a mild trekker. As far as work goes, I work part time for Fargo Assembly Company doing CAD work in the engineering department. During the summer I work as an usher for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks baseball club of the Northern League. I also volunteer in the IT department for the West Fargo Public School District throughout the school year. I really enjoy helping out there and have made many friends through the experience. I am a graduate of West Fargo from 1996.
The Younger Years (1978-1990)
I grew up in Fargo when I was a child. I attended Lewis and Clark Elementary until the beginning of the 4th grade. I really enjoyed living in Fargo, and hated it when my parents said we were moving all the way to West Fargo. Not really a big move, but about 10 miles and a switch of school systems. This probably turned out to be one of the best moves for me. I started school at Westside Elementary in West Fargo about a month into the 4th grade. I had a good teacher which made the change easy. My Twins were also in the midst of a pennant drive which ultimately ended in World Series magic in October. In November, I also left for a nice two week vacation shortly after, when my parents took our family to Walt Disney World.
The Junior High and High School Years (1991-1996)
Well the first highlight for this period was definitely the Twins winning the World Series in October of 1991. I was so happy when they won their second series in 5 years. The next big highlight for me was going to Space Camp in Hutchinson, KS. I really enjoyed this experience a lot. It was such a fun time and I met many new friends. I was even given the rank of Mission Commander for our training flight simulation. High school was a good time for me as well. I picked out what I wanted to do for a career with the help of some great teachers. Ken Janz was the Network Administrator for the school district and teacher of Computer Science II. I learned a great deal from him and still consider him a friend. I also had the help of Peggy Spitzer who helped myself and some friends get off the ground in a PowerPoint project that was shown at the Senior Choir Concert. I thank her for all of her help on that! I graduated in 1996 and headed on to college at North Dakota State.
The College Years (1996-2001)
The beginning of college was marked with many changes. I entered school as a EE major with an emphasis on computers, but soon switched to Computer Science. Well I didn't like CS much either so I changed to Management Information Systems. I have been in MIS for 3 years now. I plan on staying there too! It looks like I should graduate in the spring of 2001. I cannot wait! Now that I know what my major is I can finally focus on my studies. I am a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. This is a group that works on various computer and business related activities. Another thing that I have enjoyed during college is my summer work as an usher for the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. I get paid to watch baseball. How much better can it get? I don't know. If I am not working the game I can usually be found up in suite 311 with my co-workers from Fargo Assembly Company. During the winter I can usually be found at FM-Beez games. Saturday nights in the fall are reserved for the Thundering Herd. Go Bison! The Bison are one of the best DII college football programs. Its been a while since they last won a national championship(1990), but will eventually regain their supremacy.
Well I currently have two cats. Hobson and Dusty. I had a Sheltie dog but he was hit by a truck two years ago right before Christmas. My cat Hobson is roly-poly cat who doesn't care much what you do to him. He will just lay there and take it. He likes to play a lot too. Dusty is not quite as nice. She tends to get mad if you bug her.
This page last updated on 01/26/02 10:29:25 PM CDT by Landon E. Brinkman.