Project managing TEECOM’s large corporate accounts keeps Howard in good company. He loves being out in the field, helping make sure IT, AV, and other engineering disciplines fully integrate and meet standards. Howard believes that person-to-person communication is just as vital to a successful delivery as thorough and high quality engineering documentation. Ask him about it when you meet him!
When he’s not fishing, Howard hunts. He spent most of his life as a bow hunter, but recently switched to rifles because his hunting partner tore a shoulder. Big game hunting throughout the United States means that Howard hardly ever has to buy meat. He loves that hunting takes him to places where there are no roads and no people. One of his best memories is sitting out in front of a wall tent in weather that was 29 degrees below zero, with a fire burning, wild turkeys roosting above the tent, pheasants on every other fence post, with the sun setting and the moon rising.
Cooking for Closeness
Family is Howard’s retreat, entertainment, and taste-testing panel all in one. With a wife, two grown children, and a big extended family, weekends are for get-togethers. On Sunday afternoons there might be ten to fifteen people in the house – and Howard cooks for all of them. He learned to cook from his mother, and his speciality is Mediterranean food. He makes a mean shrimp linguini.
Catch & Release
Howard’s other “line” is tournament bass fishing. How does a tourney work? Howard fishes with a partner, and there are usually between fifteen to twenty other boats. The goal is to catch the heaviest five to seven fish you can. After the winner’s determined, the fish are released. Howard’s Big Fish story was a 13-pound bass caught on a rubber frog – which apparently means something if you’re a true fisherman.