Sara is an experienced technical writer, editor, and knowledge management specialist. She has worked within startups and global companies contributing to B2B and B2C functions. She holds a B.S. in technical communication and communication studies from James Madison University.
Treasurer & Employment
I am semi-retired. Most recently, I was an information architect at Teradata. I’ve also worked as a technical communications manager, writer, program manager, and software designer. I served STC two years as chapter president, four years as VP of Finance (aka Treasurer), and most recently as VP for Professional Development. My goals as Employment VP are to publicize locations of job-listing, connect job-hunters and placement firms and contracting shops, and provide information for successful job searches, resumes, and interviews.
Immediate Past President
Alice Brzovic is an experienced technical writer and editor. Her experience includes creating technical and marketing communications for IT services and nonprofit organizations. IT industry experience includes life sciences, enterprise contact center applications, and transportation.
David is an experienced technical writer and editor with both documentation and marketing experience. His industry experience includes consumer and enterprise software, wireless communications, and industrial automation and manufacturing. He holds a B.A. in communication from the University of California, San Diego.
Web Content & Webmaster
Iswar is a content engineer with a multi-disciplinary background, who enjoys delivering solutions to help advance technology from concept to market. His experience spans consultative sales, enterprise systems, data engineering, process efficiency, training, writing, and editing. He is certified in Six Sigma and Agile, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary, and a Graduate Certificate in Materials Science from Stanford University.
John has worked in marketing, writing product descriptions for a commercial music library’s catalogue. Other background includes freelance experience in web design, and scripting a school’s marketing video. John volunteers for STC because he enjoys the technical writing environment and working with like-minded people. He is currently completing a technical writing certificate program to stay current with TC skills and strategies.
Lori Meyer, an STC Fellow, is serving her fifth year as VP of membership for STC San Diego. During her years as an STC member, she has served many STC communities in a variety of roles, including chapter and SIG secretary, webmaster, employment manager, conference co-chair, SIG co-manager, and chapter president. In addition to her work for STC San Diego, she is currently serving as membership manager for the Rochester, East Bay, and Puget Sound Chapters, director-at-large for the Carolina chapter, and co-manager of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG. She is a past president of the East Bay and Washington DC-Baltimore Chapters and is a former co-manager of the Technical Editing SIG, where she created a SIG awards program that is now in its fifth year.
Lori is a technical communicator in Northern California, where she develops and edits software documentation, online help, and training. Lori feels great excitement about the potential of social media and mobile technology to build on our work as technical communicators. She is looking forward to continued service to the San Diego Chapter.
For some additional background about Lori, see her profile in the Carolina Communique, the STC Carolina Chapter newsletter: One Question Can Change Your Life.
Nancy is the wonderful welcoming face that first appears to meeting attendees. She handles registration and manages the logistics of name tags, comment cards, menus, and room setup.
DJ Towne has been involved with the STC San Diego council for about 6 years. She has a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from SDSU. She has been a technical writer for about 9 years, but also has a broad background in IT, having worked in quality assurance, customer implementations, and knowledge-based technical support. Having served as V.P. of Employment, V.P. of Finance, and as President, she feels her dedication to our association speaks for itself.
DJ believes that, with the right volunteers, the local STC chapter can continue to provide opportunities for mentoring, professional development, professional networking, and continuing education.