My name is Tom Lademann, and I am a technology professional. I have spent a lifetime exploring and learning how technology can make life better. From an early age I was fascinated with the technical aspect of anything I did. It's not all about computers: I also love to ski, bike, camp and take pictures and all the while I am leveraging the wonder that technology affords my many pursuits.
I hold a B Ed. and spent seven years at a private school teaching and mentoring high school students, living on campus as their "dorm dad." I got married and now have a family of my own. My wife, Heather, and I consider our two daughters our greatest treasures, and they are now out building independent lives and pursuing their passions.
Professionally I switched gears. I earned an MCSE and taught career-changing adults how to become certified networking professionals. Not content to stand still, I co-founded a successful technology service company and spent the next 15 years providing IT service for clients across a wide range of professions. My passion to teach is always at the surface, and I believe it's not enough to deliver a product: I make sure my clients know what they can do with it!
Over the past few years I have been working with schools to help them build a solid IT foundation and then leverage it to enable students to build 21st century skills. I have found the best way to do this is to get teachers and students to learn side by side to use technology as a tool to explore and create while immersed in their curriculum. LuminEd is my latest venture and is tightly focused on helping you to gain technical skills to make your pursuits more fulfilling.