The West's Networking Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AngryScot, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. vrago

    vrago Plays with dirt

    Mar 31, 2002
    Occidental, CA - Sonoma County
    ...if just as a conversation starter.

    I am a grower of premium wine grapes at Taylor Ridge Vineyards.
    With fellow ADVRider Kbeitler, winemaker/proprietor of Boheme Wines, we producing Burgundian and Rhone styled wines from the Sonoma Coast appelations

    I also do work in program management and strategy for new product innovation; business development & strategy; homeowner advocate/owner's project manager for large scale residential construction; general problem solving for hire.
  2. RockyRaccoon

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

    Jul 6, 2001
    Collapsed in the Corner
    Sacramento Area

    I have a renter who's an unemployed carpenter. He's a great guy and does good work at reasonable rates.

    I had him build a deck outside and do some finish work inside, and I was very happy with both the pace and the quality of his work, and he's a pleasant guy with whom to work.

    So, if anyone has a project and is looking for a good carpenter, let me know with a PM and I'll put you in touch with Mike.
  3. DeanW

    DeanW Been here awhile

    Oct 29, 2002
    SF Bay & "Deliverance" area of SCruz Mtns
    I have a renter who does Ornamental Iron Work: driveway gates, stair railings, etc. He has worked with his brother for many years, they are well known in the Santa Cruz Mountains; well, he now is working more on his own. So, if you are in the south SF Bay, Santa Cruz, or areas between drop me a PM and I'll pass along contact info.
  4. Melodi

    Melodi What is n00b?

    Jan 4, 2009
    East San Diego County, CA
    Thank you, I almost tinkled in my chair when I read this, first time I heard that expression. I repair computers, but I'm in East San Diego County I'm worth the drive if you are close-ish. I can generally tell you the cause of the problem and the fix within 15 minutes. Labor is $25 the first hour and $15 each hour there after, most people get out under $40. I have been doing this for 8 years and have come to find that I like computers better than I like most people. I joined ADV to get away from my computers for short stretches at a time, but even when I am out riding I hear them calling my name.

    PM if you need a computer fixed, data saved from a dead drive, networking setup, security added to your network, tips for online safety or just to chat cuz you like computer nerds a lot.

    PS: I also have a small group of paranormal researchers that I head up and that's a free service but involves strangers being in your house in the middle of the night.
  5. redshiftquasars

    redshiftquasars 19k and going

    Sep 1, 2008
    It had been many years since I had rode a motorcycle, so when I got my current motorcycle, back in July 2008, I pretty much neglected all my other activities and rode rode rode. Well now its time that I get back and try to resurrect at least one of those activities. I had started on a website that had some social networking qualities that incorporated phone calls(kinda like a myspace-grandcentral mashup). You add me as a buddy, vice versa, and were able to initiate phone calls to each other. The cool part is each of our phone numbers are masked from each other. You dont really have to worry about giving out your number anymore, just send them to your 2myzone page and have em call you from there. So if any of you wanna sign up on I'd appreciate it. Your numbers are safe, I dont plan on selling your phone numbers to anyone. Give it a spin, add me as a buddy and let me know what the site needs.

  6. montibank

    montibank Happy

    Feb 7, 2007
    Fresno, Ca
    Computer repair for donations (KTM parts/beer accepted) in the Fresno, Ca area.

    Been doing it for family/freinds for years, software/hardware/data recovery. If I can't do it I will tell you before I break something.

    My favorite is when people hand me 12 year old computers and tell me they want to "upgrade it." I will help you get your data off of it, and throw it away in an environmentally freindly manner, but aside from blowing all the dust out of the case and cleaning up the OS a bit that computer is junkyard bound.

    No I don't do it for a living, I am not licensed. But for a little good conversation and potential to make a new riding buddy you are welcome to drop it off or drink one of those beers yer gonna bring over while I tinker with it.


  7. Kapp555

    Kapp555 Better to be Offroad!

    Dec 9, 2005
    Licensed Psychotherapist
    • Marriage and Family
    • Behavioral Health (mental health)
    • ABA Behaviorist (for children or disabled)
    • Individual or Couples
    • In Person or Online Therapy
    • Psychometrics (I can measure your IQ or a personality test)
    • Grief and Loss
    • Assessment and Treatment
    Over 10 years experience as a Clinician. I use a multimodal approach and have been well versed in many therapeutical models. Confidentiality Assured. Reasonable rates for ADV riders. PM me if you are interested. Located in the Phoenix Area and willing to do online therapy.
  8. rpage11

    rpage11 Skip

    Jun 23, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    Licensed in the State of Arizona. Residential and commercial projects.

  9. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

    Sep 23, 2007
    Mt. Pleasant, SC

    Hello Wests networkers!

    Just putting a line out here in case there is anyone on here with good info on a firefighting gig, specifically wildland firefighting.

    I am 23, unattached, living in Florida, looking to relocate and the southwest is where I have wanted to go since I visited NM when I was 16. Now that I've gotten into dualsport riding there's nowhere else I'd rather spend my free time exploring.

    I know you folks in CA have different fire standards, so not really looking for a job there, but AZ, NM, NV, CO an UT are my first through 5th choices, in that order.

    Thanks in advance for any pm's or emails!:ricky
  10. Mr B

    Mr B Been here awhile

    May 16, 2009
    Merced, CA
    I currently run a hangar here at Castle, we maintain a fleet (7) of Boeing 737's and I would love to find someone with an inside track to a corporate operation.
    I am well versed in avionics and system troubleshooting. Have tools will travel. I can do avionic installs and upgrades. I can brew beer on the side, too!:deal

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

    Jan 2, 2009
    closer to Baja
    I have a small tree care company called 'UP YOUR TREES'.
    Consulting, pruning, removals, planting.
    We service LA, Bakersfield and everything in between.
  12. Dillon@ZenMoto

    Dillon@ZenMoto falls down too much

    Oct 30, 2008
    Scottsdale AZ
    Hello all! i am a young owner of a recently opened motorcycle and atv repair and service shop in mesa az called Zen Motorcycle, we service all makes and models....except harleys! it is just a co-owner and myself, we can do just about anything from an oil change to fabrication. heres the address and phone # major crossroads are broadway and countryclub

    502 w. 3rd ave ste.7
    mesa az 85210


  13. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

    Apr 18, 2006
    Escaped from Kalifornistan
    I am in this boat as well. I don't want to post my entire resume, but here are some very general highlights.

    Name: Brice Osborne
    Location: Los Gatos, CA (SF Bay Area)
    Education: Undergrad Economics, Masters in Computer Science
    Experience: Last 2 companies I worked for were in the Telematics space (a vehicle mounted widget that captures information and then transmits data via a terrestrial based wireless network back to servers as a hosted means of presentation of the captured data). I also have many years in telecommunications as a project manager for AT&T (the old version).

    From the tech perspective, you name it, I've done it and communicated at all levels of management and size of customer from multi million dollar deals to simple network upgrades. At the last company I even did the majority of physical initial installations for the company as well as project managed the entire implementation.

    Thanks for starting this, Garry.
  14. Crow

    Crow Corvid

    Jun 10, 2003
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  15. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

    Apr 19, 2005
    Burton & Company Appraisals

    18+ years appraisal experience

    Vintage & newer homes. Tract & Custom. I like oddball homes.

    Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, San Joaquin, Placer, El Dorado Counties.

    Estate, Divorce, Bankruptcy, Pre-listing, Refinance, Purchase, REO, VA,FHA, Relocation

    ADV discounts-except KLR riders :D
  16. sm2727

    sm2727 Tarnished not so noob

    Oct 1, 2005
    Avondale, AZ.
    Hey The Salt River Fire Dept Is hiring a Reservation Dept but its right next to Scottsdale and Mesa THey pay well and have good equipment it would get you out west u can change dept. later if u like
  17. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

    Oct 28, 2003
    Strangel Living West of Hell, SoCal
    ...well gee, this is interesting.
    Lot's of independents and freelancers.
    Seems the way of the Kind.

    Me,35 years in the artsy-fartsy world, appx 28 in graphics/tech illustration/mechanical design engineering CAD.
    Currently contracted thru LM for NASA as a Senior CAD Eng but hey, it's just a title.

    What feeds my moto-fix lies here:


    I'm always up for collaboration in moto parts design for fun and profit.
    E-me anytime kids!
    I'm still looking to make that first million!:pierce
  18. bluzman

    bluzman BluezMan

    Oct 8, 2007
    Wos Angewes
    looking for the following in los angeles.
    only good peeps, send me pm, good pay + awesome benefits.

    Exchange Administrator ,
    Manager, CRM & Email Marketing
  19. AdvDesigns

    AdvDesigns Adventurer

    Oct 13, 2006
    Greetings fellow inmates,

    We are working on a new stainless steel protection accessory for the BMW 1200 GS and need a 2008-2009 bike(s) for fitting.

    Bikes Needed ASAP:
    1) 2008-2009 R1200GS with BMW OEM Engine Protection Bars
    2) 2008-2009 R1200GS without protection bars

    Our workshop is located in the San Francisco East Bay area in Hayward. If you live in the area and could drop by our workshop a few times for testing we would really appreciate it. We will make it well worth your time! (ie. discounts/free gear) :evil

    Please PM me or email me at if your available.

    Adventure Designs LLC
  20. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

    Feb 19, 2006
    Looking for work.Toolroom/ prototype Machinist, 20+ yr. exp. L.A. area