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Contra Costa County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for A. J. Fardella

Candidate for
Director; Ambrose Recreation and Park District

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Mr. AJ Fardella is a Bay Area Native, Born in San Francisco. Attended public schools and the University of the Pacific in Stockton CA. AJ is the father of 6 children; Vince 25, Anthony 23, Franklin 22 from previous marriage and Nicolaus 7, Mason-Enrico 3 and Isabelle 1 from AJ's beautiful wife Lisa Della Rocca.

AJ is an Internet Software Engineer and Security Expert for Black Diamond Data LLC a Woman-owned DC Belt-way/East-Bay based Small Business specializing in Government Contracts for the Federal Law Enforcement Sector, the Military and other Public/Private Institutions.

AJ is a regarded teacher in technology and expert in the computer crime arena and the Federal Law Enforcement Sector. Most recently he delivered a Presentation on "Social Engineering and Institutional Security" on August 10th 2006 at George Mason University for the Computer Forensic Symposium. Additionally he appeared on CNN's the Larry King Show on August 24th

Lisa and AJ made their home together in Pittsburg in 1999 shortly after Nicolaus was born. They have chosen this community to raise their family together. Upon moving into their new house AJ became aware of community and educational infrastructure issues that were of crucial concern to this new OakHills Community in Pittsburg.

AJ was quick to use his skills as a web application developer to set up a website to support his BayPoint - Pittsburg community and to formalise his community into one voice by founding the OakHills Community Group.

Over the last 8 years AJ has:

  • Founded for the community.
  • Served on the MDUSD High School Growth Committee.
  • Founding Member of the Pittsburg Leadership Allaince.
  • Chairman 2 term of MDUSD Measure C Oversight Committee.
  • Advocated for the craetion of Delta View Elementary School.
  • Working toward A New K-8 school on the Alves property.
  • Organized and Supported Pittsburg PD Neighborhood Watch in OakHills.
  • Along with his wife Lisa, Raised 3 beautiful children in our Community.
  • Managing a sucessful Federal Contracting Business.
  • 2002 Co-Chair of the MDUSD High-School Growth Committee Actively Seeking Riverview's Return as a Neighborhood High School.
  • Working closely with Baypoint and Pittsburg Officials advocating for Bay Point / Pittsburg community.
  • Advocated for Leland Road to be punched through.
  • Advocated for Delta View joint use Park.
  • Alerted my community whenever I saw an issue we all needed to come together to fight, we've lost and won battles in that history.
  • Actively campaigned against Proposition P in Pittsburg.

  • University of the Pacific
  • Comptia Certifications: Network+ 2004, Hardware A+ 2004,
  • Certified Web Application Developer 2002
  • Project Management Certification 2003
  • Security Specialist 2005
  • Certified Technical Trainer 2000 (Teaching for 12 years total)
  • Taught College Courses for Learning Tree Intnl. In Web Development 1999-2003
  • Currently Advanced Technical Trainer for ISInc. In Sacramento

Background & Employment:

Since 2003 Currently Operations Manager for Government Contracts for Black Diamond Data LLC. A BayArea/Beltway based woman-owned small business specializing in Institutional Security, Data Forensics and Web Application Development and the implementation of Secure Portals across any business or governmental enterprise. Working with US treasury Office Inspector General, dept of the Navy and other Public and Private Institutions.

2005 Project Manger Working with the Wireless Tracking Program of the USSS. Company I worked with was contracted to create their online case management system.

1977 to 2005 Worked for Bill Graham Presents for over 25 years Stage-hand, Stage Manager, Data Base Programming for Payroll, Production Manager.

2004 + 2003 Lead Instructor Advanced Technical Development N+ A+ ASP VB for LearniT! In San Francisco and Phoenix

2003 January 5th Mason Enrico Fardella is Born at John Muir

2003 Completed SIMON Critical Infrastructure RDBMS proof of concept for the Electronic Crime Task Force (USSS).

2003 +1999 Lead Instructor for Learning Tree International Teaching College Courses in Web Development at their ed centers in New York, DC, LA and Chicago, Boston and Atlanta.

2001 Begin Working with USSS Electronic Crime Task Force in Chicago and CID in DC as a civilian.

1999 + 2001 Conceived and founded unique Kiosk Video messaging system and company called "Majikam"

1999 Founded OakHills Community Group and started

1999 Moved into New Seeno House at 209 Havenwood Circle with Lisa and our new son Nicky.

Earlier History-

Started my career in Technology in 1981 drafted out of college by Engineering Manager Len Levine who started me working for the R&D department at Coherent Medical Division in Palo Alto. I bread-boarded and helped build some of the first ophthalmic lasers for ocular surgery. It was a wonderful introduction to technology and it's unfolding power. I remain addicted to this day to this magic.

I then took a job with Journey (the rock band) as a Studio Technician 1982-84.

1984 - 1986 Bio-Rad R&D department was my next tech job where I helped build the first MAPS (Monoclonal Antibody Preparation System) a computer assisted laboratory processing tool. I also designed and built all of the test equipment for our circuit-boards.

1986 In the summer of 1986 my Production Company "Grandma's Attic Productions" did the set design fabrication and Production Management for the ZZ Topp and Journey appearances at the "Mountain Aire" music festivals in Angels Camp at historic Frog-Town. Journey's Appearance was made into an MTV video called "Girl Can't Help It" featuring my set. The ZZ Topp show was the highest grossing Rock Festival in the US that year according to Billboard with receipts in excess of 6 million dollars.

1987 I was Quality Control Engineer for a CT-Scanner Company in South San Francisco called Imatron.

1988 I started my computer consulting business in 1988 doing Security, database systems for small and large businesses which has been ongoing until present day.

In 1989 I started working with Law Enforcement Agencies as a Contract Consultant specifically for the DEA and Federal Marshals Service.

1989 Director for 6, 1/2 hour programs for Stuart Cheffiet at KCSM broadcast Nationwide on PBS called "AirePlay"

1990-1991 Project Manager for the "Emerald City" restaurant Project in Wichita Kansas

1992-95 Back to California and doing database applications delivered through a new User Interface device called a KIOSK for radio and TV stations through-out US. Also contracting development work for FileMaker, Lockeed-Martin, City of San Francisco.

1995 Started doing WWW development. Web Applications etc. Consulting business took a major turn with .com boon

1996 Do contract work for California DOJ

1997-1998 Contract Lead Technical Trainer for Comp-USA Inc. Training Center San Francisco and Walnut Creek

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