Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

jjay@timedancesby.com

Phone: 210-690-8454

--Last Updated: 07/21/2008 --


About Us . . .

 

Steve Slish - Webmaster 

quilters.jpg (40362 bytes)My experience with Judy and John dates back to the mid-80's when I was first starting high school.  My sister had been doing theater in high school and through that, was a stage manager with Judy's Offstage, Inc. at Trinity University.  It wasn't long before I found myself ushering the shows on a regular basis and helping John make the punch and fold programs.  My first production: The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes.  That was followed by another long stint as an usher for Vanities.  Then, in the summer of 1986, I got my big break - stage manager for Quilters.  I've been with Judy and Offstage ever since missing only 3 shows between that summer of '86 and 1999 when I left San Antonio for Memphis.

Over the course of those years I've done everything from set construction and stage613suit1.jpg (35971 bytes) managing to running the lights and sound during the performances.  My final show was 1999's Travels With My Aunt in which I served as both Sound Engineer and Lights Console Operator.  Most folks won't really find that too unusual, me having been associated with Offstage for so long however at the time of that last run, I'd lost between 60% and 75% of my hearing.  And even though it may not have been the most difficult show to run, I'm still pretty proud of our work there and it gave me some much needed confidence when I was really needing it.

Outside of Offstage, I do have some formal training.  I received a B.A. in English from The University of  Texas at San Antonio in December of 1992 and I've worked in a variety of career fields ranging from bookkeeping for a San Antonio real estate company to the supervisor of a Memphis-based polling firm.  

I began working with computers at the age of 12, during the days of DOS and the old Apples.  Every year the machines kept getting better and better and every year I kept learning more and more about them.  By the time I had a chance to actually take some official computer classes, I already knew more than the instructors. 

a25cc.jpg (10660 bytes)In the summer of 1996, something happened that changed my life.  I met the woman who will soon be my wife.  We met in a chat room, of all places, on the Internet.  She was teaching a class on chat rooms, I was there just trying to meet people.  She's from Manila, The Philippines, and even though we're on opposite sides of the planet, it was as though we'd known each other forever.  Last year I was finally able to make the trip over to meet her friends and family (she'd been over to the US twice since our firstcuddle.jpg (15907 bytes) meeting) and we had a wonderful time.  It was then that I also formally proposed and we will be married by the fall of 2002 (INS requires SO much paperwork).  It's because of her that I've managed to maintain my sanity through all the events that have happened recently.  I owe so much to her, there simply are no adequate words to describe it. 

I started my own consulting and website design business in the summer of 2000.  I've always enjoyed creating sites as a hobby and having found myself unemployed, it seemed like a good way to bring in some extra money until I found something more stable.  I've been doing it steadily ever since.  If you're interested in seeing more of my work, feel free to visit my site at www.sabear.net , which contains links to the pages of my other clients as well as an expanded biography and just about anything you'd ever want to know about me.

I hope you've enjoyed visiting Judy and John's site and that you found it both easy on the eyes and easy to navigate.  I did try my best to make the page simple to understand and yet still attractive to look at.  If you have any questions about the site, or about me, send me some mail.  I never can get enough of it.

-Steve Slish

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