Jeannine with Jesse (left) and James (right)
Jeannine, who has extensive experience in software project management,
software development, and business strategic planning, decided
to start Critternut Services in 2001.
Setting up shop in her beloved southwestern Virginia gave Jeannine
the ability to be close to her family's homestead, next door
to her alma mater of Virginia Tech,
in the midst of fantastic old-time string band music, and nestled
beside some of the nicest hiking trails in the Eastern US.
A true animal lover, Jeannine is currently
owned by two border collies (Jesse and James) and her Friesian
horses, Coriander and Dahlia.
Dawn, a specialist in photography and digital imaging, moved to southwestern
Virginia from Washington DC so she could be in a photographer's paradise.
Since joining Critternut in late 2002, Dawn has begun handling many of
our Flash animation tasks as well as much of the Web maintenance. Many
of our photos on this web site were taken and developed/processed by Dawn
(look for "Photo by Critternut"). A native mid-westerner, Dawn has become a fan of
the Blue Ridge mountains, and can often be found hiking in these hills. To identify
her, just look for the woman with a camera bigger than a Winnebago.
Knowing that Dawn is an avid animal lover, the border collies Jesse and
James have decided that Dawn can be part of their family, and tabby cats
Quincy and Skye have agreed to let Dawn feed and house them.
Roger, a southwestern Virginia native, spent many years in the Washington
DC metro area as a software engineer and independent consultant before returning
to Blacksburg in the 1990's. During part of his time in DC, Roger and Jeannine
teamed together on large technical projects deployed across the US, becoming
good friends and successful technical complements. In his career, Roger has perfomed
top notch work in the world of Unix, Windows (web development, networks), data
modeling and project consulting
for both large and small entreprenurial firms. When Roger is not in front of his
computer, working with clients, or configuring a Linux server, he can be found cycling through
the Blue Ridge, playing the piano or hiking on the Appalachian Trail. During
the rare times that Roger is a very good boy, his cats Bob and Spats allow
him to sit on the living room furniture.
The staff at Tanbark Acres [would like] to thank you again for being
our webmaster. You have more than fulfilled our expectations. Your
work is excellent and you have monitored our site in the most professional
way. We hope this will be a long and successful account for you.
- C.E., Owner of Tanbark Acres
I had the pleasure to work with [Critternut founder] Jeannine for
almost two years through several implementation projects. At all times
I found her to be both extrememely competent and professional. As
a project manager she was able to see the big picture and identified
the project choke points in enough time for remedies to be put into
place. In my opinion, Jeannine's involvement was the single most critical
factor in the delivery of our project on time. Even though Jeannine
was often in a management role, her strong technical background enabled
her to explain many complex issues clearly without resorting to techno-speak.
Jeannine is one in a million of techies who can manage a technical
project and be hands-on when necessary. In my experience, Jeannine
has always done what was right, not merely what was required contractually.
- C.D., Senior Principal, Verisolv Technologies Inc.