Kelley Harris -
(Often called "Kelley", since there are so many Michaels.)
Phone: 805-696-6260 Cell: 805-895-0634
5662 Calle Real, Suite 478, Santa Barbara CA 93117
Contribute as much as possible to ecological regeneration and
long-term sustainability of human
settlements. Special interest in issues of food production, water, and
the design principles from Permaculture, natural farming, and
- Software development - 14+ years. Scientific instrumentation,
data acquisition and control. Some web development.
- Project management - 5+ years.
- Patent and contract development, administration. - 4+ years.
- Financial analysis and modeling. - 5+ years. Including
real-estate development projects.
- Technical Writing - 2+ years.
- Research, information gathering, due diligence. - 20+ years
- Growing food - 30+ years of home-scale gardens (all sheet mulched
- Some skills in carpentry, cabinet making, construction.
- BS Physics - University of California at Santa Barbara
- BA Mathematics/Economics - University of California at Santa
- Many continuing education courses and conferences.
Design Certification Course - Regenerative Design Institute -
Instructors: Penny Livingston-Stark, John Valenzuela, M. Kalani Souza,
- Permaculture-related workshops/courses by Larry Santoyo, David
- SourceCell, 2004-present - Software Engineer and Founder. Custom
software development and consulting. Mostly related to
hardware/software systems. (For more details re software
engineering experience, see www.kelleyharris.com/resume/softwareResume.html)
- Veeco Instruments (formerly Digital Instruments), 1997-2008 -
Various roles including Sr. Software Engineer, Director of Software
Engineering. The software controlled atomic-force microscopes. (They
can see atoms and DNA) Worked on a couple world firsts. Won three
patents. Lots of issues related to software architecture, design
patterns, team process issues, science, measurement, etc.
- Digital Instruments, 1993-1997 - Assistant to President. Focused
on patent and contract issues. Compiled evidence for patent
- Venture Analysis,1988-1992 - Private investment analysis,
including real-estate development projects. Was able to get Mike
Corbett (creator of the Village Homes project) and David Wright (solar
architect) involved in one development project. (project stopped by
- Other work included: computer programming, technical writing,
carpentry, cabinet making, art hanging/moving, construction, mining,
landscaping, scuba-diving services
projects included: elder care, gardens, hydroponics, portable
geodesic dome (designed and built), various passive solar hot-water
systems, solar ovens, song writing, art, product design, planting rare
Hawaiian fruit trees on the big island (Honokaa area and Waipi'o
- Cancer battle of my life partner. http://www.kelleyharris.com/notes/cancer/cancer.html
Increased my interest in fresh-ripe-local-organic food, and related
started experimenting in food production and appropriate technology in
the late 1970s, greatly effected by the work of Buckminster Fuller,
Bill Mollison (Permaculture 1 and 2), Masanobu Fukuoka, J. Russell
Smith (Tree Crops), James Sholto Douglas (Forest Farming), John
Jeavons, Victor Papanek (Design for the Real World), David Wright
(Passive Solar architeture), Michael Corbett (Village Homes), and many
- High School in Aspen Colorado. A first glimpse of a
broader world of entrepreneurial & ecological thinking. Volunteered
on early solar energy activities.