Who is JT???
"JT" stands for "J"im "T"inlin. I picked up the "JT" nickname when I worked for Westinghouse way back in the 1980's, there were too many Jims at the location I was at. My boss originally called me "JR" (my middle initial is R), because Dallas (the TV show) was a big thing back then... But the nickname evolved to "JT" when I moved back to California (my home state) when I started working for PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), we had too many Jim's here too. I now live in a wonderful little town on the Central Coast of California called Arroyo Grande, since 1981.

View of Lopez Lake Reservoir in Arroyo Grande

I was born in 1954 and live with my wife Mary. We were married August 9, 1973. We met while I was working for the government as an employee of the mobile aquatic nuclear task force (ie. nuclear navy).
She's a Waukegan, Illinois native (I took her away from home at 17, she'd never been out of the Chicago area) and she doesn't regret the move to a strange land (California).
We have 2 children (this is a real old picture). The oldest son, Mike (born October 12, 1977), graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 1995 and is presently out on his own. The youngest, Eric (born August 2, 1979), graduated from high school in June 1997.
My Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy working with Intel-Based personal computers, which I've sold and serviced since January 1984 (as a side business).
I started a local internet service in June of 1996, and became the System Admin. I was hoping to grow it into a retirement job...but things don't always work out the way you hope.
I have been playing with and programming computers since 1972.
I enjoy watching Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, even though I was born/raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I just kinda like the fact that they epitomize what a true baseball team should be, rather than some of the plastic teams in the league today.
My wife likes the Cubs, but what do you expect from someone out of the Chicago area? The fun thing we do is go to a Dodger game when they're playing the Cubs!
Work and Experiences
How do I pay for my life? I started out in the US Navy (1972) as an Electronics Technician and moved into Nuclear Power as a Reactor Operator/Reactor Technician on the U.S.S. Mississippi (CGN-40).
When I got out of that god-forsaken job (1979), I stayed in the nuclear power business, working for Westinghouse as an Operator Instructor in the classroom and Control Room Simulator.
Then I moved back to California and have been with PG&E (Diablo Canyon Power Plant) since then. I've gone through every job from Operator, Ops Instructor, Instrument Foreman, Maintenance Work Planner, Assistant Team Leader of 2 maintenance groups, and back to the Training Group in the Instrumentation area.
The above pictures are of me an another operator before Diablo ever started up.

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Original page created on 8/7/95 by Jim Tinlin

Last updated by jt on Tuesday, 27-Oct-2009 18:43:27 PDT