Each declared candidate for the board of directors was given an opportunity to submit a brief candidate statement. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
Richard is the founder and current President and Treasurer of The Obscure Organization. He has guided its development since its beginnings in 1995, leading the entity through incorporation and the 501(c)(3) tax- exemption process in 2002. If reelected, he hopes to continue in his leadership role, and promote Obscure's expansion, both in new members and programs. In collaboration with the membership, he hopes to find new ways to promote creativity and community, such as the newest Obscure program, a 5-week seminar that teaches elementary school students programming and design skills using Scratch. In addition to his leadership role in this organization, he owns and operate a for-profit software consulting firm, PKR Internet, LLC. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery, and participates in other community organizations. Richard is webmaster for both the Arlington Heights Civic Association and the Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool. More information about Richard is available at <http://www.obscure.org/~rbulling/>.
Shawn Ferry has not submitted a candidate statement.
Karen Hoofnagle has been an Obscure Member and account holder since approximately 1997. She's been active with Richard recently on Obscure's new Scratch Seminar and brings an enthusiasm for youth technology programs to the organization and hopes to help expand the Scratch program in the coming year.
Christopher Masters has not submitted a candidate statement.
Jean Stoner has not submitted a candidate statement.