J. Charles Strinz  

4769 Hauge Circle

Eagan, MN  55122




Steve Griffith
Operations Coordinator
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN

Bill Hanley
VP Executive Producer
Twin Cities Public Television
St. Paul, MN

Nancy Israel
A/P Supervisor
Industrial Light + Magic, a Lucasfilm Company
San Francisco, CA

Charles Rosenberg
Creative Director Emeritus
Keroff & Rosenberg Advertising
Chicago, IL

2008-9                          In pre-production for Museums of Minnesota program in conjunction with Twin Cities Public Television


2008                            Wrote, directed and co-produced The Fundamental You feature-length business video for BBS Press Service, Inc.


2005                            Created and maintained Web site for Air America Minnesota radio station


2002 to 2004               Researched, wrote, produced & hosted Back On The Mississippi one-hour television show seen on PBS stations across the country


1994 to present            Webmaster for pioneering sites including Don Strinz Tipi, Healing Journeys, others


1990 to present            Father providing “first line of defense” as stay-at-home dad

--Founding Board member, Minnesota Dads At Home (


1985 to present            Consultant to many companies involved in Internet and other online services


1981 to present            Freelance copywriter -- wrote and produced in all media including TV, radio, print, POP, Web and other new media


1979 to present            Freelance writer --numerous published and unpublished fiction and editorial works


1995-1996            ......Created and operated Windfall online auction service


1996                                ........... Public Relations and Creative Manager for Home On The Cam webcamera-based real estate service


1993                            Created and conducted Web beta test for WCCO-TV, Minneapolis


1993                            Conducted Web beta test for Star Tribune newspaper


1993                            Writer, Microsoft Sidewalk Web site


1992                    ........Created and maintained MPR Online for Minnesota Public Radio


1992                            Conducted beta test for US West/France Telecom

Community Link (pre-internet community online service)


1992-1994                   Created and operated Gizmode pre-Web public Internet email service


1991-1992                   North American Operations Manager for British Telecom/Siemens GPT Videotex (Community Link service provider)


1988-1994                   Writer for Computer User magazine


1989-1991                   Consultant for US West/France Telecom Community Link


1986-1987                   Promotion Director for Progressive Music Network, Minneapolis (a pioneering satellite distribution service)


1984-1990                   Created, edited and distributed ZIP Beep (world’s first humor blog,


1984                            Certificate, Dudley Rigg's Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis (10-week improv comedy training)


1983-1985                   Created and operated Financial Update Network online mortgage database service for real estate professionals


1982                            Wrote and co-produced Cecil Weingartner segment for KTCA-TV (now Twin Cities Public Television) Minnesota Living History series


1981                            Produced opening credits for Energy Issues television program using camera and optical printer


1981-1982                   Copywriter, Designer & Toy Creator for Lakeside Games, Minneapolis


1981                            Copywriter for Brandt/Barringman advertising, Minneapolis


1979-1980             ............Copywriter for Campbell-Mithun advertising, Minneapolis


1977-1979                   Copywriter for Keroff & Rosenberg advertising, Chicago


1978-1979                   MFA Filmmaking Candidate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


1976                            BA English Creative Writing, University of Illinois, Chicago


1974-1975                   Bus Driver for Lancaster Office of the Mentally Retarded, Lincoln (Nebraska)


1974                            Electronics Technician, University Of Nebraska Lincoln


1973                            Greenskeeper, Pioneer Golf Course, Lincoln


1973                            Announcer/Music Director/Copywriter for KICS radio, Hastings (Nebraska)


1972-1973                   Announcer for KLMS radio, Lincoln


1972                            Radio/Television Certificate, Brown College, Minneapolis


1972                            Announcer/Technical Director for CATV (Lincoln Tel&Tel), Lincoln


1971-1972                   Announcer/Newscaster for KECK radio, Lincoln


1971                            First Class Radiotelephone Certificate, Brown College, Minneapolis


1971                            Diploma, Milford High School (Nebraska)


1970                            Electronics Survey Certificate, Southwest Nebraska Community College, Milford


1970-1971                   Announcer for KFMQ radio, Lincoln


1969-1970                   Volunteer for closed circuit audio at Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Lincoln


1969                            Student radio producer for Dunlap Banks, Milford


1953-1971                   Farm kid, three miles north of Milford