I am Charley Socci and this is my weblog. I have lived in the Northeast United States all of my life.
I am the owner and operator of Centerbrook Technology LLC - a consulting company that helps individuals and small to mid-size businesses understand and use technology more effectively.
I have been a jazz musician all of my adult life, and studied under alto saxophone legend Jackie McLean from the time I was 16 years old through college graduation.
I also have a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City where I studied Executive Technology Management – where my thesis involved information technology serving Central and East Africa.
I’ve worked as a network engineer and technology manager for over 15 years.
I have had a few gigs during my adult life including professional saxophonist, music teacher; and information systems administrator for a large humanitarian NGO. (ok, more than a few if you count driving limousine, taxi and stocking shelves in a department store).
I’ve produced two compact discs. I’ve played in various latin musical groups, been around the world on cruise ships, toured the US and Israel with musical theater companies, gigged at the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, been a member of the New England Jazz Ensemble and performed at the wedding of H.M. King Mohammad VI in Morocco.
I also enjoy making photographs.That’s my wife Kristin in the photo. She is the greatest thing that ever happened to me.