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About Me

Vital Stats:

Jonathan R.  Wappel (call me JR)  |  Age 38
Originally from and currently residing in Central New Jersey, USA.
Married to Edyta Patyk on July 8th, 2016.

Email:

me@jrwappel.com

Education:

BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern Maine (Gorham, ME)

Occupation:

2017-Present: Project Engineer at NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group (West Trenton, NJ)
2013-2017: Project Manager and Electrical Engineer at PS&S Architecture and Engineering (Warren, NJ)
1995-2013: Facility and Operations Manager at the Bridgewater Sports Arena (Bridgewater, NJ)

Music:

Devilment, As I Lay Dying, Biohazard, Burn the Priest, Bury Your Dead, Chimaira, Coal Chamber, Cradle of Filth, Deftones, DevilDriver, Downset, Dry Kill Logic, Earth Crisis, Fear Factory, Freya, Godsmack, Guns N’ Roses, Hypercenter, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Kitty, Lamb of God, Limp Bizkit, Marlyn Manson, Megadeath, Ministry, Mudvayne, Orgy, Ozzy Osbourne, POD, Pantera, Powerman 5000, Rage Against the Machine, Sepultura, Shadows Fall, Slipknot, Soulfly, Staind, Static-X, Super Joint Ritual, System of a Down, Metallica, Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cavalera Conspiracy, Hatebreed, Darkest Hour, and The Devil Wears Prada.

Reading:

Seven Deadly Sins  and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Cory Taylor), Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive and Destiny (Joe Garner).

Interests / Hobbies:

I enjoy programming and web development, anything automotive, fishing, attending concerts, traveling and photography.

Sports:

I played hockey all of my life including Junior A for the Boston Bulldogs and NCAA Div. III for the University of Southern Maine Huskies. While I still play some hockey with the old guys, I am also a huge NASCAR fan and a general motorsports nut.

Technology:

Phone- Samsung Galaxy Note III on AT&T
Laptop/Tablet- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (i5-4300U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Desktop- Custom Windows 10 PC (Intel Core i7-3770K CPU, 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws RAM, Power Color HD7950 w/3GB RAM, Corsair 600W PSU and Water Cooling System, OCZ Vertex 128GB SSD, Dell 30″ Landscape / Dell 20″ Portrait Monitors)
Server- Custom 18TB Windows Server (Intel Core i3-2100 CPU with Intel reference motherboard, 8GB of RAM, (1) 150GB OS Drive, (2) 2TB Samsung Drives in RAID 1 for documents, (10) 2TB Samsung Drives in Raid 6 for video/movies and an Areca Technology ARC-1264-12 RAID controller with battery backup.
Media- HDI Dune Smart player and Amazon Fire TV Stick
Networking- DLink switches and routers with Intellinet Network Solutions wireless access points

Photography:

See my Photography Page for more details about my love of taking and editing pictures.

Automotive:

Current Cars- 2004 Cadillac Escalade, 2010 Chevrolet 2SS/RS Camaro, 1991 Dinan 8, 1990 B2K Callaway Corvette,  highly modified 1988 Corvette Coupe, 2004 BMW 530i, and a supercharged 1990 Corvette convertible that is a work in progress.  Fishing duties are performed by a Nitro TF-170 17.5′ Bass Boat.

Past Cars- 1986 300ZX 2+2, 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 1987 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer, 1989 Laforza (Kenne-Bell Supercharged), 1985 Corvette Coupe, and a 1996 GMC Yukon.

My Travels (outside of the continental US):

Hawaii (O’ahu and Hawaii), Taiwan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Turks and Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Aruba, Curacao, Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, St. Lucia and England.

Favorite Websites:

Coming Soon

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