About Parsonage Data Services
Parsonage Data Services - or PDS - is the brain-child of Howard Tolar Parsons, Jr. Howard has resided in Charlottesville, VA for 27 years and lives at The Parsonage with his wife of 34 years, Judi, and their two cats, Rebus and Rankin. He graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1974 with a BS in Biology and, following his 1975 marraige to Judi Vilagos of Wall, NJ, relocated to Atlanta, GA so that Judi could persue her graduate studies in Sociology at Emory University and he his graduate studies in Virology at Georgia State University. Along the way, Howard determined that a more profitable future lay in computers and data processing.
In 2008, Howard closed out a 30 year career in legal publishing having worked for The Harrison Company in Norcross GA, The Michie Company, and LexisNexis - both located in Charlottesville, VA. During his career in Legal Publishing, Howard developed the TOOL programming language as well as a vast array of applications and robotic processes to tranform, edit, publish, and transfer data using a variety of programming languages. At the time he departed the field, Howard was arguably one of the most senior software engineers in US Leagal Publishing.
In 2008, Howard Parsons formed Parsonage Data services to provide:
- Web Design & Development for individuals and businesses
- Contract Programming
- Data Conversion
- PC Services such as repair, data recovery and virus removal
- US Agency services for businesses and organisations in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
- Other computing services.
Howard's interests and hobbies include hiking, canoeing, family history, pipes (he has over 300), single-malt Scotch, heraldry, Scottish Family Associations and Highland Games (He Keeps threatening to wear his kilt to BNI meetings), and travel to the United Kingdom. Howard also delivers the "Address To The Haggis" at Burns Night dinners and Scottish banquets. One of his favourite quotes is "I have a degree from NC Wesleyan College - I can do anything!"
About Our Site
When it came time to develop his own website instead of the many he has done for other businesses and organisations, Howard decided that his links would be Bold and would look like This when the mouse pointer hovers over them.
Careful readers will notice that Howard also tends to use British Spellings for many words like "Colour", "Programme", "Organisation", etc. Humour him, OK?