Resume for

Alan R. Henderson

3642 South Creek Road

Knoxville, TN 37920



Complete Work History

A'cad Solutions LLC - Knoxville, TN - September 1995 to Present

Writing custom AutoLisp program, AutoCAD consulting and AutoCAD Training.

AutoLisp program capabilities -
   Custom AutoCAD commands -
      Combining a few steps into 1 command all the way to creating a finished drawing from database information without user input
   Dialog Boxes - all aspects (text, radio buttons, toggles, images, lists, dynamic on-the-fly creation)
   Input/output of drawing information between AutoCAD and Excel or Databases via Text files
   AutoLISP and VisualLISP - object manipulation via AutoCAD API


 Knoxville Zoological Park - Knoxville, TN - September 2007 to Present

Zoo volunteer - Volunteer Support Team member, website designer and occasionally working as Elephant Keeper Assistant.

Note – this is the best job I ever had to pay to work at!


Sterling Engineering - Maryville, TN - September 2005 to May 2006

Chief Technology Officer and CAD Manager (same as 1995 to 2002)

Duties - Research, purchase, install, maintain and train people in all aspects of companies’ Computer Hardware and Software


Racine Zoo - Racine, WI - June 2003 to October 2003

Zoo volunteer - working as Keeper Assistant working to clean environments, feed and provide enrichment activities for the animals.


Knoxville Zoological Park - Knoxville, TN - January 2002 to November 2002

Zoo volunteer - working as Elephant Keeper Assistant each Friday for 8 hours. Plus occasional work with birds, tigers,  lions, bears, red pandas, rhinoceros, giraffes, otters and many other wonderful animals.


Sterling Engineering - Maryville, TN - October 1995 to November 2002

Chief Technology Officer, CAD Manager and part-Owner

Duties - Research, purchase, install, maintain and train people in all aspects of companies’ Computer Hardware (Desktop, Laptop, Servers, Routers, Switches, Backup Hardware, Hard Drive Storage, Printers and Plotters), Computer Software (Accounting, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Land Desktop, Architectural Desktop, WinZip, AutoLISP, and some Visual Basic), technology equipment (Phone system, copiers and faxes). Manage CAD drafters. Develop and maintain company CAD standards (layers, linetypes, text, blocks, libraries, etc). Develop shortcut programs to enhance design/drafting process. Worked to help Engineers and Architects creating more complete drawings with less drafter intervention. I was also required to produce Land Surveying, Civil Engineering and Architectural drawings and was typically one of the highest billed employees for the company. Proficient in use of AutoCAD 2002, Land Development Desktop and Architectural Desktop.


Pathway Bellows, Inc. - Oak Ridge, TN - April 1994 to October 1995

CAD Programmer and Drafting Specialist

Write custom AutoLISP program to automatically create drawings from VAX-based database output. These drawings were finished drawings with minimum AutoCAD input. Create quote and production drawings.


Pellissippi State Community College - Knoxville, TN - 1992 to 1994

Part-time College Instructor - Taught AutoCAD and AutoLISP classes


Smoky Mountain AutoCAD User Group - Knoxville, TN - 1987 to 1995

President - Local AutoCAD user group - Created newsletter, organized meetings and chair meetings.


A True North, Inc. – Anchorage, AK and Alcoa, TN - 1985 to September 1995

President - AutoCAD consultation and programming company

Writing custom AutoLisp programs for many Manufacturing companies. Helped many companies convert from manual drafting to AutoCAD (developed CAD standards, train employees and write custom shortcuts).


Arco Alaska, Inc. - Anchorage, AK - 1981 to 1985

CAD Specialist - Produce EPA impact drawings for East half of Prudhoe Bay Oil Field. Create Oil Company lease maps, presentation maps, drawings and slides.


Anchorage Community College - Anchorage, AK - 1981 to 1983

Part-time College Instructor - Taught Surveying and Photogrammetry classes


Sohio/BP Alaska, Inc. - Anchorage, AK - 1980 to 1981

Manual Drafter - Create Oil Company lease maps, presentation maps, drawings and slides


North Pacific Aerial Surveys - Anchorage, AK - 1978 to 1980

Photogrammetrist - Create topographic maps


Landmark Engineering - Cary, NC - 1978

Photogrammetrist - Create topographic maps


Continental Aerial Surveys - Alcoa, TN - 1975 to 1977

Photogrammetrist - Create topographic maps


School History

Oak Ridge High School - Oak Ridge, TN - Graduated 1973

East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN - 1975 - 2 years Accounting and General Studies

Swiss School for Photogrammetry - St. Gallen, Switzerland - Top Graduate 1977 Photogrammetry



Being with my Wife, Zoo Volunteering, Buying and Selling Antiques, Snorkeling and Traveling