Jerri Bressler

IT consultant to the Weird, USMC (retired), Amiably Skeptical

In the summer of 2011 Aaron Garner was taking some classes at PSU to supplement Reed’s anemic programming curriculum. Hip-deep in to the Gambler, he took a calculated risk and struck up conversations with his classmates. Over a friendly game of cards at the pub he got to know Jerri. Aaron’s age, she’d been in Iraq with the Marines as network support and had the bad luck to win a medical discharge when she lost her foot to an IED. She and her husband were hoping for a white picket in the suburbs, hence her boning up on civilian IT, but the ends weren’t meeting yet.

Aaron and her hit it off, and they went from collaborating on the final class project to introducing to the wonderful world of consultancy for Dave. They worked on making AUrachne (program that scans the internet for things relevant to the Portland Underground), and she helps keep it running. She’s not a Problem Solver or personally familiar/deep into wierdshit (although Aaron took her along to resolve a Cat Fancier case for shits and giggles), and thinks most of it’s bullshit and the neuroses of rich wierdos. But she doesn’t mind making some money on the side of her assistant SysAdmin job helping Dave’s organization with AUrachne and the occasional other technical issue.

Jerri Bressler

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