Keith L. Brown

San Diego, CA; London, U.K.;
Berkeley, CA; Hillsboro, OR; Pahoa, HI

+1 415-889-7946
email: keith at this website

August 30, 2017

Keith Brown brings a unique in-depth blend of technology and communities development to the table.  He grew up in the broadcasting and electronics industries, moving into computing in the mid-1970s. After running his own computer consulting firm for 30 years, specializing in custom integrated multi-user business applications including accounting, CRM, asset management, POS, Inventory, and HR... he most recently is moving the technology to the Web 2-3 user interface. He has participated as a founder of several computing start-ups, and has a wide variety of high profile customers, from Epson America, to CH2MHill, Les Schwab Tires, and Hollywood Video. Recent positions include VP and Chief Technology Architect with FohBoh, Inc., the leading social media company for the foodservice industry, and CTO of, a gamifying app for promoting physical fitness. Lastly, he is currently a part of a development team transforming solar hardware and software to save the power grid from solar overload.

In the realm of community building, Mr. Brown has been involved in developing and producing Network For a New Culture's intentional community workshops and camps for the last 20 years.  He is one of the team that puts on the annual Art of Community conference sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community; and also serves on the convening team for the 11th Continental Bioregional Congress.  He also, with his partner, leads community building workshops.  Lastly, Mr. Brown has been a Ranger at Burning Man (2008-2012).

Mr. Brown is a past-president of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association, a former member of the Audio Engineering Society, SMPTE, and for the past four years worked with FohBoh in focusing and developing its next-generation Social Media tools.  He is currently involved in the HTML5 and CSS3 implementations. Mr. Brown is an active participant in the Drupal, HTML5, JavaScript, MySQL, and jQuery Meetup groups in the Bay area.

At FohBoh, Mr. Brown led the development of four overall system revisions, the technical creation of FohBoh Brand Central, and invented and implemented the FohBoh Membership Manager, a unique software environment creating seamless member-asset management (single login) across disparate feature and service provider platforms.   Current projects revolve around Social Media metrics tools, sentiment analysis, and the launching of FohBohWine.

Keith is open to both 1099 and W-2 contracts.

Brown/Collinson Associates,
1980 to present- President, Partner
a Unix/Web consulting/development firm
Lake Oswego, OR. and Berkeley, CA.

Specializing in:
Drupal 5, 6, 7
Web / Web 3 / AJAX / LAMP
User interface design / UX / Useability
Graphic design and Themeing
Database management
Network design and implementation
Multi-user business applications
Design and implementation of integrated
    turnkey business critical applications
Computer Forensics

    - Intel
    - Motorola
    - DSPs
    - SOCs
Javascript, jQuery
Unix/Linux tools & Shells:
    - ksh,   bash,   sh
GitHub, SVN, etc.
some Python, Ruby profile

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  Industry Customers
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Retail: Hollywood Video
Les Schwab Tire Centers
The Printer Place
Wizers Grocery
100 Fires Bookstore (online)
Consumer: Westcon, Inc.
Transcat, Inc.
Epson America, Inc.
Comrex, Inc.
Sunset Systems
Medical: Child Eye Care, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Printing /
Graphics /
Camera Graphics, Inc.
Collinson Graphics
Robley Marketing
Insurance: Adams-Thompson Ins.
AFLAC Portland
Engineering /
CH2M Hill
New Horizons Software
Value Networks, LLC
Sharechive, Inc
Scatterpoint Tech Group
Telecom: Oresys, Inc.
Fial Computer
Manufacturing /
Vermont American
The Credo Company
Western Pacific Building Materials
BBC Steel
Squires Electronics
Ohio Scientific
Portland Board Co.
Powis Parker, Inc.
Education: the evergreen state college
Reed College (consultant)
Pacific University (faculty)
East Side Athletic Club
Honoring Institute
OneTaste Urban Retreat Center
Distribution: KIC International
Martin Ray Winery
Pellegrini Winery and Distribution
Physical Distribution, Inc.
Services: Vancouver Sanitary Service
Columbia Helicopter
Web Properties: (and subsidiaries) &
    and many others
  (ownership interest)
ARK, Inc.
Brown/Collinson Associates
FohBoh Inc.
QuikFit Inc.
Portland Board Co.
Sunset Systems
Fellowship for Intentional Community