I am a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) after 46 years of service. My last employer was the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District in San Francisco, CA.

Enough about me. Click here for more about me from Sweet Mother’s perspective.

Please join me while I share my photography, tell some stories and spread a little insight into my life as an electrician who stumbled upon the best job of his life.



  143 comments for “About

  1. February 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Its great to meet a fellow bucketlister! Looking forward to following.


  2. December 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Saw your post from Community Pool. I imagine you are not afraid of heights? Goodness that takes some large cajones, look forward to reading some of your stories. I bet after almost 50 yrs in the profession you have plenty to share!


    • December 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Good afternoon and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      No, I am not afraid of heights—just like my numerous former co-workers. You can check out some of my stories by clicking on the “Best of Ohm Sweet Ohm” in the Featured Posts box in the right sidebar of the page. I will soon be adding a section to collect stories about working in the Trades, on the bridge and around the country, so stay tuned for that.

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  4. October 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    wow! wow! amazing!
    people are paying big bucks for climbing the bridge in Sydney, you got the same priviledge for free 🙂
    I visited SF 4 years ago and really loved it. I never thought someone climbes Golden Gate that way.

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    • October 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      To be accurate, I got paid big bucks to climb the cables—and I would have done it for free (don’t tell the Big Boss) just to have the view from up there.

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  5. October 8, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I have lived on the peninsula and in San Jose all my life (briefly in SF). “The City”and the bridge are still as magical as when I was a child. Your video brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing career you had. Thank you for taking care of our treasure!

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    • October 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Susan. It was a pleasure to be one of the stewards of the bridge for 15 years. Life goes on (and so does traffic).


  6. September 23, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Nice to meet you, Allan. Congratulations on the impressive career and well deserved retirement! Regards, Paula

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