Hi, I’m Michael Ellerbeck. I’m interested in a lot of different things. I like data, and I’m interested in information management in general (I have a masters in Information Management from the University of Washington) and I guess over all I enjoy finding solutions, and integrating things to become greater than the sum of its parts.

Currently, I work for National Frozen Foods Corporation as a Senior Business Analyst. I primarily handle National’s analytics (using Qlikview) as well as EDI, ECM as well as its virtual (VMWare) and SAN (EqualLogic) infrastructure and Active Directory (DNS, group policy, etc…) and I enjoy making these function smoothly. I setup and keep the terminal servers, helpdesk system, and intranet portal and other servers going as well.

We are a small, tight knit IT shop, we cross train and help each other out a lot. We also respond quickly to our users no matter how big or small their question. Because of this structure, I am constantly looking for new and better ways of doing things for myself and others. My recommendations for small and medium enterprises.

I enjoy thinking, reading, writing, composing, coding, art, inventing, experimenting, and entrepreneurial pursuits. One of these days I would like to write a book, compose a symphony, and create some sort of film… the usual pursuits that everyone should attempt 🙂


  1. You know, your entry was unique, amusing, and had a fun feel good quality to it. It could have easily been the winner. It is ridiculous that Chicken of the Sea let entry #29 use an automated program to cast votes for herself. I mean it’s ridiculous that the company let her get away with it and did nothing to stop her including leaving the old captcha on that any OCR can read. I sit here and watch her votes increase by a steady never ending 42 votes every 5 minutes. Even at 2am she’s getting 42 votes every 5 minutes never fail. What is heartening to know about the human race is that there are still some honest folks out there and I mean you, seeing how you could have easily made an automated program to vote for yourself if you had so chosen but did not..

  2. I have a small consulting firm. We are looking for an EDI software for a client. We have about 40 trading partners and about 150,000 transactions/month (850, 810, 856, 852, etc). We use FTP, SFTP, AS2 and VAN. What would be your recommendations for an EDI package.


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