About Lou Brownholtz
Lou was born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and
attended St.Vincent’s Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High
and Germantown High.
After high school he joined the army and upon completing his tour of
duty enrolled at Temple University receiving a soccer scholarship and
making the All-American team in his senior year. With a B.A. in math
Lou set out on a mission to bring the beauty and discipline of mathematics
to fertile young minds, first in Miami, Florida. Returning to Philadelphia
he continued this quixotic endeavor at Roosevelt Junior High, his former
alma mater. No windmills were felled and the quest was abandoned.
With an arsenal of advanced mathematics at his disposal, Lou was attracted
to technology and spent several years programming mainframe computers.
With the downturn of the economy in the 70s he was unemployed and started
renovating houses with his brother Bob and did this until the Y2K computer
problem surfaced in the late 90s. After a brief retraining period he
reentered private industry and worked on Y2K-related problems through
the year 2002; then he returned to school full time doing stints at
Penn State and Chubb acquiring certificates from both.
He works in a variety of computer environments and languages, does
historical research at the Germantown Historical Society, and writes
fiction and articles of historical interest.