Who am I
is a Software Engineer living in the city of
Bloomington attractions are indexed on
What are my interests?
hiking, and camping.
I belong to
Riverside Reformed Church
What are my professional interests?
Software Engineering: Reliability, Security, Measurement
Software Engineering with
I belong to ACM SIGAda
TC SIGAda chapter,
Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association,
and the local Association for Computing Machinery chapter
TC-ACM with MNIPS.
I provide consulting in Ada and Software Quality / Software Process
I teach classes in
Software Engineering class in the
Graduate Programs in Software
at St. Thomas.
Here are some
510 class specifics
Software Engineering References.
For Fall 1998 and 1999, I taught
Compiler Construction -- CS686 instead.
I sometimes also teach
Data Structures -- ICS340 at Metropolitan State University.
I also hold both Minnesota and Iowa Teacher's certificates
for Grades 7-12 in Mathematics, Chemistry, and computing.
I substitute teach in the Rosemont, Richfield, Prior Lake,
and Minneapolis School districts.
What is my personal background?
I was born in
brought up in
Sibley, Iowa ;
and went to school at
Iowa State University, Ames ,
Ohio State University, Columbus , and the
University of Waterloo, Ontario .
I've worked in
about 60 miles west of Birmingham ;
Poughkeepsie, New York about 75 miles north of New York City;
Amiens, France about 100 km north of Paris;
Schonaich, Germany, a southern suburb of
and here in the
Twin Cities of Minnesota .
I'm taking classes in dancing (East Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, and others)
and natural languages (Dutch is the current focus).
I now live in
where my wife
Fran works for Hennepin County Libraries,
Valerie graduated from
Illinois Wesleyan in Psychology and works for a medical company,
Frank graduated from
Concordia in Moorhead
in instrumental music and is teaching in Fargo, ND.
Both of them went to
JF Kennedy high school in the
Bloomington school district.
Our sponsored daughter
Armelle is back in France, where she is a children's doctor.
Our sponsored son
Alexander is back in Germany.
Here's a older photo of our
family with Frank, Fran, and Paul in the back row,
and Alex and Val in the front.
What is my family background?
The name Stachour is Dutch, it has variant spellings
including Staghouwer, Stacghower, and Stagghowr.
The family resided for many years on the island of
Schiermonnikoog in the North-Sea,
-- Groonigan provincial boundary.
My father's mother's family name is Harberts;
that family comes from the area near the villages of
Gronigen province, in the Netherlands.
My mother's father's family name is Dreessen;
they come from the area around Marne
(about 45km WNW from
Hamburg) in Landes
Schleswig-Holstein, in Germany.
My mother's mother's family name is Reinholdt;
they come from the area around
Rostock, in Germany.
is the genealogist in the family.
My parents, Don and Elsie, get their electronic mail at
stachour @ rconnect. com.
What do I like on the Web?
Paul's Favorite URL's
Software Engineering URL's
Some of my friends
How to reach me by Email
Like many computer people with multiple interests,
I have multiple mailboxes.
To request information about my consulting service,
please mail to
or visit the Stachour Software
For mail concerning my work with Twin Cities SIGAda,
or other professional activity, please mail to
For mail concerning volksmarching / folkswalking,
please mail to
For mail concerning my teaching at St.Thomas,
please mail to
And for dancing, and other personal items, please mail to
updated 11 Mar 2004.