About Me

I grew up on the beaches of southern California, in the South Bay. My first job in the computer industry was as a computer operator with Garrett Airesearch in my senior year of high school, so I've been involved in technology for over 40 years! I worked three years in telecommunications, then spent ten years on the computer side of the banking industry as a programmer and every kind of analyist. I left the corporate world in 1990 to persue my own product based business and by 1992, that had morphed into a little thing called Wondermat® which would become the livelyhood that helped us maintain our home and raise three children in southern California. In 1996, I jumped all in on the Internet. I put up a website, wrote my first eCommerse shopping cart, and started shutting down all my physical retal locations. I never looked back! That was 25 years ago, and I'm still here, doing what I do.

Contact Details

Rory Bresnan
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 US
(949) 742-0173 (Txt only)


Saddleback College

MySQL & PHP Ongoing

Just taking refresher classes to keep my skills up to date. Dedicated lifelong learner!


Systems Programmer Certification 1983-1985

IBM system architecture and a series of macro level assembler language classes.

Palomar College

Computer Science 1979-1980

Assembler and Cobol language programming classes.

El Camino College

Computer Science 1978-1979

Early computer classes, basic programming, accounting and general education classes.


RawrData Technology

Web Application and Database Designer March 2013 - Present

RawrData Technology is an application and database architecture firm focused on the Internet, and is the logical outgrowth of running my own websites and the various infacturcture for the last 20 years. It is part design agency, but database and programming solutions, and a special interest in the functionality of the backend of the application are a focus, as well as SEO and Social Media integration.

Popcorn International, Inc. DBA: Wondermat®

President March 1992 - Present

Popcorn International, Inc is a Californian based Corporation, founded in 1992, that is best known as the worldwide manufacturer and distributor of "Wondermat" brand interlocking foam puzzles and mats. Information Technology, logistics, design, US shipping and corporate operations are all run out of the Aliso Viejo, CA location. I oversee most of this, but I am still principally involved in web development and daily operations. We run our principal website on an ASP.net platform, using Microsoft SQL databases. Product manufacturing is based in Taiwan, ROC, and is grounded in 20+ year relationships with some of the largest foaming and foam fabrication companies, employing the most current manufacturing technologies available.

My past computer experience had always cast me into this position for our internal systems, and when the Internet became impossible to ignore around 1995, I championed our move away from traditional distribution and moved the company to a 100% Web based distribution model. We operated on external servers, but all of our development work was done internally, on our own machines. The websites, the eCommerce functionality, the payment processing, the databases, and the code that made it all work was put together and maintained here. Back-end website reporting and the integration of web generated data into our accounting and shipping systems was put in place through this period. The technology was ever-changing and improving, so these were busy, but amazing times.

First Interstate Services Company

Programmer / Analyist June 1980 - June 1989

Production Control Analyst, Applications analyst, Systems Programmer and Application Programmer/Analyst. Had my hands in virtually every aspect of every major banking application through the 1980's, on the production and development sides of the shop. My last three years were in distributed systems doing back-end application and systems support for ATM networks, bank branch controllers and teller applications.


I'm a technical person at heart. It's where my roots are, but I have run a successful product-type business for almost 25 years, and been involved at one level or another in a host of other startups, so I know a lot about business too. I'm a good guy to have around in any startup situation for that alone, but then there's this technical thing. 40 years of information technology, the last 20 years of it in eCommerce on the web. I'm not the best designer by far, but I'm good with the internals and making things happen.

  • ASP.Net
  • Wordpress
  • SQL / MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • Photoshop

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Client Testimonials

  • In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when the silence is not understood.

    Henry David Thoreau
  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

    Peter Drucker
  • No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness

  • It's not the "nice" guy who brings about real social change. "Nice" guys look nice because the're conforming. It's the "bad" guys, who only look nice a hundred years later, that are the real Dynamic force in social evolution.

    Robert Persig
  • You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consquences of avoiding reality.

    Ayn Rand
  • People don't care how much you know until they know hou much you care.

    Zig Ziglar
  • The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure Nature hasn't mislead you into thinking you know something you don't actually know.

    Robert Persig