Okay got off my rear and started on the assistant xml parsing. It's the first two tier parsing that I have done and still having a little trouble with it.
Parse in assistant names, which gets you the file names, and then parse in the individual files containing the individual assistant information. Seems simple enough I got the files names up and running last night and could see the information files being parse but then they were empty... Some modifications later and I lost the file names... Oh well more to do tonight if I get to it.