About Me

Proud Father, Network Engineer, PHP Application Devloper.

If it plugs in and runs on power, I can build it, hack it, fix it, or run it. I have proven myself in Network/Server Administrator responsibilities including managing Windows Servers (2003-2012R2), Workstations, printers, routers, switches (HP Procurve, Meraki), and VoIP Phones. I have experience in managment of 3rd party workflow and backlogs for several 3rd party development partners. I have Managed Web and PHP development projects, including MySQL, SQL and DB2 databases as well as the servers they are built on such as Linux/FreeBSD. I have overseen support and development team positions, including prioritizing support cases and projects. I am an expert in developing and maintaining process automation through various scripting technologies such as BASH, PHP, and Windows Powershell.

My Skills

  • PHP (5.5, 5.6, 7, 7.1)
  • Servers (Windows / Linux / Unix)
  • Network Engineering / Architecture
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Virtualization (ESXi, XEN, Hyper-V Clustering)
  • Team Management
  • Security (Firewalls, Network, Servers)
  • Wireless (Meraki Expertise)
  • Linux (Debian Based such as Ubuntu)
  • Storage (NAS, SAN, Server)
  • SQL (MySQL, MSSQL, DB2, SQLLite
  • VLANS (HP, Cisco)

Work Experience

Technical Services Manager
National Wild Turkey Federation

Jan 2015 - Present

Network/Server Administrator that manages severs including Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2012 r2, 2016 Hyper-V, and Linux Enviroments.

Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches.

Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, security, workstation, telephony, and wireless implementations.

Manage Web and PHP development projects. Including MySQL, SQL and DB2 databases as well as the servers they are built on (Ubuntu Linux).

Develop and maintain process automation through scripting and programming.

Systems Administrator
Morgan Thermal Ceramics

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Manged network support and upgrades including configuration, installation, setup and implement of fiber optic links.

Oversaw and provided system, user, and server support including AS400 Support.

Created system cloning, deployment and configuration routines and SOPs for PC distribution.

Key player in implementing plan to install and upgrade 35 managed switches with several VLANS and trunking over CAT6 and Fiber lines.

Oversaw upgrade from Windows XP machines to Windows 7 and Surface Tablets as well as including migration to a virtual environment.

IT Coordinator
Briarwood Academy

Aug 2005 - Apr 2014

Manage the schools IT needs including but not limited to planning, deployment, configuration of servers, services, and workstations.

Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches.

Administer windows server infrastructure that include Windows 2008 and 2012 and Cisco XEN Server

Managed Linux NAS storage solutions for 200+ workstations.

Deployment of Microsoft Windows 7 Pro workstations and all applications needed for those machines.

Oversaw budgets and deployment strategies of the entire IT department of the school.

Test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining network infrastructure including monitoring networks to ensure security and availability to specific users.

Manage and set priorities for the design, maintenance, development, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, security, workstation, telephony, and wireless implementations.

Other Experience

May 2004 - Aug 2005

Pronet Support - Information Technology expert for hire in block time situations and emergency disaster recovery.

May 1999 - May 2001

Sitel Call Center - Help Teir 1/2 technicians with customer service issues as well as test new developing techologies, Quickly Advanced to Teir 3 Engineering. Oversaw many customer interactions with 3rd party providers.


Education

Virginia College - 2014 - 2016:
Network Administration, Information Technology - GPA 4.0
Highest Honors Awarded - Member Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society


Augusta Technical College - 2004 - 2005:
EMT-I Certication, Emergency Medicine - GPA 4.0
Emergency Medicine Level II


Harlem High School - 1995 - 1999:
Vocational Course, Techincal Course Of Study
Activities:
JROTC Saber Team Commander
JROTC Drill Team Executive Commander
JROTC Raider Team Commander
JROTC Rifle Team Member
JROTC Assistant S-4