Co-creator of Thwackman!
I have been in the IT field for the last 17+ years, specializing in networking. I have supported numerous DoD IT environments and networks throughout the world. I am well-rounded in all areas of IT, to include Networking, Information Systems and Services, and Information Assurance.
I am currently supporting the Air Force as a Senior Network Engineer on an IT Integration team. I evaluate, recommend, design, integrate, configure, and test new products for our environment. I also develop all documentation and drawings for this entire process. I work with a lot of new technologies. I do a lot with virtualization, network storage, networking, IA, NMSs, SQL, and SolarWinds customization.
I have designed, implemented, integrated, configured, documented, tested, and evaluated the SolarWinds Network monitoring/management platform that is currently being used internationally by one section of the Air Force. I have designed SolarWinds VM templates that are used to deploy a preinstalled, almost turn-key solution. SQL tables are pre-populated, Registry configurations are preconfigured, website settings are preconfigured, map templates are prestaged, etc. The installer runs the wizards, follows instructions, and inputs variables for their environment.
I have designed, documented, implemented, configured, tested, and evaluated Cisco/Windows 2000/2003/2008 Active Directory/DNS/Exchange Server and Cisco VoIP Infrastructures for 50+ site worldwide WAN networks.
I have held many IT postions and titles, to include Information Technology Specialist, IT Consultant, Technical Lead, IT Manager, NOSC Lead, Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Lead Engineer, Installer, Network Technician, Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, NOC Administrator, HelpDesk Technician, and PC technician. I have developed thousands of pages of documentation (training plans, standard operating procedures (SOPs), integration plans, install guides, troubleshooting procedures, schedules, diagrams, etc.) and have trained 100+ personnel in IT areas.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and am currently working towards a Masters in Network Management. I recently served as a Manager of 35+ IT personnel across 6 different departments.
I hold many certifications and also instruct EC-Council CEH, CompTIA Security+, Network+, A+, and Cisco CCNA courses.