Government Security Clearance:

Type: DISCO (Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office)
Level: Secret

Educational Experience:

  • Certifications:
    • CompTIA A+ (COMP001008607269)
  • Certificates:
    • Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies v2.1
    • Interconnection Cisco Network Devices v2.3
    • 2400: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
    • 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
    • 3370/3374: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2007 SharePoint Server
    • 5061: Implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
    • 05TSQL: Introductions to Microsoft SQL 2005 TSQL
    • 3938: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Skills Summary:

Hardware: Cisco 2600/1800 series routers, 3Com & Netgear switches, servers (HP & IBM), IBM Blade Center, IBM SAN DS4300/4800, SCSI, RAID 0/1/5/6, Fiber Channel and iSCSI

Software: VMware ESX Server, vRanger, vSphere, Exchange 2000/2003/2007, SharePoint 2003/2007, Active Directory, IIS, DHCP, DNS, WINS, WSUS, MSSQL 2000/2005, Network Load Balancing, Terminal Services, DameWare, GFI Events Manager, Adobe CS6 products, Norton Antivirus and Ghost, CA Antivirus, Arcserve 12, SecureIT, Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Confluence, Jira, SpiraTest, SalesForce and Logstash

Networking: WAN/LAN configuration and installation of Cisco routers, managing Juniper, WatchGuard and pfSense firewall policies, setup of site to site VPN tunnels, creating VPN policies and insuring network security

Operating Systems: Windows 9x, ME, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2000/2003/2008, Linux and OS X

Web Development: Experience with WordPress, Joomla and designing custom themes

Programming Languages: Visual Basic.NET, C++, HTML, PHP, Flash, Java, Puppet, and creating scripts and batch files


  • Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology
    Johnson County Community College (2001-2004)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Networking and Telecommunications
    Fort Hays State University (12 hours completed – 2012)

Work Experience:

Popstar Networks – Systems/Network Administrator | May 2011 – Present

  • Managing the daily tasks of server backups, tracking error logs and ensuring proper server performance, monitoring system capacities and loads on 15 virtual servers and eight physical servers
  • Creating Ubuntu 12.04 clones of mission critical servers to the Amazon cloud to insure the company’s infrastructure for fast restoration in disaster recovery
  • Planning and executing the migration of 10 physical servers into VM’s running on VMware ESXi to help reduce cost, ease of backups, off-site storage and disaster recovery
  • Configuring and deploying Logstash to a select group of servers for better log searching and monitoring
  • Designing, building and implementing a new file server with an initial 24TB of storage running RAID 6 with room to grow in two additional phases, it housed backups of VM’s
  • Customizing, updating and maintaining company’s corporate website
  • Creating a Puppet module to help ensure that restoration and configuration of the company’s reverse proxy server could be easily restored
  • Inventorying and maintaining all technology assets and tracked locations of items
  • Setup and Configuration of a pfSense firewall to ensure better network security, help reduce malware and popups along with adding a more secure VPN for employees


Advancia Corporation – Systems Administrator | August 2008 – May 2011

  • Managed the day-to-day tasks of server backups, tracking error logs and ensuring proper server performance, monitoring system capacities and loads on 25 virtual servers and six physical servers
  • Planned for implementations of new hardware/software, modified scripts and programs, running queries within the databases per government standards
  • Setup and deployed Blackboard an online CMS, enrolled new users, created course copies, and setup custom authentication using SSO
  • Managed SharePoint 2003/2007, setup new sites and workspaces, ensured proper permissions, created custom views, workflows, themes and cleaned files that were classified
  • Ensured Adobe Connect was always working properly for online classes, monitored performance and user load
  • Managed virtual servers running on VMware ESX Server, monitoring host load levels and moving machines between blades
  • Installed new blades, updated firmware, configured IBM BladeCenter Management Module all by government standards and guidelines
  • Designed and coded custom software that would monitor server outage, restart required services and email specific users the process details


Bank of Blue Valley – Systems Administrator II | September 2006 – August 2008

  • Monitored and maintained software/hardware updates for over 30 servers running Windows Server 2000/2003 both physically and virtually
  • Installed and configured Cisco routers at seven branch locations and assisted with encrypting traffic across PTP T1’s and Frame Relays
  • Installed and configured Juniper firewalls, setup VPN polices for remote location tunneling and configured polices for VPN mobile laptop users
  • Migrated Server 2000 running IIS 5 to Server 2003 running IIS 6 that hosted online banking applications
  • Captured backup images of virtual servers running in VMware Server
  • Managed users and servers of a Citrix farm with 300 + nodes
  • Implemented and deployed an RDP server farm with load balancing for the replacement of Citrix
  • Installed and configured 3Com V3000 phone systems
  • Managed settings and policies on a Meridius anti-spam mail server
  • Provided backups and recoveries with CA Arcserve 12 using a Quantum SuperLoader3 and DLT VS160


Nuvio Corporation – Tier 2 Tech Support | February 2005 – September 2006

  • Provided VoIP technical/customer support for over 15,000 customers, solved all issues that where escalated to tier 2 support
  • Troubleshot and resolved problems on all types of operating system platforms, configured manual settings for Cisco and Polycom phones
  • Provided packet captures of traffic from ATA’s or SIP phones to main UNIX servers running Asterisk
  • Used Wireshark to analyze packet captures of communication traffic between end users and data center to verify proper performance
  • Installed and managed Eventum, a web based ticket tracking system