With close to 3 decades in the computer and technology field, there is very little I haven't done. I started my career in the late 1970s as a programmer on mainframe (PDP-11) and Mini (IBM 5150 series & BasicFour) computers. In the mid 1980s I saw the potential of the "connected PC" and jumped from software development to computer networking. I was one of the original Certified Systems Engineers from Novell and played an integral part as a SysAdmin at the very beginning of America Online eventually mastering all concepts of the burgeoning Internet industry.
As an entrepreneur, I started my first solo business venture during the early 90s in Southern California. Then after my first child was born I moved my young family back to the midwest and took the position of Sr. Systems Engineer for the Marco Corporation. Marco was a struggling office supply business trying to break into the voice-print-and computer support industries. In a few short years, Marco was known through the greater Minnesota area as a true leader in technology. During my tenure at Marco I continued to gain experience and associated Vendor Certifications for all of the major technology. My extensive list of certifications include Master CNE (Novell), MCSE (Microsoft) All of the CompTIA certifications, and a host of other major and minor industry leaders.
Experienced programmer specializing in PHP looking for challenging and rewarding opportunities to design Web-based solutions. Comfortable collaborating with CSS and HTML programmers project managers designers and database administrators in the administration of software architecture.
Highly skilled in the design and deployment and management of large scale local and wide area network systems including TCP/IP, Subnetting, DNS, DHCP, xDSL, T1, DS3 Routing and Switching.
Extensive experience in network administration in Microsoft and Novell environments.
Responsible for all aspects of the County network and servers including layer 2 and 3 switching, Campus wide connectivity, firewall and remote access procedures. Converted network systems from Novell Netware 5.1 to Microsoft Server 2008/2012. Converted internal email system from GroupWise to MDaemon (Exchange-like application). Deploy, configure and administrate user and group policies in Active Directory. Provided end-user training classes for county applications. Wrote Timesheet entry and payroll processing application (PHP/MSSQL based) to interface with AS400/ACS system. Wrote County's Internet and administrative tools to manage the County's Internet Website.
Provided full-service IT support for small business and residential customers. Hardware repairs and upgrades. Custom software development. Design and install 10-25 user PC networks including the cabling, routing and switching, and server deployments.
Instrumental in establishing Marco as leader in technology services. Designed and deployed multiple wide-area networks across the state of Minnesota for the banking industry. Designed and built large scale local-area networks for various school districts around the state. Created Internet Services department including a highly redundant Network Operations Center. Wrote custom software for resale to customers that allowed remote data backup. Assisted Technical sales staff to determine customer needs and solutions. Conducted multiple training sessions for internal employees and external customers.