I am an IT professional with experience supporting and implementing technology to improve business processes. I am experienced in designing, planning, implementing, optimizing, and troubleshooting physical and virtual data center components and environments. I am able to diagnose complex problems and systems to consistently deliver effective business focused solutions.
- VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCDX5-DCV) #128
- VMware Certified Professional vSphere 6 (VCP6)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Design vSphere 5 (VCAP5-DCD)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Administrator vSphere 5 (VCAP5-DCA)
- VMware Certified Professional vSphere 5 (VCP5)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Administrator vSphere 4 (VCAP4-DCA)
- VMware Certified Professional vSphere 4 (VCP4)
- Citrix Certified Associate – Apps and Desktops (CCA-AD)
- Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator for Citrix XenApp 6 (CCAA)
- Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenApp 6 (CCA)
- Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenDesktop 5 (CCA)
- EMC Proven Professional Information Storage Associate (EMCISA)
ABS Technology Architects Employee of the Year 2014
- The annual VMware vExpert title is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. The title is awarded to individuals (not employers) for their commitment to sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technology above and beyond their job requirements.
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook, Packt Publishing, January 2014
A technical cookbook providing “recipes” to VMware vSphere design in the virtual datacenter. The VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook provides a guide to those interested in data center design and to those pursuing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Design certification.
- Proficient in the design, deployment, configuration, optimization, and troubleshooting of VMware technologies in enterprise environments. These technologies include vCenter Server, ESXi, ESX, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), vMotion, High Availability (HA), Distributed Power Management (DPM), Fault Tolerance (FT), PowerCLI, virtual networking, VMware Update Manager (VUM), physical to virtual migrations, Storage DRS, and Storage vMotion.
- Designing, implementing, and administering data center technologies for storage, networking, compute, business continuity, and disaster/data recovery.
- Configuring server, workstation, network, and storage hardware from multiple vendors including EMC, Nimble Storage, NetApp, Dell, HP, and Cisco.
- Configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting iSCSI, CIFS, FC, and NFS storage arrays.
June 2015 – Present
ABS Technology Architects, Virginia Beach, VA
November 2012 – May 2015
Senior Virtualization Engineer
Member of the Datacenter team at ABS Technology Architects. Datacenter pre-sales technical consulting, virtualization design, storage design, and solution implementation including server virtualization, enterprise storage, and desktop virtualization solutions.
- Design and implement solutions with Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series hardware.
- Design and implement solutions using enterprise storage arrays from EMC and Nimble Storage
- Design and implement virtual server and virtual desktop environments.
Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, VA
January 2011 – Present
- Provide instruction using VMware IT Academy (VITA) resources and through real world examples of the benefits gained by using virtualization and VMware technologies.
- VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage (vSphere 4.1, 5.1, and 5.5)
- VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (vSphere 5.1 and 5.5)
- VMware vSphere: Automation with vSphere PowerCLI (V4.1)
- VMware vSphere: Manage for Performance (V4.1)
- VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting (V4.1)
- Provide design assistance, administration, and troubleshooting of the lab cluster used by students attending VMware training programs provided by the college.
- Designed and assisted in the deployment of a 12 host VMware cluster hosting virtual machines used for class administration and student lab environments.
- Implemented VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) to conserve power and cooling resources outside of class hours.
- Use PowerCLI to automate the deployment, exercise setup, and cleanup of lab environments.
ABNB Federal Credit Union, Chesapeake, VA
May 2007 – November 2012
Network Operations Manager
Lead a team of technicians and administrators responsible for maintaining the Credit Union’s technology infrastructure including server hardware, virtual environment, data storage, information security, IP networks, branch office connectivity, backups, and VoIP systems.
- Administer a 4 host VMware vSphere environment hosting 70+ virtual machines.
- Develop corporate policies and department procedures to address information security, change management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
- Manage a team of help desk support technicians, network administrators, and system administrators that provide support to Credit Union staff and members.
MAP Communications, Inc., Chesapeake, VA
May 1996 – May 2007
Provided network and system support to local and remote users. Deployed and maintained the software and hardware supporting a nationwide answering service and messaging system.
- Administered Windows (NT, 2000, 2003), UnixWare, Solaris, and Linux servers.
- Configured and managed Cisco network hardware servicing the corporate LAN and 40+ remote point-of-sale offices.
- Worked with service providers to troubleshoot issues with ISDN, frame relay, PRI, and Point-to-Point T1 service.
United States Army, Fort Lewis Washington
July 1990 – November 1993
31FV4 – Node Center Switch Operator
- Honorably discharged veteran.
Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, VA
Associate of Applied Science – Information Systems Technology – 2012
Virtualization Career Studies Certificate – January 2011
Financial Services Career Studies Certificate – May 2010
Deep Creek High School
High School Diploma – June 1990