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Accomplished Systems Administrator with over 30 years’ of experience with several large scale IT infrastructures.  Developing a strong understanding of AWS, and Google Cloud Computing.


Jul 2010Dec 2014

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Western Governors University

Several classes of study included, Project Management, Leadership, Computer networking, Windows Server, Java, Web, C# programming, and Infrastructure security.

Oct 2017Dec 2017

Google Cloud

Google Cloud Certified Professional - Cloud Architect

Professional Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform, can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.

Sept 2017Jun 2018

Amazon Web Services

AWS Certified Developer  - Associate

Experience with developing and maintaining applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Workflow Service, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation

May 2015May 2015

ITIL Foundations 2009

Comptia Certifications

  • A+
  • Linux+
  • Network+
  • Security+
  • Project+
  • Database Design Specialist


  • Web Foundations Associate
  • JavaScript Specialist
  • Web Design Specialist

Microsoft Technology Associate

  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Software Development Fundamentals

Work experience

May 2011Present

Operations Center Administrator II

Taos Mountain

As a managed services provider, Taos Mountain has several well known clients, and as an Operations Center Administrator I support several clients simultaneously.  I particularly manage a Linux environment for an entertainment industry client, that was recently hacked.  The client hired Taos to develop a new well secured infrastructure, we have been implementing new Linux and Windows servers, developing secure user and service account authorization methods and designing a new security patch management schedule and implementation system.

Sep 2008May 2011

Site Administrator

Woodgrain Millwork, Inc

Performed Active Directory System Administration, Server monitoring, Networking, and desktop support

Nov 1989May 2008

Senior Field Service Engineer

Micron Technology Inc

Installed and supported manufacturing automation computer equipment. Designed a manufacturing computer system using new computer equipment and OS/2 operating system that helped provide a cost savings of several million dollars in Quartz furnace tubing for diffusion A400 equipment.


Infrastructure Engineering
  • In-depth understanding of GitHub/GitLab, Ansible configuration management.  Managing over 350 Red Hat 6/7 systems using these tool sets.
  • Linux server provisioning and security patch management, providing 100% security compliance for the Linux infrastructure.
  • Server Monitoring and performance tuning using Nagios, Zabbix, Cacti, and Solarwinds experience
  • Scripting experience using bash, yaml, and json.   Developing scripts for automating tasks and troubleshooting problematic services.
  • Experienced in programming in HTML, CSS, Visual Basic, REXX, C# and javascript.  Gaining knowledge on coding in Python, and Ruby
Database Administration
  • Database restoration experience in Disaster Recovery testing scenario.
  • Oracle, MySQL, and MariaDB Database administration experience
  • RMAN backup support
Operating System Adminstration
  • Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, OS support experience
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012. Extensive training with 2008 R2
Infrastructure Server Support
  • Dell, HP, IBM physical hardware support
  • Vmware KVM, and Virtualbox virtual machine support
  • Windows Active Directory Server management support. Windows and Linux server disk space management.