Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Independent IT Contractor

Geist Christian Church
  • (Employees: 25)
  • Enhanced security and redundancy of key network infrastructure systems
  • Deployed and managed multi layered disaster recovery plan for the enterprise.
  • Managed and maintained enterprise wide security management software.
  • Provided local and remote support of IT hardware, software and networks
  • Administration and support of Windows Server 2003 and 2008
  • Contributed expertise in decision making regarding future technology use
  • Communicated with clients having non-technical backgrounds to develop a detailed understanding of client needs.
2005 - Present

Network Architect

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

  • Designed and deployed a Windows 2003 Domain, wired and wireless network and Shelby Database Server
Sep 2002 - Jan 2010

Director of Information Technology

Grace Community Church

  • (Employees: 100)
  • Wrote and edited communication from the IT department to staff
  • Designed, deployed and managed multi layered disaster recovery plan for the enterprise.
  • Designed and maintained current system images of workstations and servers for disaster recovery and rapid redeployment.
  • Managed and maintained enterprise wide security management software.
  • Provided local and remote support of IT hardware, software and networks
  • Administration and support of Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Exchange 2003 and 2007
  • Contributed expertise in decision making regarding future technology use
  • Configured hardware for employees and maintained wired and wireless network and Toshiba Stratagy ES voice mail system and DK424 telecommunications systems.
  • Designed and conducted IT orientation for new employees and volunteers in enterprise.
  • Communicated with clients having non-technical backgrounds to develop a detailed understanding of client needs.
2005 - 2007

IT Contractor/Network Architect

Tristar Sports & Entertainment

  • Designed, Deployed and Maintained an extensive Wireless Windows/Mac network for client of TriStar.

Summary

I have eight years of experience in creating, deploying and maintaining Windows based networks. I started on the Helpdesk side of IT working in an enterprise environment, supporting clients with digital phones, workstations and other support. I quickly moved to managing Backup and Antivirus servers, bringing redundancy and security to the network. I also managed user environments with Active Directory Group Policy. After gaining greater server side experience, I started contracting with businesses to design and build Windows networks and wireless infrastructure. I also helped organizations move to business ”best practices” for existing infrastructure.

Before working in the IT field I previously worked as a Finance and Operations Administrator with a music organization called Keynote. I also drew on my educational background in Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Development and Business Administration to help make the IT world more accessible and valuable to other departments, increasing their ability to use technology to advance their goals.

Custom

Technology Summary

Security Technologies:

Antivirus, Antispyware, Webfilter Tools (Symantec Endpoint Protection, Barracuda, Cymphonix, SurfControl, Sunbelt Software, Active Directory Group Policy)

Systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2, 2008, 2003, 2000; Exchange 2007, 2003, 2000; Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, NT4, 95, DOS; Apple Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger; Ubuntu(Linux)

Networking:

LANs, WANs,Routers, Firewalls, TCP/IP, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Print Services, Group Policy, Symantec Ghost, Symantec Backup Exec, Remote Desktop Server, Bomgar (Remote Support)

Software:

VMware vSphere, ESXi/ESX; Citrix; Microsoft Live Communications Server ; MS Office 2007, 2003, XP and 2000; Meeting Room Manager Enterprise; Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite CS2,CS3,CS4

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

A+

CompTIA

Network+

CompTIA

MCSA 2000

Microsoft

MCSA 2003

Microsoft