I am a dedicated, dependable Linux Systems Administrator and FLOSS-oriented general technologist, skilled at managing diverse needs in challenging, fast-paced environments. I advocate for the use of free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) as my "tools of choice," though I have been known to use proprietary products in certain specific cases (most often Microsoft Windows & Office and Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, et. al.) I am incredibly driven to solve problems through regular, iterative improvements with measurable/observable positive impact for the end-user.
Peers and other co-workers often describe me as "friendly and energetic," with "top-notch" communication and customer service skills, as well as a proven ability to mentor peers and clients while ensuring systems' security, performance, and availability through "meticulous" and "methodical" practice. Personally, ever since working in a movie theater in high school, I feel that I am always able to maintain a professional decorum, even in periods of intense pressure or stress. (Communication, in my experience, is much easier and more effective when all parties are calm and clear-headed.)
I have always had a genuine passion for learning and trying new things, particularly those of a technical nature (at this time, I am pursuing a certificate from IBM via edX for Python/Data Science, and I am especially intrigued by Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies/utility tokens as well as blockchain technology in general—I am even learning about dApps on platforms such as Ethereum, EOS, and NEO), as well as a love of comedy and virtually all genres of music—live or recorded (or recorded live!) In fact, one of my only major non-technology possessions (and one of which I am very proud, personally) is my hand-built collection of >500 vinyl albums.
In summary, if you are looking for someone to help solve problems through the use of (mostly free—as in both "freedom" and "beer") technology, improve employees' day-to-day work experience, ensure customers that interact with your company come away with a positive view of your technological "wizardry," and help delight customers and end-users alike by always minding the dual philosophies of "never make promises you aren't absolutely positive you can keep" and "always under-promise and over-deliver," please reach out to me; I think we will work well together!