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!