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Cloud Systems Developer Leader


I'm a CSDL at Cloudreach. I'm passionate about bringing our current developers and future leaders up through the challenges of leveling up in this growing industry. I'm also fully utilized and customer-facing bringing forward-thinking, innovative, cloud-native, and best-of-breed technology to the masses! I specialize in DevOps practices, security, CI/CD, Containerization (Docker and Kubernetes), AWS & Azure. I've architected, developed and implemented solutions for customers in most public clouds during my Cloudreach tenure and prior in my own personal cloud consulting initiatives. I design solutions that are portable, security-first, and efficient. Our future is cloud-agnostic, serverless, and security by default, and I am excited every day to design & build solutions to pave the way to get there.

Core Competencies in Role:

Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, Terraform, ARM Templates), Immutable software and infrastructure, containerization (Kubernetes, Docker, ECS, EKS, AKS, OpenShift), DevOps, DevSecOps, automation (Puppet, Chef, Ansible) and CI/CD (Jenkins, Travis, Bamboo, CircleCI).


Manager of Application Development

Ohio State University College of Engineering

I started focusing on AppDev & DevOps management as my full time job in 2016 and became the Manager of Application Development managing a group that develops and supports a rapidly growing portfolio of software applications for the College of Engineering. I managed development, budget, process, personnel, and direction. I reported to the CIO at the time.

Core Competencies:

Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Linux (RHEL and CentOS), Kubernetes, Docker, OpenStack, VMware

C#, Ruby on Rails, PHP/Laravel, Bash, Powershell


Senior Systems Manager

Ohio State University

I had a variety of roles within the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University spanning the time of 2008-2016. I was a working manager and team lead, managing several different operations groups and acting as a chief technology architect for multiple business units. I worked with vendors like Dell, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and CA Technologies to architect  their solutions for the College of Engineering enterprise infrastructure. I managed IT budgets and spend for several business units and cost centers.

I had a very large focus on federal and government research initiatives. This included managing and implementing NIST/security compliance, ITIL implementation and IT business unit consolidationsoftware development, agile process implementation, automation and DevOps practices.

In 2015 and 2016 I co-lead a project that took on operations of 12 IT support groups building consolidated infrastructure, IT service management and service delivery for those respective areas.

I was also able to participate in federal and government research, author publicationsteach graduate courses, and speak at conferences.

Core Competencies:

Dell, Cisco, VMware, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Windows Server 2012, 2016, Microsoft System Center (SCOM, SCCM, SCVMM), Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Powershell, Bash.


Systems Manager

Ohio State University

Responsible for the student computer labs and classroom technology at OSU. Operations and personnel management of 120 students and 3 full time staff members. Endpoint management for 1200 PCs and Macs. Hardware and software lifecycle management. Security compliance. Automation. Managed IT budgets for multiple cost-centers.