I love computers; to me they're more than just a paycheck. I have used Linux in my personal life since 1998. At home I run two 4U servers running 14 virtual machines and many more during experiments.
Since 2004 I've professionally worked in I.T. with a primary focus on Linux systems. I advanced from my first Linux focused roles to a systems administrator, where for four years, I deployed and maintained over 800 physical servers located all over the world. After this experience with systems administration, I moved into a split instructor/consultant role, which I have been in for the last ten years.
As a consultant, I've gained outstanding real-world experience supporting existing infrastructure and deploying new environments. I've completed successful consultant work for Moody's, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Capital One, H-E-B, and many others.
As an instructor, I teach I.T. professionals how to correctly use Linux and Linux-related technologies, including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes, Ansible, Hadoop, Docker, Chef, Puppet, and many, many other technologies which are listed below. I take pride in the quality of my work and am proud to say many repeat clients request me as an instructor care about client requests
As a consultant, a large specialty grocery store. Brought me out to help the company upgrade a large existing Red Hat Satellite 5 deployment to Red Hat Satellite 6. This was no small task. Over a period of two weeks, I deployed two Satellite 6 servers, multiple capsule servers, and set it all up in a high-availability active-passive setup. I worked with the on-site admins to plan data migration from the existing Satellite 5 servers, and eventually moved all data, licenses, and registered clients to the new Satellite 6 install.
Further, I developed several Puppet modules which were used to ensure a consistent deployment across the company's nearly 15,000 servers. These modules were responsible for ensuring SSH keys were deployed, enabling registrations to Red Hat Identity Management, synchronizing sudo rules, and configuring remote logging.
I've had the opportunity to work with many different technologies, and I have a proven track record of being able to rapidly adopt new and upcoming technologies.
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