ENGINEER. TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST. EARLY ADOPTER.
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I am an outgoing problem-solver with a technical background and education. I thrive on keeping up with advances in information technology that drive a more connected society. My ultimate career goal is to blend business acumen with my IT experience, and become a guru and primary influence in an evolving IT landscape. Accountability and honest communication are the driving forces behind my work ethic, as well as the old saying "hard work builds character" (Thanks Dad.) Want to know the finer details? Download a copy of my resume below.
I am Texas born, Rochester raised, and Philadelphia settled. I love warm weather, traveling, food and I'm a proud cat parent. I have a mean sweet tooth and recently started my own bakery as a side hustle. I've adopted Philly sports teams, and I am a proud member of the Sons of Ben. I'm a super-casual photography hobbyist. I believe there is no room for mistakes and regrets, only learning experiences.
My Roles & Responsibilities
SYSTEMS ENGINEER, DELL EMC
September 2014 - Present
Consultative presales role engaging with enterprise customers to recommend IT solutions compatible with their short and long term infrastructure needs
Provide education and insight on industry trends; demo and discuss EMC technologies
Communicate effectively at varied technical levels within customer organizations, ranging from operations/engineers to the C-suite
Provide consistent, timely support in pre- and post-sales activities
NOC ENGINEER, SHORETEL (SHORETEL SKY)
September 2013 - June 2014
Build, maintain and assess routing on Cisco CPE/NPE devices
Troubleshooting of proprietary applications and soft switches for VoIP connectivity and quality
Interact with Support Representatives, Client IT, and other internal departments to resolve critical issues
Engage upstream carriers for resolution of down T1 and MPLS circuits
Adhere to Service Level Agreements for prompt resolution of trouble tickets
INFORMATION SECURITY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
November 2011 - September 2013
Vulnerability analysis and reporting
Testing, development and maintenance of new department website (Drupal)
Research and testing of security tools for potential implementation
Administration and maintenance of department virtualized server environment
Coordination of support services with technical representatives campus-wide as part of a project to reduce private information footprint
What I’ve Learned
BS, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
AS, MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Bachelor of Science in Applied Networking and System Administration. Completed in 2013. Hands-on, depth based technical education into network protocols, network and systems management and troubleshooting. Experience heavily based in Cisco networking devices, as well as several versions of Windows and Linux hosts/servers.
Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, General Studies. Completed 2005. Well-rounded coursework in math, science, arts and literature. Courses taken in 2010-11 focusing on breadth based IT concepts such as object oriented programming, database design, systems planning and design, and project management.