About Me

RECENT RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOMPLISHMENTS  

2010 to present:

  • Taught official VMware curriculum to students so they could obtain VMware certifications and improve their existing infrastructure.
  • Selected by VMware to be a VMware vExpert for 2012-2017.
  • Maintained and grown a global VMware vSphere infrastructure at an enterprise client (Eli Lilly).
  • Administered a VMware Horizon View environment for an enterprise client.
  • Worked on a team to perform P2V migrations to consolidate infrastructure.
  • Managed and built a virtualized proof-of-concept VMware vSphere environment with Site Recovery Manager.
  • Worked with various storage platforms/vendors (NFS, iSCSI, Fiber Channel and vSAN) to troubleshoot disk I/O problems and bottlenecks.
  • Performed VMware vSphere audits at several clients as a consultant to ensure best practices are in place.
  • Implemented and managed several full VMware vSphere installations with clients who had little or no prior virtualization experience.
  • Worked with clients to move critical server infrastructure to cloud services like VMware vCloud and Amazon Web Services to scale with their needs and provide a more reliable infrastructure and give additional backup solutions.
  • Built an internal self-service cloud based service for internal demo and proof-of-concept use.
  • Worked with the Indy Racing League to move car sensor timing infrastructure to cloud services to scale with their needs and provide a more reliable infrastructure.
  • Built an internal self-service cloud based service for internal demo and proof-of-concept use.

 

EXPERIENCE

New Horizons:  VMware Certified Instructor (11/2011-Present)

Purdue University: Associate Faculty (04/2007 – Present)

Apparatus: IT Consultant, Virtualization (03/2008-11/2011)

Sallie Mae: Systems Administrator (10/2006 – 02/2008)

Sallie Mae: Systems Analyst (10/2005 – 02/2008)

 

EDUCATION      

Capitol College

Master of Science in Information Assurance

Purdue University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology

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