Resume

Work Experience

Director of IT, 7/2013 – Current                                                   

SafeTec Compliance Systems, Vancouver, WA

Define enterprise IT strategy to support business needs of Enterprise EHS professionals

Manage the implementation of Highly Available systems to support Internal and External clients

Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery

Implement accepted best practice standards across the enterprise while supporting legacy toolsets

Support departmental requirements & expectations for technology needs within the organization

Evaluate data processing proposals to assess project feasibility and requirements

Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing needs and efficiently implement enterprise strategies

Coach IT Staff to provide a permissive and approachable customer focused department

Freelance Producer, 5/2005 – Current                                 

Various Clients Nationally

Develop & Maintain websites, web systems, and web servers

Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems

Created 3d animations, graphics, and interactive advertisements to client's standard

Edited Video and animations for immediate broadcast

Analyzed difficult problems to find most efficient solutions

Develop and implement android game engine for use by iOS dev studio

Director of Technology, 1/2010 – 7/2013                                   

Texas Classroom Teachers Association, Austin, TX

Develop and interpret organizational goals, policies, and procedures

Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software,

applications software, and all configurations

Integrate disparate systems to ensure data consistency and deduplication

Support departmental requirements & expectations for technology needs within the organization

Manage requirements & expectations for department directors’ technology needs

Plan & grow visibility options for conventions and meetings

Interface with 3rd party vendors to implement association strategies

Technology Solutions Specialist, 12/2008 – 1/2010                 

Texas Classroom Teachers Association, Austin, TX

Develop & Maintain websites, web systems, and web servers

Automate systems to better serve member’s real-time needs

Assist team members to resolve issues in timely fashion

Web Engineer, 12/2007 – 11/2008                                              

KXAN NBC Austin, Austin, TX

Develop & Maintain websites, web systems, and web servers

Manage workflow and production schedules for web team

Assist team members to resolve issues in timely fashion

Interface with 3rd party vendors to implement corporate and local strategies

Web Production Manager, 7/2007 – 12/2007                            

KXAN NBC Austin, Austin, TX

Design & implement web collateral for advertising partners

Create, Post, and track Sales and Marketing content in the CMS

Digital Media Facilities Supervisor, 8/2006 – 7/2007

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

            Taught students best practices for Digital Media

            Maintained & repaired computer systems and video equipment

            Planned future progression of Time Based Media Major

Instructor, 9/2006 – 12/2006, 8/2003 – 12/2003

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

           Taught introduction level 3d-Animation class

Webmaster, 3/2006 – 8/2006                         

National Instruments, Austin, TX

Distribute requests to content owners & Correct issues in content management system

Digital Media Producer, 2/2002 – 5/2005                             

RA Studios, Milwaukee, WI

Created motion graphics, 3d animations, web graphics, and interactive CDs

          Programmed applications for dynamic delivery of informational content

          Provided creative solutions to difficult problems      

Computer Lab Technician, 1998 – 2002                             

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

Managed Active Directory Domain for Windows based computers

          Performed Help Desk Level I & II functions for students, faculty and staff

System Operator, 1996 – 1198                             

NEC, The Woodlands, TX

Operated NEC SX4-4 class super computer implementing single user block time and managing appropriate resource utilization.                    

Leadership

Board Member – Calendar Director, 5/2016 – Current

Rose City Astronomers, Portland, OR

Education

BFA Communication Design, 8/1998 – 5/2002

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI

Studied design with intent on efficient communication

System Proficiency

Linux – Redhat, Arch, Debian; Apache; MySQL;

Mac OS

Microsoft – Windows Server, Desktop; Azure; SQL; Hyper-V; Failover Cluster Manager;

WebCMS Systems – Drupal; Wordpress

Adobe Suite

MS Office

Hardware – HP Proliant; Dell Poweredge R&T Series, Precision, Optiplex

Current Personal Development Projects

Development – Android; Java; C++

MCSE: Private Cloud

RHCSA

Awards & Certifications

2015 Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (70-533)

2015 Amateur Radio License: Technician Class

2012 Texas School Public Relations Association –

Best of Category: New Website

2008 Best of Austin: Local News Website readers’ choice award winner

1998 BSA Eagle Scout