Office: Edinboro University, Ross Hall, Room 147
As student of life always thirsting for knowledge, I became interested in computers and technology at a fairly early age. I heard that Linux was where all the cool server admins hung out, so I started to explore Slackware sometime in the mid-nineties. After years of building servers and networks in my parent's basement, I decided to pursue a career in Information Technology, most notably around network and server administration, and started on my journey as an IT professional.
After graduating with a degree in MIS from Penn State University in 2004, I began a career in IT systems administration, deskside support, and information systems management. With over sixteen years in professional information technology systems administration, I have worked with a variety of technologies, ranging from small office/home office equipment, to enterprise-class systems and infrastructure, and everything in between.
As a fan of *nix based operating systems, I'm currently working as a Senior Linux Systems Administrator, where I am responsible for configuring, deploying, and maintaining Unix and Linux based operating systems on enterprise class hardware. Some of my more recent duties include deploying highly-available fault-tolerant database and virtual machine clustering technologies, upgrading enterprise hardware and software with zero user interruptions, implementing and improving disaster recovery and business continuity procedures, managing enterprise class hyper-converged data center solutions, and providing courteous and professional assistance to users of any skill level.
Recently I have been exploring the finer details of computer and network security, along with cloud computing and serverless architecture, and integrating these emerging technologies and practices into practical instruction. This personal learning and growth helps me continue to advance on my journey of Information Technology Professional, while following a passion to help teach students of every age.
Leave of absense, no class to teach Summer/Fall 2021 Future TBD...