Employment Linux Systems Administrator
February 2012 - Present
SIU School of Medicine Springfield, IL
June 2003 - Present
TJ Squared Springfield, IL
  • Service Complete Customer Relationship
  • Manage Various Contractors
  • Develop/Deploy Drupal Based Web Sites and Web Applications
    • PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS, Drupal, and Flash
  • Develop/Deploy/Maintain MySQL Based Virtual Hosting
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6, Apache HTTPD, Postfix, ClamAV, amavisd-new, Dovecot, ProFTPD, BIND, ejabberd and DKIM
  • Deploy/Maintain Content Filtering Firewall
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, DansGuardian, Snort, Shorewall, BIND, DHCPD
  • Deploy/Maintain Phone System
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Asterisk, FreePBX
    • PoE Infrastructure
    • Aastra/Grandstream/Polycom VoIP Phones
  • Deploy/Maintain Cisco Routers
    • T1/ADSL Multiple ISP Routing
Nov. 2007 - Dec. 2008
Microchip Computer Solutions Springfield, IL
  • Develop Web Applications
    • Mantis Bug Tracker
    • Subversion Version Control
  • Deploy/Maintain Production High Available Load Balancing Cluster
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, PHP, MySQL, Apache HTTPD, GFS, DRBD, Pulse, LinuxHA
  • Deploy/Maintain Development Server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Apache HTTPD, Subversion
    • Custom Bash Scripts (Queue Check In to Update Test Environment)
  • Provide Pre/Post Launch Customer Support
May 2006 - Aug. 2006
Inner City Mission Springfield, IL
  • Support Various Desktop and Laptop Computers
  • Deploy Linux Single Sign on Server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, LDAP, Samba, FreeRadius
  • Design/Develop/Deploy/Maintain Network Infrastructure
    • Deploy/Maintain Phone System
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Asterisk, FreePBX
      • PoE Infrastructure
      • Grandstream VoIP Phones
  • Create Future Expansion Proposals
  Lab Assistant
Aug. 2003 - Apr. 2006
University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
  • Resolve Student and Faculty Questions
  • Deploy Linux and Windows Servers
    • Campus XMPP/Jabber Server
    • High Available Fully Redundant Web Servers
    • Terminal Server for SAS and SPSS
  • Design Web Systems
    • Workshop Evaluations, Text Only Converter, MySQL Account Creation System, Oracle Account Creation System
  • Support Computer Labs and Smart Classrooms
    • 200+ Windows XP/Mac OS X/Linux/Solaris Computers
  • Ghost Workstations
  Service Checker
Dec. 2002 - Jul. 2003
Jewel Food Stores Springfield, IL
  Counselor in Training
Jun. - Jul. 2001
American Computer Experience Atlanta, GA
  • Instruct Children Ages 9-16
    • HTML, Visual Basic 6.0, Video Editing with Studio DV
Education Computer Science B.S. 2003 - 2007 University of Illinois at Springfield Springfield, IL
  Diploma 1999 - 2003 Pleasant Plains High School Pleasant Plains, IL
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Band Manager
  • Play Tenor Sax in Band
  • High School Webmaster
  • Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • Network+ Certified Professional
  • A+ Certified Professional IT Technician
  • Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certified Sage
  • Program PHP, HTML CSS, JavaScript, Python, Bash, Java, and SQL
  • Interfacing Web Services Using SOAP, XML-RPC, and REST
  • Interfacing Databases in MySQL
  • Support Computer Hardware and Software
  • Network Design,  Deployment, and Maintenance
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7, Windows Server 2000/2003
    • RHEL 4/5/6, CentOS 4/5/6, Fedora 2-16, Debian, OpenWRT
    • Mac OS X
    • Cisco IOS
  • Linux Servers and Systems Using Shorewall, DansGuardian, Samba, Subversion, Apache, MySQL, NTOP, Dovecot, ClamAV, amavisd-new, Postfix, BIND, VSFTP, Jabber, Heartbeat, DRBD, ProFTPD, Pulse, GFS, LinuxHA, and DHCP
  • Windows Servers using IIS, VPN, DNS, DHCP, Terminal Services, Ghost, and WINS
Office Skills
  • Copy Machines, Faxes, Multi-line Phone Systems
  • Very Organized, Typing, Filing
  • Microsoft Office(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), OpenOffice, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, vim, Eclipse, jEdit
Awards Received
  • Eagle Scout
  • Order of the Arrow Member
  • Best Use of Humor in Programming (ACE Computer Camp, Age 14)