Professional Experience

Application Administrator, Central Michigan University

December 2011 – Present

As an application administrator I am a jack of all trades. I am primarily responsible for our third party on site hosted applications, but I have my hands on many projects around the office and can spend time in specific areas as needed. Working with a great team and more mature processes allowed me to develop my skills in lots of interesting areas. Most recently, I have been working on our client deployment and management of macOS and have revamped our use of Munki, AutoPkg, DeployStudio and puppet. It has been a great opportunity to work with many other departments campus wide to initiate plans for a campus wide solution. We have had great success in streamlining our processes and have some major plans for the continued growth of the macOS on campus. I have also been able to work with our team of developers who mainly work in Python/Django.

Coordinator of the Center for Creative Media, CMU

March 2006 – December 2011

The coordinator position was a grant funded role that was created to aid in starting the recording label White Pine Music. While I did record and mix from time to time, my primary role was to alleviate some of the IT challenges that were put on the Audio Production Manager at the School of Music. Together, we managed around 120 Mac computers for Faculty/Staff and labs. The position was funded for three years at which point they wanted to keep me on, but could only fit a part time role into the budget.

Assistant Manager – Technical Services, CMU

October 2009 – December 2011

I started at Technical Services working half time because the cut of hours at the Center for Creative Media. Technical Services is the last line of support for many offices on campus and is the primary repair depot for the institution and students. I was able to hone a lot of problem solving skills while working in this role and found many new challenges day after day.

IT/Production Director, Grace Church – Mount Pleasant, MI

May 2003 – February 2006

This was my first taste of an IT role. My primary role was in production, but because of limited resources, I put a lot of time into learning how to manage computers. We had a network of around 20 to 30 Macs and I can still remember the debates on transitioning from OS9 to Mac OSX (which if you don’t remember, was not real great until 10.3 or so). I have fond memories of many late night working with many great friends here a lot of whom got there professional career path altered or tweaked while serving in this church.

Freelance Work

Computer Support, Isabella Community Sportsplex - Mount Pleasant, MI

January 2010 - Present

I was fortunate to take over work with the Sportsplex from a friend of mine who was moving out of the area in 2010. The Sportsplex has grown to include Morey Courts, the MP ICE Arena and McLaren Fitness. I have been able to consolidate a lot of the backend of their technologies and have provisioned many great technical resources that are available to nonprofits for their use (Azure for Nonprofits, AdWord Grants, G Suite for Nonprofits, Slack, Github, etc.). This has been a win-win as it has allowed me to broaden my skills to areas that I do not do in my full time role.

Technologies

OS/Hypervisors Software Programming Management Tools Web Technologies
macOS Microsoft Office Bash Munki/AutoPkg Azure
macOS Server Adobe Creative Cloud Python Puppet Office 365
Windows 7 - 10 VMWare Fusion PHP DeployStudio G Suite
Windows Server Slack SQL SCCM Nginx
VMWare ESXi MunkiReport Git Chocolatey JMeter
Debian/Ubuntu   Django MicroMDM  

Certifications

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

2016 - Present | LFCS-1600-001164-0100

Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

2009 - 2012

Education

Bachelor of Applied Arts, Central Michigan University

1999 - 2003 | Graduated Magna Cum Laude

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