My Koalifications


Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Routing and Switching

    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

    Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

  • CompTIA Security+

    CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

  • CompTIA Server+

    CompTIA Server+ certification validates the skills necessary to be a server administrator. Key areas covered by this exam include virtualization, storage, security, and troubleshooting.

  • ITILĀ® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

    An introductory certification to the Information Technology Infrastrcture Library (ITIL). ITIL 4 and enables candidates to look at IT service management through an end-to-end operating model for the creation, delivery and continual improvement of tech-enabled products and services.

  • Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate (JNCDA)

    The JNCDA credential validates an understanding of network design fundamentals. A certification holder at this level has demonstrated entry-level knowledge of network design, theory, and best practices.

  • Juniper Networks Certified Design Specialist - Data Center (JNCDS-DC)

    The JNCDS-DC credential validates an understanding of data center network design principles. A certification holder at the level has demonstrated intermediate knowledge of data center network design, theory, and best practices.

  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate - Junos (JNCIA-Junos)

    The JNCIA-Junos credential validates an understanding of networking fundamentals and core functionality of the Junos OS. A certification holder at this level has demonstrated entry-level to intermediate knowledge of networking.

  • Palo Alto ACE (Accredited Configuration Engineer) 8.1

    The Palo Alto Networks ACE - Accredited Configuration Engineer exam tests your knowledge of the core features and functions of Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, and serves as an objective indication of your ability to configure Palo Alto Networks firewalls using PAN-OS.

  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate: Networking Fundamentals

    The Pennsylvania Skills Certificate recognizes students who are technically prepared for postsecondary education and high-skill, highwage careers. Student Occupational Competency Testing is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE) for all secondary concentrators in approved career and technical education programs in the Commonwealth who are anticipated to leave school at the end of the current school year.

    Results: Advanced

  • Ubiquti Solar Residential Specialist

    This course covers the following: The Solar Industry, The Fundamentals of Electricity, Photovoltaic Techology, Marketing and Pre-Sales, Customer Sales, Preparation and Safety of the System, Installation of the System, and all Post Install tasks of a Ubiquti SunMax Solar System.

Employment

August 2020
Present

Oracle - Netsuite Global Business Unit

Senior Network Engineer

I am part of the NetSuite team at Oracle supporting global network operations including the infrastructure of Bronto for which I am primarily responsible. Together we enable the platform and our customers through a highly-available global network.


  • - Design network components to support operations
  • - Monitor and increase scale to accommodate growth in traffic.
  • - Utilize programming and automation tools to streamline network operations.
  • - Manage infrastructure as code using tools like git.
  • - Harden infrastructure to continually prevent intrusions and denial of service attacks.
  • - React and triage events that have a potential to cause service issues or harm to the environment.
  • - Act as a team lead to drive success of projects from small to large.
  • - Support both traditional data enters and infrastructure within OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure).

October 2019
August 2020

City of Raleigh

Senior Network Engineer

In my position I am responsible for the design, implementation, and support of network services across all of our locations. Connecting all of the different departments to resources and enabling them to serve the public more securely and efficiently with as few interruptions as possible.


  • - Plan for and implement 3,5, and 10 year network services.
  • - Maintain city-wide fiber network.
  • - Create documentation and opportunities for training and mentoring of team members.
  • - Improve processes through the use of automation.
  • - Frequently review infrastructure and make adjustments as necessary to further stabilize the environment.
  • - Design around CIA security model to eliminate potential issues before they occur.

November 2016
October 2019

PITT OHIO

Network Engineer III

PITT OHIO Responsible for the design, maintenance, implementation, and support of the PITT OHIO National Infrastructure, and that of their subsidiaries. Function as part of the datacentre team and assist other teams as necessary.

  • - Mentor all lower tiers in a non supervisor role.
  • - Highest point of escalation for network and telephony related issues.
  • - Streamline processes through network automation.
  • - Participate in discussions with other groups to help influence the design of their solutions and optimize any network pieces.
  • - Frequently review infrastructure and make adjustments as necessary to further stabilize the environment.
  • - Plan for long term network services and infrastructure.

Network Engineer II - November 2016 to November 2018

Responsible for the design, maintenance, implementation, and support of the PITT OHIO National Infrastructure, and that of their subsidiaries. Function as part of the datacentre team and assist other teams as necessary.

  • - Plan for and implement 3 to 5 year network services.
  • - Provide Tier3 support and troubleshooting of networking events.
  • - Provide mentorship to lower tiers in a non-supervisor role.

Additional history omitted online, information is available via request for reference.

Formal Education

Oct. 2012
July 2014

Pittsburgh Technical College

A.S. Information Technology, Network Administration

Here I obtained instruction in Network Administration. During this time I was exposed to an array of infrastructure environments, including Windows, Linux, and VMWare. Hands on labs and field experienced instructors strengthened my skills, while my career and general education courses refined me as an individual.

2010
2012

Admiral Peay Area Vocational Technical School

Graduate, Networking Technology & Entrprenueship Sales & Marketing

This is really where I decided what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I gained instruction in Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing before diving into the Networking Technology Course. From there I just took off as a student of the Cisco Networking Academy and a truly amazing instructor. Classes encouraged deep thinking discussions, problem solving, and out of the box thinking.

Additional history omitted online, information is available via request for reference.

Skills

Highlighted Skills

Operating Systems: Windows (Server and Desktop Platforms), Mac OSX, Cisco IOS, ASA-OS, NX-OS, JunOS Android, Linux (Most Familiar with CentOS and Debian-based), and Android.
Networking Hardware: F5 BIG-IP Load Balancers, Citrix Netscalers, Cisco Routers / Switches (Catalyst/Nexus/Smart), Cisco Meraki, SourceFire, Juniper Routers, Ubiquiti Airgrid and Unifi, Opengear, Net Optics, Cisco Wireless.
Network Technologies: VRFs, LAG, HSRP, TrustSec, VDC, vPC, IP SLA, MPLS, ACI, VXLAN
VoIP: FreePBX / Asterisks, Cisco CUCM/UCCX/CUPS/, Allworx, Talkswitch, and Avaya Systems. Familiar working with Bandwidth, Broadvox, and Sprint.
Virtualization: VMWare - ESXi, Workstation, and Veeam, Hyper-V
Network Security: RSA SecureID, Cisco ISE, Dell SonicWALLs, Cisco ASAs
Monitoring: Syslog (Kiwi/Splunk/Solarwinds), Solarwinds Orion, SNMP (PRTG), IBM Netcool, Cisco LMS, Cisco Prime, Cacti
Misc: OwnCloud, iTALC, Azure, ScreenConnect, ISPConfig, Bluecat, CPanel, Energywise

Languages

  • English - Native Language
  • Dansk - Limited Proficiency