Logan, UT 84321
Diverse computer and network experience and skills suited to
small and medium business or field offices of large business and
- Considerable experience (over 10 years) in routing primarily on
Cisco. Cisco CCNA certification (8/2007, re-certified 8/2011). Associated with this is
layer 1 wiring experience (Category 5, EIA568B wiring, patch panels,
closets, "cable plant").
- Considerable experience in internet and PC help desk.
- Computer programming in "C", TCP/IP and IPX/SPX Networking,
Communications, Multimedia experience and education.
- Desktop and Workstation operations and administration: Microsoft
Windows (desktop 95, 98, xp, 7; server 2000, 2003, 2008). Several versions of UNIX, Linux.
Virtualization: VMWare (GSx, ESX 3.5, ESXi), XenServer (5.5, 5.6). NetApp FAS270 SAN.
- 22 year US Navy Career in Data Processing (real time systems and
mainframe) followed by government contract and commercial network
engineering and technical support roles..
- Associate of Arts in Computer Science from Strayer
College (with 4.0 GPA), a business college in Northern Virginia. (New name: Strayer University)
- Continuing education at Utah State University and advanced Cisco certification training.
- Wide range of supporting skills: Graphics, office automation,
photography, World Wide Web page design.
Career Objectives and Salary
Currently employed. It's hard to beat working and living in Logan.
I am well suited to small and medium size business where
personal responsibility combined with diverse technical and
communication skills are useful and needed.
I have a high degree of employer loyalty and personal
I have salary expectations, depending on tasks and location,
varying from $45,000 to $110,000 per year.
I currently serve three roles: (additional details in
- System Administrator; two sites each with two racks of physical and
virtual servers. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008; Linux. VMware and
XenServer virtualization environments.
- I provide configuration management on a corporate Wide Area
Network. This includes management, monitoring and
- When not engaged in networking, I am senior helpdesk (tier 3) in a corporate helpdesk environment.
- As time permits and needs dictate, I provide photographic, CAD, and graphic arts services for the
I have been engaged in data processing, programming and
telecommunications for a long time.
My 22 year Navy career (1972-1994) was primarily tactical, mostly
computer related. From then to the present I have been
engaged in a combination of network and Windows domain administration
and corporate information technology support.
Concurrently with the above, I developed and maintained excellence
in photography and technical writing. For many years my photographs were
marketed by Aperture Photobank in Seattle, which is now a division of Tony Stone Agency.
I produced a few brochures and World Wide Web pages on a variety of topics. I published
the nonprofit Stereoscopy Magazine from 1995 through 1997
which is the journal for the International
Stereoscopic Union. I possess commercial and amateur FCC radio
licenses and utilize a variety of electronic and communications test
Certifications and Skill Summary:
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(Older certifications in the more detailed version of this):
- Cisco CCNA (Earned 8/2007, recertified 8/2011)
- Cisco CIPT1 (2007) Cisco IP Telephony 1; Cisco Call Manager configuration and gateways. Training certificate.
- Cisco CIPT2 (2008) Cisco IP Telephony 2; Cisco Call Manager configuration and gateways. Training certificate.
- Cisco BCMSN (2008) Building Cisco Multiprotocol Switched Networks. Training certificate.
- Cisco BCMSN (2nd of 4 CCNP exams, test result )
- IP Domain Administrator. I manage primary and secondary DNS for
about ten domains and four companies.
- Linux (since 1997), UNIX as: Solaris (2.3), HP-UX, Irix.
- World Wide Web: Server administrator (Apache for Linux, IIS for
- Semi-professional photographer, formerly represented by Tony
Stone Agency. Haven't heard from them in a couple of years.
- Technical writer with a diversity of scientific and technical
knowledge to draw upon.
- Experience on IPX, IP, Localtalk and
Ethertalk networks and to a considerably lesser extent SNA, Token
Ring and SDLC networks. I have configured Cisco, Ascend and other
routers; Cabletron and Netgear ethernet hubs and switches. I presently
utilize Linux-based network "sniffing" tools, and have used Data General
Sniffer to troubleshoot IP and IPX network problems. I understand SDLC
physical communications fairly well and have utilized several models of
Datascope (T-Berd and Firebird) to monitor communications problems on
V.35 56kbps SDLC circuits. (Serial communications experience is starting
to be a bit outdated I suppose)
- Workstations: MacIntosh (UNIX and Mac-OS), MS-DOS, Windows and
several flavors of UNIX.
programming in C some Linux/Unix shell scripting. This is
primarily utility programming, small fast applications 12k lines and
under. My recent project is a helpdesk system that interfaces
with MySQL (ticket storage) and Microsoft SQL (Cisco Call Manager
Customer Relations, Mentor, Community Relations
- I was the Director of Technical Support at Digital Planet and at
CacheNET I held a similar title and function, offering support for
approximately 700 customers at Cachenet, and 1,100 customers at Digital
Planet, and briefly supported PC Fastnet's customers concurrently.
Staff size varied but typically three sysadmin/tech support persons and two
or more dedicated to telephone answering and helpdesk tech support
- Developed, and continue to develop, training methods and documents in support of network and computer applications. These tutorials and aids exist in print and website.
- Considerable over-the-phone support experience.
- Chairman, District Advancement Committee, Boy Scouts of America. Old Ephraim District, Trapper Trails Council (3/2009 to present,
and a member of the same committee from 6/2004). This committee of approximately 16 persons interviews all Eagle Scout candidates in this city and also
reviews all Eagle projects..
Network and Corporate Datacenter Skills
- Network Administration, Design
and Documentation. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), obsolete certs: Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Basic Vines
Administration (Banyan Vines).
- Windows 95 through XP and Server 2000/2003.
- Cisco, Linux, Network design, installation, and operation.
- NetApp FAS 270 Storage Area Network (SAN) Filer.
- VMware ESX (six hosts in two clusters) for virtual servers.
- Electronic Mail
- Microsoft Exchange 2005
- Sendmail (Linux/Unix)
- (ancient history:) 1991-1996 Lotus cc:Mail; Enterprise Mail X.400, Incognito
gateway, Banyan Vines Mail. Administrator for approximately 60 local
users and 600 remote users.
Application Software Skills:
- (Word Processors:) Microsoft Word, Open Office, WordPerfect, Wordstar, AMI Pro, Frame Maker,
Microsoft Word, PageMaker.
- (Spreadsheets:) Microsoft Excel, Open Office, Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3
- (Database:) MySQL, Microsoft SQL 2005, Fox Pro, dBase III, Microsoft Access; and Paradox
tables when accessed by Borland's Delphi
- (graphics:) Photo Finish, Corel Draw, Photoshop, The Gimp.
- (CAD:) Cadkey, AutoCAD. Not very recent on these.
- World Wide Web: Microsoft Front Page Express, Adobe Page Mill,
hand-coded as necessary.
- Microsoft operating systems, all versions from DOS through Server 2003.
- Linux and Unix Variants.
- Honeywell GCOS-3 and GCOS-8 (a historical curiosity by now)
- Hewlett Packard RTOS (another historical curiosity)
Job History In Brief
- 1998- present Network Engineer, Helpdesk, Graphic Artist
in a multi-state USA corporation.
- 1996-1998 Administrator and Customer Support director for
CacheNET, an Internet Service Provider and Web Services company in
Logan, Utah; and its successor, Digital Planet LC. I provided customer
support, operations support and management, graphics design support,
technical support. I was also the Logan, Utah, office
- 1994-1996 Network Administrator and Domain Administrator and
collaterally a computer programmer and web page programmer for Neoquest
Technologies, Inc.; as well as freelance programming work. http://neoquest.com.
- 1972-1994 United States Navy, Data Processing,
emphasis on Tactical systems, security and programming.
- Associate of Arts in Computer Science Summa Cum Laude (with honors; click for diploma)
From Strayer College (now known as Strayer University), June, 1996; perfect 4.0
GPA, emphasis on software engineering and networking (Novell and TCP/IP).
- Certifications (see above)
- Many professional courses taken during Navy career, see the more detailed resume for list.
Extra skills and credentials:
- Security clearance held at appropriate times.
- Military Aptitude tests: AFQT 97 percentile.
- Possessed or now possesses:
- Web Pages, a sampling: (HTML Language Programming)
The link takes you to a selection recently retired from the Tony Stone
- Cover page of Stereoscopy
Magazine that I published quarterly from 1995 through 1997. ISU Details
- Tony Stone Agency
markets my eagle photographs. These photographs have been used by Boeing
and IBM, among others.
- Network Physical and LAN/WAN Topology Charts. I use Corel Draw
for these charts; it is ideal for the purpose. Corel Draw is a general
purpose drawing and charting program that can make almost anything. This
avoids the burden of having to remember dozens of different programs,
one for each specialized type of chart. It can work in Layers, do
dimenionshing; like a CAD program, it can produce highly artistic
logos, and it is vector based and infinitely scalable.
- Floor 2. Physical layout
of the second floor of a large installation, showing offices and hub
- Network Topology. Chart
showing the LAN topology and WAN connections for the same installation.
These charts print with larger size and higher quality, of course, in
their original format (Corel Draw).