Technical Skills

LAMP Stack, Virtualization, Linux Administration, DNS, (S)FTP, Postfix, Dovecot, IRC, Mosix Cluster, Nagios, Nessus/OpenVAS Analytics, Networking (TCP/IP), Dynamic Routing, SSL, BASH, MySQL/MariaDB, GIT, Redmine, Jira, Bamboo, Stash(Bitbucket), Fail2ban, Juniper Routers, FastIron Switches, BackupPC, SaltStack, OpenVPN
  • Linux based firewall/router using Shorewall (iptables) and Bind for DNS
  • Custom email server using postfix, dovecot, and amavis.
  • Implemented communications array with Jabber instant messaging system, Teamspeak voice communication software, and an IRC chat server.
  • Designed and built an experimental cluster using Mosix.
  • Manage all server systems using SSH, Nagios, and Fail2Ban.
  • All servers/services virtualized using VirtualBox with over 99.99% uptime.
  • BASH scripting.
  • Nagios monitoring for multiple systems.
  • SFTP/rsync backups on site and remote.
  • Server setup and maintenance.


Professional Experience

FranklinCovey, October 2017 – Present
Senior Linux Systems Security Administrator

  • Maintain all CentOS, RedHat, and Amazon Linux Servers in AWS.
  • Monitor system health with Zabbix and New Relic
  • Migrated multiple out-of-date environments into modern instances.
  • Responsible for Jira and other Atlassian products for all projects and help desk.
  • Migrated from Jira to github for all projects and git repositories.


STG, May 2017 – October 2017
Contract Senior Linux Security Administrator

  • Contract to FranklinCovey


Recon Dynamics, September 2013 – May 2017
Senior Linux Administrator / DevOps

  • Manage all Ubuntu/Debian Servers both in house and in Amazon Cloud Services.
  • Zabbix and Nagios Service Monitoring.
  • SaltStack Administration.
  • Responsible for all software repositories.
  • Implemented new backup system with offsite mirror.
  • Virtualized in-house servers to better utilize limited hardware resources.
  • Fully managed network using FastIron VLAN switches and Juniper Firewall.
  • Migrated network off Windows Server at end of support life.
  • Designed off-site backup clone based on BackupPC.
  • Performed regular penetration testing of servers.


Multiling, October 2011 – September 2013
Linux Administrator / Software Technician

  • Maintain Debian Linux servers for development repositories.
  • Redmine for project statuses and issue tracking.
  • Tools such as Nagios and Fail2ban used to monitor and protect servers.
  • Test, maintain, and deploy web based project management suite.
  • Visual Studio used for development and debugging.
  • Minor C#, asp.net, and javascript development.
  • All major web browsers used for testing. Including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.


A Byte Better Computers, November 2005 – October 2011
Computer Technician

  • In shop and on-site computer repair.
  • Data recovery.
  • Embedded system administration. (Soekris, Raspberry Pi)
  • Custom computer builds.
  • Create and maintain custom Linux web servers.
  • CentOS, Debian, and Slackware for most every server.