I currently live in Austin, TX. I moved out here from Seattle, WA back in 2008. I have 2 precious daughters – 10 year old named Isabel and a 5 year old named Gabrielle. I have a dog that we got from the shelter named Lola, a cat named Toes that we fostered during Hurricane Harvey, and another kitty named Katie. I live by Bull Creek Park off of the Capital of Texas Highway (360). I work for Dell as a Director IT Infrastructure – Capacity Planning.
Some of the things I like to do are brewing beer, test my patience with ink drawing, learn to be a better photographer, stay up till 1am trying out a new recipe I came across in Cooks Illustrated (I use to be a chef/kitchen manager back in NY), and travel with my wife and daughters.
Professionally, I consider myself an experienced Senior Management Leader in Development, System, Infrastructure, and Operations with a diverse range of experience in various technologies ranging from storage, security, operating systems, and networking protocols. I’m experienced in process improvement and software development life cycles. I have a special panache for capacity planning, infrastructure design, and architectural scalability. When it comes to troubleshooting multiple layers of the OSI model I surround myself with data and hack through to the truth.
Some of my career goals are:
- Immersion in building startups from innovative, relevant, and sound ideas. Big corp but startup culture counts too.
- Play key strategic roles in incubating ideas by providing my relevant experiences.
- Explore new technologies to provide scalable, efficient, and highly available infrastructures.
Some of my specialties are; infrastructure data/process work flow design and capacity planning, system build management, security auditing, scalability requirements, operational excellence, storage, network, firewall, and intricate network design.