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I am a former adjunct English professor, turned technician and server administrator, turned project manager and COO. I like to know how things work, and I want to share that knowledge so that everyone can have ownership of their increasingly technologically connected lives. Given my years in the tech industry, I’ve come to be quietly passionate about about privacy and security.

Ultimately, my passions lie in doing good for my community and the people I work for, while remembering to embrace creativity and an art-filled life.

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Project Management: PMI Member with experience in Agile Development, Scrum, Kanban boards. Web Development, Design Projects, and Infrastructure Upgrades

Server Administration: Windows Server 2003+, CentOS, Ubuntu 10.04+, FreeNAS, VMWare, Hyper-V, Exchange 2010+

Client Interaction: Project Kick-offs, Pre- and Post-launch Training Sessions, Documentation production with written and video guides

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2016 – Present
Chief Operating Officer | Partnered Solutions IT

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2015 – 2016
Senior Systems Administrator | Partnered Solutions IT

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2008 – 2015
ResNet Administrator | Missouri State University

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2005 – 2008
Adjunct Professor | Missouri State University

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Masters Degree 2007, 4.0
English Literature

Bachelor’s Degree 2005, magna cum laude
Major: English
Minor: Philosophy

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Doing good work should always be the goal. And to ensure it’s good, you have to understand the wants, needs, and goals of the people you’re working for, the client, and the end users. Taking the time up front to fully grasp the these things is the only way to succeed. You can have the most elegant, resource-conscious code, but if it doesn’t meet the needs of the people using it, the code is a failure. The same goes for infrastructure and software deployment.

To manage the individuals actually doing the hands-on work, it is important that you understand, at least in concept, the nuts and bolts of what they do. Otherwise, it’s too easy to agree to a client request that makes no sense. I believe its management’s job to educate the client and propose a sound plan of action that accomplishes the goals and is in the best interest of the client. I also expect to get plans of action from the staff, because they do know the details and nuance of their roles better than I will.

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