• Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Kali Linux
  • Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat IdM (FreeIPA), and oVirt
  • Nagios, Icinga, Apache, Nginx, Postgres, MySQL, Postfix, BIND
  • Automation tools including Ansible
  • Splunk & Graylog
  • Content Management Systems including WordPress, Drupal, and Moodle
  • Firewalls, Routers and Switches including Juniper, Cisco, pfSense, and Ubiquiti

Work Experience

Infrastructure Engineer: November 2021 – Present
EDB (EnterpriseDB), Boston MA (Remote, I’m actually still in TN)
I maintain the internal infrastructure (lots of Linux!)

Systems Engineer II (and Security Engineer): January 2019 – November 2021
EPB, Chattanooga, TN
As a Linux engineer with a focus on cybersecurity, I monitor and maintain hundreds of Red Hat virtual and physical servers. I oversaw the deployment of Red Hat IdM (FreeIPA) in order to centralize authentication and integrated it with Active Directory. I am in charge of the health of our patching infrastructure (Red Hat Satellite). I am also in charge of the health of a MariaDB Galera database cluster, and support our email & web hosting environments.

Cybersecurity Operations Specialist: August 2017 – January 2019
Tennessee Valley Authority (Contractor), Chattanooga, TN
As a Linux server administrator for the Cybersecurity Operations team, my duties have included maintaining & updating Linux servers used in our department, supporting our Threat Intelligence platform (Threat Quotient), and deploying new Linux VMs for various purposes. I also assist in updating firewall rules on multiple Cisco ASA appliances via ADSM. I use vSphere almost daily to help manage dozens of servers, and I use Wireshark and tcpdump on a semi-regular basis.

Founder & CEO: January 2013 – Present
Barred Owl Web, Chattanooga, TN
We provide web hosting, WordPress maintenance, website design & development, and other related services. I have implemented Ansible into our workflow, and monitor our infrastructure 24/7 with Icinga. I engage multiple contractors for business continuity.

Infrastructure Engineer & Technical Support Specialist: February 2011 – January 2013
Lamp Post Group, Chattanooga, TN
Duties included providing technical support to staff across the nation by removing viruses, deploying new workstations, troubleshooting any problems that arose on company servers and employee workstations, assisting with software applications including Microsoft Office, managing VoIP phones with SIP trunking providers, and other tasks as needed. Assisted with email migration into Google Enterprise.

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development (International Economic Development track): May 2009
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA

Student Activities: Worked for Technology Services department and was entrusted with network maintenance tasks and fixing campus computers & printers; Co-founder & President of student-led club (Student Service Coalition); Member of Orientation Team Fall 2006 to aid Freshman in their adjustment to college life; Member of COR Team Fall 2007 to hire, train, and lead Orientation team as well as supervise Freshman Orientation week.

Community Development Classes including: Theory of Community Development, Living and Working in a Multicultural Context, Community Development Principles & Issues, International Microenterprise Development, Third World Economic Development, History of the Developing World, Cross-Cultural Social Science Research Methods, Quantitative Research for Field Settings, Principles of Management.

International Community Development Internship: 2008 (summer)
Food for the Hungry, Phoenix, AZ
Participated in a research internship for 3 months in the Philippines. Researched positive cases of impact of the Microenterprise Development programs that FH conducted which were compiled in a final research project. Lived with indigenous residents in two separate communities. Also briefly consulted with the local FH office in addressing some of their IT needs.