Systems Administrator, The McClatchy Company (May 2013-Present)
responsibilities: Design, implement, and support Linux/Unix based servers for corporate IT/Infrastructure division (Charlotte, Fort Worth, Sacremento, Miami datacenters). Custom application development. (Virtual Server Monitoring, Linux-HA Clustering, Business applications), SAN technologies (EMC, NexSan), VMWare, RHEV, Xen, Citrix (XenApp, XenDesktop, Provisioning, NetScaler), thin client, CCI NewsGate/NewsDesk.
Senior Unix Administrator, The Charlotte Observer (April 2005-May 2013)
responsibilities: Design, implement, and support Linux/Unix based servers for IT/Infrastructure division. Custom application development. (Virtual Server Monitoring, Linux-HA Clustering, Business applications), SAN technologies (EMC, NexSan), VMWare, Xen, Citrix XenDesktop, CCI NewsGate/NewsDesk.
Production Systems Manager, The Charlotte Observer (April 1999-April 2005)
responsibilities: Manage all systems technicians in Operations division. Design, implement and support systems for Operations division including Prepress, Mailroom, Pressroom, Warehouse, Loading Dock, and Observer Trucking Company systems.
Systems Technician, The Charlotte Observer (May 1997-May 1999)
responsibilities: Design, implement and support Prepress systems including Sun Sparc servers running Solaris, Apple Macintosh workstations running MacOS 7.x - 9., HP NetServers running Windows NT 4.0, and Intel and Sparc based Linux servers. Custom programming in Visual Basic and Perl, including Database and intranet Web programming. Project leader for all Operations Database design and integration using Sybase 11, Oracle 7, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server 7. Involved in design and implementation of Windows NT Domain. Create and maintain corporate FTP site allowing advertisers electronic access to operations. Train and support end users and systems staff on all above mentioned platforms.
Programmer/Analyst, First Data Corporation/HBOC (Feb. 1993-May 1997)
responsibilities: Design software patches to meet specific client needs; perform emergency troubleshooting via modem for remote customer sites (running UNIX, VAX/VMS, and Point 4); install and support hardware and software for in-house use; interact with clients; design, build, and maintain electronic customer support bulletin board.
Network Administrator, Campaign Telecommunications (Aug. 92-Jan. 93)
responsibilities: Build and maintain Novell network; oversee 64 node local area network and the employees at each station; generate statistical reports in DBase; program scripts for company locations nationwide; diagnose and repair network hardware problems.
Programmer, Little Folks Shop (July 91-Jan. 92)
responsibilities: Third shift programming of IBM AS/400 mainframe; generate nightly reports; assist transition from paper to electronic inventory control system.
Programmer, Sears Eastland Mall (Oct. 90-April 91)
responsibilities: Program office software; install and maintain hardware and software on IBM-PC and Macintosh.
Freelance Programmer/Consultant (1990-Present)
responsibilities: Sole proprietor of Redcloud Computing. Custom programming, network solutions, hardware/software installation and configuration, systems design, and training.
Linux, Solaris, AIX, Win2K3, Win2000, WinXP, MacOS 9, Mac OS X
MySQL, Sybase, Oracle, MS-SQL Server
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP+I)
University of Phoenix, Charlotte NC (2004-2005)
Received Bachelors Degree in Business Management
UNCC, Charlotte NC (1989-1991)
Computer Science/English major
Sandhills Community College, Southern Pines NC (1986-1989)
Electrical Engineering/English major