Central Michigan Univiersiity

Technology Services Manager

  • Managed and supervised support engineers
  • Project managed State of Michigan Department of Corrections state-wide network upgrade & reliability (200+ servers, 5000+PC's and NOS upgrade).
  • Trained all MDOC Network Administrators
  • Project managed Consolidated Schools' PC (3000) lease return and deployments.

Creative Solutions Provider 

Dr. George Thayer's Web'esume

Sept. 2019 - May 2020

  • Managed support staff, IT services, procurements and contracts
  • Created curriculum and trained client staff in the use of hardware and software applications
  • Managed product development, marketing & sales.
  • Created & presented policies, procedures, budgets, ROI's, RFP's, SOW's, project plans & diagrams
  • Consulted and managed projects: Virtualizations, VOIP, DB's, e-Commerce, web sites, surveillance, business analysis, MS Servers and networks (LAN/WAN/WLAN/VLAN/VPN)
  • Instructor and curriculum developer for the A+ Prep and other technology related classes.

Millennial tech

Technology Solutions Lead

DissertATION SAbBatical

Education Technology Researcher

May. 2020 - Present

  • Project managed Kentucky cable system fiber plant upgrade & rebuild
  • @Home Instructor and curriculum developer for PC and network installations for Comcast Cable University
  • Transformed F-2-F classes to online curriculum and update existing online classes to be more interactive.

April 2003 - Sept. 2014

Sept. 2014 - July 2019

  • Project Managed Michigan Department of Corrections state-wide connectivity 200+ servers, 5000+PC's, NOS upgrade/install and PC asset inventory, antivirus and management software implementation.
  • Project Managed US Foods Microsoft Domain services network and Citrix server farm. Audited clients and proposed and recommended options for more efficient, and reliable information services.

PersonAL Interests

 

  • Outdoor Activities (Camping, Hiking, Canoeing) 
  • Exercising (Jogging, Weight Lifting)
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Time with Family & Friends
  • ​Board and Card Games
  • Ideas, Inventing & Building Things
  • Improving Mind, Body & Spirit
  • ​Coaching Football & Wrestling / Teaching Others
  • Upgraded, installed and integrated newly acquired telco's into SBC's existing Microsoft Active Directory network infrastructure.
  • Doctorate Dissertation research study on the use of Augmented Reality Escape Rooms for cognitive and creative enhancement

Skills

 

  • CIO / IT Director, Dept Mgr, Project Mgr & HelpDesk Mgr
  • Network Administrator / Engineer
  • College Instructor / Professional Trainer / Instructional Designer
  • Technology Consultant / Business Analyst
  • Programmer & Industrial Controls Engineer
  • Entrepreneur / Business Owner / Inventor
  • Creative Solutions Provider
  • Home / Business Automation & Security Engineer
  • Parent / Taxi Driver / Cook / Kid Event Fan / Kid Bank

TRW Integrated Supply Chain Solutions

Project Manager & Instructor

North Central Michigan College

Adjunct Instructor

"I can manage your resources, tasks & services, produce solutions and teach it to others.

What is needed, is the opportunity to prove it to you."

  • Managed IT services for southern Michigan & northern Ohio remote/off--campus centers and facilities
  • Trained Global Campus instructors in how effectively use hardware and software educational tools in remote classrooms.

Technology Quest (Systems Integrator)

CIO/ IT Director/ Instructor / Project Manager

accomplishments

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  • Created curriculum and train many client staff in the use of advanced software and hardware technology to improve production and efficiencies.
  • Transformed office activities and documents to more efficient, work-flow driven digital paperless systems.
  • Virtualized servers, reduced costs and complexity and at the same time increased reliability, availability and performance of data, storage and IT services while providing quality data backups and disaster recovery services.
  • Attained huge cost savings with phone PBX & T1 consolidations and VOIP implementations. Implemented professional surveillance & wireless systems for businesses, government buildings, parks and jails. Devised web GUI's and backends to provide a means for searching and comparing data from multiple disparate databases.
  • Succeeded in managing multiple MDOC state-wide project implementations with 200+ servers & sites and 5000+ PC's

DynTek

Project Manager, Consultant & Instructor

LearningMate

Instructional Designer

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE (25+ YEARS)

Comcast cable communications

Project Manager & Instructor

Experienced: Director/Consultant/Instructor/Instructional Designer/Network & Controls Engineer for many technology-related services and products throughout many industries (telecommunications, higher education, local & state government, security, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing industries).

Feb. 2021 - Present

  • Technical Consultant for educational and corporate clients.

SBC-Ameritech

Network Engineer

Managed SERVICES & STAFF 

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  • Networks (LAN/WAN/WLAN/VLAN/VPN)
  • Wireless Systems (Private, Hospitality WLAN, and long-range P2P)
  • VOIP & video conference systems (Shoretel, Cisco & Polycom)
  • Virtual server systems (Vmware, Hyper-V & Citrix)
  • MS servers (Microsoft Active Directory, SQL, IIS Web, Exchange & Terminal)
  • Firewalls, routers, switches (Cisco, Juniper, HP, Netgear, Watchguard & other)
  • Storage & backup systems (Symantec, Veeam, & other SAN's, NAS's & Clouds)
  • Disaster recovery & security systems (anti-virus, surveillance & bldg automation)
  • Paperless imaging/scanning & doc mgt systems (OnBase, Eagle, BS&A)
  • Professional wireless systems (Cisco, Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, Willigear & other)
  • POS, e-Commerce, web and online data & document retrieval systems
  • Home & Manufacturing Automation systems
  • Security & Surveillance Monitoring Systems (Home, Private Companies, County Jails)
  • ERP audits (business Analysis and Best Practices)