As an administrator of large corporate
LANs, and as a consultant to many small businesses and individuals,
I have accumulated a significant amount of experience and knowledge.
My work has included advising and making purchase decisions on hardware
& software for networks, servers, and desktop systems. I
also have extensive installation, trouble-shooting, and repair
experience. In addition to administering networks I enjoy teaching
end users how to get the most out of "office productivity" software.
Frequently I am told that I am a patient and effective teacher. I
have been consulting since 1985.
Information Technology Consultant, (December 1998 - present)
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Full service information technology support for small businesses and
home users in Cottage Grove (primarily) and Eugene.
Systems Integrator, (November 1996 - November 1998)
an imaging company
Portland, OR 97224
Responsible for managing relationships with suppliers and manufacturers for the production of a portable Pentium-based infrared imaging system. Managed EOL issues: selection and testing of new components to ensure functionality with the rest of system. Maintained up-to-date expertise on high performance, low cost mass storage solutions, and applied this knowledge to improve the stored frame rate of the system. Built, installed, & administered a Microsoft SQL 6.5 server for the purpose of running Remedy's Action Request System (ARS) helpdesk software.
Systems Integrator, (January 1996 - October 1996)
New York, NY 10119
Installed and administered Windows NT Server, SQL Server, SMS Server, and Exchange Server from the Microsoft
BackOffice suite. Managed 5 Pentium servers and supported a 100 node TCP/IP network comprised of Windows NT Workstation, Windows 95, and Windows for WorkGroups machines. Assisted in installing a T-1 line, CSU/DSU, and a Cisco router for an Internet connection.
Systems Integrator, (January 1995 - January 1996)
an engineering corporation
New York, NY 10119
Responsible for administering and maintaining approximately 150 users on a Banyan VINES Token-Ring network. This included all hardware and software installations, trouble-shooting, and repair for the network servers and desktop workstations. I also kept 2 Calcomp electrostatic plotters and many Hewlett Packard printers in working condition, repairing them when necessary. In between repairing equipment and reconfiguring software I ran the helpdesk, performed server backups, did some network cabling, and made sure that the WAN connection (which was linked to 2 other Token-Ring LANs, an Ethernet backbone, and a T-1 line) remained
IBM-Compatible & Macintosh Consultant, (1992 - 1994)
a trade school
Hatfield, MA 01038
Responsible for advising on purchase decisions, installing, trouble-shooting, and repairing IBM-Compatibles and Apple Macintosh computers. Data conversion from old CP/M system. Database design, programming, and maintenance. Instruction/training on word processors, databases, spreadsheets, MS-DOS, MS Windows, and Macintosh OS.
Computer Lab Supervisor, (1992 - 1993)
Amherst, MA 01003
Responsible for designing, purchasing, installing, running and maintaining a dual-platform computer lab, networked with Novell NetWare. This location included a variety of IBM-Compatibles ranging from 486s to XTs, and a variety of Macintosh computers ranging from Quadras to LCs. The Novell network (10Base-T Ethernet) linked 30 workstations, both IBM-Compatibles and Macintoshes. The IBM-Compatibles were running MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1, while the Macintoshes were running System 7.0. The server was an EISA 486DX2-66 machine which was to be linked to the campus backbone to provide an Internet connection.
Macintosh Consultant, (1990 - 1991)
Amherst, MA 01003
Responsible for administering a network of 25 Macintosh SEs served by two Digital VAX 2000s. I was also available to the college community as a software consultant in this lab.