• Biography
    I am a self-motivated problem solver seasoned by a broad range of experience in many different industries. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Proven ability to find solutions and implement them in a budget conscious and timely...
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  • Professional Experience
    2011 - Present
    Originally brought in on a two month contract through Experis as a Technology Consultant and Web Developer for an acquisition migration of LAMP based websites.Contract extended as four month contract-to-hire Web Systems Engineer responsible for IIS/Windows servers.
    2010 - Present
    Local IEEE Las Vegas Section Computer Society Chapter offering opportunities to network with colleagues, develop activities for professional development, and share expertise through technical exchange. The IEEE Computer Society has over 200 chapters around the world.
    2007 - Present
    Ongoing volunteer organization webteam effort to provide internet design, services and solutions to transform charitable organizations by empowering them through technology.• Scripted a peer-reviewed, hardened php/MySQL website system for sponsoring the food and educational needs of orphaned children in Uganda and Kenya, with 521 sponsored.• Investigated and remediated an infected website that had been compromised by an injected php shell script.
    2002 - Present
    Website, technology, database, management and consulting issues and solutions, logistics and event production, floating producer. Management of volunteers and volunteer teams for large events. Various non-profit, not-for-profit projects including:• The Las Vegas Halloween Parade 2010, 2011 support staff and WordPress website installation, maintenance and updates.• Astor Playa – onsite logistics, site manager overseeing pre-event, event and post-event logistics, managed build out of physical infrastructure with eight core volunteers and 70 additional camp mates for an art installation at a remote location. Work site safety, installation safety and day-to-day maintenance of campground and generators.• Voterdrive.com - website fixes, scripting and management of php/MySQL opinion poll database, Art Car generator repair, wiring, painting.• Sealspace.org - Society for Experimental Arts and Learning, website updates, scripting and management of php/MySQL volunteer database, mailing lists, wrote and edited email newsletter "Sewer Rat Squeaks", think tank, public relations.• Container Shipping Project to Burning Man 2003 - labor, package/parcel collection and distribution• NYC Decompression 2004 - volunteer management, event management, technical scouting, location management, coat check concession.• NYC Decompression 2003 – event planning, trouble shooting floater.• NYC Decompression 2002 – fireguard volunteer.• NYC Fireguard certificate F94 for facilitating safe procedure with fire events and installations for regional Burning Man art group in New York City - fire barrels, fire spinning and various fire art performances.
    1999 - Present
    Technology consulting and solution design for SMB, non-profits and publicly traded corporations; maintenance, improvement and redesign of websites including programming in HTML, PHP and MySQL; effectiveness consulting for real and virtual systems.• Security hardened WordPress installations for SMB.• Web server disaster recovery planning and implementation.• Database architecture and development.• Programming using open source scripting languages.• Online video streaming.• WordPress website hosting/installation/maintenance package donations and/or services to charity/non-profit community:- 2008, Darling Tennis Center Fundraiser- 2009, Miss Kitty's Jeans to Jewels Opportunity Village Fundraiser- 2010, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation Fundraiser- 2010, The Las Vegas Halloween Parade- 2011, Couture for Causes Three Square Fundraiser
    2009 - 2011
    In charge of IT and Operations, responsible for technology, due diligence and research reports, documentation and bookkeeping of a finance and investment banking consulting group serving public and early stage companies with outsourced C-level assistance, fundraising, team building, board expansion, strategic partnerships, strategic relationship issues, high level executive coaching, M&A, investment banking, exit strategies and liquidity events.
    2010 - 2011
    Contractor position supporting statewide employee network doing network forensics utilizing web filtering, intrusion detection and correlation tools.• Web content filtering, reporting and log file review, wrote custom reporting on allowed network usage based on key word searches.• Helped to refine and develop work flow for network violation reporting procedure.• Assisted with improving and refining UI of internally developed "replay" log parsing tool.• Scrape remote PC event logs and browser histories, modified method to allow scraping of multiple target PCs at the same time.• Enterprise IDS and SIEM research of events and flows.• Trained department personnel on SIEM flows.• Network violation procedure review.• Reviewed existing policies for areas that could be pursued in terms of other reportable network violations.• Triage ticketing, reports, time tracking, collaboration and management notification.
    2008 - 2010
    Chapter President Oct '09 - Sep '10Member Sep '08 - Oct '10Started as a member in September '08 of a local Las Vegas/Henderson chapter of BNI, the largest business networking organization in the world. Elected to serve as President after one year as a member. Ran timed weekly meetings by structured agenda, organized new membership campaigns, initiated new members, started and maintained Google group list for member communications.
    2008 - 2010
    • Helped create company mission, policies and procedures for large volunteer organization, and developed a volunteer management, mentor and reward system.• Managed volunteers and vendor booth for DefCon 2008, DefCon 2009, DefCon 2010.
    2007 - 2010
    Volunteer Block Captain - coordinate and organize neighbors as a watch group for a Summerlin, Las Vegas community. Arrange group meetings, distribute educational material on improving neighborhood and household security, build awareness and sense of community, community maillist.
    2005 - 2009
    Rewriting and redesign of legacy and new scripting of modules for 18 different member websites dealing with online financial services, debit cards and ecurrencies. (Php, MySQL, SOAP, XML, HTML, Javascript.)• eCommerce and ACH banking API integration• Financial membership website architecture and scripting• Re-architected database driven membership site for startup international debit card and financial services company, website SQL injection hardening and scripting of admin interface for Patriot Act interdiction screening using imported Office of Finance and Controls (OFAC) data.
    2007 - 2008
    Main responsibility involved successfully resurrecting the company's failed server and online presence to locally hosted dedicated server including port from Apache 1 to Apache 2, debugging of legacy Perl scripting and forensic recovery of MySQL database.
    2003 - 2006
    Webmaster for OBTechCorp.com, a medical software company providing handheld pc solutions for women's healthcare professionals using Windows Mobile. Updates, maintenance and design using MS Frontpage, MIVA shopping cart, Handango api. Also shot original art product photography.
    2002 - 2005
    Started as an html code volunteer and four months later was promoted to managing the html content and volunteers for Black Rock City Year Round website section of burningman.com using Putty and CVS with a support desk trouble ticketing site which was migrated to a Plone based ticket collector. Also scripted an "add-a-link" feature with admin moderation using php and MySQL that allowed web users to post relevant external community links to the website.
    2000 - 2005
    Primary inhouse hands-on engineer installing, maintaining and repairing audio, video, computer, internet and telecom connectivity components and systems for offices and five on-air studios including building the first internet broadcasting studio for Playboy's Night Calls show for XM Radio.
    2002 - 2004
    Website, technology, database, management and consulting issues and solutions, logistics and event production, floating producer. Various non-profit, not-for-profit projects including:

    + Voterdrive.com - website fixes, scripting and management of php/MySQL opinion poll database, Art Car generator repair, wiring, painting.

    + Sealspace.org - Society for Experimental Arts and Learning, website updates, scripting and management of php/MySQL volunteer database, mailing lists, wrote and edited email newsletter "Sewer Rat Squeaks", thinktank, public relations, Container Shipping Project to Burning Man 2004 - labor, package/parcel collection and distribution, NYC Decompression 2003: Boundless! - NYC Fireguard, NYC Decompression 2004 - scripting and management of php/MySQL volunteer database, event management, technical scouting, location management, coat check concession.
    2002 - 2003
    Maintained membership files, collections and billing, helped produce organization events and tradeshows. Worked with board of directors to improve association stability, corporate brand and increase membership. Designed, programmed and maintained online web search database for photographers, assistants and affiliate members (php, MySQL) with data exported from FileMaker.
    2007
    Ongoing volunteer organization webteam effort to provide internet design, services and solutions to transform charitable organizations by empowering them through technology. Latest project is a php/MySQL website system for sponsoring the educational needs of children in Africa, in particular Uganda and Kenya.
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  • Educational Background
    2008 - 2008

    Extra-activity: Activities and Societies:...• Jan 22, 2008 - "Advances in Motor Protection" by Ron Belran of GE Multilin• Feb 19, 2008 - "Building Automation" by Earl Gray of Honeywell• Mar 18, 2008 - "Changes to 2008 NEC" by Rick Maddox of Clark County Building Inspectors

    2007 - 2007

    Extra-activity: Activities and Societies:...• Sep 17, 2007 - "Solar Power" by Chris Barker, SunPower Corporation• Oct 22, 2007 - "Selective Coordination in Legally Required and Emergency Systems" by Rob Redfoot, Eaton

    2002 - 2005

    Extra-activity: ...Fire guard certificate F94 for facilitating safe procedure with fire events and installations for regional Burning Man art group in New York City - fire barrels, fire spinning and various fire art performances.

    1983 - 1985

    Extra-activity: ...• Teacher's Assistant - Fortran 77• Yearbook Photographer

    1981 - 1983

    Extra-activity: ...• Judo (extracurricular)

    1977 - 1981

    Extra-activity: ...• Silver Blades Fencing (extracurricular)• National Honor Society• Veterinary apprenticeship (extracurricular)

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  • Professional Skills
    • Startups, problem solving, management, consulting.• HTML, MySQL, Php rescripting and debugging, website troubleshooting and maintenance, backend.• Hardware repair and installation, PC and Mac, audio, video, telecommunications.• Customized hosting solutions provided in Las Vegas - one of the safest data center locations in the US.• HP Partner (Hewlett-Packard) focused on thin client and blade server solutions.
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  • Milestones

    • Honors - Nevada State Exam in Mathematics• 1st Place - Nevada Prize Exam in German• Flintkote Corporation Scholarship for Chemical Engineering• Mackay School of Mines Scholarship for Chemical Engineering

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