Curriculum Vitae


Winston & Strawn, LLP

Chicago, IL
Information Systems Security Operations Engineer January 2019 – Present


F&I Administration Solutions, LLC

Lombard, IL
Network Security Engineer March 2018 – January 2019

  • Configuring and Managing PRTG Network Monitor in failover configuration
  • Systems and application availability monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Configuration and management of network devices
  • Providing overall security analysis and recommendations
  • Security awareness training and assessment
  • Network security analysis
  • Security auditing and remediation
  • Vulnerability scanning and remediation
  • Security compliance evaluation and risk management
  • Lead security engineer
  • De-facto PRTG Expert
  • Performed successful phishing assessment campaign and provided security training for all employees

American Society of Safety Engineers

Park Ridge, IL
Network Administrator June 2011 – March 2018

  • Troubleshooting workstation problems with hardware and software
  • Installing/updating hardware and software, maintaining the central inventory
  • Maintaining the endpoint security system, removing malicious programs and viruses
  • IT support relating to technical issues involving Microsoft’s core business applications, as well as virtual environments built on Microsoft and VMware
  • Configuring and administering nightly backups using Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Maintaining Exchange backups and restores
  • Configuring PRTG Network Monitor software for total network and system monitoring, configured for DR failover
  • Monitoring Cisco network reliability and troubleshooting issues
  • Network Administration involving Microsoft’s Active Directory in Exchange Server 2003, 2010 and Apple’s Open Directory in OS X Server
  • Deploying, configuring, and maintaining Windows Deployment Server along with Windows Service Updated Server in Server 2012
  • Configuring Windows Deployment images with standard software and settings for WDS PXE deployment
  • Troubleshooting DNS server and DHCP server issues in Server 2008 R2 environment
  • Administering the Cisco network environment; Catalyst switches, WLAN controller, and ASA firewall
  • Administering the VMware virtual server environment
  • Administering Dell Equallogic SANs in a VMware environment
  • Implementing and administering PureStorage SAN along with 10G fiber infrastructure with full redundancy
  • Implementing, administering, and modifying osTicket ticketing system
  • Implementing and administering network IDS (Snort, ELSA, BRO, sguil)
  • Implementing and administering central log servers using the ELK stack and graylog
  • Implementing and administering a Salt configuration management server including connecting all systems
  • Training company developers on version control (git) including implementing and administering a private git repository server
  • Took responsibility for IT department and company systems in the interim between IS manager hires
  • Quick response to power loss during off hours, initiated DR and performed emergency systems recovery during failed startup
  • Executed a total migration when transferring the company to a new location, established a proper network infrastructure foundation, verified all runs and relabeled the patch to accommodate new offices
  • Configured Cisco Catalyst switch stack for new SAN iSCSI network
  • Established an operations policy and procedure for consistent deployments and configurations
  • Introduced and configured a ticketing system to the company which lacked request organization
  • Implemented and configured an IDS using the Snort engine on a VM linux system, configured Cisco VSPAN
  • Established a solid DR procedure and documentation
  • Created and maintained an OpsDoc with all system documentation and procedures
  • Created systems diagrams and network maps
  • Migrated AD domain users with Exchange mailbox migration to new forest


Freelancer Jan 2008 – Present

  • Configuring and Administering Linux webservers
  • AWS configuration and management
  • Configuring and troubleshooting networks
  • Troubleshooting PC problems with hardware and software
  • Removing malicious programs and viruses
  • Replacing damaged hardware (desktop and laptop)
  • Installing/Updating hardware and software
  • Data maintenance and backup
  • Setting up and configuring home theater systems and home networks
  • Consulting technical hardware builds and upgrades
  • Managing domain registrations and DNS configurations with cloud infrastructure
  • Designed, deployed, and managed client websites
  • Designed and created logos and other graphics


DeVry University

Addison, IL
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology February 2013


CompTIA A+ Certified September 2014
Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Training June 2016

Continuing Education

Pluralsight April 2017 – Present

Technical Skills

  • VMWare vSphere, vCenter, ESXi 5.5 to 6.5
  • AWS Could Platform
  • Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Azure Cloud Platform
Security and Firewalls
  • Cisco ASA 5520/5515-X/5525-X
  • Juniper Firewalls and Switches
  • pfSense
  • Dell SonicWall
  • Snort/Snorby IDS engine
  • Suricata IDS engine
  • Cymphonix Network Composer
  • Proofpoint
  • Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall
  • Barracuda Web Filter
  • Barracuda ESS
Desktop Support
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Hardening a workstation security
  • Removing malicious programs and viruses
  • Installing hardware and software
  • Setting up drives and partitions
  • Recovered lost data from failed hard drives and corrupt partitions
  • Installing and configuring operating systems (Windows, Linux, and MacOS)
  • Analyzing network security weakpoints
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft 2003, 2007, 2016 Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2016
  • Visual Studio 2010+
  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2011(Mac), 2013, 2016, 2016(Mac), O365
    • Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • Visio
    • Project
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Azure AD with on-prem multi-forest synchronization
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Skype for Business
  • Ubuntu/Debian
  • CentOS/RHEL
  • FreeBSD/Unix
  • OS X 10.7+
  • Open Directory (Mac Mini OS X Server) implementation into a Windows Environment (AD)
  • BASH/Powershell
  • HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript
  • Java, Python, Ruby
  • C++, C#, dotNET, REST API
  • (Rusty) FORTRAN, Assembly, C, MATLAB
Other Software and Web Applications
  • Veeam Backup and Replication
  • PRTG Network Monitor
  • SaltStack Configuration Management
  • Graylog
  • Nextcloud
  • Rocketchat
  • DokuWiki
  • osTicket
  • Kanboard
  • Dropbox for Business
  • Google App Suite
  • Keepass
  • Passwordstate
  • Jira and Confluence
  • Wireshark and other network diagnostic tools
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver