I am a computer systems technologist who has had an ever-evolving role in technology at the University of Michigan since 1988. I began with providing desktop support to users of the public computer labs, rising to a position in which I managed some of these labs and supervised other staff, and then moving into system administration work. In my time as a system administrator, I have acquired skill and experience with a variety of server based technologies, web design, database design, and digital video editing. My platform of choice is Macintosh, and I also have favorable things to say about other brands of UNIX and NetWare. Although I have experience with Windows, I am not looking for a position where I would be working primarily with that system.


Server Technologies

My experience has focused on Mac OS X Server running on Apple Xserve hardware, though I have had training and some experience with servers running UNIX, Netware, and Windows. I have worked with all of the tools and services provided as part of the Mac OS X Server package and added other services such as ISC DHCP.

Web Design

I pride myself on designing web sites that are simple, elegant, and easy to navigate, rather than web sites that are cluttered, ugly, and difficult to navigate. I have experience with Javascript, CSS, PHP, and MySQL to produce sites that are functional and compliant with the latest standards. I can also hack a line or two to make the site work well with non-compliant browsers like Internet Explorer, and do so without taking the site out of compliance.

Database Design

I have had a great deal of experience in designing databases using FileMaker Pro, but I have recently been translating that experience into making web-based databases using PHP and MySQL.


System Administrator, School of Art & Design

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001-2009

I currently work as one of a three person team who take care of all of the information technology needs for the School of Art & Design. We handle everything including server management, network planning, desktop support, web design, database design, and strategic planning.

System Administrator, ITD Contract Services

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998-2001

I received additional training in server administration for Windows NT, UNIX, and NetWare and then went to work as a system administrator for ITD Contract services. Working in that position, I was lent to departments all over the campus to take care of whatever information technology needs they had.

Sites Team Leader, Campus Computing Sites

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1991-1998

In addition to my previous duties, I was put in charge of several computer sites (one at a time) and supervised all of the staff at the site.

Computer Lab Monitor, Campus Computing Sites

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988-1991

I worked with other monitors to facilitate access to technology resources for the users of the computer site. I helped to maintain the physical site and provided technical support for the users of the lab.