Aspiring IT Professional

Security, Cloud, and AI

As an IT enthusiast based in Anchorage, Alaska, I have spent my entire life exploring the latest technologies and honing my skills in the field. I have developed a burning passion for innovation and a commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging trends. Through my experiences working on various projects, I have developed expertise in cloud computing, security, and AI/machine learning. As a committed learner and problem-solver, I am always looking for new challenges and opportunities to apply my skills in practical ways.

What I’m working on

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Azure Migration

I'm excited to share my progress on an IT project focused on migrating an on-premises Active Directory to Azure. Our team has made great strides, having successfully migrated users to Azure and set up their computers with the Azure AD domain. We've also started the process of migrating organization files...

Projects

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Unraid NAS and VM/Docker Host

The Unraid NAS build is a professional-grade network storage solution that I designed and implemented. The build features an Intel i5-12400 processor, 64GB of RAM, three 18TB HDDs, a 2TB SSD, a 500W PSU, a motherboard, a network interface card (NIC) with two 10Gbps SFP+ ports, and a PC case....

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Home Network Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of my home network series, where I will provide an overview of my high-speed, secure, and reliable network setup. In this post, I will discuss the pfsense firewall, switches, VLANs, and Wi-Fi network that I have implemented to segment my network. To begin, I created a...

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Home Network Part 2

In this entry, I will discuss my implementations for network security, remote access, and home automation. For network security, I have implemented two projects: Suricata IPS installed on the pfSense firewall, and a Security Onion IDS installed on my Unraid server. Suricata is an open-source network intrusion detection and prevention...

Experience

IT Cloud Engineer
Tex R Us, LLC, IT Cloud Engineer
Anchorage, AK | April, 2023 - June, 2024

As an IT Cloud Engineer, my primary responsibility is to design, deploy, and manage cloud-based solutions for organizations. I use my knowledge to help organizations migrate their existing infrastructure to the cloud or create new cloud-based systems from scratch. In addition, I develop automation scripts to help manage cloud resources, monitor cloud environments to ensure they are operating efficiently, and implement security measures to protect cloud-based data. I work closely with other IT professionals to integrate cloud-based solutions into the organization's overall technology infrastructure. Additionally, I stay up-to-date on the latest developments in cloud computing to ensure that the solutions I provide are cost-effective, scalable, and reliable.

IT Engineer
Tex R Us, LLC, IT Engineer
Anchorage, AK | August, 2022 - April, 2023

As an IT engineer, my role involves designing, implementing, and maintaining computer systems and networks for organizations. I work with various technologies such as servers, databases, operating systems, and software applications to create efficient and effective systems. I am responsible for ensuring that the systems and networks I design are secure, reliable, and scalable to meet the organization's needs. Additionally, I provide technical support to end-users, troubleshooting issues and resolving problems as they arise.

Engineer I
Umiaq Design, LLC, Engineer I
Anchorage, AK | April, 2022 - August, 2022

As an Engineer I at Umiaq Design, I fulfilled various roles in planning, design, and construction administration of water and sewer projects. I conducted field investigations, coordinating with Clients and project stakeholders to ensure the projects were completed to the highest standards.

Cost Scheduler
ASRC Energy Services, Cost Scheduler
Anchorage, AK | September, 2019 - April, 2022

As a Cost Scheduler at ASRC Energy Services-HCC, I was responsible for creating and managing baseline and master project schedules for large, multiyear projects. I estimated and managed projects with budgets ranging from 5M to 30M, ensuring they were cost efficient and achievable. I managed manpower, cost, and schedule in coordination with project teams during execution, to ensure projects were completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of clients.

Certifications

Badges & Skills

Education

B.S. Petroleum Engineering
University of Alaska, Fairbanks August, 2008 - May, 2014

Barrow High School
Utqiagvik, AK August, 2004 - May, 2008