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Enterprise-level Storage Architect and Systems Integrator.

Technical Strengths

Virtualization, IBM, AWS, Brocade, Cisco, NetApp, Hitachi, EMC, Veritas, TSM, IP Storage, Automation, Storage Resource Management, Disaster Recovery, Distance Replication, High Availability


2010-present IBM

Technical Solutions Architect, STG Lab Services, Storage Administration

       Designed and implemented service offerings for IBM storage technologies at a variety of enterprise client sites.

       Participated in Spectrum Virtualize development.

       Expertise in Spectrum Virtualize, Enterprise SAN design and Hybrid Multi-Cloud storage integration

2002-2009 The Regence Group (BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, BCBS of Utah, etc)

Technical Lead in Storage Administration

       Designed and implemented NetApp V-Series as well as IBM OEM Netapp for file and IBM SVC for block storage virtualization to deliver tiered storage and distance replication, as well as lower impact migration options.

       Designed and implemented SAN designs, platform migrations, and distance replication intrstructure in three states on McData, Cisco and Brocade switches.

       Designed processes for provisioning and inventorying of HDS USP, IBM Shark, DS8300, DS4800, EMC Symmetrix and Clariion storage on Solaris, AIX , Win2K, Linux RAC and VMware.

       Performed multiple data migrations and fabric consolidations, developing scripts and documentation to automate the process.

       Extensive experience with IBM SAN Volume Controller virtualizing IBM, EMC and HDS.

       Deployed EMC Clariion behind IBM's Diligent VTL.

20012002 Portland State University Portland, OR

Senior Unix Systems Administrator

       Performed evaluation of Veritas Cluster vs. Sun Cluster server and architected a deployment plan.

       Performed network bandwidth evaluation of Sun Rays.

       Maintained Solaris based web, mail and file server services for a 20,000+ plus user community.

19992001 Enron Broadband Services Portland, OR [Houston, TX]

Senior Unix Systems Administrator (started as contractor, hired to permanent)

       Deployed and supported Virtual Private Network remote access solution to entire company of 1500 located globally

       Deployed and supported Cisco's fault-tolerant DHCP solution

       Veritas Volume Manager, File System, Cluster and Netbackup on Solaris and NT

       Constructed and maintained Internet infrastructure: SMTP, DNS, RADIUS and SecurID

       Deployed and maintained Network Appliance filer

       Supported and designed LAN and WAN/remote access infrastructure



19971999 Regence BlueCross BlueShied of Oregon Portland, OR

Senior Unix Systems Administrator

       Integrated an innovative secure single sign-on solution to existing statewide web online membership information application

       Instituted centralized, integrated management of over 12 web servers.


19961997 Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR

Senior System Software Analyst

       Enhanced reliability of dialup remote access by integrating a fault tolerant managed redundant Netblazer with Telebit modem rack

       Built, tuned and maintained bastion host

       Enhanced reliability of campus web server by installing integrated Netscape Enterprise servers

       Developed and maintained majordomo mailing list infrastructure


Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR

       B.S., Philosophy with minors in: communication, chemistry

Additional Training


       Axent: Raptor Firewall, Boston, September 1998

       VERITAS: Vision 2000, Advance Volume Manager, Las Vegas, October 2000

       VERITAS: Veritas Cluster Server and VCS for UNIX Planning, Trouble-shooting & Agent Development, Mountain View, CA, Mar 2001

       EMC Enterprise Storage Network Manager:. Irvine , CA, Feb 2003

       VERITAS: Vision 2003, Oracle RAC, Las Vegas, May 2003


      SNIA Fibre Channel Storage Networking Professional, Apr 2003


Professional Development

      Co-instructed Storage Management Hands-On Lab at Storage Networking World, San Diego 2006, 2007 and Orlando 2006

      Delivered presentation on Storage Virtualization at IDC Tech Forum, Boston 2006 and the Data Protection and Archiving Forum, New York 2006

      Cofound Portland Storage Networking Users Group and recipient of SNIA End User Council Volunteer of the Year Award 2006

      Secretary, SNIA End User Council 2008-2009


Traveling, Cooking, modern art and architecture, theater, philosophy, table top and video gaming.


Upon Request