Full Stack PHP Developer / Systems Administrator / DevOps
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|

I know a lot about computers, more than what is listed on this page. I use many different technologies. I like learning new things. I like Free/Libre and Open Source Software.

Sweet logos of software and services I use to make things


Languages Fluent:
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Languages Familiar:
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Skills I would like to learn more
• Copy Writing, writing good articles
• SEO / Analytics / Campaigns / Marketing
• Golang, Python, JavaScript
• Quality Assurance / Testing

Corporate Experience

Datacenter - Managed Hosting Provider 2017 - current
Systems Administrator / DevOps
Technologies: FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, Windows Server, VMware, Puppet, Python, Jira
Member of a small team of super hero sysadmins who run the company and put out fires.

Independent Contractor / Freelance Developer / Consultant 2012 - current
PHP Developer / Systems Administrator
Technologies: Google AdSense, XenServer, see above.
Currently developing SEO optimized applications with Laravel PHP framework. Providing redundant private cloud hosting infrastructure for over 60 sites, generating around 5 million page views per month.
Consultant systems administrator for a small business of 6 workstations.

Wireless ISP 2007 - 2012
Telecommute Linux Admin for wireless isp.
Technologies: PHP, Nagios, Qmail, Bash, SNMP, CentOS
Solo sysadmin for a wireless network with 10 Linux servers and 60+ towers in central Minnesota spanning a large area from Mankato to Willmar to St. Cloud. Added extensive functionality to the backoffice business logic app for billing / tickets / contacts / inventory / etc. Automated everything. Wrote complicated monthly accounting and billing scripts, dhcp scripts. Centralized tower deployment. Network-wide traffic throughput monitoring. Redundant SMTP gateways and spam filtering.

Dialup ISP 2004 - 2005
Phone tech support for 56k dialup isp.
Technologies: Did you try rebooting?
Phone tech support for Outlook Express and Internet Connection Wizard configuration. Onsite hardware installation for T1 frame relay circuits. Minimal Cisco router configuration. Office manager.

Online Shopping Cart Provider 2002 - 2004
Call center senior representative, phone support for Online Order placement. Publicly traded company.
Technologies: Solitare.exe
Phone support for placing orders at various Online Stores.
Awarded Employee of the Month and Associate of the Quarter.