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  • Emotional intelligence and empathy
  • Dedication with an excellent work ethic
  • Documentation and Change Management
  • Quick and self-motivated learner


2018 Oct - Current

        Core Systems Manager, Creative Commons
  • Systems Administration / Site Reliability Engineering
  • Information Technology

2010 Sep - 2018 Oct

        Operations Engineer, Clockwork
  • Automation and Infrastructure as Code
    • Bash, CloudFormation, Facter, Puppet, Python
  • Cloud Administration
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Hardware Administration
    • Appliances, Networking, Servers
  • Monitoring and Reporting
    • Collectd, Graphite, Icinga, logrep, Syslog
  • Teamwork
    • DevOps Advocacy, Documentation, Mentoring, OpenSource Advocacy, Training
  • Virtualization Administration
    • DRBD, Ganeti, KVM, Linux

2009 Oct - 2010 Aug

Director of Information Technology Systems, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
  • Manage Linux SysAdmin, Mac SysAdmin, NetAdmin, Windows SysAdmin
    • Made multiple hires
  • Server Administration Coverage (Mac OS X Server, Windows Server, Ubuntu GNU/Linux)
    • Active Directory, Bash/Bourne Shell, FreeRADIUS, Google Apps, ISC BIND9, ISC DHCPD, Mailman, Nagios, Open Directory, OpenLDAP, Postfix, Radmind, Subversion
  • Project Management, including the research, implementation, and administration of:
    • Account Management Tools (Microsoft SQL Server, OpenLDAP, Perl, SQLite, YAML)
    • Google Apps Migration and associated LDAP refactoring
    • Annual Business IT Audit
    • Student Information Systems Upgrade (Jenzabar EX)

2004 Feb - 2009 Sep

Systems Administrator, Systems Administrator IIMinneapolis College of Art & Design
  • Manage DBA and HelpDesk Specialist
  • Server Administration (Mac OS X Server, Windows Server 2003, Ubuntu GNU/Linux)
    • Transitioned to Windows Server 2003 from Windows 2000 and NT Server
  • Microsoft Workstation Administration (BDD, SMS, Windows XP Pro, WSUS)
    • Transitioned to Windows XP Pro from Windows 200 and Windows NT
    • Transitioned to Microsoft BDD (now Microsoft MDT) from Symantec Ghost
  • Database Administration (Microsoft SQL Server 2005)
    • Transitioned from MS SQL Server 7 and 2000, Pervasive SQL, and Sybase SQL
  • Project Management, including the research, implementation, and administration of:
      • Operating system deployment and maintenance: BDD, WSUS
      • Application deployment and maintenance: F-Secure, SMS, WSUS
      • Help Desk ticket tracking: Request Tracker
      • Collaborative documentation: PmWiki
      • Software licensing and compliance
    • Provided Staff Support


    1998 - 2002

    B.A. in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College

    2000 - 2001

    Gender and the Environment: Latin American Perspectives and Crossing Borders Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica, CEMAL
    • Participated in Zope and MySQL training seminar through LaNeta
    • Traveled in Arizona, Sonora, Chiapas, Guatemala and El Salvador