Cloud evangelist + Azure architect & engineer
I'm a cloud evangelist and love seeing the light bulbs turn on when teaching others of the possibilities of the cloud.
I'm passionate about technology's capacity to empower businesses and enhance lives. Throughout my IT career, I’ve always sought ways of automating to even better leveraging technology. I've always been drawn to PowerShell and am perfectly comfortable in front on a CLI. I recognize the incredible potential of the cloud to solve all kinds of technical problems, and I feel right at home in Microsoft Azure. I'm excited by the constant change and am driven to master the latest cloud innovations.
I love chasing the high that comes from learning something new and can usually be found listening to a tech podcast or geeking out about the newest cloud breakthrough.
I'm currently working as an Azure architect + engineer at Executech, where I continue every day to sharpen my skills of cloud consulting, architecture, and implementation.
What I'm most proud of
Ability to relate technical information clearly & simply
I pride myself on being able to reduce complex ideas to the basics, providing easy-to-understand explanations. This has led me to fulfill (and excel at) various training and mentor roles throughout my career.
I’m always looking for opportunities outside my comfort zone to expand my horizons. My ability to rapidly grasp and master disparate technology stacks has helped me grow to support larger and more complex environments.
December 2019 - Present
I help organizations to leverage the cloud. My primary focus is solutions architecture (including pre-sales, proofs of concept, creating cloud adoption plans, etc.), although I remain a hands-on engineer overseeing cloud implementations and providing escalation support to a team of engineers.
I drive revenue growth by expanding the cloud footprint of both new and existing clients, and am helping Executech employ automation to develop a scalable managed service offering to supplement cloud consulting.
I continue to be Executech’s principal subject matter expert and trainer for both Azure and Microsoft modern workplace solutions.
July 2017 - December 2019
As training team lead, I presented/trained at dozens of company-wide meetings and frequently provided hands-on instruction in one-on-one and group settings. I led onboarding efforts and taught all new consultants/technicians in a recurring “technical bootcamp” program, focusing on Microsoft 365 and Azure IaaS.
As a senior consultant (and cloud SME), I was a primary resource for all things Microsoft and Azure across Executech. I also took the helm at larger clients with more complex and demanding requirements.
August 2016 - July 2017
As a consultant at a managed services provider, I’ve been exposed to a wide array of technologies while working with many clients across multiple industries and verticals. This offers an opportunity for accelerated learning, but also presents a challenge of balancing competing interests, providing me a chance to further develop prioritization and time management skills.
June 2013 - August 2016
At SCM Law, I contributed to overall systems administration, including leading a small helpdesk team supporting approximately 130 attorneys and staff. I reported to the IT Director and helped maintain the (primarily Windows) server infrastructure and expanded my knowledge of Active Directory.
I sharpened my PowerShell / scripting skills and led several initiatives to automate and streamline multiple time-consuming workflows. I was also responsible for training new employees and occasionally presenting workshops.
B.S. Information Systems
2013 - 2017
David Eccles School of Business
(University of Utah)
Azure AD + Identity
Security & compliance
What's on deck
Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert
I’m finalizing preparations for and anticipate passing the AZ-400 exam by the end of March 2021. Looking forward to moving this badge up to the top of the page.
Terraform (Infrastructure as Code)
Although I already know my way around an ARM template, I’m working to gain more experience using Terraform to deploy/configure Azure infrastructure.
Outside of work, I try to spend as much time as I can with my family. We have an above-average number of spontaneous dance parties and probably eat an above-average amount of ice cream.
If I had to pick a favorite show, I'd probably declare a tie between Stranger Things and The Mandalorian, although we've defintely watched more of The Office than anything else.
I'd also add that I think The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is absolutely an underrated movie.