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I'm actively seeking interesting and challenging projects that will allow me to use and increase my skills in the areas of network engineering, systems engineering and enterprise security.

I am also open to considering regular employment with a superior company that values and respects seasoned, experienced, mature employees who have excellent work habits.

Industry Focus: Information Technology
Proactive Enterprise Monitoring
Computer Security
Job Title: Senior Consultant
Experience: 35 40 Years Looking For: Permanent Full Time,
1099 Contractor
Visa Status: U.S. Citizen Compensation: Salary - Open
Consulting - Quote
Education Level: Bachelors Degree Relocation: No Relocation,
Will accept out of Town projects
Travel Preference: Light to moderate travel Veteran Status: Honorable Discharge
United States Navy


Easyrider LAN Pro (Portland, OR) 1990 - Present
Senior IT Consultant

Enterprise Security - Network Engineering - Systems Engineering

Proactive Network Monitoring: As a professional Consultant, I have designed, built and maintained many of the early Network Operations Centers (NOC) in the Pacific Northwest. This includes NOCs and proactive monitoring environments at Tektronix, Boeing, Electric Lightwave, Kaiser Permanente, Portland General Electric, Freightliner and DAT (Jubitz) to name just a few.

UNIX, Linux, Microsoft and Network Administration: A career specialty is filling in for key Administrators who leave their employment with little or no notice, and often times on bad terms. I am very adept at "figuring out" how everything is glued together even in cases where documentation is sparse or non-existent. In some cases I have taken over networks where no one but the departed employee knew any of the root, Admin and/or enable passwords. Obviously, these are very challenging assignments. Some happy clients are The State of Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (OBME), Portland General Electric, DAT, Attachmate and Surplus Direct, to name just a few.

Computer Security: I am heavily involved with enterprise security issues. I have written a series of white papers on the subject. It is my belief that many IT organizations are not currently giving the matter of network security sufficient focus. This is largely due to shrinking IT budgets, reduced IT staffing and competing IT priorities coupled with the fact that there have not been any truly 9/11 security events as of yet. I believe that it is only a matter of time before organized criminal and Government sponsored hacking activities force a change in Corporate priorities. I have been working very hard the past several years to prepare myself for these inevitable consulting opportunities.
My early career: 1972 - 1990
Senior Systems Engineer (ATEQ - Portland, OR) July, 1989 - November, 1990
Customer Support Manager (BiiN Partners - an Intel/Siemens venture - Portland, OR) July, 1986 - July, 1989
Operations Director (Metagraphics - Woburn, MA) January, 1984 - July, 1986
Product Introduction Manager (Applicon - Burlington, MA) November, 1979 - January, 1984
Senior Field Engineer (Compugraphic - Wilmington, MA) August, 1972 - November, 1979


Project Management (Advanced) 35+ Years
Enterprise Monitoring (Advanced) 20+ Years - Unicenter, Optivity, Tivoli, MOM, Nagios, SNMP
UNIX Systems Engineering (Advanced) 25+ Years - Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Linux
Functional Management (Intermediate) 25+ Years - departments, people, budgets
Network Engineering (Intermediate) 20+ Years - IBM, Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, Sniffers
NOC Designs (Expert) 20+ Years - HP Openview, BMC Patrol, Netcool, OpenNMS
Tools (Varied) 10+ Years - Remedy, Request Tracker (RT), Bugzilla, Zimbra
Applications (Varied) 40+ Years - Apache, E-mail, DNS, SANS, CAD/CAM, Graphic Arts
Security (Varied) 25+ Years - Wireshark, Encryption, Digital ID, PKI, SSL, TCS, IDS
Storage (Varied) 20+ Years - OmniBack, Legato, Veritas, Tivoli
Distros (Advanced) 20+ Years - Red Hat RHEL5, CentOS 5.4, Debian, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora
Other OS's (varied) 1+ Year - OpenSolaris
Virtualization (varied) 6+ Years - Solaris 11, VMware, RHEL5/Centos5, VirtualBox
Compliance (Varied) 20+ Years - HIPPA, PCI
Authentication (Varied) 35+ Years - NIS+, LDAP, Radius, AD, Tokens, Two Factor, Biometric
Others (Varied) 40+ Years - Whizbang Plus Version 7.2a *

* Just because it's not listed doesn't mean I haven't worked with it!


Internship - WILD AM Radio (Roxbury, MA) Completed: May 1965
Responsibilities: FCC Licensed Station Engineer
Co-op Apprenticeship - WMEX AM Radio (Boston, MA) Completed: June 1972
Responsibilities: FCC Licensed Station Engineer & Host
Northeastern University (Boston, MA) Completed: June 1972
Major: Electrical Engineering
Portland Community College (Portland, OR) Ongoing
Curriculum: Business Administration


Field Service Engineer of the Year - Compugraphic Corp (1977)
This is a highly coveted award. Winner is selected by Compugraphic Service Managers, Directors and VP. I received this award for setting up Compugraphic's Field Engineering operations in Canada
MRF State Legislative Award (1998)
For success in getting language favorable to motorcyclists issues included in the Republican Party platform for the State of Oregon.
Outstanding Dedication - SE Chapter, ABATE of Oregon (1999)
For work done at the DPO Precinct Committee level and at the State convention.
MRF State Legislative Award (2000)
For adding the helmet repeal issue to the State Democratic Party platform.