About

I recently graduated from Dakota State University and achieved a bachelor’s degree in network security and administration. I’m currently looking for a full time system or network administrator position and willing to relocate for the right opportunity.  I really like Linux, so if you have a position is Linux, I’d love to hear about it. I’ve got some decent experience in setting up routers and switches, the hands on experience in the labs we did in my networking class was really fun and was a great opportunity to get a sense of what a network administrator has on their plate. If it wasn’t for moving into a tiny apartment, I would have loved to look into setting up vlans on my home network as I found some Ubiquiti gear on ebay for a good price. When I get a chance to move into a place with a server room again, this is next on my todo for networking.

I interned at Western Area Power Administration and was able to get a fair bit of hands on experience doing some basic Windows admin tasks such as resetting passwords in Active Directory, ordering a workstation to do as I say, and seeing how a domain migration works.

In my free time I like to go disc golfing as well as stay up to date on news in the IT security world; my favorite podcasts for this are Tech Snap and Daily Tech News Show. In August I purchased an HP DL360 server and set it up as a small home lab. Currently running on it is:

  • VMWare ESXi hypervisor
  • Windows Server 2016 as a domain controller, DNS server, and file server
  • Windows Server 2012R2 as WSUS server
  • PFSense

Recently I grabbed an HP DL380 to use as a storage server. It runs freeNAS and currently exports a bunch of disks via iSCSI to the file server.

I’ve then got a few Windows VMs joined to the domain as well as my desktop PC and living room PC. My main purpose for setting up my own AD domain was not only to learn more about how everything ties together, but also make managing my many computers spread around the house much easier. It’s been a great learning experience and I look forward to expanding and sharing my knowledge in the workplace.