In 1995, while serving in the US Marine Corps, I got me start in technology.  Laterally moving my job from Infantry Mortarman to Computer and Network specialist, allowed me my first exposure to computers and networks.  I was immediately interested in all of the new things I was learning about.  I discovered a particular interest and curiosity about how networks work; the rest is history.  I have remained motivated to continue learning in my career as a network engineer and IT related areas for ~25 years.  I also have discovered a desire and love for teaching and communicating with others what I have learned, to assist them in their journey to learn also.

I've been happily married for 25 years, and stay busy raising my growing family while enjoying life in Texas.  In my personal time, I like to relax while playing my saxophone and staying physically active playing sports with my family.

My certifications are...

* Juniper - JNCIP-SP
* Juniper - JNCIS-SP
* Juniper - JNCDS-DC
* Juniper - AAA (JNCIA X 3)
* Juniper - JNCDA
* Juniper - JNCIA-Cloud
* Juniper - JNCIA-Junos
* Cisco - CCNP SP
* Cisco - CCIP (retired)
* Cisco - CCDP
* Cisco - CCDA
* Cisco - CCNP R/S (expired)
* Cisco - CCNA R/S
* Cisco - CCENT
* IPv6 Forum - Silver
* Microsoft - MCSE
* Marconi ENE (Fore FLCE)
* Marconi PNE (Fore FWCE)