My road in life took a while to figure out.
I went to school at the University of Michigan and actually majored in English Literature.
I took a job at the university's computer center and realized that was the field I wanted to enter.
The first Microsoft certification I had to get was made up of seven tests; that was pretty daunting.
Ultimately, getting a few of those certifications under my belt gave me a ton of confidence.
I also had the opportunity to get into IT management and lead an international team.


Infrastructure Engineer

I am responsible for all of the server and storage technology that my company uses.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

A great day would include the culmination or completion, of a project, whether that task had been something relatively minor, or a large-scale project we'd been working on for months.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Today I see a lot of young adults who choose to get a foot in the door by taking a job on Best Buy's Geek Squad, or at a similar tech-based retail job. The people who leave that position with a passion to learn more about technology are the people we want to hire, and the people who are going to thrive in this job. You're not going to enter the industry at the top, so be willing to put in the work and get the experience. It's all about attitude and desire.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You'll never make it as a musician."