I Have been the sole IT professional for a small chain of hardware store and lumberyards since 2013. I service a central office with our data center and eight branch locations across four states. My scope of duties include Server administration, Desktop Support, Network infrastructure, Firewall administration, VPN, Network Security, and Video Surveillance Systems. Basically top to bottom IT support.
I am a mid life career changer. I had previously been working in the building materials industry on the retail side for about ten years. I decided that I wanted a new challenge and decided to turn a hobby and love of computers and gadgets into a career.
I was fortunate enough to land an IT position that came available in the company that I was already working for at the time. I have been In the IT department every since. When It came to professional training, I did not go the traditional four year college route but instead chose a short term certification program. I breezed through the training and got my Netwotk+ certification. Shortly after that I Landed my current position. The job has been very rewarding and educational.
I come prepared with a very diverse skill set and love to try to think "outside of the box". I may not always have the answer but you can be sure that I will leave no stone unturned until I figure it out. You have a challenge? Bring it.