Chris Staunton
  • United States
Member Since: 2005/12/29
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

Solutions-oriented Network Administrator with notable success directing a broad range of corporate IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information-technology solutions in direct support of business objectives.

Designed & maintained enterprise level Active Directory environment
Supported 600+ staff and 4500+ student users on 1200+ workstations
Hands-on experience leading all stages of network development efforts, including requirements definition, design, architecture, testing, and support.
Outstanding leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating, and leading project teams.
Specialties

CORE COMPETENCIES: Network & Systems Administration, Desktop workstation deployment
Platforms: Microsoft Windows® operating systems from 95 on, Linux (Red Hat, Debain), Sun SPARC, Mac OS/X.
Networking: TCP/IP, Novell, IPX/SPX, Ethernet, VPN, Wireless 802.11
Experience
Desktop Administrator
Oregon Coast Aquarium

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Museums and Institutions industry

September 2010 – Present (1 year 7 months)

I currently take care of approximately 50 desktops and 20 servers at the aquarium. I'm also part of a digital media group that controls content on all of the social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc.
Key points:
Founding member of the digital media group for the aquarium.
Provide desktop support for all staff.
Maintain websites for our ticketing software and also our main content.
Installed wireless point to point systems between buildings.
Wrote Social Networking company policy.

Chris has 1 recommendation (1 client) including:

    1st Kevin Shaha

Owner
Preferred Technology, LLC

January 2007 – Present (5 years 3 months)

I established a local small business solution for Network Administration. I am available to businesses on an on-call basis to provide them with Enterprise level technical support without having a full time employee.
Key Points:
Troubleshoot networking issues locally and remotely for customers and provide 24 hour support for mission critical systems.
Vast knowledge of Windows Server / Workstation operating systems
Firewall / Router / Managed Switch configuration and troubleshooting skills. Cisco IOS and Dell CLI experience
Able to offer hometown support to all types of users working on home pc's not wanting to deal with calling someone overseas for technical support
Director of Technology
North Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

November 2009 – September 2010 (11 months) Ponderay, Idaho

Responsible for purchasing and upgrading all current systems. Reseaching what to buy, where to buy and when to buy.
Provided desktop support for all staff.
Maintained websites for both our Orthopedic practice and a plastic surgeon also part of the office.
Successfully deployed PACS x-ray imaging storage server that serves all x-rays that our office has done for the past eight years. This system is an Open Source solution that I implemented rather than installing a commercial solution costing over $10,000.
Network Engineer
Sandpoint Computers Inc.

March 2009 – November 2009 (9 months) Sandpoint, Idaho

Provided desktop and server support for customers. Repaired computers in the shop and on site. Deployed new networks for various customers and provided technical support remotely for various clients.

Chris has 1 recommendation (1 client) including:

    1st Ron Campbell

Network Administrator
Lake Pend Oreille School District #84

November 1997 – September 2007 (9 years 11 months) Sandpoint, Idaho

Managed twelve different locations, 1200+ workstations, 40+ servers and multiple wired and wireless connections throughout the school district. My main responsibilities were to keep the network up and running for teachers and students to perform their daily Internet related courses. I managed web servers, SQL servers, Exchange servers, content filters and various other servers throughout the network.

Key Contributions:

Upgraded existing Windows NT 4.0 network to Windows 2000, then Windows 2003 with extensive active directory configuration.
Managed 600 user Enterprise Exchange server with very little downtime.
Developed backup strategies and disaster recovery procedures for all network servers.
Successfully deployed ISAT testing environment for 5 seasons of testing.
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Computer System Engineer/Network Developer
PCEZ - The Computer Store

January 1993 – January 1997 (4 years 1 month)

Provided comprehensive remote and onsite support for customers including Tier-III support for LAN/WAN products and sales support for key accounts of all sizes.
Key Contributions:
Designed and deployed Novell 4.1 server for company.
Rewired the entire Kellogg Idaho lot of Dave Smith Motors for grand opening with RG58au cable.
Recognized for outstanding quality of customer service with numerous customer-support awards and personal commendation from clients.
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Current: Level 12
Chris needs 4,243 points to level up.
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  • Exchange
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  • Networking
    6
  • Windows Networking
    4
  • Windows Server 2003
    3
  • Hardware Firewalls
    3
  • DNS
    2
  • Routers
    2
  • Windows Server 2008
    2
  • Microsoft Server OS
    2
  • Windows 7
    2
  • DHCP
    2
  • Active Directory
    2
  • Networking Protocols
    2
  • SBS
    2
  • Networking Hardware-Other
    2
  • Email Software
    2
  • Outlook
    1
  • Email Clients
    1
  • Internet Protocols
    1
  • Linux
    1
  • Wireless Networking
    1
  • Mac OS X
    1
  • Linux Distributions
    1
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    1
  • Printers and Scanners
    1
  • Internet Protocol Security
    1
  • Wireless Hardware
    1
  • Switches / Hubs
    1
  • Chat / IM
    1
  • Web Browsers
    1
  • Email Servers
    1
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    1
  • TCP/IP
    1
  • Storage Software
    1
  • Components
    1
  • Linux OS Dev
    1
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • Software Firewalls
    1
  • Apple OS
    1
  • Storage
    1
  • Web Development Software
    1
  • Desktops
    1
  • Network Analysis
    1
  • Web Servers
    1
  • .NET Programming
    1
  • BlackBerry
    1
  • Disaster Recovery
    1
  • Enterprise Software
    1
  • Linux Networking
    1
  • Microsoft Access
    1
  • Microsoft Applications
    1
  • Office 365
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  • Operating Systems
    1
  • Remote Access
    1
  • Server Hardware
    1
  • Server Software
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