Born and raised in Kerwood, Ontario, I have been involved in technology for as long as I can remember. I got my first computer, the Radio Shak TRS-80 CoCo II, with a massive 16k of memory when I was 12. From there, I graduated to an 8088, and then my first 8086. I have built every iteration of the x86 model to today’s computers. My how far they have come.
Somewhere in there, I remember getting Norton Commander for DOS. Then Microsoft Windows 3. Then 3.1. Then all versions of Windows. At some point, someone mentioned Linux. I found RedHat 5. That was so foreign. I remember erasing it and loading Windows back on. This went on for months, and then something happened, I erased Windows and loaded on Linux. RedHat went public. Then Fedora came along. Then I found Gentoo. Then Ubuntu.
Fast forward to 2019. I resigned from St. Thomas Police Service as the Systems Administrator. It was time to start a business on my own. Properly.
Specializing in Dell Hardware, DLink Switches, Fortinet Firewalls, and building enterprise level networks for small and medium business, I focus on security first, with server hardening, redundancy, and resiliency.
One of the most rewarding experiences for me, is gathering a real understanding of a client’s wishes, then strategizing the best possible solutions to optimize their business goals. Each network is completely different. Networks take on their own life and personality, if you will. It gives me great pleasure to customize and re-work solutions that can really be life changing for our clients. That’s what it’s all about.
I have had plenty of opportunities to experiment and delve into all the intricate workings of a diverse range of networks and specialized IT. From small and medium businesses, law enforcement, emergency services, my long-term exposure to both private and public-sector IT experiences have been matchless in shaping my current networking philosophies.