Leadership Experience

  • Exceptional track record of successful projects leading to increased efficiency and reduced costs
  • Experience leading teams in a corporate environment
  • Skilled at evaluating organizational needs and prioritizing tasks effectively
  • Highly effective problem solving and decision making
  • Big-picture mindset
  • Security aware thinking

Technical Experience

  • Microsoft Active Directory and AD-LDS
    • Fundamental understanding of AD operation, management and troubleshooting
    • Experience with all aspects of design, implementation, migration, and automation
  • Windows Server (Server 2022 and below)
  • Windows Desktop OS (Windows 11 and below)
  • Microsoft 365 Management and Migration
    • Entra AD
    • Exchange Online
    • Graph API
    • etc.
  • Microsoft Exchange On-Prem
  • Microsoft Teams, including voice integration
  • Microsoft Skype for Business On-Premises, including voice integration
  • Microsoft Hyper-V, Clustering, Storage Spaces
  • VMware vSphere 4.0 - 7.0
  • Deep understanding of DNS, especially as it relates to Active Directory
  • Extensive experience with advanced Group Policy configurations
  • Extensive experience with PowerShell automation
  • Experience with Cisco switches and routers, HPE switches, Dell switches, and advanced OPNsense router configurations including multi-wan, failover, VPN
  • Tanium SAAS for patch and software deployment
  • Extensive experience SentinelOne and Cortex XDR
  • PaperCut print server setup and management
  • Single Sign On (SSO) implementation and integration including Okta and Entra AD
  • Creation and dissemination of end user documentation and training materials
  • Development and maintenance of custom web sites and web applications

Employement History

Infrastructure Engineer :: Methode Electronics Inc

November 2018 - Current

Notable Projects

  • Develop custom cross domain migration process
    • Migrate user and SID history from legacy domain to global domain
    • Migrate active account in Okta and Office 365 with no data loss
  • HRS Integration
    • Automated on-boarding and off-boarding based on HRS data
    • Sync HRS employee metadata to Active Directory with 5 minute resolution
    • Enforce metadata compliance with HRS
  • Deploy Okta identity management and integrate all SAAS solutions
  • Implement PowerShell Universal cluster
    • 1,500 jobs per day with detailed logging
    • Script automation for data sync across multiple systems
    • Data caching for reporting
    • User dashboards and scripts scoped with RBAC
    • API endpoints for IT process automation with corresponding PowerShell module development
  • Implement Tanium cloud platform for update, deployment and reporting
  • Create deployment system build on Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and iPXE
    • Distributed deployment servers with dynamic DNS integration
    • Custom PXE boot process with API integration
    • Custom MDT WebServices with API integration
    • Custom kickstart deployment for Linux servers
    • Automated software and driver update in deployment share
  • Deploy global VMware infrastructure
    • 5 globally distributed vCenter servers in linked mode
    • 36 sites with at least two nodes
    • 24x7 production availability
  • Plan and execute migration from on-prem mixed Exchange environment to Office 365
    • Converge seven Active Directory forests
    • Merge six Exchange organizations
    • Staged hybrid migration with co-existence
  • Plan and execute converged PKI infrastructure
    • Offline root CA and Microsoft Certificate Services in cross forest topology
    • Integration with internal OpenVPN solution for certificate backed VPN connections
  • Design and deploy secure by design global Active Directory infrastructure
    • Principle of least privilege employed
    • 3,500+ knowledge workers
    • 36 sites globally
    • 24x7 production availability


  • Vendor evaluation and selection
  • Design and deployment of primary IT systems
    • Active Directory
    • Cloud platforms including Office 365, Entra and Okta
  • Development of IT systems integrations
    • Scripting in a number of languages
    • Custom API development
    • Custom system integration development
    • Custom PowerShell module development
    • Custom C# application development (limited)
  • Windows, Linux, and VMware platform management
  • Limited network management
  • Final escalation point for all internal support

Senior Systems Engineer :: Rescar Companies, Inc

September 2017 - October 2018

Notable Projects

  • Designed, and deployed VMware vSphere 6.5 cluster
  • Migrate organization from Novell Groupwise 2014 to Office 365, including custom scripting against Groupwise API to extract proxy access data not covered by existing migration solutions
  • Created and configured Microsoft Active Directory structure from the ground up
  • Create and deploy Group Policy, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows Deployment Services, and WPKG to replace Novell ZenWorks deployment solution – total reduction in hands on staff time to deploy from 1+ days to under 2 hours
  • Design migration scripts to migrate approximately 500 workstations and laptops from standalone workgroup with Novell Client to Active Directory domain joined computers in less than 21 days (225 man hours) while also handling regular day to day duties
  • Replaced flat network without core switch with highly available network based on HPE FlexFabric core switch infrastructure
  • Rebuilt wireless network around UniFi access points secured with WPA2 Enterprise based on computer certificates
  • Extensive tool building with PowerShell to manage AD environment and Office 365


  • Design and deployment of primary IT systems
  • Development of IT systems integrations
  • Windows, Linux, VMware and Novell/Microfocus platform management
  • Network management
  • Final escalation point for all internal support

Freelance Project :: CP Packaging, LLC

May 2017 - October 2017

  • Migrate 8 servers from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2016
  • Upgrade Active Directory to 2016 Functional Level
  • Install Direct Access VPN as well as backup SSTP VPN
  • Install domain integrated certificate server
  • Install RADIUS server and secure wireless infrastructure
  • Upgrade Hyper-V infrastructure to Server 2016 and migrate virtual machines between servers
  • Reconfigure existing Cisco switch for Layer 3 routing, add additional VLANs to separate traffic by function
  • Upgrade SolidWorks software from 2015 to 2017, then to 2018
  • Separate SolidWorks roles to virtual machines for future maintainability

Director of Information Systems :: Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc

October 2008 - June 2017

Notable Projects

  • Designed, and deployed hyper converged Hyper-V Cluster with Storage Spaces backed storage
  • Designed, and deployed Microsoft Skype for Business on premise, an advanced IP telephony solution to provide flexible phone, presence, instant messaging, and video conferencing services
  • Successfully migrated from a dot local domain to a public DNS suffix domain
  • Manage development of an internal expense manager using emerging web technologies for overall reduction in paperwork and 50% reduction in staff time spent processing expense requests
  • Lead web property redesign resulting in a measurable increase in web traffic to primary web properties
  • Revamp print and production procedures cutting costs by 40%
  • Lead project to provide a technology solution to automate volunteer management and background check, allowing six full time staff members to be reassigned to new roles in the organization
  • Automating computer deployment and management with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Windows Deployment Server while simultaneously eliminating outside labor costs during upgrade cycles
  • Redesigned a statewide WAN for cost savings and increased connectivity between offices and staff
  • At onboarding, took over leadership of failing project to merge technology at six offices; Ultimately reduced overall vendor spending by 33%, and completed the project under budget and ahead of schedule


  • Work in a leadership role within the organization
  • Provide critical input and participate in long range tactical planning and organizational restructuring
  • Work closely with organization leadership and Systems Integration Department for goal driven process improvement with measurable outcomes
  • Supervise, guide, and train staff both in the Information Systems department as well as throughout the organization
  • Maintain an operational budget which includes all telephony, internet, web services, computer systems, printing, and copying
  • Perform infrastructure and network planning, maintenance, and upgrades

Systems Engineer :: Corporate Network Solutions, Inc

February 2003 - October 2008

  • Work directly with customers to develop solutions that fit their needs
  • Design, setup and deploy server solutions for various architectures