About

sgpicHi, I’m Shawn and this is my place to talk about technical goodness that, if you’re reading this, you’re as interested in reading about as I am.  I’ll tell you a little about myself and my skills, certs and background.

I’ve always been passionate about technology since my mom bought our first PC in the 80’s.  That passion grew from there and I attended the areas first high school dedicated to technology in Kansas City.  I started my technical career over 22 years ago in retail selling computers and peripherals.  I’ve done quite a bit since then working my way up from helpdesk, technical support, systems administrator, network administrator and several other technical positions.  I’m currently a Systems Architect at a Kansas City area reseller/VAR/integrator/channel partner.

My current position affords me the opportunity to work with the latest technologies available which fuels my passion for technology.  My technical focus is on storage, server virtualization and desktop virtualization, however, I also work with Veeam, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, Cisco Route/Switch and a little with Cisco Unified Communications.

I currently hold a number of industry recognized certifications and accreditations.  I was recently awarded VMware vExpert status.  I also have achieved several partner level accreditations including Nimble, HPE, Dell, Cisco and all of the VMware VSPs and VTSPs although a number of those just got updated again and I’m working on recertifying.VMware vExpert 2017

 

 

 

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