About Windows Server Clustering & PCNews
First of all thanks for your interest in what makes me tick, I hope you like what you read. In all honesty, there really is not much to say, though I do talk all the time in person. I am certifiably crazy, I mean nuts – luckily to date the authorities have not caught up with me and put me away.
I love computers; that is all I do and know. I am been working in the field for over 28 years now (I am 46 years old, so yes my whole Adult life). I eat and breathe computers. I am boring as hell at a party. I can’t discuss politics, religion, current affairs, etc. I think in hex, I tell binary and clustering jokes, I see the world as a bunch of sites yet to be configured. I am pretty much a geek full time.
During the business day I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft. My focus is on Windows Server, Active Directory, Security, Clustering technologies, Exchange, and infrastructure design.
I truly love my job and what I do for Microsoft; it’s a great place to work. I true geek’s dream come true. They have been an excellent company to work for, top self! Bottom line, if you are a recruiter looking to hire someone, I am not interested – please leave me alone.
In my spare time, I own and run Net Working America, Inc. (www.nw-america.com). I am the President and lead consultant (currently the only one too). I do lots of technical editing, authoring of books, publications, training courses (including Microsoft Official Curriculum as a subject matter expert and author), and public speaking. I have been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for the past 16 years. I just love to speak in public (or even to myself for that matter). I have also been a source of information in many articles written by other authors and has been quoted in the industry press on many different topics regarding IT (basically I will talk to anyone at anytime about computer – I always have something to say).
I have been married over 23 years now with a great, understanding wife (Leslianne) and 4 wonderful children. I have three boys and a girl, Taylor - 18, Tucker - 16, Tia - 12 (Daddy's little girl), and Tanner - 7.
I currently live in Gravette, Arkansas. I firmly believe every US citizen should live in the South at some point in their lives. The only problem would be nobody would live in the North. Hey, I am still a damn Yankee; I talk too fast, drive too fast, and think too fast for the folks down here. But don’t get me wrong, while the South is pretty darn neat – I am a Northerner (as anybody from the South will tell you)! My wife never wants to leave, so I am pretty sure we won’t (did you read the recruiters?).
I was born at Henry Ford Hospital- Detroit, Michigan. I love Michigan and would live there today if not for my NASA, and now Microsoft job. I love sports, so my favorite teams are the Detroit Red Wings, The University of Michigan – Wolverines, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. Besides computers, I will talk about sports, but only the teams listed above :) GO WINGS!!!
Cheers and God Bless You!