About The Nerd

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By day, I’m a network engineer for IndeedIT in Carmel, IN (I work from my home office in Kansas). I also consult on the side as Free Range LLC, in the areas of streaming media, wireless networking, and information technology strategy for houses of worship, business, and agriculture.

I am a Certified Wireless Network Expert, holding certificate #273. I am also an Ekahau Certified Survey Professional

 

By night, I am Husband and Dad, with an unhealthy appreciation for board and card games.

In the past, I’ve been a professional geek for industry titans such as IBM, Sun, GE, MCI, and industry nobodies whose names have been long forgotten. I’ve also been a broadcast techie, done a stint in the US Air Force, as well as spending a summer being an infantryman disguised as a tourist attraction in Ottawa with the Canadian Grenadier Guards.

As you may have guessed from that last bit, I was born and raised in Canada (it’s like a whole different country up there!), but have dual citizenship, and I came to the US in 1993 to join the Air Force and serve my other country.

For fun, I am a practitioner (with a major emphasis on practice) of WT-style (Olympic) Taekwondo, and recently tested for my 1st Dan black belt. I chase disasters with Team Rubicon (where I am also the Region VII Technology Manager), IT Disaster Resource Center, and the United Methodist Church. I also like to take the occasional picture and post to Instagram.