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About The Nerd

IM:

  • Skype: ianbeyer
  • iMessage: ian@freerange.tech
  • Google: ian@nerdherd.net

By day, I’m the man behind the curtain at Free Range LLC, a company that specializes in streaming media, wireless networking, and information technology for houses of worship, business, and agriculture.

I am a Certified Wireless Network Professional, currently holding my CWNA certification and working towards CWNE status. I am also an Ekahau Certified Survey Professional

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By night, I am Husband to my wife and Dad to my two adorable daughters.

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 WTF-style (Olympic) Taekwondo, and I chase disasters with Team Rubicon (where I am also the Region VII Technology Manager), IT Disaster Resource Center, and the United Methodist Church.