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Summary of Experience

Network Administration and Consulting

  • February 1999 to present:  Independent consultant / owner TCV Systems, specializing in website design and hosting for small businesses and non-profit organizations (select for a list of websites designed and websites hosted)

  • February 1999 to January 2000 and March 92 to October 94:  Independent consultant / owner TCV Systems, specializing in Local, Municipal and Wide Area Network (LAN/MAN/WAN) and microcomputer hardware and software sales, installation, configuration and training.  Certified in Microsoft (MCSE) and Novell (CNE) Network Engineering.  Expertise with Server / Workstation / Enterprise Administration, Information Server (IIS) and Groupwise.

  • October  1994 to February 1999:  Senior Network Systems Administrator / Technical Services Coordinator - Legal Aid Society of Orange County / Community Legal Services, Orange and southeast Los Angeles counties - Administration of Microsoft NT, Novell 4.1x and Banyan Vines 4.x/5.x  Local / Wide / Municipal Area Networks totaling over 85 nodes at five independent sites (includes conversion to Novell 4.1, upgrade to 4.11 and integration with NT). Component level troubleshooting, help desk support, installation and configuration.  Website design (Legal-Aid.Com) and maintenance.   Administration of ISDN, T-1, Internet and E-Mail connectivity to satellite offices.

  • October 1991 to March 1992:  Senior Systems Analyst - Naval Weapons Station, Code 05, Seal Beach, CA (on contract basis through PVA / PRC and Dyncorp) - Assisting with communications protocols for PC access to Data General minicomputer. Also pricing, procurement, installation and configuration of PC-based systems during Desert Storm conflict.

Computer / Technical

  • Expertise: Microcomputer hardware, applications and network operating systems management

  • IBM personal computers in stand-alone or networked (Microsoft, Novell and Banyan Vines) environments

  • Experience with DOS and Windows (3.11, Workgroups, `95, `98, 2000, XP and NT) based applications

  • Website Design utilizing Microsoft FrontPage (95, 98, 2000 and 2002) as well as HTML coding 

  • Suite Administration for Corel and Microsoft to include Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access)

  • Desktop Publishing utilizing Aldus PageMaker, Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect

  • Technical Writing: Software Requirement Specifications, Instruction Manuals, User's Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, typesetting and production of newsletters and publications

Organization and Leadership

  • Managed MIS, Computer Support, Data Processing, Word Processing, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Training and Maintenance Departments of military, government and civilian organizations

  • Agency Representative - Senior volunteer American Red Cross liaison to Crisis Management Teams during Orange County emergencies (brush and structure fires, Irvine Firestorm) and national crises (Oakland Earthquake)

  • U.S.M.C. Air Group Training Department Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge - Developed, staffed and oversaw three-day quarterly training evolutions and physical fitness testing

Certifications, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Professional with Internet (MCP+I)

  • Novell Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE) - Novell certification

  • Realtor ® / Real Estate Agent - State of California

  • Notary Public - State of California

  • Liaison Representative - Devil Pups, Inc. (a non-profit youth citizenship / self image enhancement program)

  • Member IATAN - International Association of Travel Agents Network

  • International Open Water SCUBA Diver - PADI International certification

  • Former Adult Leader - Boy Scouts of America (Wood Badge) - Troop 660. Pack 676 and Orange County Council

  • Former Volunteer - American Red Cross - Disaster Services - Agency Representative, Disaster Action Team, Shelter Services


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - 1989
Associate of Arts, Computer Information Systems / Computer Science - 1986

Military Service / Clearance

Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps - 11 February 1985 - Four Years
Meritorious Promotion to Sergeant (E-5) - 2 August 1984
Security Clearance: Department of Defense Secret - 30 April 1984