I spent the first 10 years of my career as Director of IT a medical practice in New Orleans. There I was responsible for virtualization, storage, networking, and voice. I joined PernixData as a Systems Engineer in July 2014 and was part of the automation team that produced PowerShell code snippets to assist customers with managing acceleration resources. In 2016 I joined Pure Storage as a Systems Engineer for Louisiana and Mississippi.
I’ve been active in the VMware community since 2009 and founded both the Baton Rouge and New Orleans VMUGs and was selected as a VMware vExpert in 2012 and 2014-2016. Now that virtualization has matured and focus moved up the stack, my interests include automating infrastructure/application deployment with code using tools such as Chef and Ansible and learning how to create and deploy next generation applications with containers. In 2016 I became the co-leader of Docker Louisiana.