About Overworked Admin

This site is a collection of many of my past and future works.  It’s my goal to document the things I’ve learned over my career and share them with others so they can avoid some of the pitfalls I’ve made, and advance their own careers.  I hope that the content will be helpful both from a technical and personal level.  I’ve had a few blogs in the past, but I wanted to consolidate presentations, articles, tutorials I’ve created into one place.  I’d love to hear what you’re interested in learning about, please drop me a line on the contact page link here.

About Me – Steven

One of the best experiences I’ve had was teaching at a college level while earning my masters degree.  I enjoy the process of learning, and sharing that knowledge with others.  When not reading about technology, I enjoy reading about business strategy.  I can’t express how important community colleges are for those of us with humble beginnings.

Recommended reading link here.

When in Michigan in the winter I enjoy snowboarding, thought the hills aren’t so great here.  When I’m not doing any of the above I enjoy a good cup of coffee and a meal with friends and my lovely fiance!

I love to travel, I’ve been to Nigeria, South Africa, Italy, Romania, Punta Cana, and the Bahamas so far.  I’m always looking forward to my next trip abroad!

Technical Quals and Certs

I’m currently a Sr. Technical Architect with AHEAD with 19 years of IT experience.  At AHEAD, I work closely with client’s infrastructure and security teams. My primary focus with AHEAD lies in the virtualization, storage, disaster recovery, and security arenas.

Previously was a Senior Product Architect at a managed service provider located in Ann Arbor, MI.  I was responsible for designing the company’s critical infrastructure including virtualization, storage, and security initiatives across 5 data centers. Designs were in line with client needs which included primarily banking and healthcare verticals in accordance with PCI and HIPAA requirements.

I hold a BA in Technology Management and a Master’s of Science with a concentration in Information Assurance.

Certifications include:

  • CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)
  • SANS GSEC (Mentor Status)
  • SANS GCIH (Mentor Status)
  • VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional)
  • VMware VCAP-DCD (VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design)
  • VMware VCAP-DCA (VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Administration)
  • Cisco CCNA ( Cisco certified Network Associate)
  • Certified Incident Responder (New Mexico Tech)
  • CompTia Security+