I am a University of Minnesota student, Linux user, and system administrator interested in internet data privacy, security, and open source projects.

๐ŸŒŽ Minneapolis, MN | ๐Ÿ“ง Email | LinkedIn | GitHub

Work Experience

  • Techlore 2021 - Present
    • Techlore Talks Weekly Podcast Co-host
    • Community Administrator
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District 2020 - Present
    • Technology Paraeducator
      • Support staff and students with hardware and software in a classroom environment
      • Documented technical processes and procedures
      • Supported and distributed Chromebooks to students during distance learning (2020)
  • Experimax 2018 - 2021
    • Sr. IT Technician
      • Specialized in Apple software and hardware
      • Built and launched experimaxmn.com e-commerce platform, obtaining $20K+ in sales first year
      • Worked with retail customers directly to resolve technology problems
      • Documented processes & trained new hires
  • Target 2017 - 2018
    • Guest Services Team Member
      • Communicated 1-on-1 with guests and processed transactions in a retail environment to guarantee customer satisfaction.
  • DigitalOcean 2015 - 2016

Voluntary Work

  • Privacy Guides 2020 - Present
    • Project Lead
      • 80K+ Monthly Unique Website Visitors
      • GitHub Code Change Review and Community Management
      • Research and Writing on Data Privacy and Security Topics
  • PrivacyTools Services 2019 - 2020
    • I installed and maintained a variety of free online services for the PrivacyTools community, including:
  • OpenNIC 2016 - Present
    • DNS Server Operator
    • Developed and hosted project homepage at opennic.org.

Education

  • University of Minnesota ~2024
    • Degree in Progress
    • BASc, Information Technology Infrastructure
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College 2022
    • Associate of Arts

Certifications

Organizations

IT Skills

  • Linux Administration
    • CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu Server
  • Git
    • GitHub organization management
    • Issue tracking, discussions, pull requests, code review
    • GitHub Pages
  • DNS
    • Authoritative zone administration
    • Recursive nameserver operation
    • DNSSEC
  • Windows Server
    • ActiveDirectory, Group Policy, etc.
  • Technical Writing
  • Troubleshooting & Support
  • WordPress