I’m a Senior Systems Engineer for Strategic Products and Services, implementing Skype for Business and related product for midsize and bigger UC customers. I’ve been in IT for over 2 decades, and I typically focus on voice solutions and Office 365, with an interest in networking and security. I possess an irrational exuberance for Skype for Business that some may say is unhealthy, but I think they’re just jealous.
Way back when, I obtained a BSc in Computer Science and Earth Observational Science from Royal Roads Military College. My certifications that I feel are still meaningful include Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Communications, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Cisco Certified Networking Professional, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
I’m a founder/coordinator/presenter at the British Columbia Unified Communications User Group, and at the British Columbia Interior Microsoft User Group. I’m an active blogger at blog.bumpinthe.net, and an occasional tweeter @Bumpinthenet. I live in Kamloops, British Columbia with my wife, our son, and too many cats. Outside of work I’m active at the local Makerspace, and with whatever craziness my toddler is up to.