Hello! I hail from Grand Rapids, MI.
I am a staff platform engineer for Misfits Market. I enjoy exploring new technologies, automation, and a bit of development. I am also an avid music listener, craft beer lover, and a self proclaimed corgi enthusiast.
Some of my work
July 2022 – Present
Staff Platform Engineer
August 2021 – June 2022
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
January 2016 – August 2021
Used a wide variety of AWS services including: EC2, RDS, Elasticache, DynamoDB, S3, CloudFront, ElasticSearch, SQS, Lambda, ECS, Route53, and more.
Used automation (primary Puppet/Ansible) to continually improve availability, auto scaling, and costs.
January 2015 – Present
Founder / Developer / Everything
A small site that I built in my free time. Site serves as central index for the fast growing Minecraft modding/modpack scene. Allows me to sharpen my development skills and try out new technologies in a live environment.
December 2012 – January 2016
Acted as the single Systems Administrator for a small company that serves millions of requests per day from our servers/systems. I managed everything including MySQL, Nginx, Apache, Graphite, Elasticsearch, Solr, KVM/Xen parents and so much more. I was always picking up new technologies and learning on the fly. Did a bit of development as needed, from fixing bugs to writing tools to help make my job (and others) easier.
August 2011 – December 2012
Quality Assurance Engineer
Acted as a liaison between customers and developers. Extensive testing of a wide variety of projects from large to small. Write scripts/programs to test API and other areas of projects
January 2010 – September 2011
Provided excellent customer support via telephone and help desk in a super past paced enviorment. Troubleshooted a wide range of issues from basic to complex. Eventually joined the Monitoring team to help provide proactive monitoring for customers.