Hobbies

Photography

Shooting on a Nikon D700 and D7000 camera body, I particularly enjoy doing landscape and motorsports photography though I have been known to shoot a model or two in my day as well as weddings and corporate events.

Motorsports

An avid collector of Japanese sports cars, my current collection includes a ’93 Nissan 300ZX, ’93 Toyota MR-2 Turbo and a ’13 Nissan NISMO 370Z among others. More than just a collector I am also an avid fan of the IRL and IMSA racing series and often shoot those races for Down Shift Magazine.

Travel

Known far and wide for our awesome road trips, my wife Laura and I are often out exploring the south-eastern United States one back-road at a time. Ill content to limit our wanderings to just the U.S. we also enjoy traveling through Canada, Great Britain and Europe. Next up, Australia?

Information Technology Management Professional

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Years In My Career
20
Cups of Tea Drank Last Year
421
Blog Posts
15
College Degrees
3

Core Competencies

IT Operational Management
95%
Systems Administration
90%
Network Administration
85%
Cybersecurity
85%
Telecommunications
80%
Web Development
75%

Professional Skills

Audit and Regulatory Compliance
90%
Project Management
80%
Customer Relationship Management
80%
Team Building
80%
Budget Planning
90%
Marketing
70%

The Rob Report

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Many home offices are merely a corporate tentacle complete with a virtual private network (VPN), remotely managed workstations with IT experts at the corporate offices doing the heavy lifting. But others lack virtually any kind of IT super-sleuth to sort things out and that means that the end-user is the IT staff, like it or […]

SMB Social Media Times

Knowing what to post on social media is just half the battle. When is the best time to share it with the world?  The best times to post on social media are when your customers and followers are online. Of course, there are actual times that work best for your brand and we’ll dive into […]

DevOps: What and How

Working with SMB’s over the last few years one of the practices that seem to be the most confusing and or difficult to implement is the DevOps model. Taking that into consideration I’ve set out to try and break down just what DevOps is and how it SHOULD work. Obviously, the model varies slightly from […]

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A Few Choice Words

“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

William Butler Yeats

“You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.”

Jon Stewart

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

William Jefferson Clinton

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Woodrow Wilson

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

Thomas Jefferson