I graduated from Brawley Union High School in 2008. I went to Imperial Valley College to get my associates degree. It took me 4 different degree paths before I finally settled on CIS. I got my degree in CIS in 2013. In the 5 years I spent studying, I also earned certificates in completing additional trade school courses related to Networking, Systems Administration, and Security. I enrolled at Grand Canyon University in March of 2018 to get my Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
I have 8 years of experience working in the IT industry. I was first a freelance technician using the little experience I had to do odd jobs with a licensed technician. At the same time, I had taken some time for an internship at my local community college to learn more about being a technician. I did that for 9 months and lead me to an open position at the Imperial County Office of Education. I was hired on as a level 3 technician overseeing the migration of Outlook 2010 to Microsoft Office 365. The position was a full time temporary position which lead me back to Imperial Valley College where I now work as a level 3 Technician overseeing special projects. I've been at Imperial Valley College for 6 years.
I come from a musical family. My dad plays bass guiar, and my older brother is a drummer. When I was young, my dad got me interested in playing guitar. Currently I play in a classic rock cover band with my brother on drums and 2 more friends who both sing and play guitar and bass. With the way technology has come, more and more technology has found it's way into the music world. Digital mixing boards are common and are requiring a substantial network infrastructure to allow tremendous amounts of functionality that was not available before. Now, I can have a mixer behind that stage that takes up 2 rack spaces and everyone on stage can have their own monitor mix that they can control with an app on their phone while I walk around the room and set overall levels for the audience while still playing my guitar and walk right back on stage like I never left.