I've been in love with technology a lot longer than that, starting with the MS-DOS course I took in Benghazi, Libya at the age of 12. That's a story for another time.
My parents then got a computer that had a 486DX (math co-processor baby!), 4MB of RAM, and a 465MB hard drive. I didn't start working in IT/Tech until 2006 when I was 6 months into College (I was 23 at the time), and was looking for a foothold in the industry. I started at the helpdesk, and I quickly learned that was not for me, for those of you who love it, my hat's off to you, I cannot do what you do.
I continued learning as much as I could, and found that I enjoyed network infrastructure, specifically Virtualization, Networking, and Storage. My focus grew on Networking (and network security as a result) due to the lack of that skillset in my area.
Since then I've grown and supported a number of large and small organizations (3 letter civilian agencies, large contractors, a small 300 person medical device manufacturer). The one thing all these roles had in common for me was the ability to learn, and help folks with technology. I love helping people and organizations with technology.
This site is a continuation of my goal to help with the aches and pains of technology. The name Ultraviolet Networks, Ultraviolet after my daughter whose name I wanted in whatever personal brand I developed, and Networks, because it sounded cool, and most topics are network related.
So thank you for reading, I hope what you find here is helpful.
The opinions, and writings in this website are mine, and not my employer's or anyone else's. As always, the articles and advice on this site come "as-is" with no expectation of support, warranty, or any other entitlement.