The interesting part of attempting to tell you all about me is that it’s taking a lot more effort than one would think. Makes one wonder how much they really know themselves.

In short, I am a geek. I think I might be best described as a “jack of all trades, master of none.” I have a lot of hobbies, ranging from digital art, bouldering, golf, guitar, and of course geeking out and hacking on stuff. My drive for this site is a valiant attempt at focusing my mind somewhere where I feel I can be cohesive. Whether that translates into something cohesive for others is left to be determined.

I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Applied Networking and System Administration and a minor in Philosophy. I spent four years living on Computer Science House. I think I learned more there than anywhere else. Not just about computers, and science…and houses…but about life. I made bonds with people that will never break. If it weren’t for them, I know I would be truly lost. I was quite possibly the luckiest person on the floor having the roommate I did for the first three years. My learning curve was accelerated with his presence, and continues to be today.

After graduating in 2006, I moved back home to CT where I worked as a Customer Support Specialist for Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest Hedge Funds. I spent my days learning a unique philosophy on work-ethic and corporate habits. As much as it may not be accepted anywhere else, I still try to fit that mold. I moved to New York City in 2007 to work for KBC Financial Products as a System Administrator, and then an Operations Engineer. It was my first corporate experience with a large-scale complex global network. I worked with some of the smartest people in the financial field, and learned as much as I could while I was there.

In 2009 I moved to Research Triangle Park to work as a System Administrator for Digitalsmiths. There, I worked with some of the smartest people in the entertainment technology sector. Every day was a chance to learn something new, and was a constant challenge to become better at what I do.

Since 2010 I’ve been working at MITRE as a Senior Cyber Security Research Engineer.

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