Following 6 years as a network administrator, I changed careers and pursued my lifelong passion for music and became an internationally touring keyboard player in 2004. Since then I've continued to advance my broad interests by remaining active in web development & I.T. training.
As their sound engineer for 2 years, I gained the ability to adapt to the wide variety of PA equipment available in clubs, theaters & festivals across the US doing over 200 dates. In 2008 I became their keyboard player and my experience ranges from working to become a world-class musician to constant travel logistics planning, tour management and venue advancing as well as equipment maintenance and repair.
Batanga Media (now Vix.com) - I created digital advertising media campaigns and editorialized world music reviews for this digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets (85 million subscribers). ListingBook - I did web development for their real estate MLS-wide online service that connects agents and clients through an integrated platform of client management, sales productivity and direct marketing tools. Reed Business Information - I created digital advertising campaigns for this publisher of trade campaigns marketed to the furniture market.
Provided computer systems support and assisted with CNC programming and machines.
Toured internationally with Port Arther TX based zydeco artist C.J. Chenier (the son of the inventor of the genre & "king of zydeco" Clifton Chenier).
Upgraded 5 NC offices (120 nodes) from 10Base5 twinax terminals to 1000BaseT PC workstations with terminal emulation. Administered frame relay WAN, IPSec VPN for remote sales team, Windows NT/2000 Server, EDI, telecom equipment and tie lines. End-user helpdesk support and systems repair. Worked with ASP to customize ED/400