Linux System Administrator/Database Administrator

University of California, Davis

Continuing and Professional Education, Center for Online Education

April 2003 – October 2018

  • Project Management: Managed the migration of databases, code, and multimedia assets from commercial server to Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3 solutions; managed team members and project schedule; reported to supervisor on budget and time-related issues.
  • Technical Communication: Developed and provided extensive documentation regarding software and departmental business procedures.
  • Linux System Administration: Installed several different Linux distributions (SuSE, Red Hat, Kubuntu, Amazon Linux) in server and desktop environments; installed software and critical system patches via package managers and source code tar archives; created and maintained user accounts; installed and maintained mail server.
  • PHP Programming: Customized open-source Learning Management System to implement departmental processes; created custom scripts to interface LMS with local databases via web services; installed and customized LMS and CMS installations (Moodle, WordPress, Drupal) for internal and external clients.
  • Database Administration: Created and maintained up to twenty databases in MySQL; created BASH scripts to back up databases on a daily basis; developed disaster recovery plan; managed legacy SQL Server 2003 database; wrote custom SQL to work with MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Technical and Customer Support: Installed and customized open-source ticket management system; provided front-line technical and customer support for department via tickets, email, and telephone.


Quest (NACHA)

September 2002 – April 2003

  • Provided training to state welfare workers on the operation of EBT backend software
  • Provided training to government assistance recipients on the use of EBT cards

Administrative Assistant

University of California, Davis

Office of Technology Transfer

October 2001 – August September 2002

  • Provided administrative support including filing and labeling patent documents
  • Scheduled meetings and phone calls
  • Provided extensive documentation regarding patenting processes for the University

Web Developer

Salu, Inc.

June 2000 – September 2001

  • Assisted in the development of web-based physician/patient interaction tool
  • Customized PHP-based forum software to better match business needs and database specifications


Web Developer


2008 – Current

  • Maintain custom WordPress installation for community music organization, including ongoing software patches and security reviews
  • Maintain backend mailing list for board members


BA, Philosophy, UC Davis


Available upon request