I am a Systems Engineer and Administrator who was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand. I've held jobs working with children and youth, as well as computer hardware and software.

I spent 18 months working for a computer recycling company performing hardware testing, and 6 months working for a government department performing service desk tasks in a Netware and Microsoft environment. I have also spent 2 years working for a software development company as a software testing analyst, initially as a temporary employee and approximately 3 months after the temporary position ended I was offered a permanent position doing the same work.

I currently live in Virginia, in a town called Reston, about 20 miles from Washington DC. Since 2012 I have worked for a hosting company providing systems administration and technical support services.