Mt. Sierra College
Bachelor of Science, Information Security

Industry Certifications

Zend PHP5

Zend PHP 5 is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees.


CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills.


CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI certifies foundational skills and knowledge of Linux. With Linux being the central operating system for much of the world’s IT infrastructure, Linux+ is an essential credential for individuals working in IT, especially those on the path of a Web and software development career.


CompTIA Network+ is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks.


IT success stories start with CompTIA A+ certification. It validates understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures.

Professional Experience

Software Developer
Disney ABC Television Group
March 2015 – Present | Glendale, California

PHP Developer
Montrose Travel
April 2010 – March 2015 (5 years) | Montrose, CA

Migrated all applications from manual code pushes to automated / continuous deployments via Capistrano, Phing, and Jenkins.

Transformed current server infrastructure off of Plesk to use automated configuration management (Puppet).

Implemented Gitlab (GIT) source code management and encouraged best coding practices / workflows (Guard ,Code linting,etc).

Set-up Vagrant + Puppet for rapidly getting sites set-up locally for development.

Moved all application library dependencies from hard-coded paths to use auto-loading via Composer.

Developed company website utilizing Zend Framework.

Developed REST APIs for various services that are used by multiple high traffic websites.

Installed, configured, and monitored Gazzang file level encryption solution on critical high traffic PCI compliant servers for keeping data safe at rest.

Configured and monitored critical Postfix mail servers.

Set-up and configured Nagios to monitor all servers and devices and notify the appropriate parties depending on various serverity levels.

Optimized page load times by tuning Apache configuration settings, implementing Memcached, rewriting slow queries, and compressing JS and CSS files.

Implemented all application source code from sitting on a shared drive to there own repositories in Subversion. (Now Gitlab)

Wrote custom regex rewrite rules utilizing Zend Router Rewrite for SEO friendly URLs.

Developed companies home based agents devision website, which is used by more then 800 agents for making travel bookings.

PHP Developer
Internet Brands
November 2008 – April 2010 (1 year 6 months) | El Segundo, CA

Developed and maintained code for various high traffic websites.

Added new modules and extended open source PHPIDS software.

Created builds and maintained code using Subversion.

Analyzed logs and code to fix security issues.

Linux Support Engineer
August 2008 – November 2008 (4 months) | Culver City, CA

Wrote and utilized various bash scripts for common tasks.

Supported technical issues via SSH for over 5000 Centos Linux servers running Asterisk.

Documented in detail the cause of the issue and steps to fix it.

PHP Developer
Arcadia Association of Realtors
November 2007 – August 2008 (10 months) | Arcadia, CA

Re-designed and coded new website for the Association.

Developed online sign up system for weekly caravan event.

Designed and developed site with cakePHP for tech committee.

Network Administrator
Curry Technologies
March 2007 – August 2007 (6 months) | Pasadena, CA

IT consulting specializing in insurance industry

Provide On-site and Remote support for all IT related issues, from desktop support up to network administration.

Real-time monitoring of 40+ Sites and 75+ Servers for 500 - 1000 users in total.

Extensive use of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, IIS, and Exchange 2003.