P.O. Box 91216
Portland, Oregon U.S.A. 97291-0216


Home-based in Portland, Oregon but I will go anywhere, any time, to design and build your HP Openview, BMC Patrol, IBM Tivoli, CA Computer Associates Unicenter, Micromuse, Microsoft MOM, SunNet Manager, Optivity, etc. Network Operations Center (NOC). More NOC design and implementation details can be found here. Now that you've found me, why not bookmark this page or e-mail me right away!


I can save you a pile of bucks and help you avoid a lot of pain by guiding you towards making sensible, appropriate and realistic software purchase decisions. It's not uncommon for IT Managers to spend tens of thousands of dollars on software that never gets deployed or is only marginally deployed. I can assure you that my rates are probably a lot less expensive than what your company paid for all of the shelfware you happen to have laying around.

You say you've already purchased software and you need someone to turn it up? I can save you money there as well! Most of the Technicians a VAR will charge you $200 per hour to have on your site know little more than how to install software and do basic configuration work. The last time they built an enterprise class NOC was never. And of course their motivation is going to be to rack up as many billable hours as possible while trying to sell you even more software... most of which you don't need anyway. In contrast, I've built many, many NOCs over the past several decades and my motivation is to build you a NOC you are really going to love. And a NOC that your BOSSES are going to love! If I make YOU happy, you are probably going to want me to come back from time to time and developing long term relationships are what I am all about. VARs just want to sell you software and the chances are, if you happen to need more consulting help, the guy the VAR put on your site for all the money in the world won't even be working there next time you need someone.


Over 40 years of computer, networking, electronics and broadcast radio experience.  Extensive exposure to customers in a field engineering and IT environment.  Solid, proven project management background as well as headcount and P&L management experience.  Heavily traveled worldwide to resolve technical problems and customer issues. 

My most recent work has been in a network and systems engineering capacity, designing, implementing and managing Remote Management Systems and Network Operations Centers (NOC). I have over 30 years of experience managing UNIX (Sun Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX, HP-UX, etc.) servers and networking infrastructure in a high availability, production environment.

I was born with a soldering iron in my hand..... My systems support experience pre-dates the creation of the full screen editor, Microsoft Corporation, Windows and DOS as well as the invention of the microprocessor..... and the disk drive, just to name a few.

My UNIX experience pre-dates the creation of Sun Microsystems.

My networking experience predates the founding of Cisco Systems, the creation of the DARPA Internet, web browsers, DNS, bridges, routers, ethernet, the 1200 baud modem and most of the common capabilities that we take for granted today.


Background includes very heavy LAN WAN network engineering experience.  Extensive project and people management experience.  Very good Software QA background.  Strong systems installation, integration, troubleshooting and support background in an IT and Field Engineering environment.  Very strong network security background includes security audits, defining "best practices", IDS systems, firewalls and dealing with denial of service (DoS), hack attempts, brute force attacks and so on. Experienced Network Operations Center (NOC) design development Architect using BMC Patrol, HP Openview Operations and NNM, IBM Tivoli and other high end monitoring software products.


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