About me


Hello there and welcome!

I’m a certified Salesforce Administrator and an IBM Collaboration Software consultant based in southern California. I’ve spoken at The View’s Admin conferences and written for The View, as well.

I’ve worked with Notes and Domino since 1996 with Release 4 (and a little R3), and previous to that was a cc:Mail administrator. As an Domino consultant, I’ve been involved in all aspects of the Domino administration side, from straight forward administration to domain consolidations, server consolidations, upgrades and migrations. I’ve dabbled in some “light” development work for my own enjoyment and use, as well as client management, mail file customization and administration hacks. I’ve also worked with Sametime and Quickr/Quickplace. I’ve supported Domino on iSeries and Windows OSes, and have worked with Domino on Linux (Red Hat and SUSE).

From April 2008 to October 2012, I worked at Lotus911/GBS as a Lotus Consultant working on projects merging Domino domains, Domino upgrades, domain name changes, best practices implementation, Sametime implementations and work with IBM Connections. I also provided support to clients on their IBM Collaboration Solutions products.

In October 2012, I joined Best Methods to lead projects implementing collaboration and social business solutions for customers. In 2019, after the demise of Best Methods, I have started working on my own and expanding my skillset beyond collaboration to include Salesforce, containers, more cloud tech such as AWS.

In addition to the “pure” Domino work I’ve done, I have managed a Lotus LMS (an e-learning application written with Websphere and DB2) and LVC (a combo Sametime/Quickplace app) deployment for a large company(>10K users). This was both a great learning experience and a major source of aggravation.

Badges Earned via myAcclaim:

Certifications

Salesforce Cert Logo

Salesforce Certified Administrator 08/08/2019

IBM Cert Logo

IBM Connections 5.0 IBM Certified System Administrator 08/30/2017
Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 IBM Certified System Administrator 07/13/2013
Websphere Portal IBM Certified Associate - Websphere Portal and Portal Products 02/15/2013
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1 08/30/2009
Lotus Notes and Domino 8 IBM Certified System Administrator 01/20/2009
Lotus Notes and Domino 7 IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator 03/24/2006
IBM Certified System Administrator 01/30/2006
IBM Certified Application Developer 01/30/2006
Lotus Notes and Domino 6 / 6.5 IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator 08/18/2003
IBM Certified Application Developer 05/05/2003
IBM Certified System Administrator 05/05/2003
Lotus Notes and Domino 5 CLP Domino R5 Principal System Administrator 02/07/2002
CLP Domino R5 Application Developer 01/31/2002
CLS - Domino R5 Designer Fundamentals 01/29/2002
CLP Domino R5 System Administrator 01/18/2001
CLS - Maintaining Domino R5 Servers and Users 01/14/2001

Speaking Engagements

PACLUG, June 2012

  • Two-Minute Drills for Administrators

The View Admin Conferences: Admin2006

  • Application Maintenance Best Practices
  • Performance Optimization for Domino on iSeries
  • Monitoring and Tracking Your Messaging Environment

Admin2005

  • Getting the Most from LEI
  • Introduction to DB2 for the Domino Administrator
  • Performance Optimization for Domino on iSeries

Admin2004

  • Upgrading Your LEI Server
  • Statistic & Event Monitoring

Admin2002

  • Domino Clustering, Pt1, How to Properly Configure a Cluster
  • Domino Clustering, Pt2, Maintaining Your Cluster

Published Articles:

The View Technical Journal:

  • How To Configure a Domino Cluster, Sept/Oct 2002
  • Maintaining, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Domino Clusters in Releases 5 and 6, July/August 2003
  • Monitoring Servers in Domino 6, Plus a Look at Monitoring in Domino 7, January/February 2005