About Dan…

I’m a pretty average guy who lives in Illinois.

I worked at First Cellular for over four years, but the market changed so much that the owners decided it was time to sell. That led to my return to college. With the Alltel purchase of First Cellular of Southern Illinois and the subsequent closing the back office, I went back to college. While I was in college, I was also working at Ecodigital Development Group as a ‘Network Support Specialist’.

I now have an Information Technology Specialist degree. I have CCNA and some CCNP classes completed, many certificates, and a big, bad, two-year degree.  I maintained an “A/B” average in my degree-related classes. The curriculum was being modified, so I was able to substitute some VoIP and wireless classes that were not previously included in the degree.

In November 2009, I was hired by a hosting company as a Linux Network Administrator. SchoolCenter hosts and develops sites for schools and districts across the USA. This was an extremely challenging position that allowed for growth, learning, and a great expansion of my skill sets. I played with PHP, MySQL, Ubuntu server, and email server software including Zimbra.

The spring of 2011 led to a change of employment yet again. I am now the Network Manager for a nationwide formal wear company. I won’t mention them by name to avoid mixing them up in any posts I might make here. Those who need to know where I am employed already have that information. 🙂

During my employment between 2011 and 2013 I earned my BSIS from SIU-C. For those who don’t know, and so I remember, that’s a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. A lot of words for a very expensive piece of paper.

I have two children and they are the lights of my life. I don’t know what I would do without them, even though the kids make me crazy daily. I have a very snarky sense of humor.

If you’re investigating me, or just curious, I can be found all across the web by the moniker ‘dirtvoyles’. I’m also many other places I can’t think of right now. Please ask if you’re not sure.

If you’re an employer, please ask for my resume via dirtvoyles{at}gmail.kom . I know it’s not professional, but spam bots tend to harvest real addresses quickly, and my LinkedIn and resume site are much prettier and more professional.