About Dan…

Here goes my (mostly work) history…

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 first completed an Information Technology Specialist degree. I have CCNA and some CCNP classes completed, many certificates, and had 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 (now BlackBoard) 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 worked with PHP, MySQL, Ubuntu server, and email server software including Zimbra.

Spring of 2011 led to a change of employment yet again. I am now the Network Manager for a nationwide formal wear company.

During my employment, and 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, or 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.

If you’re investigating me, or just curious, I can be found all across the web, generally by my name, including Twitter and LinkedIn. I’m also many other places I can’t think of right now. Please ask if you’re not sure. I can assure you I’m not the guy with the same name who keeps getting arrested in STL.

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