I was born in 1993, so I guess I’m one of those millennials. I’m originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area (Go Browns!). In the summer after graduating high school, I had the opportunity for a paid internship with Molded Fiber Glass (MFG) in their Corporate IT department. I was able to turn that internship into a full-time job that I continued throughout my college years. I went to college for undergraduate education at Kent State University where I received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology. I then moved to Pittsburgh, PA to pursue the incredible opportunity to lead a data center migration for a large health system - the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). With thorough planning and a few grey hairs developing, we moved all servers and cabinets in a single weekend. At the same time, I implemented an automated cable labeling system. No longer do we need to type out labels in a spreadsheet. We planned and hung 10,000 cables prior to the move and only had 6 corrections! Now, I manage the new data center and plan out daily tasks for the staff as well as perform all long term planning for the new data center. I also have a passion for automation, so I work with our Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) group to push us further into automation. I firmly believe that everyone in all job fields should review what they could automate in their lives. I have certifications from IDCA (DCIE), CNet (CDCTP), and Comptia A+/Network+. I’m also the President of our local Toastmasters club, Pittsburgh Midday. I’m in the process of getting my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. I have attended Data Center World in 2017 as well as the 2020 virtual experience. Connect with me on LinkedIn.