I am Brad Stollfus. I have been working in the IT field since 2006. I attended and graduated Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) with an Associate Degree as a Network Specialist. The program was based on Cisco and Microsoft products mostly, but also had security, and Linux administration.
I enjoy learning about new technology and figuring out how a business can implement it and put it to use. I have had the opportunity to implement quite a few larger pieces of software including Exchange Server, Domain Controllers, AV solutions, Virtualization, and SAN technology. On the business side I have worked with disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.
VMware products are probably where most of my interest is. I have implemented virtualization at two separate companies, bringing one from 25 physical servers, down to four virtual physical servers. Also, along with virtualization I researched and brought on HP Lefthand SAN’s to both sites.
Microsoft Exchange would be my second choice for software interest. I haven’t had the chance to really dive into the inter-workings yet, but have implemented two projects, both upgrading Exchange 2003 to either 2007 or 2010.
Project management is something I am definitely getting more experience in lately, and I am really taking a liking to it. Not sure if I want to go the project manager route, but I definitely enjoy planning out the entire project itself and making the decisions.
For hobbies I enjoy mountain biking and staying active. During the winter I enjoy being outside and enjoying the weather snowshoeing. I also enjoy RC, including helicopters, and trucks, both electric and nitro.
In five years I would like to see myself specializing in VMware, Exchange, or a System Engineer putting together projects. I need to work with technology that is constantly evolving and feeds my need to learn and can challenge me.
If you would like more information on my skills, please visit my LinkedIn page.