About Me

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My first passion has and always will be writing. From my years in elementary school making my own little books to my days as a freelance tech writer, I always come back to writing.

My interests and skills range from poetry all the way to hard news and pretty much everything in between. As a teenager, I was an intern for the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper and also worked on print and video media at my high school.

My second second passion is technology and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in particular. I have been a user of Linux on servers and desktops since 1999 and continue to use and prefer Linux as on my "daily driver" devices. I strongly believe in making software and knowledge available to all people and eliminating the digital divide.

Education

Master of Library Science from Indiana University
Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis  2010

Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2000

Fellow for the Indiana State Library
Institute of Museum and Library Services, I-LLID (Indiana Librarians Leading in Diversity) Fellowship, 2009-2010

Skills

Writing and Editing:

  • Technical documentation
  • News
  • Features
  • Marketing
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Child and young adult fiction

Coding:

  • HTML (advanced)
  • CSS (advanced)
  • Javascript (basic)
  • PHP (basic)
  • Python (intermediate)
  • Bash (intermediate)
  • SQL (intermediate)

Support and System Administration:

  • Linux sysadmin (advanced)
  • Windows sysadmin (intermediate)
  • Unix (intermediate)
  • Networking (basic)
  • Security (basic)
  • Web hosting (intermediate)
  • PC Hardware (advanced)
  • Salesforce (basic)

Current areas of continuing education:

  • Python
  • PowerShell
  • PowerBI
  • PowerApps
  • Nginx
  • MSSQL