I'm an IBM Collaboration Software consultant based in southern California. In addition to my "day job" at Best Methods , I've spoken at The View's Admin conferences and written for The View, as well. I also help out with my kids' sports teams as much as possible.

I've worked with Notes and Domino since 1996 with Release 4 (and a little R3), and previous to that was a cc:Mail administrator. As an Domino consultant, I've been involved in all aspects of the Domino administration side, from straight forward administration to domain consolidations, server consolidations, upgrades and migrations.  I've dabbled in some "light" development work for my own enjoyment and use, as well as client management, mail file customization and administration hacks. I've also worked with Sametime and Quickr/Quickplace. I've supported Domino on iSeries and Windows OSes, and have worked with Domino on Linux (Red Hat and SUSE).

From April 2008 to October 2012, I worked at Lotus911/GBS as a Lotus Consultant working on projects merging Domino domains, Domino upgrades, domain name changes, best practices implementation, Sametime implementations and work with IBM Connections. I also provided support to clients on their IBM Collaboration Solutions products.

In October 2012, I joined Best Methods to lead projects implementing collaboration and social business solutions for customers.

In addition to the "pure" Domino work I've done, I have managed a Lotus LMS (an e-learning application written with Websphere and DB2) and LVC (a combo Sametime/Quickplace app) deployment for a large company(>10K users). This was both a great learning experience and a major source of aggravation.

Badges Earned via myAcclaim:

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Here's a listing of the certifications I've achieved:
IBM Connections 5.0

IBM Certified System Administrator

Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 IBM Certified System Administrator

Websphere Portal IBM Certified Associate - Websphere Portal and Portal Products

IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1

Lotus Notes and Domino 8 IBM Certified System Administrator

Lotus Notes and Domino 7 IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator

IBM Certified System Administrator

IBM Certified Application Developer

Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5 IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator

IBM Certified Application Developer

IBM Certified System Administrator

Lotus Notes and Domino 5 CLP Domino R5 Principal System Administrator

CLP Domino R5 Application Developer

CLS - Domino R5 Designer Fundamentals        

CLP Domino R5 System Administrator

CLS - Maintaining Domino R5 Servers and Users

Speaking Engagements:

PACLUG, June 2012

Two-Minute Drills for Administrators

The View Admin Conferences


Application Maintenance Best Practices
Performance Optimization for Domino on iSeries
Monitoring and Tracking Your Messaging Environment


Getting the Most from LEI

Introduction to DB2 for the Domino Administrator

Performance Optimization for Domino on iSeries


Upgrading Your LEI Server
Statistic & Event Monitoring


Domino Clustering, Pt1, How to Properly Configure a Cluster

Domino Clustering, Pt2, Maintaining Your Cluster

Published Articles:

The View Technical Journal
How To Configure a Domino Cluster, Sept/Oct 2002

Maintaining, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Domino Clusters in Releases 5 and 6, July/August 2003

Monitoring Servers in Domino 6, Plus a Look at Monitoring in Domino 7, January/February 2005

This page was last updated on 10/26/2018