Ski's system administration career started when he was a mechanical engineer at a large company and they needed someone to maintain their data collection systems. After 10 years he was leading teams that maintained several hundred AIX workstations. The next 10 years he spent in IT management for small software firms leading teams of 3 to 10 people. He currently works as the system administrator for a school district supporting 100+ servers along with 6000 Mac workstations and is the owner of CCK Technologies which provides technology consulting for school districts and small software companies.
Ski has extensive experience with the challenges of small to medium business and education infrastructure buildouts, IT team creation, and Unix. Ski is a director of LOPSA, the League of Professional System Administrators and an active member of SASAG, the Seattle Area System Administrator Guild. He has taught classes in Linux, Perl, C, C++, and Operating Systems at Bellevue Community College and City University and given talks at SASAG and LinuxFest NW events.
In his free time, Ski is a member of KCESAR, King County Explorer Search and Rescue and loves to hike, bike, kayak, and nordic ski (of course) with his family in the Seattle WA area.