Who Am I?

I have over 30 years experience working with computers and technology; 18 of which have been spent working exclusively in IT. I have specific expertise in small-medium business IT, server and desktop virtualization, consolidation and management, LAN/WAN architecture design and implementation, and many database and cloud-based services. I am proficient in Linux, Windows, Mac and Cisco operating systems. If asked to describe myself in a nutshell, I would have to say I am a fixer. I fix things. Whenever presented with a problem or obstacle I can usually come up with several options that may provide a solution or, at the very least, open or discover paths for further exploration. Besides resolving problems, I also prefer a proactive approach and address the prevention of same or similar situations in the future. Some of the character attributes that make me a fixer are that I am a skeptic--not to the point of being untrusting, but enough to not be afraid to question again what other options exist--a brainstormer, a learner, an enthusiast and an idealist that ultimately ends up a realist. I am passionately creative but also respectfully logical in providing the best solutions possible at any given moment. I very much enjoy working with people and find teamwork a rewarding experience in its own right. I feel I am easy to get along with, accepting and quick to understand and learn new ideas and concepts from others. I really enjoy helping people--probably because that is, in essence, fixing something--as well as learning about their lives and passions. I am somewhat reluctant to use the term "expert" to describe myself as I feel there is always something more for me to learn and be learned. However, in the definition of an expert as described by the famous physicist, Werner Heisenberg, in his statement, "An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them," I am one in many things.
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Kerry Erb