James first started his professional IT journey when he joined the United States Navy, where he spent 2 years stationed in Ingleside TX onboard the USS Devastator, MCM 6. James then spent an additional 4 years honing his expertise in VMWare & hypervisor support, Firewall and network architecture, and Office 365. Having worked with deploying multiple distributions of Linux servers in virtual environments. James in his free time continues his study of Linux system administration. He considers himself a Linux hobbyist and is working towards a Comptia Linux+ certification. James is also a Cisco Certified Network Administrator and has his Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. James appreciates the challenge that comes with professional IT. Especially diagnosing problems and resolving them. James is originally from Huntington Beach and when he is not in front of a computer James enjoys hiking, running, and reading the classics.