I'm 20 years old and currently attending Fox Valley Technical College for my second degree in IT Cybersecurity. Here, I'm learning critical skills I'll be using for the rest of my life.
In my early years, way before I took an interest in IT, I liked the idea of electricity and wiring. Having this early interest made an impression late in my life. I've been working with enterprise hardware (Juniper, Cisco, PaloAlto, Dell, HP, Supermicro) and Linux distributions like Ubuntu & CentOS for six years. Most of what I know has been through extensive trial and error in my home lab, which I take a lot of pride in, while I wouldn't recommend anyone else home-host. I've also had the pleasure to work alongside many great IT departments.Download CV
I have a wide range of skillsets in my belt. Below are some of my specialties.
This is generally how my pricing works. However, these rates may change depending on server count, time dedication, and job difficulty.
For less than one dollar a day, I can monitor your system's health and ensure all operations are running smoothly. However, the price of this plan increases with the server count.
I can do a wide range of things with Linux, see services page for more specific skills. This is my standard pricing for all things Linux.
I'm able to assist you with both the physical and virtual side of networking. I have experience with VLAN, LAG protocols, NAT, Port Forwarding, Static Routes, and more.
I can be your remote hands conducting work in your data center rack or cage. Currently, I only do hands-on work in the United States, pending passport.
New project in progress!
Recently a handful of network engineers/devlopers and myself started creating a series of "patches" that prevent malicious Minecraft plugins from abusing host networking resources. For more information, or if you'd like to apply these patches to the Pterodactyl Panel, click here.
Fox Valley Technical College's IT Administration Program does a fantastic job of preparing students for a wide range of IT certifications. Below are the ones my program is requiring me to complete;
I've had the pleasure of working alongside many unique individuals for a wide range of purposes. Take a peek at some of my reputations;
"Riley is an incredible systems administrator with years of experience on his back. He is dedicated and a generally impressive individual. I would highly recommend his expertise to anyone looking."
"Riley has demonstrated himself to be proficient in the Linux Administration space, his work is phenomenal and really innovative. I highly recommend giving him a try."
"Riley is potentially one of the best people I have had the pleasure of working with; in my entire life. He not only provides the best quality dedicated servers on the market for his price range. But: top-quality services, excellent cybersecurity (Verifiable by my Level 4 in CyberFirst), and quick and easily understandable communication (which is rare in any STEM field, let alone Computer Science)."
"Huge vouch for Riley, [he] knows what he's doing when it comes to networking configurations, and backend systems all in all. I've never had him do work for me directly, but together we work hand and hand on a day-to-day basis. He never cease's to amaze me with his passion for Linux, and making stuff work. Would definitely hire for a enterprise environment or basic monthly management."
"Riley has a great work ethic and a passion for server administration. The time and dedication he puts in his work are unmatched by anyone that I've ever worked with."
"Riley is a very professional, qualified System Administrator. I highly recommend going to Riley for any system administration needs that he's qualified for."
"Fantastic service! I hired Riley for some administrative work, and he was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He is very eager to help with whatever you need or answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend."
"Riley did some Linux for me and helped me a lot with work I was struggling with and he did it very fast."
"Big recommendation from me, he helped out our hosting company with some networking and system problems. He was really friendly and professional, can not recommend his services enough!"