I am a not so typical technologist. My roots are grounded in public speaking and writing. I was a Communication Studies major and English minor in college, plus I participated in competitive high school speech tournaments prior to collegiate life. I wound up gravitating toward technology through music, by way of being a DJ and needing to record demos for club promoters. By taking the time to develop initial skills of troubleshooting, I quickly found myself in jobs that started to graduate me toward deeper levels of technical skill. A self-described tinkerer, I have worked with technical mentors and colleagues who have helped me develop proficiencies in infrastructure. From my initial roots in help desk, to Windows systems administration, to VMware administration, to Exchange, to Exchange Online/Office 365, and finally Azure, I have carefully combined the right levels of technical expertise that propelled me into my role at Microsoft.  From Cloud Architect to Cloud Advocate, my time at Microsoft has been a whirlwind ride. I am currently a Cloud Advocate on the Enterprise Platforms and Tools team. I focus on community outreach and content creation for platforms enterprises consume and use. Our first product we've spent time on is the Azure VMware Solution platform (plus everything that bolts onto the service) as a way to get IT pros comfortable with a life in the cloud.

One thing to mention: this blog is a personal hobby that I work on outside of my day job at Microsoft. My opinions and messages are my own and do not necessarily reflect my employer (often times they do).