Hi, I'm Harley.
Even though I sometimes still refer to New Brunswick, Canada as home, I've settled down in a little town in Ohio. As soon as I moved here, I started a band. After a couple years, I met a beautiful woman who I decided to share my life with. We started another band, bought a dog, got married, and had 3 kids. Neither of us thought we'd stay here long, but we've fallen in love with Ohio and now consider it home.
I've always been a technical creative. When I write and play music, I dig deep into the different sounds I can get out of an instrument, and explore how different layers of instruments affect each other. When I develop websites, I love the marriage between design aesthetics and the code that hides behind. When I manage networks, I try to envision how things can be more efficient and effective through different configurations.
I'm always looking for a new challenge.
IT Manager | Nanotronics
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
2015 - Present
Manage internal IT infrastructure across three offices located in Ohio, New York and California. Install, configure and manage multiple servers (Exchange, File Shares, Solidworks EPDM) in our Ohio and California office. Install, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks. Virtualize physical servers. Troubleshoot hardware and software issues with desktops, laptops and servers. Create and present detailed project proposals for management. Help manage, configure and code our Shopify sites.
Head of Web Department and Systems Architecture | Birdeye
2013 - 2015
Junior Network Engineer | ARCIS Technology Group, Inc.
2012 - 2013
Built and managed Windows and Linux servers for various needs (i.e. SQL Server, Domain Controller, Exchange, SharePoint, FreePBX). Troubleshot wireless and wired networking issues. Troubleshot desktop, laptop and server hardware and software. Managed projects for clients.
IT Consultant and Owner | Yellow Couch Technical Solutions
2010 - 2012
Founded business in 2010. Managed networks and projects for several clients. Created and presented detailed proposals for clients. Installed, configured, and managed wired and wireless networks. Worked with Linux-based open-source software (i.e. Untangle, DD-WRT). Completed basic day-to-day business upkeep including book-keeping and accounting. Managed sub-contracted employees.
Songwriter, Musician | Land Over Wave
2009 - Present
Started band with my wife. Share writing duties. Play guitar and bass as well as sing. Oversee marketing strategies, web presence, logistics and merchandise designs.
Songwriter, Musician | Shinebright (Formerly known as Shine Bright Baby)
2007 - 2009
Started the band with the 2 existing members. Shared writing duties. Played guitar and sang. Helped with marketing strategies, web presence, logistics and merchandise design.