To obtain a position that will utilize my skillset, and afford me the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally.


I've been working in the information technology industry for quite a long time. This page details some of the skills and abilities that I have acquired over the years.

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Senior Service Engineering Manager

Senior Service Engineer


December 2017 - Present

Senior Windows System Engineer

Amazon Web Services

April 2015 - December 2017

Senior System Engineer

Satori Software, November 2013 - April 2015

IT Infrastructure Architect

TrueBlue, Inc.

January 2012 - November 2013

Senior System Administrator

TrueBlue, Inc.

April 2007 - January 2012

Senior System Administrator

LATEOTT Contracted to EDS

February 2005-April 2007

EDS, April
2007-June 2008

MS Project Server Support Engineer, Level 3

Siemens Business Services Contracted to Microsoft

July 2004-September 2004

MS Exchange Support Engineer, All levels

Siemens Business Services Contracted to Microsoft

January 2004-July 2004

Senior System Administrator

Anteon Contracted to EDS, Contract

March 2003-January 2004

IT Manager-Washington/Oregon

American Medical Response

May 2002-March 2003

Manager of Network Services, Helpdesk Manager


October 2000-May 2002

Senior System Engineer

Hall Kinion Contracted to Laplink.com

August 2000-October 2000

Senior System Administrator

Avandel, Incorporated

May 1999-May 2000

Support Specialist II

Spokane Falls Community College

May 1998-May 1999

Senior System Administrator, Help Desk Manager


July 1997-May 1998

Senior Support Specialist

Cascade Computer Maintenance September

1994-July 1997

Electronic Account Processor

Seafirst Bank / Bank of America

September 1993-September 1994


US Bank

November 1992 - September 1993

Communications Center Operator / MIS Specialist

United States Marine Corps

June 1988-June 1992

Computer Operations Center Intern

Marina High School

September 1987-June 1988


Some of the finer educational institutions I've attended are listed below.

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Here are a few of my certifications. I am always striving to expand my horizons, and as such, this list will grow as time passes.

Current TS/SCI, with Polygraph


I hate to toot my own horn. So here are what some other folks are saying about me.

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Derek was our 'go-to' Systems Engineer for all Microsoft platforms. His in-depth knowledge of MS Operating Systems and analytical skills kept our regional systems operational. Derek was operational team lead for Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor but his influence extended to all Puget Sound, including Oak Harbor, Everett, Bremerton and Fort Lewis. He remained an integral team member throughout his tenure and after departing I monitored his progress and happiness at his new company because I wanted him back on our team. His value cannot be understated.

Daryn Bartlett, Information Security at NAVSEA, NUWC Keyport
Derek is a top notch Systems Engineer with a very broad and truly amazing skillset. Derek's strengths lie in so many areas it's astounding from general systems administration, application development, exchange, virtual environments, etc. He would be an asset to any organization in need of a highly skilled senior systems engineer. His cross functional skills will make him successful in any senior technical position for any company that is fortunate to have him.

Erik Johnson, Infrastructure Architect
Derek is always motivated to get things done, and has a depth of relevant experience to help steer decisions in the right path. His input has been critical in developing and implementing our project, and look forward to working with him more in the future.

Nick Hume, Principal Program Manager
You a very strong technical background and you understand our various architectures very well. That did not come to you overnight. You developed that over the span of your career and that makes you a critical team member. I also observed your take charge/take ownership attitude. That was critical to our work being completed properly and timely. Your knowledge of the environment and the rules and regulations that we were compelled to follow kept us in our lane. I expect our work will be useful for many years to the customer.

John Dunleavy, Senior Consultant, Cyber