2014 - Present

Systems Engineer

2012 - 2014

Network Engineer - Westfield Group

♦ Responsibilities included planning and designing the network infrastructure and

   enterprise network solutions, troubleshooting, and implementing computer networks

   which includes LANs, WANs, WiFi, CCTV, security, and other data communication



♦ Lead engineer and architect for major CCTV and WiFi project which included a complete

   network redesign of over 25 sites, installation of a UCS Flexpod with NetApp storage,

   installation of Meraki and Cisco Enterprise wireless, and installation of security

   architecture which included Cisco Identity Services Engine and ASA firewalls.  


♦ Lead engineer for a $20 million dollar corporate headquarter move project which

   centered around a greenfield network installation which included redundant WAN

   connections for redundancy, Cisco Enterprise wireless solution which was tightly

   integrated with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Airwatch for BYOD initiatives,

   port-level security utilizing ISE, and the installation and configuration of state-of-the-art



♦ Established and published network configuration, troubleshooting, and testing standards

   for networking and security


♦ Single handedly wrote and published documentation for over 30 sites which included

   physical and logical network diagrams and sitepaks which include information essential

   to operational success


♦ Performed operational duties for enterprise network which included being on-call for

   escalated issues, resolving network and site outages, and provisioning network

   services for sites


♦  Lead as the engineer and project manager for several networking projects which

    included gathering requirements from application and business owners, researching

    and ordering products, managing vendors, developing implementation and test plans

    and closing the project by fully documenting work that had been performed

2011 - 2012​

Consultant - Self Employed

♦  Performed onsite assessments, network installations, malware/virus removal,

    hardware/software replacement, computer repair, printer service, wireless network

    configuration, and end-user training


♦  Configured and troubleshot Cisco network equipment for small and medium-sized

    client companies


♦  Complete service contracts and warranty repair directly with major companies such as

    Verizon, HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Firedog, and AT&T


♦  Responsible for managing projects including the creation of new products, device

    installation, deployment, security policy, etc


♦  Basic XenApp, XenServer, XenDesktop, NetScaler, Barracuda Firewall, Cisco ASA, and     Windows Server 2008 administration



2010 - 2012 

Security Analyst - St Joseph's Health System

♦  Provisioned and deprovisioned network access as needed for over 25,000 end-users in

    over 50 different systems


♦  Audited network access to ensure that access was within compliance and HIPAA



♦  Completed research projects to evaluate the risks and vulnerabilities of the overall    

    network environment


♦  Worked as part of the Identity & Access Management governance team to create an

    enterprise-wide governance policy that would integrate Oracle Identity Management into

    the provisioning and de-provisioning process


♦  Assisted end users and departments in access-based issues and troubleshot

    permissions issues



2008 - 2010

Jr Network Administrator - Datafied

♦  Provided desktop support for end users and contractors for tier I and II issues


♦  Built-out new systems and patched cables for new call center


♦  Configured, patched and maintained servers and network equipment

Katherine McNamara

Network Engineer

Los Angeles, CA




Issued by ISC2

CISSP® certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. It was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.



CCNP Routing and Switching

Issued by Cisco

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.



CCNP Data Center

Issued by Cisco

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Data Center validates data center skills. Geared towards technology architects, along with design and implementation engineers, the CCNP Data Center identifies individuals who can implement Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) blade and rack-mount servers, and install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus switches.




Issued By: Cisco

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification is for senior network design engineers, senior analysts, and principal systems engineers, who discuss, design, and create advanced addressing and routing, security, data center, and IP multicast multi-layered enterprise architectures. This includes virtual private networking and wireless domains and it focuses on the design components of larger networks. The CCDP curriculum includes building scalable internetworks and multilayer-switched networks, and designing network service architecture.



CCNA Routing and Switching

Issued By: Cisco

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.



CCNA Data Center

Issued By: Cisco

For data center network administrators who want to save time and money on data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that addresses the key areas of data center network design, implementation, and maintenance. 



CCNA Security 

Issued By: Cisco

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.



CCNA Voice

Issued By: Cisco

The Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice (CCNA Voice) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to administer a voice network. The Cisco CCNA Voice certification confirms that the required skill set for specialized job roles in voice technologies such as voice technologies administrator, voice engineer, and voice manager. It validates skills in VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions.




Issued By: Cisco

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who enable efficient network environments with an understanding of network design fundamentals. A CCDA certified network professional demonstrates the skills required to design basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.




Issued By: Cisco

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.



MCSE 2003

Issued By: Microsoft

An MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) is someone who has passed exams about the Microsoft Windows NT operating system, related desktop systems, networking, and Microsoft's BackOffice server products.




Issued By: Brocade

As a Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer, one must be able to demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot features of Brocade Vyatta Network OS.




Issued By: Brocade

As a Brocade Certified Network Engineer, you must be able to install and maintain basic Ethernet switching and IP routing (layer 2/3) networks based on Brocade products



BCEFP 2015

Issued By: Brocade

As a Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional, one must be able to demonstrate knowledge of IP, SAN, and FCoE concepts, as well as be able to implement fundamental designs, install, configure, and troubleshoot advanced features of Brocade Ethernet fabrics.



Palo Alto ACE

Issued By: Palo Alto

As a Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer, one must be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge of, and hands-on familiarity, with PAN-OS configuration. 

Western Governors University

Masters of Science: Information Security and Assurance

The Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance is a degree program that encompasses the 10 security domains that are the foundation of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) body of knowledge, which was developed following strict guidelines for information security and assurance education as prescribed by the National Security Agency. The MS–Information Security and Assurance degree builds logically on the body of knowledge associated with the protection of network, communication, and data channels, and incorporates a set of core competencies in both technology and business as it relates to planning, implementing, and managing enterprise level security.



Western Governors University

Bachelors of Science: Information Technology - Security

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (IT) provides a solid foundation in computer information systems and technologies, including programming, web systems, project management, networks, operating systems, databases, and security.



Ascolta Labs

SISE: Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine

The Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE) v1.1 course discusses the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) version 1.1.1, a next-generation identity and access control policy platform. The ISE platform provides a single policy plane across the entire organization combining multiple services, including authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, device on-boarding and guest management, into a single context-aware identity-based platform.

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