“I like the cover,” he said. “Don’t Panic. It’s the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody’s said to me all day.”– Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Hello there. My name is JP Williams. I am a senior-level Network Administrator located in Austin, Texas.
I started my professional career off working in the project management office at Grand Canyon National Park. I was a Project Coordinator and later Project Manager who specialized in historic preservation of listed National Historic Landmark structures for several years. Part of this included setting up a Historic Preservation Maintenance trade group within the Engineering department, co-authoring several Standard Operating Procedures on the restoration and repair of historic architectural elements, and creating a standard submissions template for federal project review.
After several years of denying how miserable I was in management, I made a lateral move into a technical IT role and never looked back. I’ve come to realize that I enjoy the challenge of working with difficult issues hands-on instead of watching proverbial paint dry on conference calls all day.
Currently I hold an active Cisco CCNP Security certification, as well as a specialist certification in Cisco Security Identity Management Implementation, and several CompTIA certifications (Security+, Network+, and A+).
In my off time, I enjoy reading technical publications, binge watching conference videos, and studying for certification exams.