References


I met Louis through social media when I was writing a book on how to create virtual machine labs. I didn’t know at the time but Louis, who was extremely interested in the book, informed a large firewall distributor about it. Through his help, my book found itself in the right hands, and is now being distributed by this firewall distributor alongside their hardware products, enabling customers to build and maintain lab network environments to test changes before implementing them in production environments.

Not only did he get my book into the right hands, demonstrating the ability to network and work well with others, his technical prowess is excellent from the times we have talked together. He has a firm understanding of advanced virtualization and virtual network concepts covered in the book, among other topics. Louis is a team player that wants to do the right thing, and do it right the first time. He will be a valued contributor to any organization that would have him.

Tony Robinson, Senior Security Analyst
Building Virtual Machine Labs: A Hands-On Guide

I have known Thad for over a decade now. He is a dear friend and a reliable consultant for security and networking issues when accuracy is needed and time is at a premium. Apart from the programming and technical skillsets, I have known Thad for his wide exposure to life beyond narrow confines of secure urban setups. He is well connected to different communities, has been involved in farming, social work, and is a survivor one can pick up several tips from. He brings a range of fresh insights to the table, every time we pick a topic to discuss.

Shakti Dhar, CEO
Acumen Software

Thad has a broad range of technical knowledge and an aptitude for getting things done right. I have worked closely with Thad on several projects, and his programming skillsets are a valuable asset. I would recommend Thad for any technical position as his skills are a great addition to a team.

Matt Fine, Network and System Engineer

Louis and I met through a mutual friend who provided Louis as resource in Ansible programming and devops. He provide valuable support and technical understanding of my university final project. Of course he not do my work but gave a hand in troubleshooting concepts and providing tips on configuring module Ansible code and understanding components in Ansible. I got first hand experience in technical skills in troubleshooting, devops, and programming.

He was valuable resource for when I was having technical issues with my Cuckoo Sandbox workshop. He assisted me in troubleshooting linux problems. He recommended bare metal approach for the project and even offered to give me a hand in building if it failed. He truly is a great wealth of knowledge and skills within wide variety of technical skills. Even if he has never done something before, he will learn how to do it and perform quality work in a short amount of time.

Even if you do not consider his skillset and knowledge in programming, system administration, networking, and project management, you can trust his quality and best work when he is given a question or a project. He will try to make something to you understandable. He is willing to teach others and help the community in information technology. I would be very thankful to have him as team member or manager.

Mark Demarest, Security Administrator

I have known Thad in a variety of capacities in our work place. Thad and I worked on several side projects.

Thad is one of the brightest technical people I have ever known, He successfully troubleshooted internet access issues in a foreign country under difficult circumstances. He is incredibly efficient, detail-oriented, and extremely competent. While working with limited internet access he designed and built a fully functioning, secure PBX system for 50 end users.

Chris, Production Support

I have followed your guide to install pfSense on linode and this, so far, works like a charm!

Bruno L., Technical Consultant

I approached Thad about a broken external hard drive that i wanted to recover some files from. He talked me through the steps involved in language I could understand, ensured the security of my files, and kept me updated on progress and potential further options throughout the process. Ultimately, Thad recovered quite a few files for me, and at a reasonable price as well. Thad also provided me with technical expertise in creating a better solution for my file storage needs, so that I wouldn’t end up in this situation again. Thad is clearly highly skilled, while still easily communicating in a straightforward manner to a layperson such as myself. I would highly recommend him based on his technical abilities and communication skills, but beyond that he’s also a great guy with an excellent sense of humor!

Darryn Atkinson, PhD, PT
Assistant Professor, DPT Program, at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences