Christopher VanHorn - Resume

Christopher VanHorn


13 years of professional experience in the technology industry. Many of those years spent building, managing and maintaining computer and network systems and infrastructure. Uses a broad knowledge base to look for simple, solid and sustainable solutions.

Skills and Technology Summary

Systems: Microsoft Windows (all versions), Microsoft Windows domains, Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, Slackware, Debian, custom), Mac OSX, VMWare ESXi, VMWare View
Hardware: Intel based desktops, laptops and servers, Cisco routers, switches and firewalls, rack mount hardware, copper, fiber, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), NetApp, NexSan
Networking: IP, IPX, Dialup, T1, DS3, OC3, SONET, Ethernet, Token-Ring, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, VPN, Stateful firewalls, OSPF, BGP, RIP, QOS, Cisco IOS, DNS, DHCP
Database: MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, Postgresql, Filemaker, Microsoft Access
Programming: PHP, Java, C, ColdFusion, Bash, VBScript, HTML

Professional Experience


Systems Administration
Network Infrastructure
End User Support
Training and Education

Employment History

Engineering Technologies Canada - Stratford, PE, Canada
2013 - present Electronic Technician
Baseline Business Geographics - Charlottetown, PE, Canada
2012 - 2013 Solutions Support Specialist
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, USA
2007 - 2012 Senior Network Administrator
2004 - 2007 Network Administrator
2002 - 2004 Desktop Support Technician
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2000 - 2002 Telecommunications Analyst
1999 - 2000 Desktop Support Technician
Yesterdays Business Computers - Bridgewater, NJ, USA
1997 - 1998 Computer Refurbishing Technician


Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1998 - 2002 Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology


Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 + Security (MCSE)
Comptia Security+
Private pilot license

Other projects and interests

Cowtacular - http://www.cowtacular.com
Developed an open source helpdesk, inventory and software license management application in PHP. It is in use worldwide by several companies, universities, and governments. The application is distributed as source code or as a custom Linux OS packaged in a virtual machine.

ArduVolans - http://www.happicow.com
Designed, fabricated and programmed an autopilot for remote controlled airplanes. The autopilot is based on an ATMEGA 16Mhz processor and contains a GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer and barometer.

North American Brewers Association - http://www.northamericanbrewers.org
Volunteered as an Assistant Competition Coordinator since 2007. Designed and operated the IT system used to manage the competition and judge of over 1300 entries.