About Me

My name is Ian Smith. I work in systems adminsitration and own a small web hosting company. I have been working with computers from a very early age and have found that they have become my passion in life. I currently hold degrees in Computer Network Administration and Security Technology one focusing on database and *NIX and the other on Microsoft environments. I am also pursuing a computer science degree.

 

My hobies include cooking, photography, and the pursuit of knowledge. My primary area of interest is network security and am hoping to shift my focuses into that field at some point, I have a lot to learn before then though. Right now I am focusing most of my energy on my work, school, business, and private studies. I have been known to consult at the occational restaurant from time to time as well.

    Ethos
  • A.S. Computer Network Administration and Security Technology, UNIX/Linux Database Adminsitration
  • A.S. Computer Network Administration and Security Technology, Microsoft Focus
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • Small business owner
  • Experience working in information systems
  • Experience working in professional kitchens

Work Experience

September 2015 - Present

WolfordSmith Technologies, LLC

Founder/CTO - We were excited to launch our web hosting company a few years ago and we have been steadily growing ever since. We offer web services to small businesses, giving them the opportunity to break out and reach a wider audience. You can learn more about what we do on our website.

March 2014 - Present

Prospect Mold, Inc.

Network Administrator - I handle the servers, network, website, and helpdesk administration duties among other things. Our primary area of business is the manufacture of plastic injection molds though we do much more for our customers.

January 2014 - April 2014

Prime 93

Saucier - I ran a sautee line for a bit at Prime 93, a white table cloth Greek/Mediterranean restaurant.

November 2011 - January 2014

356 Fighter Group

Saucier - During my time at the 356 Fighter Group, a traditional steakhouse, I worked my way through every position in the kitchen to make it to Saucier. My duties included management of the kitchen staff, the creation of specials, and running a sautee line.

June 2011 - December 2011

Lake Local School District

IT Technician - While working as a contractor with Lake Local Schools it was our team's responsibility to redeploy all of the school district's computers. I also worked helpdesk there for a time.

September 2009 - December 2011

Carlo's Trattoria

Cook - I was in charge of the kitchen during my shifts.

Education

Pursuing Associate of Applied Science - 2019

Stark State College of Technology

Computer Science and Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science - 2017

Stark State College of Technology

Computer Network Administration and Security Technology - Microsoft

Associate of Applied Science - 2016

Stark State College of Technology

Computer Network Administration and Security Technology - UNIX/Linux Database Administration

High School Diploma - 2011

Lake High School

 

A+ Certification - 2010

CompTIA