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Over 26 years (since 1991) UNIX, LINUX Systems Engineering and Internet Publishing experience.
Background in Internet Colocation Facility Design, HP-UX, AIX, BSD, LINUX, NetBSD, and OpenBSD Server Design / Build / Config / Deploy / Automation, TCP/IP Networking, Apache, NGINX, Tomcat, MySQL, IPTables, Exim, QMail, Postfix, Courier-IMAP, PF, BIND, Cobbler. Monitoring & Trending technologies e.g. Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix. Automation Tools e.g. PERL & Python Scripting.
Ability to install and configure any UNIX, Linux or BSD software on any standard architecture.
Full understanding of web publishing technologies e.g. Content Management Systems (CMS) e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Concrete 5 and over 60 other PHP / MySQL-driven web applications.
Deep expertise in Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and it’s core tools such as Genesis Framework, Scribe SEO, AHREFS, Majestic SEO, SEM Rush, Moz, et al. Ability to design custom layouts in Genesis Framework.
Mr. Balsmeier has worked for Technology and Biotech firms in the SF Bay Area USA, the Motion Picture industry such as Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm), MTV, Sony, Paramount, etc in Hollywood CA, as well as in the field of Construction Management in Los Angeles, CA.
A lot of experience working with data e.g. spreadsheets, databases, and various analytic and business planning tools. Also solid experience within the field of GIS, Geographic Information Science tools and software apps used for mapping demographics, ATM networks.
Has a business process oriented mindset.
Started blue collar “work” at age 10 in Chicago’s historic Haymarket District.
Favorite pastimes: Reading and Oil Painting. These are the droids you are looking for.