About Me

11885385_10153520774964719_1920161964763025190_nMy name is Vanessa, am 28 years old and have over 13 years in the IT industry.  I work with InMotion Hosting as a the lead systems architect since 2006.

I married my husband Rich on June 17th, 2011. We had our first son Hunter Alan on Feb 11, 2012, who passed away five months later due to heart and lung problems caused by congenital CMV. You can read Hunter’s story here.  We also have pit bull named Capone who just turned 9 still thinks he’s a 20lb puppy.



I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Security from ECPI University, 2009. I also attended TCC’s Advanced Technology Center in 2005.


  • A+ (2005)
  • Network+ (2006)
  • ETA FOT (2007)
  • Linux+ (2008)
  • CCNA (2009)
  • Mirantis OpenStack (2015)
  • By then I stopped caring about worthless pieces of paper


  • Linux
  • cPanel (see my other site, thecpaneladmin.com)
  • Programming languages: PHP, BASH, Python
  • Puppet
  • Sandwich making
  • Trolling
  • Probably more
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