New Team Member: Steve Schlosser, Project Manager

Steve-Schlosser-managed-solution Steve Schlosser joined the Managed Solution team as a Project Manager on Monday, August 24. Born and raised in South Florida, Steve left home 6 months after his 18th birthday to join the U.S. Navy as an Information Systems Technician. Steve started off as a Scuba tank technician and worked his way up to the role of Divemaster prior to leaving for the Navy. Steve served five years in the navy, spending two years abroad in Sicily, and the remaining three years in San Diego stationed aboard the USS San Diego. In 2013 he honorably discharged as a Petty Officer Second Class and landed his first job as a Telecommunications Analyst II with L-3 Communications while attending college full time. In 2015, Steve earned his B.S. in Business with a concentration in Project Management, passed his Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, and in August was hired aboard Managed Solution to fill the role of Project Manager.
Steve in action - his favorite style of riding is off-road technical trail and motocross

Steve in action - his favorite style of riding is off-road technical trail and motocross

Steve lives in San Diego with his wife Alex and their two Mastiff dogs - Nica and Amaya. Along with many of our team members here at Managed Solution, Steve's favorite hobby is riding motorcycles. His wife shares this passion with him and collectively they own four bikes, each having a street and dirt model. Steve's favorite style of riding is off-road technical trail and motocross. He also enjoys traveling and has visited over six countries since leaving home in 2008.
Steve calls himself a fitness nut and wakes up Monday through Friday at 4am to workout, maintaining a strict diet with planned meals every day of the week. He also fits in time for education and is enrolled as a student at the University of Phoenix, currently pursuing an MBA.
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New Team Member: Kimberly Kennedy, Server Engineer

KimberlyManaged Solution welcomed Kimberly Kennedy as a Server Engineer on Monday, July 6, 2015. Kimberly joins us with extensive engineering experience and has studied several disciplines including electronics, computer science, management, psychology, and health and fitness. She thrives as a consultant and in dynamic environments.
Kimberly was born and raised in southeast Wisconsin. After a trip to San Jose, CA in 1992 where she wrote and recorded music with musicians she met through a NAMM publication, she was determined to return. It took 14 years but Kimberly finally came home to California - San Diego this time - in 2006.
Kimberly enjoys the outdoors, writing music, studying psychology, and genealogy. She also grills a mean rib eye and is a fantastic cook. She has two adult sons, Kevin and Jacob, and a cat named Shatzy. Another fun fact about Kimberly - she is a descendant of King James!
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New Team Member: Scott Harris, Senior Systems Engineer

Scott HarrisScott Harris joined the Managed Solution team as a Senior Systems Engineer on May 20, 2015. He was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up on the peninsula in Redwood City. Scott attended Sequoia High School, which offered the first computer programming class in district history. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's computer science program in 1978 and moved back to the Bay Area to work in the burgeoning computer industry a few years later. In 1985, Scott landed a job at NASA/Ames Research Center's National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Comples (NFAC), one of the largest wind-tunnel research facilities in the world. PDP-11/70 front-end systems running RMS and VAX/VMS post-processing systems were used there. Booting the PDP-11 was done by flipping a row of paddle switches on the front of the computer chassis in the bit-pattern for the boot-address. These computer systems filled two rooms, along with the controls for the wind tunnel mechanical equipment. Scott worked at NASA for 11 years as a software support engineer, and later developed a wind-tunnel data acquisition and analysis program on the Mac using the LabView graphical programming language.
In the early 1990's Scott came down to San Diego to present a paper on his LabView Data Acquisition System (LDAS) at the IEEE Conference. He fell in love with San Diego, and in 1996 relocated his family for a job at Qualcomm. He worked at Qualcomm in the networking department as a software developer writing web-based and backend reporting tools for internal customers in Java and Perl. Eventually, Qualcomm began to favor 3rd party software over in-house developed code, and Scott assumed the role of application engineer, writing smaller integration software to tailor the 3rd party products to suit Qualcomm's custom requirements. Authentication, Monitoring (including SCOM) and Application Performance Management servers were his main areas of expertise.
During this time Scott was an avid bicyclist, commuting 25 miles per day for several years. He is also an accomplished musician, playing several instruments including guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. His current favorite instrument is the harmonica because it is so portable. He wrote a book on the harmonica at http://www.theharpguy.com. Scott also enjoys playing craps. He has written several simulation programs to test his systems. The results of these prove that there is no such thing as a winning system, only ones that let you lose money more slowly. Scott rarely travels, but he did spend a summer in Mexico as an exchange student, and 3 weeks in Turkey in 2010 for his honeymoon.
In 2015, after 19+ years at Qualcomm, Scott's position at Qualcomm was eliminated and this led to Scott's timely and fortunate new association with Managed Solution. "I felt at home immediately, here, and truly appreciate the special opportunity to work with such a talented and experienced group of engineers, support staff and managers," says Scott.
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New Team Member: Vanessa Cervantes, Technical Support Specialist

Vanessa CervantesManaged Solution welcomed Vanessa Cervantes as a Technical Support Specialist on Monday, July 20, 2015. Vanessa attended ITT Tech and worked part-time at Subway while she was in school. Based on her awesome sandwich making skills, she became friends with a regular customer, who, upon learning what she was in school for offered her a job interview. She was then hired for her first IT role and gained technical experience as a field engineer. Now with over three years of experience in the IT field, she joins our amazing help desk to provide excellent service to our customers.
Vanessa was born in Los Angeles and then moved to Hemet when she was two years old. After graduating high school, she worked at In-n-Out Burger, where she would travel to other cities/states to open new stores. On one of these trips she met a friend whom lived in San Diego and needing a change from Hemet, she decided to move to San Diego and has been here ever since.
Vanessa is the proud owner of 2 Russian blue cats, Anna & Clutchy as well as a Ball Python named Wesley Crusher. She also has a daughter named Aurora who will be going into 6th grade this year. Vanessa and her daughter enjoy swimming at the YMCA in the morning before they go to work and school for the day.
When Vanessa was asked if she wanted to share any other information about herself, she shared her love for audio books. "I love books and enjoy listening to them all the time. If you know of a good book series I want to know about it," says Vanessa. Right now she is listening to The Lord of the Rings(again), The Eye of the World and A Song of Ice and Fire. "I really like Star Trek TNG and Battlestar Galactica. I also harbor no ill feelings toward any Star Wars fans despite loving Star Trek so much," jokes Vanessa.
Please join us in welcoming Vanessa Cervantes to the Managed Solution team - and if you have any suggestions for great audio books make sure you share them with her.
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New Team Member: Tim Kosinski, Network Engineer, Systems Integration

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Tim Kosinski joined Managed Solution as a Network Engineer on June 1, 2015. Tim started his career in Orange County working for Linksys, where he found a passion for networking. Now having over 15 years of experience as a network and systems engineer with multiple industry certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and VMware, Tim joins our skilled Systems Integration team.
When Tim's not in the office or hanging out with his 4 year old yellow lab Bodhi, he's either snowboarding, hunting, surfing or off-roading. He's an active member of the Sport Car Club of America racing for the Southern California National Auto-X team, as well as a part time professional snowboard instructor at the Bear Mountain resorts. He's climbed the third tallest peak in California along with the tallest peak in Southern California - San Gorgonio. His first attempt at summiting San Gorgonio was with his snowboard so that he could ride down the cornice bowl. Now that's exciting!
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