ISLANDDOG.KYChristopher Soehnlein
ISLANDDOG.KYChristopher Soehnlein
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WELCOME

PERSONAL DETAILS
Concord Center - Behind the Fosters at the Airport
criss@islanddog.ky
345 925 8507
Hello. I am a Developer / Designer from Toronto currently living in the Cayman Islands. I work with Ronco Cayman in the Metrics department.

WHY ISLANDDOG

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."

IslandDog gets its name for where you would expect... living in Cayman and loving dogs. Since a young age I have always had a furry companion by my side. Dogs have got me through some of the most difficult moments in my life and seen some of the best. I have a special place for them so the name just stuck.

IslandDog started off as a pipe dream in 2012 in which I would do design and development services for Cayman while residing in Los Angeles, California. The idea worked great and I was able to do projects and keep in touch however it eventually wasn't enough. In 2015 I moved back to Cayman and joined with Ronco Cayman to start a web development division. IslandDog is now a pet project and somewhere for me to display my upcoming projects, write interesting articles and generally be a goof.

HOBBIES

"If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsover"

My free time tends to fall around binge watching different TV Series and playing whatever PC game is hot. Feel free to check out my TVShowTime profile or Steam profile located below. When it comes to reading I love scifi, geographical and technology related books and feeds. If I venture out of my house it's usually to grab drinks with friends, go see the occasional movie or play with my dog. It's a simple life but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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RESUME

EDUCATION
  • 2007
    2009
    CANADA

    GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR PRINT AND WEB

    Institute of Art, Design and Technology

    Associates in Graphic Design for Print and Web
  • 2006
    2007
    CAYMAN ISLANDS

    MICROSOFT CERTIFICATIONS

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

    I completed my A+, Net+, Serv+, and Windows XP exams making me a certified MDST.
  • 2003
    2005
    CAYMAN ISLANDS

    COMPUTER SCIENCES

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

    Computer Technician Certificate Program
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 2015
    CURRENT
    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

    WEB DEVELOPMENT / CRM SERVICES

    RONCO METRICS

    Ronco Cayman Communications Limited (Ronco) is an outsource provider in the Cayman Islands providing a wide range of services. During my time at Ronco, I had a dual role of both IT technician and developer. On the IT side, I managed staged migrations, implementations and continued support for Azure, Dynamics CRM, Exchange Online, Office365, SharePoint and other hosted services. On the development side, I have created multi-purpose websites for multiple corporate clients ranging from ecommerce enable storefronts with integrated point of sales systems, intranet portals and customized solutions for Dynamics CRM.
  • 2012
    2015
    WALNUT, CALIFORNIA

    IT SUPPORT / WEB DEVELOPMENT / WHOLE GARMENT PROGRAMMER

    AVATAR USA / LOUTRICOTT

    Toresa Lou is an entrepreneur and the owner of multiple companies in Walnut, California. When I first joined the company, I ran the support desk and RMA department for the gaming computer company Avatar USA. We received on average 80+ support tickets and 20+ phone calls a day dealing with product variations of desktops, laptops, tablets and peripherals. When Avatar USA branched into e-commerce sales, I became responsible for helping give the businesses a web presence. A Magento platform was designed and implemented giving 200k in sales through the platform in the first year. Finally, when the whole garment company LOU TRICOTT was formed I began a dual role of whole garment programming and web development. I oversaw multiple Shima Seiki machines and the manufacturing of Oscar de la Renta and La Roe garments.
  • 2010
    2006
    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

    SALES / IT SUPPORT / POS SUPPORT / WEB DEVELOPMENT

    CAYMAN TECHNICAL SERVICES

    Cayman Technical Services was a startup outsource provider which provided on-hand desktop support, server deployments, point of sales implementations and design services for both print and web. During this time our team was responsible for for a wide range of clients such as Piccolos, Elite, Center Spot, Sagicor General, Attic, Obar and Next Level.
  • 2003
    2007
    GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS

    ICT TECHNICIAN

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

    I worked at the University College of the Cayman Islands while attending night classes under the direction of Greg Fielder. I provided windows related diagnostics, hardware support and basic printer maintenance.
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SKILLS

SKIILLS
Microsoft Cloud > Microsoft Cloud (Azure) deployments, hybrid implementations, security and upkeep/maintenance.
LEVEL : INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE : 3 YEARS
Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) Microsoft Azure Local Network Gateway Virtual Network Gateway Virtual Machines Network Security Groups
OFFICE 365 > I currently maintain multiple multi-layered Office 365 environments within the Ronco umbrella. These responsibilities include Office 365 Hardening/Setup, SharePoint Migrations and Deployments, MARS (Microsoft Azure Recovery Services) implementations, and Dynamics CRM solutions and customizations.
LEVEL : INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE : 4 YEARS
Dynamics CRM Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS)
Microsoft Operating System > Microsoft Desktop and Server based architectures specifically Server 2016/2019 and Windows 10/8/7.
LEVEL : INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE : 8 YEARS
Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 Active Directory IIS
Design > Going through grade school I always considered myself to be lacking when it came to creativity. When I began using the Adobe Suite that all changed; Utilizing Flash to create fun animations, Photoshop to tweak assets and Illustrator for cartoon vectors. The more I saw the different ways the suite could integrate the more I wanted to learn.
LEVEL : EXPERT EXPERIENCE : 10 YEARS
Photoshop Illustrator Animate Lightroom
Office Management > I am fluent in all Microsoft for Business Applications, Technical Management Software (Connectwise, LabTech, FortiClient, TeamViewer) and write at an average at 78 WPM.
LEVEL : EXPERT EXPERIENCE : 12 YEARS
Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Outlook ConnectWise LabTech
Front-end Web Development > I have been doing front end web development since the release of Flash and Dreamweaver CS3. Building sites for small businesses has always been a past time of mine. Utilizing the scripting knowledge and some pre-defined assets I have built over 40 sites to date. All sites which I still have available will be posted on my portfolio. I always love experimenting with new types of CMS and PHP based solutions and find myself learning something new every day.
LEVEL : INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE : 12 YEARS
HTML5 CSS/LESS WordPress Joomla Magento Opencart CMS E-Commerce
Back-end Web Development > In 2005 MetaMod source was released as a scripting language for the popular shooter Counter-Strike. I was instantly drawn in at the possibility of extending the functionality of my favorite game. Even though I would not consider myself the strongest coder I find myself learning more everyday.
LEVEL : INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE : 6 YEARS
JavaScript PHP MySQL RSS XML
Security Solutions > I am currently studying for my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam and have deployed AlienVault, BitGlass, Cylance and Netwrix based solutions. I am finding myself learning more and more everyday.
LEVEL : BEGINNER EXPERIENCE : 2 YEARS
AlienVault BitGlass Netwrix Cylance CASB SIEM NESSUS
Point of Sales > Point of Sales setup, management and custom additions. Support of both terminals and brain on both Aloha and Micros based systems.
LEVEL : EXPERT EXPERIENCE : 5 YEARS
POS Aloha Micros Brain Host Inventory Management Grid Placement
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