I am a Consulting Systems Engineer in the global sales organization, supporting all Ciena packet products for the CenturyLink account team.
I started playing music in the mid-70s, influenced by the harder and heavier side of rock—Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Heart, Rush, Kiss, AC/DC, UFO, Black Sabbath, etc. In the 80s, it was hair bands like Poison, Great White, Warrant, Van Halen, and southern rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, and .38 Special.
I was fortunate enough to be an opening act for Foghat, REO Speedwagon, and The Greg Kihn Band. And now, we can all add winning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Corporate Battle of the Bands in 2013 to our list. The OTN SpeedWagon experience has been amazing and the highlight of my music career. The support we have from Ciena is second to none.