Hi, I’m Blake Green, a Cloud Architect.
My journey started when I enlisted in the US Air Force at 18 years old. I jumped at the first job leaving for Basic Training, which luckily turned out to be in IT. I thought the Air Force was going to be a 20 year career, however, life presents unexpected turns. I was thrusted back into the civilian wilderness after 6 successful years of active duty. I'm fortunate the Air Force equipped me with skills (both technical and interpersonal) to apply in the real world and I’ve been able to continue as an Air Force Reservist #weekendwarrior. So I may see the end of a 20 year career after all.
I restarted my civilian life at help desk support (like most IT folks) and quickly found that I needed to do something more challenging. I moved on to be a Network Engineer and soon after began managing entire IT infrastructure for MSP clients. It was a great experience and I still find myself tapping into the knowledge I gained in that position. Finally, I found Amazon Web Services (AWS) and it really changed my career. I immediately got AWS certified which opened the door to cloud projects and I’ve been building cloud solutions ever since. As a Cloud Architect, I’m expected to have a broad knowledge on a number of services and that’s what I plan to capture in this blog.
I'm a firm believer in the quote, "never the master, always the student." Never stop learning!
Outside of technology, I’m married to my beautiful wife Steph, we have a dog named Blue and I also enjoy playing golf.