Leaving Rackspace

21 Years, 6 months and 22 days A great man once said: “Everyone has a last day at Rackspace.” —Lanham Napier ….and today is mine. Beginnings I began my journey at Rackspace on March 2, 2000 and MY GOD what a journey it’s been! I was 24 years old. Just a kid, really, but I was already raising my own kid. Christopher, my first born, was 6 years old at the time. [Read More]

Twenty Years

Today is a huge day for me. It marks my twenty year anniversary at Rackspace. You can read more about the first ten years in my previous blog post. A lot has changed over the past ten years: I became a father again with the birth of my youngest, Rylan, on July 18, 2011 I became a grandfather with the birth of my first grandchild, Lizzie, on November 18, 2018 I lost my remaining grandparents I moved across the country to Dandridge, TN (becoming a full-time Work From Home Racker) The original leadership from the early days at Rackspace are now gone (Graham Weston, Lanham Napier, etc. [Read More]

Ten Years!

Today, 3/2/2010, is a monumental day. On this day exactly ten years ago, I did one of the scariest things I had ever done. Ten years ago today, I began working for a small start-up that (at the time) was called “Rackspace.com”. The events that lead to my fateful decision… By early 2000, I had been working as a contractor at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for about 3 years. It was a comfortable job. [Read More]

Orientation Video

This was an orientation video produced by Rackspace around mid-2000.