Intro Bio

Director Of Hosting Technology

Jason Killingsworth

PLUGGED IN: August 04, 2011

Jason manages the IT Hosting Team that oversees all of our hosting environments. He has over 15 years of experience, and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. You may see Jason out and about riding his motorcycle, watching the JAGs, and hanging out with his wife.

STRENGTHS

  • Highly Organized
  • Quick Study
  • Really Good at 12 oz. Curls

WEAKNESSES

  • Horrible at Sales
MOTTO

REBOOTING FIXES ALMOST EVERYTHING.

Jason is a born and raised Jacksonville native. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1995 and went on to 3 years of active duty in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he returned to Jacksonville, where he began his career in the IT industry at JEA as a Desktop Support Technician.

While at JEA, Jason also attended FCCJ and obtained an Associate of Arts degree. After JEA, he worked for EverBank as a Systems Administrator and at the same time attended Florida State University, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Studies.

Jason left EverBank to work for the City of Jacksonville as a Systems Engineer. While working for the City of Jacksonville he completed the requirements to become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Jason then worked for Idea Integration as a Consultant and focused primarily on Exchange 2010 designing, deploying, and administrating. While with Idea Integration he completed the required tests to become a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional on Exchange 2010. From Idea Integration, he came to DiscoverTec. Since joining DiscoverTec in 2011, Jason has been involved in supporting the hosted Exchange 2010 environment, DiscoverTec's internal network environment, as well as DiscoverTec's many external client's network environments. Jason enjoys riding his motorcycle, the occasional drink, and socializing and hanging out with friends and family.

INTERROGATION ROOM

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO PEOPLE WHO KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE INTERNET?

I stick to telling people that I work on computers and help make the Internet work.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INTERNET CELEBRITY?

I don’t have a favorite celebrity; I don’t get star struck.

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU POSSESS THAT YOU BELIEVE MAKES YOU GOOD AT YOUR JOB?

I tend to be a quick study with things I come across.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE SUITE 400 SPACE?

I enjoy the set-up and view the café provides.

TELL US ONE UNIQUE FACT ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN, THE PLACE YOUR FAMILY IS ORIGINALLY FROM OR A PLACE YOU HAVE LIVED IN OVER THE YEARS.

The St. John’s River is one of the slowest flowing rivers in the world.