Teneo !!!

Aaron’s blog on Networking, and Enterprise Technology

Who is Aaron ?

Aaron Paxson Portrait

Twitter: @Neelixx

LinkedIn: Aaron Paxson

I am husband to a wonderful wife, and father to 3 wonderful children. Currently, I have two 13 year olds, and a 9 year old.

In 1995, I had entered the U.S. Navy as an Interior Communications Technician on board the U.S.S. Barry DDG-52. Most of my training at this time, was in electronics, navigation, and alarm systems, including pneumatic-gyroscopic systems. It was very good training, and I really enjoyed my job, my ship, and my shipmates. But, as most people who left the military say…”The military lifestyle wasn’t for me”.

In 1999, I left the U.S. Navy as an E-5 to start on my IT career. I started out as a Desktop Systems Technician at Bass Pro Shops main HQ in Springfield, MO. This was my first job in the IT department. Most of my knowledge gained from the job was in Windows NT and Desktop hardware experience. I studied and received my A+ and Network+ certifications there.

In 2001, I felt that my desktop career was getting stagnant. You can only install an O.S. or repair a HDD so many times before you start getting tired of it. It was then that Decorative Concepts, Inc hired me on as a Network Administrator for one of their locations. I worked at Teters Floral Products as their Network Administrator for 2 years. It was then that I got experience in DNS, DHCP, Cisco, and networking.

In 2003, I was promoted from Network Administrator, to Corporate Network Manager for Decorative Concepts. They moved me to their HQ in Cincinnati, OH, where I managed all aspects of the network and systems. I got extremely familiar with LAN and WAN switching and routing, VPN concepts, and Active Directory. Pushing myself to the limits, I pretty much implemented, maintained, and managed all locations with the help of my very knowledgeable team.

in 2006, I received an offer from SVP Worldwide (Singer, Viking, Pfaff sewing) to be their U.S. Network Manager for the North America network. I am very pleased with the position, and was moved to Nashville, TN to manage the networks. My travels are extensive and includes Sweden, Canada, and Continental U.S.

In 2010, I was promoted to Global Network Manager, and responsible for the worldwide network infrastructure and systems.

My technical interests include Cisco WAN/LAN switching, Cisco VPN and Firewall security, Linux operating systems, and to an extent, Microsoft operating systems. I love programming in Java, but most of my time is now spent on networking and Virtualization/Storage systems.  I used to do alot of robotic, and I want to get back into it, but just no time.

If it’s technical in nature, I pretty much have a passion for it. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough hours in the day, or, as I like to say in tech-speak, “I need more day bandwidth!”.

I love meeting new people, and “talking shop”. Please don’t hesitate to send me an email to introduce yourself. You can contact me at:

aj -/at/- thepaxson5 -/dot/- org

God Bless, and push your knowledge to the limits!!!

Aaron Paxson

6 responses to “Who is Aaron ?

  1. Luis November 7, 2007 at 8:26 am


    Good moorning, may I ask you a question please? I am new in WordPress and I want to put a “Leave a Reply ” box like your (I am writing in it now!!) in my Blog, could you tell me how to do it please?

    Luis T.
    Valencia · Spain

  2. Alex Skinger February 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Good afternoon Aaron,
    I work for Train Signal (www.trainsignal.com), a small IT company based
    in Chicago that specializes in creating video training on Windows, Cisco and Linux networking topics.
    I came across your Teneo!!! blog while doing some marketing research for our Cisco Courses, and am very impressed. I enjoyed reading several of your posts. I am contacting you to today to see if you would be interested in taking a look at our new CCNA video training course (as well as our various CCNP courses if you desire). We are always looking for some feedback on our training courses and we would love to work with someone with as much expertise and passion as you have on this subject.

    I think these courses would appeal to your target audience, as they are highly regarded by our customers and taught by a CCIE. They would be very helpful to anybody aiming for their CCNA, CCNP and eventually the CCIE. If you would like to take a look at our training, we will send you a copy of any of our Cisco courses for free. Also, feel free to look at our website for some more information regarding our company or our training products @ http://www.trainsignal.com. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  3. hani May 8, 2008 at 3:30 am

    hi sir.

    i have tow questions about cisco smdr .

    1) how i can connect to the cisco pbx and get the smdr records using vb6.

    2) can any one send me a sample of the smdr for thr cisco pbx ..

    regards, hani

  4. Stefan March 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I really admire your progression and passion.

    Way to go!

  5. Robin March 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I just stepped by your site seeking a networking implementation issue, got the solution clean and plain. I want to say and thank you and spent some considerable time being inspired your steps into Networking. Keep maintaining and going on please, very rare to see truly technical and needed blogs such as this.
    Thanks much for the parsing solution between the IP address and integer.

  6. venunath.k May 25, 2011 at 7:28 am

    hi Aaron,

    nice to read real life story, really admirable and adorable. Love to friendship with you if you like then only.

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