Steven Rushing

Husband, Father, Christian, Euphoniumist, Pickleball Enthusiast, Gamer, Network Engineer, Budding Programmer

As a dedicated father of four, I artfully attempt to juggle the dynamic symphony of family life with the harmonious tunes of my euphonium. When I'm not orchestrating network solutions as an IT Operations Manager for the Department of Energy, you'll find me diving into the exhilarating realms of video games or serving up a storm on the pickleball court. Well, not really - I kinda suck, but I sure love it! A devout though highly unorthodox member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I blend faith with function, always seeking to support, uplift, and inspire. Currently, I'm navigating the exciting world of Python and Javascript, adding coding to my repertoire of skills. In a nutshell, I'm a Network Engineer by trade, a lifelong learner at heart, and a family man always.


"Work with your mind, not your body." -Norman Rushing


Bachelor's of Science Information Technology, Western Governors University


Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
ITIL V4 Foundations
If CompTIA has offered it, I've pretty much been certified in it at one point or another.

Work Experience

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs

TeleCommunications Specialist, US Air Force

I have been selected for a position in Aviano, Italy. We are currently awaiting our visas, and expect to receive them and arrive in Aviano by the end of January, 2024.

IT Operations Manager, Koniag Government Services, contracted to the Department of Energy

My current position, I lead a team of 10 in providing exceptional IT support for the Carlsbad Field Office of the Department of Energy.

Network Engineer, ConocoPhillips

I worked in the oil fields managing dozens of towers and hundreds of individual pads, assuring SCADA and other network traffic safely traveled from the field to headquarters utilizing radio, copper, fiber, and some satellite communications infrastructure.

My Favorites:

"What is your favorite thing?" -Earthbound character creation screen

My Favorite Games:

  1. Anything Nintendo, but especially Mario, Kirby, and Zelda
  2. Chill RPGs like Earthbound, Animal Crossing, and Stardew Valley
  3. Fallout and Elder Scroll series

My Favorite Books: