Affiliation: Intermax Networks
Nominee Classification: Qualified
1. Public Contact Information
a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]
b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.
2. Relevant Biography
a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2023 Nomination Committee in answering this question:
i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.
I have been in telecom for over 12 years now in more technical networking role. In my current career, I have gone through a myriad of changes in roles and obligations, requiring listening and responding to the needs of those around me. I should have no problems understanding more technical issues and translating that back to policy if needed.
Additionally, I have recently completed an ARIN Fellowship for ARIN 51 and was able to truly dive deep into some of the processes here at ARIN. I believe this will translate well into working with the Advisory Council as I believe one of the chief goals is to listen and understand the community input in helping steward policy.
ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC. Do not include your home address or personal contact information on the resume, as it will be made public as part of the election material.
iii) Optionally, you may also include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.
b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.
I believe my experience in the Associated Student Body of North Idaho College as an elected student body senator allowed me to work closely with a Board of Directors and a separate advising body to steward both financial and educational policy at the college.
This experience should directly relate to the Advisory Council and its role to the ARIN community and the Board of Trustees.
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?
I do not see any conflicts of interest that would impact my ability to perform my duties. However, in the event a conflict does arise, I would propose to vacate the role to prevent any issues.
b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?
c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.
d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.
I should not have any limitations to attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person.
4. Nominee Information
a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
I have attended ARIN 51 in person as an ARIN 51 fellow. I really appreciated the ARIN community members that showed up to the meeting. Some of the most devoted and talented people were in attendance and it was exciting to meet and engage will many of them.
ARIN meetings are very well run but it might be interesting for ARIN to mix up the meetings with both technical as well as fun “what-if” scenarios at some point.
b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?
It seems to me as well as how divisive it is in the community that ARIN may need to clarify the roles of transfers or leases in the IPv4 space. It seems both an irritation for some, while opportunity for others.
Maybe there is a way to clarify some of the NRPM policy to alleviate concerns that IPv4 can rightfully be squatted by parties who otherwise would not normally qualify for the amount of IP space they acquired.
c) Aside from the professional experience and expertise detailed above, describe any other specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Advisory Council in carrying out its duties.
I believe social skills are necessary for a role like this and I have no problem speaking to anyone who would want to discuss policy, regardless of any point of views they may have.