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Debra Roberson

Debra Roberson

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    “Those who don’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it”
    George Santayana

    I like telling stories with my camera. I aspire to be a documentary photographer, recording past and current history through my lens. The things I choose to record are of a time not so long ago, in the lives of African Americans whether on a plantation, “getting religion” on a Sunday morning or just a day in the life of. My parents grew up on a plantation and I am the first generation not to. This history has influenced my outlook on life, and I want to capture these frames of time in the hope of leaving a legacy for future generations.
    I also like taking photos of nature: flowers, landscapes, trees and birds. I like taking these objects in their element: natural and unfiltered. There is so much you can learn from observing the things around you. The world is indeed a canvas and I like filling it with the beauty of life.
  • Resume

    Debra Roberson

    8208 Burning Tree Drive
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71108

    Qualification Summary
    IT Analyst with over 20 years’ experience working with computers and information technology
    Excellent troubleshooting and customer service skills
    Experienced in administration, configuration, and maintenance of all Windows and Mac environments
    Technology Instructor with expertise in teaching novice to expert levels in multiple applications, including Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    Exceptional presentation, communication, and organizational skills with natural ability to break down and explain complex technical topics for maximum comprehension to users on all levels of expertise.
    Confident professional with an enthusiasm for technology.

    Work Experience

    St. Luke’s UMC, Office Administrator, February 2019 to Present, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Create weekly bulletins and slide presentations for Sunday service and any special services. Maintain outside digital signs with graphic messages. Troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise. Maintain all correspondence and phone calls that come to the office, routing them to the correct place. Design any special programs and flyers. Design monthly newsletter and bi-monthly church calendars. Maintain church website. Create PowerPoint videos to play on monitors in church. Daily management of the church office.

    Enterprise Computing Services, Service Coordinator, June 2018 to October 2018, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Maintain responsive, exceptional customer service, understanding client satisfaction and perception as well as perform all duties with the goal of building and maintaining long-term customer/vendor relationships

    Daily Required Functions included:
    • Monitor and review all service requests for your team, assigning to appropriate Analyst based on availability and skill-level
    • Monitor and review KPI Dashboards daily for your team and entry of KPI’s in Dashboard
    • Report on your team’s weekly KPI’s to the management team
    • Lead daily huddle meeting with your team and the management team
    • Schedule remote and onsite technical support based on priority and urgency
    • Communicate with customers regarding status updates, onsite visits, and scheduled work
    • Ensure that service requests for your team are being resolved in timely manner
    • Escalate service requests as needed
    • Assist with emergency response as point-of-contact for customers and internal stakeholders
    • Document internal processes and procedures related to duties and responsibilities.
    • Approve and submit time sheets weekly by Saturday at noon for your team
    • Create System work flow report and document processes created
    • Report customer concerns or complaints to your manager or account manager
    • Answer internal and external communications timely and professionally

    Insight, Network Services Technician, May 2016 to February 2018, Shreveport, Louisiana

    A Network Services Technician for VISN 16 VOV is primarily in charge of maintaining and troubleshooting a fully functioning medium size Network (100-300 end device LAN) across the stationed hospital. The Network incorporates 100+ ST185C (Swing arm TV/Computer) End Devices throughout Patient rooms in the VA Hospital. The Network Services Technician performs installation, modification, repair, testing and/or servicing on systems and communications equipment, including, but not limited to: hardware and peripherals; software configuration; voice, video and data cabling systems; and networks. Incumbents service both internal Insight teammates, as well as clients on site. Duties include:
    • Performs necessary hardware and peripheral repairs. This includes, but is not limited to, identifying the problem and determining the most efficient and cost-effective way to resolve the problem while keeping customer downtime to a minimum.
    • Installs and tests system hardware at customer site. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up the hardware, testing the hardware to make sure it is working, identifying system hardware problems and following any special instructions.
    • Provide basic training to users on how to use the system and help them if they need assistance
    • Completes all required documentation involved in a service call to ensure accurate billing, and timely return of defective products/parts, with respect to warranty or contract.
    CSRA, Helpdesk Technician, May 2015 to February 2016, Bossier City, Louisiana
    Provide helpdesk support to CSRA employees, contractors and Federal accounts via telephone, email and through Service Now ticketing system
    Password resets, printer installs, software installs etc.
    Troubleshooting software malfunctions, printer malfunctions, cell phone issues
    Resolving technical problems for users which include computers, Macs, iPhones and printers, by providing Tier II support for problem resolution and/or isolating the problem for appropriate escalation.
    Assisting end users in troubleshooting and resolving IT issues
    Escalating request to appropriate support group (sending software requests to End User Support, sending tickets to Lotus Notes Team to recover lost id's etc.)

    Best Buy Geek Squad, October 2014- May 2015, Bossier City, Louisiana
    Provide IT troubleshooting, diagnostics and resolution to client's issues for PC, Mac, cameras, cell phones, TVs, printers and other electronics
    Provide OS and software installations, virus removal, data retrieval, network connectivity and functionality checks
    Replacement of non-functional hardware components and diagnostics for proper functionality, OS re-installation and proper setup, Software installations, virus removal, troubleshooting computers network connection and proper setup for optimal connectivity. Data retrieval from non-functional Internal or External HDD's, flash drives,
    Sales floor help and POS Transactions

    IT Analyst/Consultant, Jan 2010-Present, Shreveport, Louisiana
    Provide IT and graphics design freelance services
    Comprehensive technical support, strong attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills.
    Resolved issues and maintained workstations, Installation, support and upgrades of computers.

    University Health (formerly LSU Health Science Center) February 2002 – October 2009 Shreveport, Louisiana
    Provide PC and network support services including network installation and configuration, Internet connectivity, hardware troubleshooting, OS installation and configuration, PC repair, virus protection and security management, and backup management

    Provide clients with onsite and offsite help desk support
    Respond to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support, tracking and monitoring the problem to insure a timely resolution

    Perform software OS and application upgrades as necessary

    Enabling Technologies
    Applications: Cisco Any Connect(VPN), Lotus Notes, Active Directory, Citrix, Gets/WPS, RSA security console, Putty, UltraVNC, TeamViewer, Dell SonicWall NetExtender,
    Databases: Lotus Notes
    Methodologies: Gras and Titan Tokens, EMEDNY RDP, TSO EMEDNY
    Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7, Mac OSX
    Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Workday, Spiceworks, Skype for Business

    MA Missiology, Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois, USA, 1992
    BA Sociology, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, 1989
    IT Hardware class (prep support for A+ Hardware exam)-Winter 2019 at BPCC (received an A)
    IT Software class (prep support for A+ Software exam)-Winter 2019 at BPCC (received an A)
    Cracking the Code Ruby on Rails class
    CompTIA 220-801 and 220-802 online classes
    Windows 2000 Networking and operating essentials instructor led course
    Organizational/ Volunteer Affiliations
    Red River Coalition of Community Gardeners
    American Heart Association Go Red for women/Heart walk volunteer
    City of Shreveport Mudbug Festival Volunteer
    Susan G. Komen volunteer


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