After getting a degree in Religious Studies at Westmont College, Matt had the opportunity to work there as staff in their Academic Computing team. That lead eventually to a position as a Linux Systems Administrator at a start-up called Careercast, where Matt gained experience managing high traffic, highly available web and database servers.
In early 2004, Matt moved with his family to Amador County, to be closer to where his wife (pictured too!) grew up. Simonsen Consulting quickly evolved into "SRI Hosting, Inc" as the consulting base turned to Matt's company for hosting in addition to consulting services. His role involves wearing the hat of systems administrator, Linux sage, and is the closest thing we have to sales + marketing!