Tanner Laird

Carson City, NV 89701 · (305) 985-2473 · Email@TannerLaird.com

I am an experienced IT Technician with demonstrated skills in Windows/Linux Administration, troubleshooting, Computer Hardware, Layer 1 Networking, Audio-Video Production, Live Streaming, and Cloud Systems.

Currently improving my skills in Cloud Operation, Programming, and Networking with a goal of Cloud Development Operations.


System Engineer 1


  • Perform daily system operations tasks to verify system integrity and availability.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware/OS upgrades, and resource optimization.
  • Implement monitoring for applications and servers, and respond to alarms in a timely manner, preventing client impact and performance degradation.
  • Deploy physical and virtual servers.
  • Complete assigned incident management tasks.
  • Deploy, set up, and maintain testing environments.
  • Provide Tier III and other support per service request, complete cyber validation and checklists to maintain cyber posture.
  • Map standard application functionality to global/local business specifications.
  • Complete product rollout and coordination with internal teams.
  • Supplement user acceptance testing and transfer of information.
  • Provide technical support for implemented applications; diagnosing and reporting bugs, applying patches and upgrades as needed.

October 2022 - Present

Support Services Technician - Hardware Lead

Nevada State Legislature

  • Purchase, configure, deploy all IT hardware and components
  • Manage and maintain asset inventory using Azure AD and ServiceDesk Plus
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair IT hardware and components
  • Resolve hardware, software, printer, and network issues
  • Maintain Microsoft Azure hybrid AD
  • Troubleshoot network/wireless connections
  • Respond to requests to the ITS Help Desk via email, telephone, and walk-ins

March 2022 - October 2022

Support Services Technician

Nevada State Legislature

  • Resolve hardware, software, printer, and network issues.
  • Install client and server hardware and software.
  • Troubleshoot network/wireless connections.
  • Provide high quality customer service and onsite support.
  • Maintain Windows Active Directory accounts and policies.
  • Train users in basic personal computer and software operation.
  • Develop procedural and software documentation.
  • Respond to requests to the ITS Helpdesk via email, telephone, and walk-ins.

August 2021 - March 2022

Technical Communications System Specialist II

Nevada State Legislature

  • Design, install, repair, test, and maintain cabling and cable distribution systems in multiple facilities for LAN, telephone and Television systems, using fiber, twisted pair, Coax, and wireless technology.
  • Maintenance, installation, operation, and design of video conferencing infrastructure and equipment integrating various providers and systems.
  • Created, maintained, managed, and configured Legislatures YouTube channel live streaming and on demand video system.
  • Install, operate, maintain and design professional digital production equipment including, computerized video and audio editing equipment, HD cameras, studio lighting, and live streaming devices.
  • Management of interns and temporary staff ranging from 2-5 employees.
  • Provide technical support, introductory/ongoing training of staff and users, and assisting users with application and system problems.

January 2017 - August 2021
State of Nevada, Dept. of Administrations/Dept. of Transportation

Personnel Technician II

  • Process, prepare, review, and maintain a variety of personnel documents and forms including personnel transactions, Evaluations, Personnel Requisitions, etc.
  • Posting of recruitment's which includes; creating eligible lists, evaluating applications, determining eligibility, and providing assistance to prospective applicants and HR liaisons.
  • eneral office administrative duties and customer service including, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and maintaining/ordering office supplies.
  • Making purchases using Purchase orders, payment vouchers, and billing claims. Checking invoices and billing for accuracy, ensure on time payments.
  • Maintain and create all General HR files including personnel, position history, accounts payable, and Leave files.
  • Manage Travel arrangements and claims.
  • Generate and distribute personnel correspondence, reports, and information including completing personnel/payroll employment verifications.
  • Process, verify, correct, and research information relating to leave management such as Catastrophic Leave and Leave Without Pay.

Personnel Technician I

  • Audit and approve in the Advantage HR system. Processed personnel transactions to ensure accuracy and adherence to Federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Providing support for personnel/payroll related questions from State agencies and State employees.
  • Understanding a variety of processes & procedures and problem solving the procedures related to personnel transactions.
  • Indexing and maintaining a variety of personnel and payroll paperwork into multiple computer systems in compliance with Federal, State, and Local statutes, regulations and policies and procedures.
  • Organizing and filing a variety of personnel documents such as personnel transactions, employee certifications, State policy acknowledgments.
  • Written verification of employment for state employees, using HR Data Warehouse and the Advantage HR systems.
  • Setting up employee record reviews for various state agencies.

August 2013 - May 2016


Western Governors University

GPA: 3.00

Member of WGU Cybersecurity Club

Fall 2020 - January 2022

Western Nevada College

GPA: 3.78

Dean's List (Fall 2018)

Phi Theta Kappa

Member of WNCyber Club

Fall 2018 - May 2020



I try and spend most of my time outside. During the spring, summer, and fall I am an avid hiker and I enjoy mountain biking, camping/backpacking, and being terrible at Disc Golf.

When indoors because of weather or need for change, I play multiple video games including Destiny 2, Turn based tactical, and the ocassional competitive shooter. I would also consider myself a videophile who enjoys countless movies and tv shows of all genres while building a personal collection of the former.