Alex Ashton
Manassas, VA 20110
email: alexashton at

Career objectives – short-term

  • Free-lance website setup
  • Content contributor in relevant areas of expertise
  • Copywriting and editing services
  • User manual and technical documentation services
  • Grow current web properties in terms of visitors, content, and revenue

Career objectives – long-term

  • International development, with a focus on Latin America – humanitarian, business, and trade – travel frequently and/or live in a South American country.
  • Continued growth of web properties
  • Continue writing, get published
  • Teach in a college or university setting


  • TBD – transfer to a university in Fall 2018
  • Northern Virginia Community College – anticipated graduation in Spring 2018 – AA Liberal Arts
    • Current 4.0 GPA after 45 credits
    • Pi Kappa Theta honor society


  • Founder – Vaal Web Properties – 2017-present
    • Business home for five active web properties owned and maintained by Alex Ashton
    • Content includes: corporate website, personal website, self-help website, resources for adult college students, travel guides and overcoming legal issues
  • Technical Documentation Manager – eXtensia Technologies – 2016-present
    • Created and currently maintain end-user manual and engineering documentation for a hardware product developed by eXtensia Technologies for HID Global
    • Currently on a contract/as-needed basis
  • Bartender – Brew Republic Bierwerks – 2017-present
    • Bartender and manager on duty at a brewpub; perform open and nightly closeout duties, act as manager on duty to ensure staff schedule compliance and compliance with ABC laws and regulations.
  • Global IT Support Manager – Liquidity Services – 2013-2016
    • Manager of IT Support field technicians located across the United States, England, and the Philippines; set up and maintained global asset management database to account for all IT assets company-wide; worked with vendors to negotiate contracts for IT hardware and software procurement; acted as a primary point of contact for C-level staff in the corporate office for IT needs; constant travel to field offices for projects and staff support.
  • Desktop Support Manager – L3 Communications/Unisys – 2006-2013
    • Managed desktop support team contracted to the White House/Executive Office of the President under the direction of the Office of Administration.
    • Interviewed, hired and led a team of 50 temporary staff in support of the 2008 presidential transition.
    • Acted as primary point of contact for VIP level support, up to and including the President of the United States.
  • Systems Administrator – URS Corporation (now AECom) – 2003-2006
    • Supported end users in primary office in Virginia, as well as secondary offices in Maryland and Ohio.  Supported a range of IT needs from computers, phones, and other desktop hardware to servers and network infrastructure.
  • Customer Service Agent – Verizon Data Services – 2003
    • Inbound telephone support for customer technical and billing needs.


IVHQ – 2016 – two-month project in Villa Allende, Cordoba, Argentina, repairing a municipal library which sustained extensive flood damage.