Our Team

Meet the team:

Thatcher Wright
Senior Systems Administrator
Thatcher has a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Classic Guitar Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Thatcher has been with the University since June of 2006.

Prior to 2006 he was the lead technician at United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics Pacific Region Regional Office in San Francisco.  Thatcher has several years of experience with Virtualization, large scale workstation roll-outs, Windows hardware and software troubleshooting, Windows Server, and Active Directory management.  Thatcher is the primary point of contact for Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, Spam Filtering, Office 365, and VMWare. 

Thatcher’s email is twright@samuelmerritt.edu and his phone number is 510-250-4190

Sean Crooks
Systems Administrator
Sean has been with Samuel Merritt University since 2012. He started out as a temp worker, started full-time employment as a Service Desk Technician, and is currently a System Administrator. Sean provides upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems and servers. He enjoys automating tasks as well as identifying and improving processes and controls. Prior to working at SMU, Sean worked for a managed service provider maintaining small and medium businesses around the Bay Area. Sean has worked with computers since his very first job, and has a love for the ever-changing field. He has since gained 12 years of experience in different specializations of the field and has certifications in: VMware, Apple and Websense.

Sean’s email is scrooks@samuelmerritt.edu and his phone number is 510-869-6511 Ext. 2357

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