You can Trust Marvin Huffaker with your Critical GroupWise Systems.
Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced Microfocus (Formerly Novell) GroupWise experts providing independent consulting services to business customers around the world. Marvin works with all types of businesses: Government Agencies, Municipalities, Schools, Law Firms, Real Estate, Insurance Agencies, Manufacturing Companies, Banks and Credit Unions, and More!
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Meet Marvin Huffaker
Marvin Huffaker is a respected GroupWise expert with over 20 years of relevant industry experience with advanced level networking, email, and security implementations. His expertise and focus over his career have been with Novell Solutions including NetWare, GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. He holds numerous Novell certifications including CNE and Master CNE. Marvin Huffaker is also a Certified Sophos Architect and expert with Sophos security solutions. He has been working with the Sophos UTM product line since 2005 when it was called the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG). Marvin is proficient with VMWare virtualization, and he has helped architecture virtual solutions for numerous customers. He generally gets along well with others but prefers to work independently.
- A respected and leading Novell GroupWise industry expert.
- Expert at Novell GroupWise and Open Enterprise Server.
Novell CNE and Master CNE for nearly 20 years.
- Experienced VMware vSphere (ESXi) professional.
- Sophos Certified Architect and expert with Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM).
- Knows how to take ownership of an issue and deals with it so you don’t have to.
As much as possible, I build long term relationships with my customers and get to know them on a personal level. I’m including some personal notes about myself to provide a little background on my life, interests, and perspective.
I moved to Arizona in 2001 with my wife Amy and two small kids, and started my consulting practice shortly thereafter. We built our first house in Gilbert, Arizona and later moved into a new home in Queen Creek. I am currently located in Phoenix and operate my business from there. Prior to moving to Arizona, we lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My wife passed away in early 2015 after an extensive ordeal with Ovarian Cancer. My son Austin works in Real Estate, and my daughter Jasmine is attending college on a full tuition scholarship. I have a close relationship with my two kids and we find ourselves on lots of adventures together.
I serve on the Board of Directors for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona. Since the death of my wife Amy to this horrible disease, I’ve made it my life’s mission to work with and help others affected by Ovarian Cancer. I’m an advocate for early detection, family history awareness, and knowledge of the BRCA genetic mutation that increases the risk of Ovarian Cancer. You can learn about symptoms on the Alliance website here: https://ocaz.org
I love outdoor festivals and live music. In Arizona we have quite a few outdoor festivals and concerts throughout the year, including the Scottsdale Taco Festival, numerous Octoberfests, the Chandler Ostrich Festival, and KUPD’s UFest. I attend as many as possible, and if there’s a mosh pit, I’ll be right in the middle of it. I generally leave with bruises all over and sometimes bloody and swollen lips.
I enjoy road trips, both on and off-highway. Quite often I find myself heading off in no particular direction and with no specific destination. It’s always an adventure and even though my kids are older, we still enjoy roadtrips together.
I like to find off-road trails, and I have a 4×4 truck as well as a Polaris RZR 1000 Side-by-Side UTV. We’ll take it out and make a weekend of off-road action. Arizona has some great trails. Some of them are crazy insane and not for the faint of heart. One of my favorite treks is a back road trail from Lake Pleasant to Crown King, AZ.
My favorite band growing up was Van Halen, and I love their former lead singer, the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar. I have several autographed Sammy Hagar items, including a licence plate from a BMW convertible that I used to own. The matching plate is autographed by Sammy and is hanging up in the Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.