Hello, my name is Nick Turner
I describe myself as having a relatively wide and varied career path to date, ranging from Theatre Technician, Film Crew, Silviculture; I have worked as a Tree Planter, mountain pine beetle surveyor and forest fire fighter in British Columbia and Alberta. During my final year spent in Canada I worked for a WISP in the North of BC, where I went to work on a quad bike or a snowmobile depending on the season, climb communication towers surrounded by the wilderness of British Columbia. I was primarily dealing with point to point and point to multipoint radio links and it was there that the “Wi-Fi profession” ball began rolling, assisted greatly by the CWNP certification program.
I spent 4 years working in the UK specialising in WLAN design and gradually working towards becoming a Wireless Networking Professional. This led me to working with the team behind the Wi-Fi tool I enjoyed using, Ekahau Pro. I was with Ekahau for three and half years.
Now I am an independent Wi-Fi Consultant, trainer, public speaker, working on my own Wi-Fi design and implementation projects.
When not playing with WiFi I enjoy outdoor sports such as cross country mountain biking, skiing (though not in the UK) and paddle-boarding in the ocean and on UK rivers. Given that I work with computers it has become necessary for me to perform some kind of dedicated physical activity, l have discovered that CrossFit fits the requirements well.