The Website of Chris (Chip) Ilstrup

Employment History

Purchasing Agent, Agency of Digital Services, State of Vermont, Montpelier, Vermont, 2021 to present

  • Procure and purchase software and hardware for SoVT internal customers;

  • Support multiple workflows and channels of communication to insure customers' needs are met;

  • Provide reporting and information requests regarding procurement activities.

IT Support, Vermont Judiciary, Montpelier, Vermont, 2019 to present

  • Provide technical and business process support to internal and external clients;

  • Support multiple workflows and channels of communication;

  • Support all aspects of technology at the Judiciary, soup to nuts;

  • Learn new technologies fast in a quickly changing environment.

Systems Admin, Montpelier Public Schools, Montpelier, Vermont, 2017 to 2019

  • Manage and support the Student Information System (SIS);

  • Become the district subject matter expert (SME) and the champion of our SIS;

  • Provide comprehensive and concise instruction to SIS users, of varying level of comfort with technology;

  • Responsible for state and federal reporting of district-wide data.

Tech Support, Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, Hardwick and Woodbury, Vermont, 2015 to 2017

  • Maintain and troubleshoot tech systems at two public school, covering grades K-12;

  • Manage budget of our school to meet tech needs;

  • Launch 1:1 iPad and Chromebook rollout for grades 7-12.

Director of IT Services, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 2010 to 2015

  • Responsible for the upkeep and oversight of computer systems at the College;

  • Maintain positive relationships with vendors and consultants while meeting the needs of the College;

  • Responsible for the management of two team members and an annual departmental and institutional budgets;

  • Provide a variety of technology support to staff, students, and faculty from troubleshooting desktop applications to maintaining institutional resources;

  • Use tools and techniques to support clients at a great distance, given the low residency dual­-coast nature of the College.

Counselor Level III, VSAC, Winooski, Vermont, 2006 to 2010

  • Use technology (IBM iSeries AS400, SamePage, Excel, phone client, email) to originate loans and help clients repay loans;

  • Keep excellent call records and documentation for all client interactions;

  • Provide excellent customer service to both inbound and outbound calls;

  • Participate in many different workflows;

  • Use conflict resolution skills to ensure that both customer needs and VSAC’s needs are met.


  • RaspberryPi Certified Educator, June 2017

  • Marlboro College, Brattleboro, VT, BS in Managing Information Systems, Graduated Spring 2015

  • Champlain College, Burlington, VT, Website Design and Management, Associates Degree, 2011

    • Graduated summa cum laude

  • Bemidji High School, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1993


email: chris (at)