I bring to the field of Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity a background in government, military, and industry.
While gaining experience as a community law enforcement volunteer, I studied Administration of Justice. Participating in local government inspired me to join the United States Coast Guard. My enlisted duties were to assist with the enforcement of maritime laws and conduct safety audits. In addition, I was trained as a repair welder and I was surprised to discover that I possessed a talent for this vocation despite having no prior metalworking experience.
After departing the Coast Guard, I put my newfound welding skills to work in structural-steel fabrication and data center construction. I gained an introduction to the fields of Industrial Control Systems and Network Security while I worked alongside data center professionals.
Wanting to learn more about computer networking and security, I returned to school and studied Information Systems Security. Upon completing my Bachelor’s degree, I launched an eclectic career in information technology.
My current active area of expertise includes AI expert systems. I am responsible for the administration and development of semantic nets, specifically the data interface and knowledge interface system layers. These systems are being used for fault detection and diagnostics within the envelope of energy smart buildings.
It is my goal to continue to grow and apply my knowledge, skills, and abilities towards new challenges in information systems security, audit, and control.