Following graduation from Norwich University in 1986, I spent eight years in the US Marines where I served as an infantry officer in wide variety of challenging situations. I transitioned to civilian life in the mid-90s, leveraging my nascent computer skills and off duty education in C/C++ to land a job as a software developer for a small defense contractor. I earned my MS in Information Systems from Strayer University in the evenings and on the weekends.
Between 1994 and 2000, I moved up in the software development food chain, successfully managing the software development for two large state criminal history systems.
I joined the federal government as a senior technologist and project manager within the US Intelligence Community. I became both interested and employed in the burgeoning information security field and spent the next six years working in the security assessment and network/digital forensics fields.
I struck out on my own in 2006 and ran a successful cyber security consulting business that provided niche consulting in the areas cyber analytics, intrusion detection and incident response.
Along the way, I have earned multiple Cyber Security/IT certifications including CISSP, EnCE, PMP, and RHCE.
I have three adult sons and currently live with my wife, daughter, dogs and chickens in Underhill, VT.