- 21 years of experience in Information Technology
- 17 years of experience in Information Security
- 4 Years of Honorable service in the United States Marine Corps
- CISSP, ITILv3, PCI Professional (more coming soon)
I started computer programming in the early 80s on my Vic-20 and at the computer school where I learned on an Apple IIe. What spurred me in this direction was the Micro Adventure choose your own adventure books, where you were a kid computer genius and the books included small BASIC programs to type out.
I joined the Marine Corps in the early 90s and had an MOS of 6531.
Before I left the Marine Corps, I knew IT was my field and my path would be Information Security before it was a real thing in businesses. In the early nineties, businesses didn’t know much about computers and not everyone had one, and those that did, did not always have Internet. We still had maps and phone books and tape players; video stores were filled with vhs tapes and we mostly had pagers and payphones. I digress, as a person in IT back in the mid-nineties, we did it all! Computer repair, operating systems, backup, networking, database, programming, anti-virus (from infected floppies), etc! If there were laptops at a business, they weighed just under 15 lbs and had tiny screens with either 2 colors or 256 colors. Clearly a different time than now!
My professional experience can be found on LinkedIn. I’m happy with the path I’ve traveled and I’m working to make sure this journey ends well.
I like to spend time with my family and friends; and learn cool cybersecurity related type information, which I try to post to this website to help me better retain it.
Hopefully you find what I post informative. I may post stupid stuff too, sorry/not sorry.