153 Outer Dr
Alpena, MI 49707
Information Technology Security Specialist
IT Sysadmin and Security Specialist. I have 20 years of sysadmin experience working with Cisco, Windows and Linux and over 2 years as a cyber security professional doing network pentests, web application pentests, auditing and system analysis.
I have 4 years experience as an IT Director for a local government with duties comprised of managing an IT Department with 2 other technicians, maintained the network and security, writing policies and procedures and I reported to an IT Committee every other month.
Served on multiple boards through the North East Michigan Fiber Association and the Merit Advisory Council.
Member and Founder of North East Michigan Security Group and Cyber Security volunteer for Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3)
Owner – Intricate Security
May 2016 to Present
In order for me to hone my cyber security skills, I started to do freelance work on the sides. Most of my work came from UpWork and from there I have gained consistent clients. Most of my jobs have been penetration tests but I have done everything from installing SSL certificates and technical writing to doing compliance assessments such as PCI and FedRamp.
CISO – It’s Just Results
January 2019 to Present
I first was introduced to the company back last summer in 2018 when they contracted me to do a pentest for one of their clients. Since then I have helped them expand their security realms with their clients by offering penetration testing and incident response. I work with clients on helping them become more secure in their networks and give guidance on how to stay secure in the future.
IT Director – Alpena County
June 2013 to October 2019
As the IT Director my duties were to maintain and administer the network and it’s endpoints. I oversaw all technology operations and gave recommendations to the boards on what the county needed to maintain a healthy working environment. Devised policies such as Incident Response, Computer Usage and many other Information Security Policies. Worked with other departments to make sure all needs were met and that all technology issues were re-mediated. Managed the IT budget and paid all bills and invoiced any clients the county had that were technology based. Monitored the network for cyber security threats with SIEM software and patched any devices and end points. Worked with the Michigan State Police and maintained CJIS compliance for law enforcement agency’s.
IT Consultant – Chowen and Associates
April 2007 to June 2013
I was hired to work for one of our clients Hillman Community Schools. I was there 4 days a week during the school year. Since I have been at Hillman schools I have implemented new computers, removed hubs and added in new switches to improve network stability and bandwidth. I helped implement and setup a new SIS for the school called PowerSchool. Setup and installed software for the new smart boards. Created and redid the school webpage and oversaw 200 some computers.
Other clients that I work with our Presque Isle Electric and Gas and Posen Consolidated Schools.
Network Administrator – SpeednetLLC
November 2001 to April 2007
Network monitoring. Made sure the network was functional and customers had no issues with Internet. Also, setup business clients with static ips, domains and webpages.
Computer Repair – PC House Doctor
May 2000 to November 2001
I did mainly PC repair. I was just starting to learn networking and didn’t start my college classes for networking yet. Ron was a great boss who closed up due to low work and started a roofing business. Go Ron!
Apache, POP3, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Exchange Server, MySQL, Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Security Onion, Bro, ELK Stack, Sguil, Management, Incident Response, Policy Making, Windows, Linux, CISCO, Active Directory, Samba, Bash, Python, System Analysis, Continuous Monitoring, Threat Hunting, Risk Management and Penetration Testing..
Alpena Community College
2000 – 2001
Alpena Community College
Associates in Musical Theatre
1993 – 1995
Hillman Community Schools
1990 – 1993
C)VA Certified Vulnerability Assessor
Certification Date Jun 2017 – Present License 691700
C)PTE Certified Penetration Test Engineer
Certification Date Aug 2015 – Present License 368500
C)PEH Certified Ethical Hacker
Certification Date Jul 2015 – Present License 354900
Certification Date Jun 2015 – Present License 340400
Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON)
Certification Date Nov 2017 – Nov 2021
Cyber Security Volunteer Member of the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3)
North East Michigan Security
Member and Founder
President – North East Michigan Fiber Consortium
June 2016 – Present
Vice President – North East Michigan Fiber Consortium
April 2016 – June 2016
Member – North East Michigan Fiber Consortium
June 2013 – April 2016
Merit Advisory Council
May 2016 – Present