Center for Progressive Leadership | Denver, Colorado

Fellow | 2011

*Devised strategies to effectively advance progressive policy change on issues such as education, healthcare, and the economy.

United States House of Representatives - Congressman John L. Mica, FL7 | Washington, D.C.

Military Fellow/Congressional Intern | 2007

*Conducted constituent services and legislative research on behalf of Member and staff.

Colorado Army National Guard - 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) | Watkins, Colorado

Senior Information Technology Specialist | 2010 - 2015

*Served as Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) NCOIC and Senior LAN Manager.

*Served as Communications Security (COMSEC) Custodian.

*Appointed Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) and Information Management Officer (IMO).

*Demonstrated in-depth technical expertise in the implementation, analysis, and support of network systems, maximizing service quality and availability.

*Coordinated cross-functional technical teams in operational and strategic planning, implementing industry best practices, and negotiating the allocation of resources for continued mission success.

*Created operational justifications and cost-benefit analyses for project spending and initiatives that resulted in improved network operations, security, automation, and supplier support.

*Responsible for information systems and service contracts valued in excess of $2 million with 100% accountability.

*Maintained active U.S. Department of Defense security clearance.

United States Senate - Colorado Senator Mark E. Udall | Denver, Colorado

Congressional Intern | 2010 - 2011

*Provided constituent advocacy, tracked legislation, and conducted policy research on veteran, military, and national security issues.

Colorado House of Representatives - Colorado House District 28 | Lakewood, Colorado

Candidate | 2011 - 2012

*Developed policy, messaging, and fundraising strategies for progressive political change during the Colorado Democratic primary.

O'Malley for President | Denver, Colorado

Veterans Task Force | 2015

*Member of Veterans Task Force, assisting in issue analysis, policy proposals, white papers, and platform development.

Truman National Security Project | Washington, D.C.

Defense Council | 2013 - Present

*Member of Cybersecurity Expert Group.

Sungard Availability Services | Denver, Colorado

Lead Senior Security Engineer | 2019 - Present

*Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) helps businesses transform their IT environments,ensuring they are resilient and recoverable. 

*Sungard AS provides managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software, and disaster recovery services to organizations in North America, Europe, and India.

InteliSecure | Denver, Colorado

Business Consultant | 2016 - 2018

*Provided service delivery expertise for Fortune 500 companies while aligning client business priorities with critical information asset protection strategies.

*Safeguarded critical business data by developing data protection programs that include Data Classification (DC), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Incident Response (IR), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and Managed Security Services (MSS).

*Created and implemented standard operating procedures for host forensics, network forensics, log analysis, and malware triage in support of client incident response investigations.

*Reduced clients' security risk by mapping technology to organizational processes and resources.

*Exceeded all MBO targets around billable work, achieving GPM, revenue targets, efficiency targets, and new initiatives.

*Served as subject matter expert in pre-sales, product management, and marketing of security products and services.

*Provided strategic program design solutions that allowed clients to better identify, protect, monitor, and manage their most sensitive data.

*Optimized select technologies and improved client security posture by assessing business operations and processes, and gathering key functional compliance requirements. 

Cybersecurity Concepts, LLC | Denver, Colorado

Principal Consultant | 2018 - Present

*Security Assessment - Our customized approach helps you achieve the level of cybersecurity maturity your organization needs.

*Incident Response - We help you prepare for, manage, and recover from data breaches and network attacks.

*Governance, Risk & Compliance - We address cyber threats while remaining accountable to business objectives.

United States Army - 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) | Fayetteville, North Carolina

Senior Information Systems Analyst | 2004 - 2010

*Served as Senior LAN Manager and Senior Systems Administrator.

*Appointed Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO) and Information Management Officer (IMO).

*Oversaw the implementation, maintenance, monitoring, upgrades, and support of information systems, greatly improving network operations and mission success.

*Designed, built, and administered a multi-million dollar network of globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on-demand to warfighters, combatant commanders, policy makers, and support personnel.

*Resolved complex technical problems in time-sensitive environments while consistently delivering cost-effective solutions and service excellence. 

*Developed policies and procedures pertaining to network architecture, operations, disaster recovery, information security, and service provisioning.

*Maintained active U.S. Department of Defense security clearance.

Global Cloud Xchange | Denver, Colorado

Assurance Manager | 2012 - 2015

*Advised, implemented, and supported cost-effective solutions for enterprise network systems and telecommunications infrastructure, enabling business growth.

*Directed integrated technology solutions and managed services for Fortune 500 companies and multinational organizations, providing superior customer advocacy, engagement, and service excellence. 

*Orchestrated positive inventory control and life-cycle management for global telecommunications hardware, software, and ancillary equipment.

*Drove internal managed services proactive and reactive performance indicators, resulting in continuous service improvement for more than 300 global customer locations.

Colorado Army National Guard - 147th Brigade Support Battalion | Fort Collins, Colorado

Information Technology Team Chief | 2015 - 2016

*Served as Sustainment Automation Support Management Office (SASMO) NCOIC.

*Executed the deployment, integration, operation, analysis, and support of multi-fuctional, multi-user information systems, ensuring service availability and mission success.

*Acted as subject matter expert for all information security services.

*Conducted information systems life-cycle management and administrative duties pertaining to operations, security, fielding, and training.

*Maintained accountability and serviceability of enterprise information systems with zero inventory loss or damage.

*Maintained active U.S. Department of Defense security clearance.