About Me

My experience and work history.

Elasticsearch

Aug 2019 - Present

I currently work as an Education Architect for Elastic performing security consulting and education primarily in the federal space. I am constantly developing new security curriculum focused around threat hunting and incident response. Check out some of the courses I’ve authored here: Elastic Private Training.

I also serve as a community manager for the Jacksonville Elastic Meetup Group.

Florida Air National Guard

Jul 2008 - Present

I am also a current member of the Florida Air National Guard. I work as a cyber security analyst and incident responder for the 601st Air Operations Center’s Mission Defense Team.

Experience here includes tools such as Snort, Bro, Elastic, deep packet analysis with Wireshark and tcpdump, and numerous other open-source tools for continuous monitoring and Blue Team operations.

I developed the operational training plan for AFNORTH’s cyber security teams focused on air defense mission systems.

Perched

Mar 2019 - Aug 2019

Prior to working at Elastic, I worked as a Solutions Engineer for a small startup called Perched.

Here I was a content contributer and educator of tailored courses for Cyber Security Operators in industry and the Department of Defense. I also performed consulting for Elastic deployments and threat hunting inside the Elastic Stack.

In August 2019, Perched was acquired by Elastic and it’s been an awesome journey ever since!