Work experience


  1. Systems Engineer II | Raytheon - March 2016 to Present
      • Conduct IA tests, assess system vulnerabilities, and verify system hardening for systems in accordance with DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
      • Execute test plans, cases, and procedures to support certification and accreditation activities for Approval to Operate(ATO).
      • Collaborate with program and engineering disciplines on cybersecurity systems and solution alternatives.
  2. Cybersecurity Analyst Intern | Regional Transport District (RTD) - June 2015 to March 2016
      • Helped ensure compliance with security policies and, to date, have revalidated approximately 305 physical accesses to data centers and revoked over 30,000 logical accesses to our recruitment systems to strenthen the information security posture at RTD.
      • Perform QA testing on code heading to production to ensure availability of access and data to system users.
      • Updated the incident response binder to incorporate recommendations from industry standards such as NIST SP800-61r2.
  3. Navy - January 2005 to September 2013
    • Senior Cybersecurity Manager | National Security Agency - June 2011 to September 2013
      • Brought additional value to the intelligence community by shifting operations to a 24/7 schedule, helped provide round-the-clock mitigation of cyber threats to DoD assets, and ensured continuous availability for global support.
      • Prevented costly expenses by ensuring rapid identification and mitigation of cyber threats against the U.S. and in the wild.
    • Operations Watch Officer | National Security Agency - June 2010 to June 2011
      • Monitored intelligence collection, processing, and dissemination to national agencies and troops on a global scale.
      • Interact directly with decision makers (NSA Georgia commander and department leads) by giving daily briefs regarding current and anticipated events.
    • Engineering Watch Supervisor & Reactor Operator | Navy Submarine Squadron 19 - January 2005 to June 2010
      • Supervised the safe operation of a nuclear reactor plant, electric plant, and associated auxiliary support systems.
      • Improved overall level of knowledge for Engineering department as the training coordinator for 43 personnel.
      • Managed daily workcenter schedule by tracking and scheduling preventative maintenance for reactor control systems.
      • Trained personnel on proper radiological controls to minimize the spread of contamination
      • Qualified nuclear Quality Assurance Inspector, Steam Plant Cleanliness Inspector, Reactor Plant Cleanliness Inspector, and Controlled Material Handler
  4. Certifications
      • ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals