After graduating from Urbandale High School in 1999, I served in the Air Force as an F-16 Crew Chief. I started my IT career as a member of the Help Desk for the Dept. of Computer Science while attending school at Iowa State University in 2008. I traveled all over and worked for Starbucks, Genie, and Microsoft in Seattle before coming back to Iowa. I landed at Farm Bureau in 2012 and have served as a Network Administrator, Scrum Master, and now as a Technical Systems Manager for our Enterprise Information Protection department. I am currently pursuing industry standard designations CISSP, CISM, while deciding if I want to go through the process of getting a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance at Iowa State University. I have been married to my wife Geyser for 16 years, and we have 4 beautiful children. We currently live in West Des Moines, IA near the Jordan Creek Mall. My hobbies include riding my motorcycle, playing DoTA2, and spending as much time with my family as I can making memories. I am passionate about information security, knowledge sharing, and would love to help grow the Central Iowa ISSA chapter in any way possible.