Who am I?  I’m a guy with a lot of passion for learning billions of things with not enough time to do it.   With the broad strokes, I’m someone that has two master’s degrees (MS Cybersecurity, MBA) and a bachelor’s in IT.  My passions these days are all over the place, but I wanted to attract potentially a broader type of audience to this.

At a quick glance, I like learning and understanding how things work.  Puzzles, if you will.  Just about everything you do in life has a “best practices” document somewhere, a standard operating procedure – I like to find the gray areas where people have not gone and add to best practices.

My most recent interests have gone towards stocks and investments.  Why?  Well, I also describe myself as a wannabe futurist like Michio Kaku.  I loved watching him on TV all the time talk about what is to come.  It’s thought provoking.  I used to have conversations like that with my friends in high school, and I miss having those kinds of discussions with people.   Fun fact – one of my friends from high school invented YouTube.  I’d say it was more accurate to say we shared a close friend and ran in the same circles – but he was a pretty shy dude.  Happy for him!

If I had another 5 lifetimes, here’s what else I’d pursue:

  1. physics
  2. math (actuary science)
  3. astrophysics – astronomy
  4. how the f to work for a hedge fund
  5. inventor
  6. professional athlete
  7. author
  8. military officer – Information technology
  9. finance/entrepreneurship
  10. history
  11. mining
  12. law (JD)
  13. MD
  14. orchestra musician with my trumpet
  15. professional chess player (when I retire, I plan on getting more involved with this until I pass)
  16. full time triathlete
  17. Investment advisor

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I possess the following degrees:

  • B.S. Informatics (1998)
  • M.S. Cybersecurity (2012)
  • MBA (2016)

I possess the following certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA server 2008)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE server 2012)
  • Server+
  • Network+
  • Security+
  • A+
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (NT 4.0 + enterprise)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – SCCM 2007
I live with my wife and children just outside of a small city in Pennsylvania.  I ended up in one of my colleges here, and it’s a blue collar type of city I like with access to white collar jobs.