Graduate of Florida State University (Poli Sci). 5 years active duty as a Boatswain's Mate in the U.S. Coast Guard, including 4 years as a motor lifeboat coxswain near Cape Hatteras, NC, "The Graveyard of the Atlantic". Previous experience at McCombs includes two years as team leader for the Technology Training Team and project manager for the McCombs Notebook Initiative. Holds an MCSE certification with extensive training in security and forensics. Profile photo not an especially accurate likeness.