I started my career in 1987 with the United States Air Force Security Police, receiving an Honorable Discharge and serving during the 1st Gulf War. In 1992 I departed the USAF and worked a short time for the City of Port Richey Police Department, as a Dispatcher and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police.
At my present position, I am a Sergeant and supervise 6 detectives working on all aspects of Cyber Investigations, Computer Forensics, and Surveillance. I am also a practicing computer forensics examiner and have been since 2010. A majority of my exams are in support of the United States Secret Service Tampa office. My unit handles several hundred investigations yearly ranging from non-criminal to criminal investigations. My unit examines all types of digital devices and functions as both lead and support role functions. I am charged with accountability of all case assignments and ensure all investigations by my investigators are completed properly and ensure they meet all best practices in the industries. I am responsible with maintaining relations with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as it relates to cyber and computer forensic investigations. I have attended several computer forensic courses from basic to advanced and have testified in both state and federal court for computer forensics. Additionally, I manage all Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, Cyber and Network investigations relating to criminal offenses.
I have been a training instructor for HTCI since 2014 and have taught and co-developed the NATO DMX course.