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Degrees & Certifications

Degree or CertificationAcronymDate
Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice / Digital Forensics
     (GPA = 4.0/Top of Class)
Degree 2011
Bachelors of Science Degree in Physics Degree 1989
California Private Investigator License # 27470 2011
EnCase Certified Examiner EnCE 2009
CompTIA Security+ Certification Sec+ 2010
Certified Computer Examiner CCE 2010
Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP 2010
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator CHFI 2011
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker CEH 2012
Certified Cellebrite Mobile Phone Forensic Investigator 2012
Certified Cellebrite Advanced Smart Phone Forensic Investigator 2013
Mobile Phone Seizure Certification MPSC 2013
Certified BlackLight Examiner (Macintosh Forensics) CBE 2014
Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator CCLO 2014
Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst CCPA 2014
Vehicle Forensics Certification iVe 2014
Blackthorn / GPS Certification 2014
SANS Institute GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner GCFE 2015


Awarded SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin

“The Coin, Round Metal Object (RMO), is designed to be awarded to those who demonstrate exceptional talent, contributions, or helps to lead in the digital forensics profession and community. The Coin is meant to be an honor to receive it; it is also intended to be rare. Those who join the Lethal Forensicators Unit will have all privileges and recognition.

These lethal forensicators who earn the Coin can detect and eradicate advanced threats in their organizations. Those that hold the coin have been properly trained incident responders or investigators and might be the only defense your organization has left in place during a compromise or a complex digital investigation. These analysts know what they are up against and continually strive to further not only their knowledge, but also the knowledge of the entire digital forensics field. They actively share their experience and encourage learning through participation in the community. They stay ahead by constantly seeking new knowledge and experience. Often, they are the leaders in the digital forensics and incident response community.”