George enjoys sharing his over twenty years of experience in information technology with students of all skill levels. After selling his retail business George became a Microsoft Certified Trainer in 2001. He later relocated to Tucson, Arizona working for Gateway Computers and then other IT companies. He taught a variety of information technology classes at both community colleges and the local university.
George then moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona to take a position with the Department of Defense supporting network at Fort Huachuca while still teaching part-time. In 2008 George was able to move into a full-time role of a Networking and Information Technology instructor at the University of Arizona in Sierra Vista. After eight years at the university, George retired early and traveled coast to coast teaching CISSP, using courseware he developed.
After a season of doing volunteer work as an Information Technology Security Analyst in Dallas George returned to Fort Huachuca. He first worked as an Enterprise Server Administrator and ISSO managing security for over 110 Windows servers. He later accepted a position with the U.S. Army Cybersecurity Directorate serving as an Information Assurance Policy and Compliance Professional auditing packages created as part of the DoD Risk Management Framework. He then moved on to a position supporting the Army drone program as a Senior Network Engineer for S6.
Thanks to his broad experience, students really enjoy hearing about how textbook learning can work in the real world. He has returned to teaching and would really enjoy helping students to earn a variety of certifications. George presently holds certifications for and teaches ISC2 Certified Information Systems Specialist (CISSP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), ITIL Foundations, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+, Project+, Security+ and Network+. One student recently complimented him saying “George is a wonderful teacher. He engages his students and understands IT security and can explain materials in a way I can understand and relate to.”