• Assistant Professor
Gary Tharaldson School of Business

About Me

I was born and raised in Mandan, North Dakota. I attended the University of Mary for my undergraduate degree in computer information systems. After graduating, I worked in education for 15 years. Following that, I went into the industry as a cyber security engineer. After working in the cyber security field, I found myself being drawn back into education and look forward to continuing that here at Mary. I am married and have three children. I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active outdoors.

Why I’m At Mary

The University of Mary is where I got my start in the technology field, and I'm excited to share my experiences and expertise with the Mary students and community.

Expertise

  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Online Safety
  • Systems Administration
  • 2020 - CyberCon Presenter, Top 10 Questions to Ask Your IT Provider
  • 2019 - CyberCon Presenter, Cybersecurity in the Classroom
  • 2018 – CyberCon Presenter, CCDC Competition
  • 2018 - Present: CyberCon Planning Committee Member
  • Technical Reviewer - Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Survival Guide
  • Panel member – Professional Development Series – Bismarck Chamber of Commerce
  • Panel member – National Business Education Association – Cyber Education Discovery Forum - NICERC
  • Content Specialist Committee Member – State of ND – Computer and Cyber Science Education Standards

Education

MS (Cyber Defense): Dakota State University, 2020
BS (Computer Information Systems): University of Mary, 2005