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WP Security and Development, Santa Clara, CA — Founder & WP Security Expert

September 2016 - PRESENT

Currently provide cybersecurity solutions and web development services for small businesses and organizations running WordPress.

  • New site development tailored to specific business needs
    • HTML, CSS, Javascript site
    • WordPress site
    • Custom programmed and scripted HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL site
  • Redesigns of existing websites to better match business goals
  • Recovering hacked WordPress sites
  • Vulnerability assessments with suggested mitigation solutions for each vulnerability
  • Implementation of mitigation solutions such as, but not limited to:
    • SSL integration, firewall implementation, rule creation
    • WordPress backend and permission tweaks to disable insecure services as well as hide commonly known administration folder paths
    • Prevention of SQL injection due to bad field validation
  • Ongoing cybersecurity and website maintenance

BAE Systems, San Jose, CA — Sr. Systems Engineer

February 2008 - PRESENT

Currently lead Cybersecurity activities by guiding the team through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification process.  I use system design skills to prepare vehicle platforms for RMF certification.

  • Nominated for a Chairman’s Award in 2016 for pioneering this effort on the Amphibious Vehicle.
  • Develop cross domain solution interfaces and integrate them
  • Manage vulnerabilities and perform security control assessments, NIST control and policy assessments
  • Manage services, ports, and protocols across the vehicle system
  • Manage project planning, scheduling, cost accounts and earned value

Previously led Systems Engineering activities to provide modernization efforts on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) Platform.

  • Nominated for a Chairman’s Award in 2016 for providing insightful Concept of Operations training in the Situational Awareness and Communications Systems used in the military vehicle platforms - audience of more than 60 people across the country at multiple sites.
  • Migrated 1553 interfaces to TCP/IP and CAN bus
  • Led Systems Requirements effort that added and modified features of FBCB2 JCR and FOS SW (Situational Awareness/ Communications Systems)
  • Demonstrated failure analysis and system assessment for FBCB2 and FOS SW interfaces on the BFV.  
    • Test case development to reproduce bugs in the lab that were seen in the field.  
    • Wireshark to record the data
    • Perl scripting to extract only the needed data for bug analysis
  • Liaisoned to PM-FBCB2, PM-JBC-P and involved the other platforms weekly on the integration of FBCB2 JCR SW and JBC-P SW into the BFV product line.
  • Collaborated with vendor to solve FBCB2/BFV, JBC-P/BFV and FOS/BFV TCP/IP interface issues.

Mentored Associate Systems Engineers on subjects ranging from career advice to technical assistance.


Podcast Co-Host / The DLRage Podcast

 –  (4 years 2 months)

Give a behind the scenes look at the Disneyland Theme Park based on research and past experience of working there.

Research the technical design and history of Disney Parks Attractions and then disseminate how they work in layman's terms to an audience of Disney enthusiasts.

Used Social Media marketing techniques to boost podcast subscriptions.

Podcast Co-Host and Website Developer / The Sweep Spot Podcast

 –  (2 years 6 months)

Installed, Maintained, and Hardened WordPress Website.  Designed all graphics for the site.

Interviewed Disney Imagineers about Technical aspects of Attraction design and development.

Researched the technical design and history of Disney Parks Attractions and then disseminate how they work in layman's terms to an audience of Disney enthusiasts.

Interviewed Authors of Disney topic books that are of a wide range of Disney topics to help promote their book to Disney enthusiasts.

Gave a behind the scenes look at the Disneyland Theme Park based on research and past experience of working there.

Thales-Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, CA — Systems Engineer I and Systems Engineer II

December 2003 - January 2008

Joined as a Systems Engineer I, functioned as a Software Engineer for the Systems Engineering department; developed and implemented data reduction tools for multiple configurations in the Sentinel and Fire-finder Ground Based Radar product lines.

  • Turned an internal engineering based data reduction tool into a customer tool that brought in additional revenue on every subsequent Ground Based Radar product line contract.
    • Promoted to Systems Engineer II for this effort and led the design of the customer based data reduction tool.
  • Reworked legacy data reduction tools from Fortran 77 to C++ for compatibility with Windows XP OS without the aid of an updated Interface Control Document (ICD) and initially a limited knowledge of Fortran 77.

Developed regression tests for the Fire-finder Ground Based Radar product line.


Improvement of Wireless Security through Algorithm Switching and Intrusion Detection (Link) / California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

August 2007

There is a current trend in companies all over the world with required use of wireless devices such as laptops by employees when on business travel or telecommuting. Encryption techniques are not as secure with the wireless protocols we have today. The companies’ confidential information has the potential to be severely compromised by simple attacks or the employees’ lack of knowledge about...


PHP, JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, CSS, Perl, C++, Java, HTML, XML, MySQL, Regular Expressions


Web Design

Use Case Development

Test Case Development

Software Engineering

Systems Engineering

System Design

Systems Integration

Requirements Development

Interface Development

Cybersecurity Mindset


Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator

Docker, XAMPP, MAMP, LAMP, Wireshark, WPScan

Bugzilla, CA Harvest SCM, DOORS, Git, Beyond Compare

Smultron, Notepad++, Microsoft Visual Studio, Xcode

Microsoft Project, OmniPlan, Cobra


Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA — AAS in Web Design, 4.0 GPA
September 2014 - May 2016

California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA — MSEE Computer Systems and BSEE Computer Engineering, 3.4 GPA