Michael joined the REN-ISAC in 2019 and currently serves as a Principal Security Engineer. He acts as a technical liaison to the RI community and is responsible for technical services such as the CSIRT, SES, and partner integrations. Prior, he spent over a decade as an IT director for a small, private university in the piney woods of East Texas, culminating in the position of inaugural director for information security. His technology background is in desktop engineering and Windows, but he enjoys numerous facets of science and learning. Michael’s formal education is a B.S. in Technology Management from Texas A&M University, as well as post-baccalaureate classes in biochemistry, genetics, embedded systems, and machine learning. Michael’s MBTI is ISTJ, his RHETI is Type 1 (wings 9), and he’s a staunch advocate for the Oxford comma.