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Department Chair

Terri Johnson

Terri Johnson is a full-time Computer Networking Faculty member who earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. She has been working in the IT field since 1995, when she stepped into a Network Support role for Deloitte in Minneapolis, eventually transferring to the Denver office when she moved to Colorado Springs. Before returning to teaching regularly for the last 7 years at PPCC in the Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, and Microsoft domains, Terri held the position of Director of Network and Systems Services for Colorado College (CC) for over 5 years. During her tenure there, she managed a $2.5 million re-architecture and overhaul of the entire wired and wireless network infrastructure, including network security appliances and software, as well as protection of the server fleet. After leaving CC, Terri immersed herself in supporting and securing Apple technology for 2 years with the Manitou Springs School District, an Apple Distinguished District Award recipient. She is passionate about teaching cyber and other IT skills for Career and Technical Education, and is striving to recruit and retain underrepresented populations into her discipline! Terri currently holds the CCNA certification and is studying for several more!

Adjunct Faculty

Scott Blomquist

Scott has been an Adjunct Instructor with Pikes Peak Community College, teaching Computer Networking classes since 1996. He is also a full-time Software Engineer at Viavi Solutions. Scott began his career in 1992 working for Motorola Government Electronics Group in Arizona. He moved to Colorado in 1996 where he started working for Hewlett Packard Network Test Division. Over the last 25 years Scott has developed software for network security, monitoring, and troubleshooting products for LAN/WAN/ATM networks and 2G/3G/4G mobile telecommunications networks. Over his career he worked with a wide variety of servers, computers, operating systems, and networks. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

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Faculty

April Frost

April joined the Cyber and Networking Faculty in 2019. She has a diverse computer and networking background, starting with hardware and software technical support, then teaching basic programming and application classes, network administration, and cyber security. She has a passion for helping others learn and develop their skills.

April is a member of ISSA International, and she is Security+ certified.

Adjunct Faculty

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.,

Rodney Gullatte, Jr., a USAF Veteran, has a background in information technology (IT) and cybersecurity that includes Department of Defense, retail, healthcare, casinos, utility companies and more. He has expertise in networking technologies and infrastructures, operating systems, and systems administration, troubleshooting & technologies. He has many professional certifications to include CompTIA Security +, Microsoft Certified Professional, and DoD Information Assurance Technician Level II. In addition to his military IT and cyber experience, Rodney has been working IT and cybersecurity issues since 2005. Rodney’s company, Firma IT Solutions, brings enterprise technology solutions to small businesses including law firms, accounting firms, architect firms, museums, and marinas. Rodney is now bringing this expertise to teach cybersecurity at Pikes Peak Community College with the goal of building safe and secure computing environments.

Adjunct Faculty

Dan Watson CISSP, CEH

In addition to being a US veteran, Daniel has over 15 years of experience as an Information Technology security professional. He has earned and maintained the CISSP and CEH certifications. He has experience in developing, implementing and enforcing security policies, and is a recongnized subject matter expert in boundary firewalls, proxy servers, network canners, centralized security centers, patch management systems, protocol analyzers, and security design. Dan also has extensive knowledge in UNIX, Debain Linux, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, HTML, and MySQL and experience, in depth knowledge in developing positive use case scenarios for security software and tools by interfacing with the stake holders.

Faculty

Ernest Greene

By profession Ernie is a Non-Profit Community Volunteer, Business Manager and Educator with 43 combined years of leadership experience in the career fields of Department of Defense and Army Intelligence, Information Technology, school and Business Administration, Program Management, and K-16 Public Education. His higher education includes the following three advanced degrees from Colorado Technical University: A Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Business Administration in Project Management and a Master of Science in Information Technology.  Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College, in Vermont, with a concentration in German Studies. Ernie started with PPCC in the fall of 2015 as an Adjunct German Instructor. Over the past four years he has held other positions as the NICE Grant Cybersecurity Prep Program Manager, Adjunct Business Instructor and CTE / Concurrent Enrollment Instructor.

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Adjunct Faculty

Ryan Freuh

Ryan Frueh has been an IT professional for 17 years, 5 in Cybersecurity. He is currently employed with Booz Allen Hamilton as a Cyber Security Analyst/Engineer. He holds the Security+, CEH, CISSP certifications. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/CMIS from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois. He has served in the following Cyber Security capacities, Cyber Security Analyst/HBSS Administrator at Peterson AFB and Cyber Security Analyst/Independent Certification and Validation Assessment (RMF) at Schriever AFB.

Adjunct Faculty

Neil Austin

Neil Austin joined the PPCC Faculty for the Fall 2017 semester as a Part Time Adjunct Instructor, in the Career Start Program. Neil has filled a wide range of IT roles to date, including System Administrator, Business Analyst, and Technical Support, in fields including Energy, Education, Manufacturing, and Banking. Neil is CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certified, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University.