David Walters, Department Chair

Faculty

David Walters

David Walters has been full time faculty for the Computer Networking Technology program at Pikes Peak Community College since January of 1999, and serves as the Department Chair. During his tenure he has developed many of the networking courses which cover network administration, UNIX/Linux administration, virtualization, and cyber security. He also developed and maintains the lab environment which students use for their studies.

David began working professionally with computers in 1994 and has served as a Network Analyst managing the student network for PPCC, and a Network Support Specialist for Network Communications Group managing, installing, migration and upgrading new and existing Microsoft and Novell networks. He has developed management procedures which automate network administration and has worked with LAN and WAN technologies to design solutions for a variety of client needs.

David holds an AAS degree in Computer Information Systems from Pikes Peak Community College, and has held professional certifications from Novell and NACSE (National Association of Communications Systems Engineers)

Workforce Development 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.

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Faculty

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!

Workforce Development 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.

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Workforce Development 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

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.

Full-Time Faculty

Neil Austin

Neil Austin joins 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.