Meet Our Experts.

Duane Anderson - CVSE, CVE, Security+, CPTE, CPTC, CDFE, CEH, VMTraining Certified Instructor

Duane has been working in the IT industry for over two decades. He has primarily focused on security related matters such as Penetration Testing and Forensics. He has appeared as an expert witness in multiple court hearings on IT related matters. Duane has worked for or with most US and some foreign military branches, U.S government agencies, banking and regulatory industries and Fortune 500 companies. Duane contributed to the coordination and execution of IT counter-hacking & security courses for the US Marine Corps, US Army, US Air Force, U.S. Treasury, Sprint, IBM, Washington Mutual and Service Canada.

Sandra Batakis - A+ Trainer, MCT, MCSE, CIW

With over 25 years of experience, Sandra currently maintains her status as Senior Microsoft Certified Instructor and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, as well as Software and Network consultant. She possesses extensive hands-on IT Networking experience, including building computer networking infrastructures and implementing and migrating to Microsoft Exchange. Throughout her career, Sandra has delivered numerous Microsoft and CompTIA classroom-based as well as online Boot Camps and Seminars across the United States.

Tracy Berry

Tracy has been a senior programmer, instructor, and consultant for over 18 years. She has utilized Microsoft Office applications in many different forms including marketing materials, multimedia solutions, and websites.Over the years she has demonstrated great versatility in these products, producing content of many different forms for many different types of clients. She now teaches both online and onsite and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification.

Shannyn M. Burch

Shannyn has operated in a variety of roles over the course of her 15 years of experience in the sales industry. In addition to her experience as a sales manager and consultant, Shannyn has worked as a trainer, a training manager, and a senior trainer. She is currently a learning manager and has been involved in many high-profile large-scale projects, many of which were focused on new product launches.

Debbie Fierst

Debbie Fierst owns a thriving technology training, consulting and development firm she started in 1990. A summa cum laude graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Debbie holds various technical certifications. She teaches more than sixty software applications and programming languages in both online and in-person venues, but she specializes in business and project management topics. Her presentations are packed with strategies, statistics, real-life examples and common-sense messages.

Drew Fierst

Drew Fierst is Senior Developer/Analyst for a thriving technology training, consulting and development firm. Over the years, he has taught thousands of students everything from basic programming concepts and language syntax to highly advanced concepts and techniques. A magna cum laude graduate of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Drew teaches dozens of software applications and programming languages, specializing in .NET, SQL Server and other database environments.

Chris Givens

Chris is the CEO of Architecting Connected Systems, a courseware development company focused on high-end courseware around Microsoft Technologies. In addition to course-ware, ACS also provides high-end architectural services to clients in the government and life sciences industries. Chris's past experiences include Microsoft, Avanade, several technology startups in the Seattle area and a 5-year career at IBM. Chris grew up in Oklahoma and is a computer science graduate of the University of Tulsa.

Nichole Hoskins Goudreau

Nichole has been a licensed attorney since 2002 and has advanced training in trial advocacy. She has worked in both criminal and civil legal environments, both as a prosecutor and as a private attorney. She has also trained hundreds of future criminal justice professionals as an instructor and has developed continuing legal education programs for attorneys.

Shon Harris, CISSP, MCSE

Shon Harris was a valued expert at Career Academy and throughout the entire information security community. As the founder and CEO of Logical Security, Shon contributed immensely to the information security industry. The entire Career Academy community was devastated to learn of Shon’s passing on October 8th, 2014 after battling a long illness. Her work here as an instructor, reseller, and business partner will always be appreciated and remembered.
Shon was an information security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force’s Information Warfare unit, an instructor and an author. She authored three best-selling CISSP books, was a contributing author to numerous others, and a technical editor for Information Security Magazine. Shon also developed hundreds of information security products published by various publishers.
Shon consulted for several Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Warner Brothers, Bridgestone/Firestone, Citibank, CitiFinancial, AOL, Cisco, and many more. She also taught computer and information security to a wide range of clients including RSA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Security Agency (NSA), Bank of America, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), BMC, and more. Shon was recognized as one of the top 25 women in the Information Security field by Information Security Magazine.

Kevin Henry

Kevin is an international author, consultant and international speaker. He is the official course development writer for ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CRISC and mile2’s C)ISSO. Kevin has been educating IT professionals for over 30 years. He also provides cyber security consulting and support services for organizations around the world. Assisting them with setting up Information Security programs and addressing areas ranging from in-depth risk analysis to policy creation and security awareness.

Recently, Kevin authored the latest C)PTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer prep guide titled: ISBN# 978-1-84928-371-7

Johnny Justice

Johnny has been in the U.S. Army for over 12 years working as a Counterintelligence Agent (Computer Forensics, 7 years). he has been teaching UNIX/LINUX, Network Essentials, and Theories and Application / Digital Technology at the college level and has developed several high level Linux and Digital forensics course curriculum. Johnny holds a variety of certifications: C)DFE, CEI, CSSA, ECSA, CHFI, Linux+, and CEH.
Johnny authored the Certified Digital Forensics Examiner course at Mile2 and was recently featured in eforensics magazine. He graduated Magna Cum-Laude in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University with a Master's of Science degree in Computer Science Education.

Angela Kegler, PhD - Chief Learning Officer at The Kegler Group

Since 2004, Angela has provided training to organizations of all sizes around the world. As a scholar-practitioner, Angela is sought after by many organizations to provide training programs and consultative development strategies because her programs are known to result in positive organizational improvement. Angela is part of the Duquesne University alumni where she earned her MBA and MS in Leadership and Business Ethics. In addition, Angela has her PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership from Capella University. Angela also holds several certifications including: Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, certified Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership II trainer, certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and DiSC Assessments, has certification in Lominger Leadership Architech, and is a Certified Team and Executive Coach.

Randy Kohler

Randy has over 20 years of both consulting and instructional experience. He has an extensive background in government sector as well as the financial industry. He’s an expert in Microsoft applications, network security, penetration testing and ethical hacking.
Randy has contributed towards the development of the Certified Penetration Testing Engineer labs.

Patrick Loner

Patrick has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years, specializing in Microsoft operating systems, from Windows NT 4.0 up to Windows 10. He has worked as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and as an IT consultant, helping companies deploy new operating systems and servers. Patrick has experience in both the deployment and support aspects of Microsoft operating systems.

Dr. Kozhi Makai

Kozhi has a BA in psychology and speech communication, a Master’s in business communication and a PhD in applied management and decision sciences. All this has enabled him to help many people become more effective in the workplace by teaching the important correlation between communication, behavior and business. Kozhi’s goal is to help people function more efficiently at work, which in turn helps them function more effectively in their day to day lives.

Kenneth Mayer - CEI, CCSI, MCT, CCNT, CCNP, CCDA

As a certified Microsoft Instructor, Ken has focused his career on various security aspects of computer and network technology since the early 1980s. He has offered a wide variety of IT training and high level consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies globally. Through the course of his extensive career, he has taught a full line of Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and other high level IT Security curricula.

David R. Miller (CISSP, MCT, MCSE: Security Windows Server 2003, MCSE Windows 2000 and NT 4.0, CISSP, CEH, ECSA, LPT, CWNA, CCNA, CNE, CompTIA Security+, A+, N+)

David is a technical writer, trainer, author, curriculum developer, network engineer. David began as a technical trainer in the mid 1980's providing instruction on PC based medical therapy devices. David achieved his CNE in the early 1990's and then founded MicroLink Corporation in 1994 in Dallas, Texas performing network installation and user training. After attaining his first Microsoft certification in 1997, he began teaching the MCSE track at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He joined an MCSE, boot camp style, private training institution, Intense School in 1999 and was Director of training there until 2002.
He worked closely with Shon Harris, best-selling author of CISSP fame, for the last several years as Director of Training for Logical Security, LLC. There he has managed several teams of curriculum developers. He acts as corporate IT Director and coordinates the development of student manuals, lab manuals and classroom setup.


Robert has more than 20 years of expertise in the fields of sophisticated networking, information, and telecommunication technologies. He has worked as an Information Technology Consultant and Instructor, consulting and training in the networking realm of the IT Industry throughout Europe and USA since 2005. Clients include the United States Military, Mercedes Benz, Deutsche Telekom, and Diversion German Government Entities.

Erin Olsen - M.Ed.

Erin has been involved in the computer training industry for over 15 years. She founded Powerhouse Publishing, a desktop publishing company. When software and printers reached a point where many people could produce their own quality graphic designs, Erin transferred her skills to the training realm in order to teach people how to use the technology they had available. She’s a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Tim Pierson

Tim one of the World’s leading trainers in technology, networks, virtualization and, applications. He has been a technical trainer and consultant for security and virtualization for the past 25 years. He has 29 industry technical certifications from CISCO, Microsoft and Novell. Tim has been a noted speaker at many industry events such as Infosec World 2010, Innatech and GISSA. He is a contributing author of VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security Securing ESX in the Virtual Environment.

Tracy Preston

Tracy has been in network and information assurance in both the corporate and government agencies since 1995. Tracy has secret military clearance and has earned over 20 industry-recognized certifications that include the CISSP, C)ISSO, C)PTE, C)DFE, ISO 27001, MCSE, CCNP, CEH, CHFI, Comptia A+, Network+, and Security+.
She is an expert in Cyber security, Cisco Networking as well as the ISO 27001 & 8570 DOD standards. Tracy is a mile2 Master instructor and curriculum developer.

Susan Schmit

Susan is a technically trained CPA who has spent much of her professional career at the Manufacturing Controller for the fortune 500 company, Corning Incorporated. She has held various technical and manufacturing accounting rolls, such as serving as the President of ECT Solutions. She was also a college professor of accounting for 5 years. Susan currently works as a Controller at Persistent Systems.

Carlo Tannoury

Carlo has worked in the computer technologies industry since the mid-90s. He is also a certified member of Microsoft, Cisco, ISACA, PMI, CompTIA, IIC, and EC-Council. He has designed and customized courses for private and public sectors, including college curriculums, and has worked as a lead consultant engineer in corporate Cyber security and Information Assurance training since 2001.

Martin VanDerSchouw

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Martin VanDerSchouw, PMP® currently serves as President & CEO of LookingGlass Development, LLC., a premier provider of project management tools, training, and consulting. He served 3 years on Project Management Institute's International Board of Directors as well as PMI®'s Chair of Performance Oversight, Chair of External Relations and Involvement Committee, and as Secretary Treasurer. Martin was named in the Top 40 under 40 by the Denver Business Journal and was named PMI®'s 2004 International Business Leader of the Year. Additionally, he regularly makes more than 50 presentations per year to groups in the areas of leadership, performance management, and program/project management. He is currently the Colorado State Commissioner for Information Management governing all IT projects over $500,000.

Patrick Von Schlag

Patrick has worked in the Information Technology field for over 25 years and brings his extensive expertise to our courses. He has helped establish IT service management programs for a variety of organizations including pharmaceutical, energy, and software companies. Patrick was a part of one of the original service management teams in the United States. He has been a member of several CompTIA boards and is a member of the ITSM forum.

Jeff Weiss

Jeff has held a broad spectrum of positions within the IT field for over 30 years. Jeff has owned and operated his own IT business and has installed and supported networks and data centers at almost every level of the IT world. Jeff has recently authored both courseware and exams for Microsoft. For over 15 years, Jeff has worked as a consultant and trainer with a focus on the design of Enterprise Architecture, as well as Windows and VMware networks.

James White

James has served as the president and principle consultant at SkillSet Technologies, Inc. for over 15 years. He holds certifications in CISSP, MCSE: Security, CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and more. His specialties include networking, security, and compliance engineering.