Curtis is a Lead Data Scientist at DataDistillr who enjoys creating in both the digital and physical worlds. He has been everything from a heavy equipment mechanic to a linguist but has always fostered a love of technology. Before joining DataDistillr and GTK he conducted cyber security analysis for the U.S. Army and DOD in roles ranging from data scientist to malware reverse engineer. Even he doesn't know what he will be doing next.

“"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."”
- Henry Ford


Curtis has more than 15 years experience supporting cyber security missions for the U.S. DOD specializing in application of data science techniques to national security challenges across cyberspace. He holds multiple SANS certifications in cyber security and loves taking on challenges others say can't be solved.


Curtis started his career journey as a heavy equipment mechanic in central California working on agricultural equipment. He spent 6 years in the U.S. Army as a linguist and data analyst before becoming a consultant with BAH where he spent 9 more years supporting a variety of national security missions. He recently left the intelligence community to join Charles at DataDistillr and is excited be trying his hand in the commercial sector.


Curtis is a CISSP and holds multiple SANS certifications. He is a relentless pursuer of knowledge and constantly engages in self-education through books, videos, and courses.


Curtis is one to enjoy music but his terrible guitar playing is rivaled only by his singing. He also tinkers with many hobbies including woodworking and motorsports. He loves a good motorcycle ride and will gladly try any microbrew he can find, as long it's not an IPA.