Our Team

Our Team

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Laurie Salvail
Executive Director of CYBER.ORG
Laurie leads the CYBER.ORG team as they seek to bring cyber education to K-12 teachers. She has over 12 years classroom experience and is currently working on her PhD in curriculum and instruction at Louisiana State University. She is passionate about implementing innovative research-based strategies to impact education across the country.
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David Awalt 
Director of Marketing
David  manages the creation of graphics and communications  for CYBER.ORG. With a background in illustration and design, David makes sure that CYBER.ORG looks good. When he’s not working, he plays in a heavy metal band and loves on his two dogs, Rascal and Lily.
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Joe  MacAdam 
Director of Cybersecurity Content
Joe caught the cyber education bug after recognizing the need for cybersecurity content in his math classroom and implemented robotics to fill the gap. Joe is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan and loves spending time outside with his family. 
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Georgette Price
Director of Partnerships
Georgette’s role is to manage our outreach, initiatives, and evaluation efforts. Georgette enjoys connecting with new people and increasing our opportunities to collaborate with our community, locally and nationally. She loves playing Rock Band with her family, watching British crime dramas, and anything Nightmare Before Christmas!
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Corisma Akins
Cybersecurity Outreach Specialist, Team Mentor
Corisma works to ensure all students have equal access to cybersecurity education. She came to CYBER.ORG from an HBCU and brings a passion that will lead to better representation and increased diversity in the field of cybersecurity. In her off time she loves spending time with her family, preferably at the beach and either playing board games or watching their favorite Disney movie.
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Jonathan Bartles
Cybersecurity Curriculum Specialist
Bartles joined the CYBER.ORG team to help develop high school certification courses and resources to support those courses. He claims to have figured out the secret to settling the mystical island of Catan but that hasn’t been confirmed. He also likes coffee, building PCs, woodworking, and sports.
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Charlene Cooper
Cybersecurity Curriculum Specialist, Team Mentor
Charlene brings over 20 years of educational experience as a former classroom teacher and instructional coach. She finds special meaning in fostering learning opportunities for students by supporting their teachers. Her favorites are coffee, family time and playing with their rescue dog, Scooby.
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Dr. Chuck Gardner 
Senior Advisor for Workforce Development
Chuck connects with state educational representatives on standards development and implements new, innovative projects for the Cyber Innovation Center.
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Willie Henderson
Cybersecurity Outreach Specialist, Team Mentor
Willie heads up the HBCU feeder program, helping ensure all students have access to cybersecurity education. Willie has spent his career in the school system, both as a classroom Science educator and in the administration side. Willie enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his Doberman Pincher, Duke, and watching the Buffalo Bills play football.
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Matt Kinmon 
Cybersecurity Resource Technician
Matt is the brains behind CYBER.ORG's 3-D printing projects, Capture-the-Flag competitions, and anything else we need doing. He loves tinkering, coding puzzles, and finding ways to make cyber education more accessible and fun for students.
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Linda Morgan
Cybersecurity Curriculum Specialist
Linda brings more than 14 years of classroom experience to the CYBER.ORG team. She’s also very familiar with being voluntold to teach a subject she wasn’t initially familiar with and is passionate about helping teachers start their CS journey successfully. When she’s not collaborating with the rest of the team she’s chilling with her family and secretly spoiling her lovable mutt.
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Kevin Nolten
Vice President, Cyber Innovation Center
Kevin Nolten serves as the Cyber Innovation Center’s Vice President and has over 15 years in non-profit management experience.
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Brittany Pike
Cybersecurity Outreach Specialist
With more than 10 years in the classroom teaching 2nd and 3rd grade, K-5 Technology Enrichment, and English classes abroad, Brittany enjoys introducing teachers and students to programming. She also loves traveling and exploring how people around the world teach and learn.
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Victoria Price
Cybersecurity Engagement Associate
Victoria handles CYBER.ORG's social media channels and any other things that come up our team needs to be successful. In her free time she likes exercising, baking, gardening and watching movies with her husband.
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John Queen 
Cybersecurity Outreach Specialist, Team Mentor
The resident humanities and history buff, John has a passion for education and presenting STEM subjects through the lens of their historical and societal implications. John stays busy supporting CYBER.ORG educators from behind the scenes, during workshops, and online. He loves a good fantasy book.
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Anthony Quiroz
Cybersecurity Engagement Associate
Anthony helps us further develop curriculum by translating it and creating content in Spanish. Translating any marketing, education, graphics, and CYBER.ORG content when needed. When he’s not working, he’s making music, gaming, watching shows or movies, or just being Anthony…
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Brandon Salley
Cybersecurity Curriculum Specialist
With a background in Biology and Chemistry, Brandon has always had a passion for educating people of all ages in the STEM fields. Regardless of the subject, he strives to make learning engaging and fun and continues to do so for Cyber.org. When he is not referencing a hit TV show or movie, he is honing his chemistry skills.
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Jessica Phillips
Cybersecurity Office Manager
Jessica oversees CYBER.ORG projects and helps us to keep all of our ducks in a row. She is queen of gifs and keeps the CYBER.ORG team laughing through thick and thin. Need a true crime documentary recommendation? Jessica's got you covered.
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Adam Toepfer
Cybersecurity Curriculum Specialist
With 6 years of teaching English classes abroad and 7-12 grade technology classes, Adam has lots to bring to CYBER.ORG. When he isn't creating with the team he like to work on cars, electronics, watch anime with his wife, and travel.
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Benjamin Williamson 
Cybersecurity Research Specialist
With a background in sociology, STEM, and statistics, Benjamin brings a creative, humanistic, and pragmatic perspective to CYBER.ORG’s research and evaluation team. Benjamin is a 2022 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a writer, filmmaker, creator, and lifelong learner.
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CYBER.ORG, the academic initiative of The Cyber Innovation Center, is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness through curricular resources and professional development for teachers. CYBER.ORG supports national security by building and sustaining a pipeline of students who are prepared to pursue cybersecurity careers. CYBER.ORG has a footprint in all 50 states and four territories.

Software Engineer

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a software engineer. As an software engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of our software applications designed for K-12 teachers and students. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or someone with limited professional experience in software engineering to grow their skills and gain valuable hands-on experience.