David Raymond is a retired Army officer with a background in both cybersecurity operations and education. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from West Point, a Masters in C.S. from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as CISSP and other security certifications. He currently serves as Virginia Tech’s interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
Senior Software Development Manager
Nithiwat is a passionate, hands-on software development manager who enjoys building a winning team that delivers quality software, while still having fun doing it. Before joining the cyber range, he previously worked as a software architect at Rackspace. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, certified as a Software Architect Professional by Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and certified as an AWS Solution Architect Professional by AWS.
Senior Software Developer
Greg is a language-agnostic, full-stack developer with degrees from Virginia Tech and Oregon State. He combines his strengths in relationship building and strategic thinking to create robust software while cultivating team-oriented office culture.
Senior Cloud Systems Engineer
Lee is one of the many jack-of-all-trades at the Cyber Range; he is primarily responsible for ensuring the exercise area remains up-and-running! He enjoys working with the “whole picture” of IT: from operating systems, to infrastructure, to applications, and code. Lee has a Bachelor’s in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University, and a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.
Linux Systems Engineer
Dom is involved with the creation and operation of systems responsible for exercise images. Before joining the Cyber Range, he was a Systems Architect for a research institute, working with enterprise, HPC, and end-user computing solutions. Dom earned his Master of Information Technology degree from Virginia Tech.
A ball of energy and oddity, Julez brings her diverse background to the Range as a member of the Ops team. You can catch her hooping or doing partner acrobatics when she’s not behind the screen.
Nick is a creative and open minded full stack developer with a passion for web development. With an Industrial Design degree from Virginia Tech, he offers his diverse skill-set and foresight to help grow the Range. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors, climbing, and baking.
IT Customer Support Specialist
Rhiannon serves as an IT Customer Support Specialist at the Cyber Range where she enjoys building connections with instructors while assisting them. Outside of work, you can find her either in nature, cooking, or looking after her houseplants.
Tweeks is a Consulting Engineer at the Cyber range, is a seasoned RHCE / Linux Sys-Admin author, and has 25 years of deep Linux/Networking industry experience. He helps other Cyber Range exercise authors get their content working in the range, helps create new Range OS images.. and in his community helps lead the RBTC regional Cyber Security forum and teach kids C++ and robotics programming.
Harun is a Sophomore at Virginia Tech studying Computer Engineering with a concentration on Networking and Cybersecurity. Before transferring from George Mason University, he was introduced to CTF’s at GMU’s Competitive Cyber Club with NCL. His favorite CTF challenges to solve include Crypto, Web, Attack/Def.
Christopher is a Cybersecurity Management and Analytics major at Virginia Tech who is passionate about cybersecurity and education within the field. His focuses are on helping to develop the various CTFs hosted by the range and Security+ training.
Lead Courseware Coordinator
Angela Smith is the Lead Content Coordinator at the Cyber Range. She comes to Virginia Tech from Ohio where she received both her B.A. in Justice Studies and her B.S. in Technology 2+2 with an emphasis on Security from Kent State University.
Business Operation Manager
Vicky joined Virginia Tech in 2005 assuming a leadership role developing a university wide research administration education program while promoting numerous compliance and training initiatives. She came to Virginia Tech after serving in law enforcement and crime prevention field for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and holds two Master’s degrees one in Business and one in Education.
Communications & Development Manager
Maureen leads the marketing and outreach efforts for the Cyber Range. As the unofficial Chief Morale Officer, Maureen strives to make the Cyber Range a fun and rewarding workplace with activities like office game days and social gatherings. She is a two time Virginia Tech graduate with a B.A. in English and M.A. in Communication.
Customer Relations Coordinator
Rachel is a proud VT Hokie and AmeriCorps Alumni! She has experience as a past Colorado and Virginia Career and Technical Education H.S. Teacher. She has worked in education as an instructor, advisor, administrator, coach, and advocate on all levels. She began her education at S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill in New York. She has an M.S. in Education from Virginia Tech and post-Masters work in educational leadership, research, assessment, learning design, and evaluation.
Administrative & Financial Assistant
Ellen Crowder is an enthusiastic local caver who is responsible for the day to day operations of the Cyber Range. She has a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and has worked in the fields of non profit management, cave and karst conservation, and Australian cotton.
Business Development Intern
Ruthie is a junior studying Management Consulting and Analytics at Virginia Tech, and she serves as a Business Development Intern at the Cyber Range. She is a cat mom, a Wyldlife leader, and loves a good cup of coffee.
Graphic Design Intern
Danielle is studying Industrial Design at Virginia Tech. She has minors in Strategic Communication and Landscape Architecture. Danielle is interested in UI/UX Design, and has been doing Graphic Design ever since high school. She loves to bake and cook in her free time, and she loves a good pun!
Graphic Design Intern
Peyton is majoring in Graphic Design at Virginia Tech. She loves working with Adobe Illustrator, drawing, and making vector art! She strives to bring creativity into every aspect of her life. Peyton also plays video games in her free time and loves hedgehogs!
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