Cyber Security Center Team

Alan Carter, Faculty, Program Director

Alan taught Microsoft, Novell, and custom courseware throughout the United States for 15 years before joining the faculty at Green River College and teaching information technology courses for the past 10 years. He has also installed and supported complex networks while working as staff for regional and national value added resellers. In addition, Alan published several bestselling technical books, including Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide (IDG Books Worldwide, 1998) and Windows 2000 MCSE Study System (IDG Books Worldwide, 2000). Alan's certifications include Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+.

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Tim Mason, Faculty

Tim has taught Microsoft, Unix, Linux and programming courses for the past 15 years and now teaches full-time at Green River College. He has served as Founder and COO of, a predecessor to current cloud storage providers, as a Chief Information Security Officer for an international cryptographic provider, and as a Chief Cryptologist for the Department of Defense. Tim's certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), OSSTMM Professional Security Tester Accredited Certification (OPST), CompTIA Security+, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3).

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Krish Mahadevan, Faculty

Krish currently teaches server and client technologies in Windows and Linux. He has an extensive background in electrical and automotive systems engineering, having worked at Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, and at Cummins Incorporated in Charleston, South Carolina , specializing in real-time embedded systems programming. Krish's certifications include Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE).

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Tina Ostrander

Software Development Instructor

Tina has taught as a Computer Science and Information Systems instructor for 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Washington in Cognitive Science, her Master of Arts in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. Having developed websites for organizations with thousands of users, she brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. Her primary professional interests include women in technology, database systems, and Agile development methods. Tina is a Certified ScrumMaster.


Kendrick Hang

Program Director and Software Development Instructor

Ken worked as a software developer for more than a decade, developing aircrew and tactics training systems for the naval aviation community. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, a Master of Software Engineering degree from the University of Maryland University College, a certificate in community college teaching from Seattle University, and is a Certified ScrumMaster. His primary interest areas include software craftsmanship, technical leadership, computer science education, and diversity in computing.


Edrick Goad, Faculty

Ed Goad teaches in both the AA and BAS programs at Green River. He was worked in the IT industry for 20 years at a variety of organizations supporting large enterprise environments.
Ed's certifications include several from Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, Cisco and Brocade. Ed is a published author of Windows Server 2012 Automation With PowerShell Cookbook.

Edrick's primary professional areas of interest are:

  • Security
  • Linux / 
  • Windows Server
  • Automation
  • Services

When Ed finally unplugs from the computer, he enjoys exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest - the many small towns and hiking through the mountains. 

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Peter Turylo, Faculty

Peter Turylo holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Engineering), and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree all earned from the University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). For the last year Peter has been an Instructor at Green River College teaching for the Information Technology department. Prior to teaching at Green River Peter taught at ITT Technical Institute in Seattle for 11 years and was their School Chair for Information Technology for 9 years. While at ITT Peter was also a member of ITT’s national curriculum committee for Information Technology acting as both a course writer and subject matter expert for over 3 years. Prior to teaching at ITT Peter spent roughly 16 years in the fields of engineering and information technology for the telecommunications, banking, and finance sectors –the last 10 at a senior level. Peter is currently a member of the Executive Board of the IT Summit conference in Seattle and is the Executive President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of IT Professionals (AITP). Peter has also been the recipient of the AITP’s Bronze, Silver, and Gold Individual Performance Awards for his efforts in encouraging and engaging students in the field of Information Technology.

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Josh Archer, Faculty

Josh has taught computer science and web development since 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Systems from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in Computer Science, also from the University of Washington. His primary interests include web development, data analysis, and algorithms.

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Advisory Team

Green River cybersecurity advisory team consists of several employers in the puget sound area. These include people from businesses and local governments working together to continually review the cybersecurity curriculum presented to our students. The advisory committee meets 3 times per year and works hard to review and update the curriculum to meet changing industry standards.

Advisory Board Members

Name Role Organization
David Chapin Security and Services Manager Evergreen Recovery Centers
Carey Dyck Director of IT Hartung Glass Industries
Lynn Freeman Senior Engineering Manager, Public Cloud Nordstrom
Brian Globerman Network Administrator Tommy Bhama Group
Michael Hamilton Founder CI Security
Emiliya Jones Information Security Analyst PACCAR
Stephen King (Chair) System Administrator II-Cloud Weyerhaeuser 
Erik Mattison Security Engineer II Expedia Group 
Ashley Riggs Assistant Director of IT City of Auburn
Brian Vinchinski SOC Analyst CI Security
Jeanette Weger Information Assurance US Navy/AT
Jeff Williams Incident Response and Threat Analytics Manager Costco
Christopher Zawislak Instructor Auburn High School