Michael Meline – President
Michael Meline is an innovative, strategic, operationally-efficient and results-oriented information security executive with detailed knowledge of all aspects of security and security leadership. He is accomplished in the art of risk management and strategic planning that enables executives to make decisions that balance the need to enable and support business goals with the need to ensure an appropriate level of Information Security and regulatory compliance. Michael constantly says, “Information Security does not have to be expensive; it MUST be strategic!”
Daniel Laughlin – Vice President
Dan is native to the Pacific Northwest and has been working in security field for over ten years. Dan holds numerous security certifications along with a Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. While most of his time is spent implementing hardware and software solutions, he is aware that people are the most important link in security. With this always in his mind, Dan is activity engaged in the local security community and enjoys discussing the interesting challenges that others face when securing their environment.
Dominic Booker – Secretary
Dominic Booker has worked in the IT industry since 2005. Technology as always been a strong love and interest for him. Taking the love and passion for both technology and helping others Dominic started a small community base IT repair business to help out his friends and family. Moving to Spokane over 2 years ago Dominic is continuing his passion for helping other by volunteering his skills and services whenever he can and plans to giving the Community Security Coalition 110% of his time and energy to help grow this organization, to support his local community and help any other individuals or organizations that looking for guidance.
Chad Knodel – Treasurer
After earning an Associates Degree in Network Engineering at Spokane Community College, Chad started his career in local government before transitioning to the healthcare field in 2002. During the same time he owned and managed a small IT consulting business for almost 15 years. This experience allowed him to share solutions between different industries with similar issues. In 2017, after earning his BS in Management Information Systems, he joined a startup to help manage their technology needs. Having grown children out of the house, he enjoys visits from his grandchildren, spending time with his wife, and training for triathlons
Corbin Cabrera – Continuing Education Coordination
After 10 years in Phoenix, Arizona, Corbin Cabrera returned to the city he was raised in, Spokane, to raise his own two sons and take on the challenge of a new role of a Technical Architect with NDM Technologies – a trusted IT security firm based out of Spokane for the past 25 years. Corbin began his IT career as a Data Center Engineer for Boeing and after five years with the Aerospace company he took on a new role as a Project Manager for a small business MSP provider, overseeing national IT projects. Aside from his love for all things IT, he also has a passion for entrepreneurialism and networking, and can often be found around Spokane networking events.
Teresa Nash – Sponsorship Relations
Teresa Nash, M. Ed, Professor, Lewis-Clark State College (CEH, CIW, A+, Net+, Security+, Strata, MCSA, MCP, etc.) After graduating with my Masters from University of Idaho, I doubled down on preparing students for a wide range of employment opportunities in the computer networking and information technology fields. IT for me is like rock climbing – one hand hold at a time. I am very passionate about increasing diversity and women in the field of cybersecurity. I hope to support the Community Security Coalition in its advancement to help smaller companies that cannot afford a dedicated security team. If we are to stay ahead of threat actors, we need to educate.
Christian Legg – Marketing and Web Design
Christian is a native of New Jersey and has been out in Washington the past two years. He has been working in various roles for Check Point Software all across the country, and has officially decided to call Spokane his new home. Having also worked for United Way in the past, Christian brings experience with community outreach and networking to the CSC and is excited to get to work with the local community. Outside of work Christian is a passionate hockey fan and can be found networking at Chiefs games.