Staff Instructors

Stephen Pearson

Stephen combines more than 30 years of law-enforcement experience with in-depth expertise in today’s most pervasive Internet and computer technologies. During his tenure in both federal and civilian law-enforcement agencies Stephen has had the opportunity to see all facets of Computer Crime Investigations. Stephen began developing tools and training for the investigation of computer crime investigation in 1994 when assigned to the United States Army Military Police School at Ft McClellan, Alabama.

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Jim Carden

Jim Carden has an extensive background in conducting and providing expert testimony in complex cyber investigations and digital evidence matters. While working as a white collar crimes detective for a California police department, he designed and implemented their digital evidence collection and investigative analysis program. Jim was trained for this new position by the California Department of Justice and Department of Defense Cyber Academy. Jim also served as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a Reservist. During his tenure with the Air Force, Jim transferred from the Criminal Investigation Division to the OSI Cyber Counter Intelligence Program where he assisted in the collection and forensic analysis of digital evidence in support of a top secret national security operation. Jim also worked for six years with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and Cyber Squad conducting top secret cyber investigations.  - See more at: http://cardenrose.com/about/#sthash.Yupcx4PH.dpuf

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Randall Gohn

Randall “Randy” Gohn Sr. is an Investigator with the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of The Attorney General in the Cyber Crime Unit of the Investigations Division. His unit is the lead for Louisiana for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce that handles child exploitation cases throughout Louisiana, with many cases extending outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of Louisiana

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Sebastiano Pepenella

Sebastiano (Sam) is currently employed with a Sheriff’s Office located in west central Florida, just north of Tampa and hold the rank of Law Enforcement Sergeant. Prior to being promoted to Sergeant, I was a Law Enforcement Detective Computer Forensics Examiner holding an ACE certification.

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Steven Wood

Operation Desert Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was retired from the Army in 1995 for wounds received in battle with the Iraqi Republican Guard during the ground phase of that war.

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Kevin Martin

I am a Police Sergeant with 23 years in law enforcement. I currently supervise the Community Services section and the Forensics section within the department. I am an experienced computer forensic examiner with a specialty focused on Mobile Devices.

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