2017 LOGAN DEFENDERS ROSTER


 

 Coaches

 Mark Rogers - Head Coach

 

Kylee Williams - Assistant Coach

 

Logan Defenders - 2017

Alex Fleming

Hometown: Marion, IL
Major: Cyber-Security & Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Future plans: Open-Source, Full-Stack Web Development, UX & Graphical Design
Fun fact: I've learned more from the internet than I have from any formal education.
Favorite Quote: "Why quote a developer when you could just follow them on Twitter." - Anonymous
 

David McClurg

Hometown: Carbondale
Major: Information Assurance 
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2018
Future Plans: Work for a Tech company specializing in Linux, or security. Continue to build my homelab to stay current on IT
Random Fact: Claude Shannon is the father of our modern IT landscape.
Favorite Quote: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Latin: nanos gigantum humeris insidentes. English: standing on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton. 1688
 

Travis Durbin - Project Manager

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky
Major: Cyber Security & CIS
Anticipated Graduation Date: 12-18
Future plans: Network security consultant
Fun fact: Avid fisherman
Favorite Quote: "Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid." -Einstein
 
Jacob Fletcher
 

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Alexis Winters

Hometown: Marion, IL
Major: Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Future plans: My future plans are to continue my education by getting my bacelor's degree in Cyber Security/Information Assurance.
Fun fact: I love pineapple on pizza
Favorite Quote: "At first they will ask why you're doing it. Later they will ask how you did it."
 

Charlotte Lewis

Hometown: Dubai UAE ( live in Duquoin Illinois)
Major: Cyber Security
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2019
Future Plans: Upon graduating I plan to pursue my career with the FBI in their IT Department.
Random Fact: I love music.
Favorite Quote: "Good things come to those patiently wait."
 
 

Zach Scanlon

Hometown: Hudson, IL
Major: Cyber Security
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2017 
Future plans: Find employment in the Information Technology field and give back to the community college.
Fun fact: My favorite video game is Doom.
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing

 

Phillip Brackett

Hometown: Carbondale, IL
Major: Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: June 2019
Future plans: Continue education in Cyber Security while working within the industry.
Fun fact: Amateur beekeeper, I have over 70,000 ladies. I give them sugar, they give me honey.
Favorite Quote: "I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison
 

Jace Brossart

Hometown: Makanda, IL
Major: Cybersecurity/Information Assurance & Computer Forensics
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018
Future plans: All I know for sure is that I am interested in pursuing at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Security and that I would like to end up in Chicago. I want to plan a trip to see places that will be largely destroyed by the environment within five or so years. I also want to visit security labs in other countries. CERN is known for the Large Hadron Collider, but it is also home to one of the most interesting security labs or at least it is to me.
Fun fact: Twenty-eight percent of IT Professionals indicate that amongst family, friends and acquaintances they hide the fact that they work in IT for fear of being asked to provide technical help.
Favorite Quotes: "Ain't nothin' to it, gangsta rap made me do it." - Ice Cube
                              "There's some stuff on the internet that's really bad." - Lil B The Based God

 

Brandon Meredith

Hometown: Somerset, KY
Major: Computer Support & Networking/Cyber Security
Anticipated Graduation Date: Late 2018/Early 2019
Future plans: Some of the plans I have for the future are continuing my search for knowledge in the Cyber Security field and finding a job that allows me to travel a lot.
Fun fact: I love to to listen to Liebsleid (Love's Sorrow) by Kreisler as well as Chopin. 
Favorite Quote: "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't always spoil the good things and make them unimportant."         -The Doctor

 

Scott Fields

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Andrew Sullivan

Hometown: Johnston City, IL
Major: Cyber Security
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring/Fall 2018
Future plans: Continue my education and work towards eventually becoming a CISO.
Fun fact: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were way better than The Beatles ever were.
Favorite Quote: "Music is the only religion that delivers the goods." - Frank Zappa
 

Arnaud Henoux

Hometown: Carterville, IL
Major: Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2018
Future plans: Continue my education to obtain a bachelor's degree or find a career in the Information Technology field.
Fun fact: I speak very good broken French.
Favorite Quote: "Can I offer you an egg in this trying time?" - Frank Reynolds

 

Devin Beasley

Hometown: Marion, IL
Major: Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2018
Future plans: Find a great job.
Fun fact: I sample soda as a hobby.
Favorite Quote: "It's just a scratch, I've had worse!" -The Black Knight, Monty Python

 

Trevor Herzog

Hometown: West Frankfort, IL
Major: Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Future plans: Finish my degree and obtain a job to be able to comfortably sustain a family.
Fun fact: I spent a lot long than I would like to admit trying to come up with an appropriate
                or actual fun fact about myself before giving up
Favorite Quote: "Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ."
 

Roger Jeter

Hometown: Marion, IL
Major: Cyber Security and Information Assurance
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Future plans: Enter the cyber security or networking workforce following graduation.
Fun fact: The gym is my idea of relaxation
Favorite Quote: "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." -Ayn Rand
 

Jared Ponton

Hometown: West Franktfort, IL
Major: Cyber Security
Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2020
Future plans: I have no future plans beyond learning the IT field to eventually provide for my future wife and family.
Fun fact: I like to cosplay in my spare time.
Favorite Quote: "Do not go gentle into that good night." - Dylan Thomas
 

Tyler Oakley

Hometown: Marion, IL
Major: Cyber Security/Computer Forensics
Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Future plans: Go on to earn my CCENT, CCNA, Secuirty+, CEH certifications, and obtain a bachelor's degree in Cyber Security. 
Fun fact: I can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute.
Favorite quote: "Ask yourself if what you're doing today will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."
 
Cody Brown
 
 
Hometown: Carterville, IL
Major: Cybersecurity
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018
Future Plans: Get a well paying job that doesn't kill me slowly through stress.
Fun Fact: I love old black and white movies.
Favorite Quote: "Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know
                            they shall never sit in." -Greek Proverb