Staff Profile

Garen Kidd
IT Director
MCSA (Microsoft Certified solutions associate), mcitp (microsoft IT pro), Google Adv Certs,
CISSP - Certified Ethical Hacker, CNSSI 4012 – National Information Assurance Training Standard for Senior Systems Managers,
CNSSI 4013A - National Information Assurance Training Standard for System Administrators (SA) ,
CNSSI 4014A – National Information Assurance Training Standard for Information Systems Security Officers,
CNSSI 4016A- National Information Assurance Training,
NSTISSI 4011 - National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals,
NSTISSI 4015 - National Training Standard for Systems Certifiers,
Comp Scie, CFCE, CHFI (Hacking Forensics), Open CA, CITA, MCSD (Solutions Develepor), USU
SANS - Info Sec W3c Web Developer Certs,
ISTE Ed Tech IELE 5020: Leadership in Educational Technology and Instructional Design Endorsement,
Google Tools, IELP and GAFE Certification,
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification,
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC),
Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching,
Digital Forensics Cert GCFA (Sans GIAC),
CompTIA Security+, CISM Certified INformation Security Manager,
Associated Android Developer (Google), MTA Developer (Microsoft),
ACE Web Specialist, Google Analytics Individual Qulification (IQ), MTA HTML5 App Dev,
CCNA Wireless Certified, CWDP Wireless Certified,
ITS-Instructional Technology Specialist Education Cert,
Ed Tech Endorsement UEN/UETN USOE state Endorsement,
MCSE Private Cloud, CompTIA Cloud Computing, CCNA, BICSI, CCNT, CWNA, IC3 Cert,
GIAC Assessing and AUdits, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Server, MPM,,
DaVinci Secondary Program - District
DaVinci Elementary Program - District
DaVinci Distance and Virtual Ed Program - District
ADA Compliance - District

From Utah.  Worked at Thiokol ATK for 4 years While attending USU in Poli Sci and Computer Science.  At Thiokol worked as a Systems Developer, then, moved to a fortune 500 company for 8 years as a Senior Software Developer, Systems Architecture, Mobile Developer, Network Administrator, Server Services, Web Developer, Systems integrations, Computer Forensics, Digital and network Security, IS implementations IS/IT Private Contractor for the first part of my life.  For this second half I helped start DaVinci Academy and have been with them for 13 years now.  Started off at the old post office in down town Ogden then we moved DaVinci to the American Can building where we are currently located.  We now have 2 other facilities along with the High School that I and my team over see, providing all IT/IS Services.  I have 4 kids and an awesome wife that I spend most of my time with along with my church callings. 

In my capacity as the IT Director for DaVinci Academy I server on USOE's C-Forum (helping to create and implement the state technology standards and vision, UEN/USOE T-Form, EdTech Forum, and the newly formed UETN wireless Cohort Forum as a chair member.  Part of the Cyber Security team for the UtahSaints. I also serve as a leading member for the FBI InfraGuard initiative for the northern utah region.  And am the UEN Northern Region Charter School rep for all things IT/IS.