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Leon Lewis

Leon Lewis

IT Instructor/Projects Manager

Lee was born in the United States and moved to Canada at the age of 11. He is a Mi’kmaq and grew up on the Sipekne’katik First Nations in Nova Scotia.

He graduated from Dalhousie University and has over 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology Industry. With 20 of those years teaching for various Universities, Community Colleges, Private Career Institutions and First Nations Community Organizations.

Currently, he is the IT Projects Manager for Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), Lead Instructor of an Indigenous Cybersecurity Program for Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) and Part-time Workplace Essential Skills facilitator/instructor for NBCC.

He is also a Field Engineer for a Cisco Gold Partner company providing tier 3-4 on-site services for all levels of Government, and businesses throughout the world. As well, he is a Certified Cybersecurity Specialist, providing Cybersecurity analysis, auditing, breach investigation, GCR, Threat intelligence and Ethical Hacking/Penetration testing through his own company, Ki’tpu Cyber & Technical Services (KCTS).

With over 20 current, industry certifications combined with his extensive knowledge and experiences, He has the ability, experience, and passion to teach all. Regardless of age, backgrounds, or experience levels.

He volunteers as a technical advisor for the AtlantixIX (Internet Exchange) and is also a member in good standing of the Canadian Internet Exchange (CA-IX). As well, he sits on the ICTC National Advisory Committee on Cybersecurity Training (INTACCT). He has been a volunteer firefighter and emt for the past 35 years. So, he is no stranger to high stress/risk situations.

His greatest achievements thus far, are his 2 daughters, 2 stepchildren and 3 grandsons and granddaughter, whom he affectionately refers to as his “Mini-Me’s” and “The Princess”. An avid sailor, scuba diver, backyard mechanic and metal forger. He has a demonstrated passion and natural ability for all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering.

His mottos in life are: “Always leave things better than when you arrived” and “Ego unus sum, Legio sumus” (I am one, we are Legion).