Sonia Judith “Judy” Kiper



Judy Kiper was born in Guatemala City and immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. As a naturalized citizen, she exemplifies the American ideals of hard work, self-reliance and commitment to excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Supervision and serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of business, accounting, entrepreneurship, and real estate management. In her local community Judy has taught a variety of topics to children, youth, and adults for more than 25 years.

J. Richard “Rick” Kiper, PhD, PMP

Vice President and Lead Educator


Dr. Rick Kiper is a retired FBI special agent who served for 20 years as an investigator, digital forensic examiner, diplomat, senior manager, instructor and instructor developer. Along with four degrees in education, Dr. Kiper earned a second masters degree in Information Security Engineering and more than a dozen technical certifications from GIAC, CompTIA, and Berla. During his career with the FBI he traveled to 18 countries on five continents to become an internationally recognized expert in cybersecurity education and instructor development. Dr. Kiper relishes the challenge of making difficult concepts understandable to lay people, and he has trained hundreds of instructors to do the same.