In recognition of National Veterans and Military Families Month, we are highlighting some of the veterans and active service members we are honored to work with here at Tilson. For this week’s #tilsontuesdays highlight, meet Louis!
Louis is an Information Security Specialist and is responsible for analyzing security vulnerabilities and threats, ensuring security controls are executed, and helping Tilson develop security policies.
Louis has served six years in the Air Force as a Staff Sergeant for Security Forces. “The military teaches men and women, at a young age, some very key factors that set them up for success,” said Louis. “Discipline and attention to detail are some of the first skills we are taught at basic training. These skills might seem very demanding and without purpose at the time, but I later learned how attention to detail and discipline can save lives in the military. In the private sector, these same skills save cost and drive efficiency.”
“Tilson is unlike any company I have worked for in the past,” said Louis. “Their dedication to employing veterans is bar none. Tilson recognizes that veterans have a talent and life experiences from their careers that can’t be matched.”
For those who are transitioning to the civilian sector, Louis has this advice: “Network! Find people you can connect with and leverage those resources. Connect with Veterans Affairs as they have plenty of great resources available for you. Lastly, don’t rule out going back to school. We earned those benefits, so don’t let it go to waste.”
Outside of work, Louis enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and online gaming. Louis grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, and now lives in Portland, Maine. His favorite type of food is Mediterranean, his favorite movies are the Abbott & Costello series, and his family has a six-year-old dog named Skye.
Fun Fact: Louis and his family moved cross-country from California to Maine without ever visiting the state before.
Thank you for your hard work and service to our country, Louis!