Digital Equity Coordinator – Mi`kmaq Nation
Fred has served as the information technology (IT) director for the Mi’kmaq Nation since 2019. Prior to that, Fred served as the natural resources director and part-time IT administrator for the Tribe since 1996. Along with providing IT support services for Tribal programs, over the years Fred has always been willing to assist individual Tribal members with their IT needs, so joining NDEC as a digital equity coordinator was a natural fit because it will enable him to assist with developing programming to support this effort.
Fred strongly believes that it is critical for the Mi’kmaq Nation to bridge the digital divide because our reliance on digital skills for health care, education, employment, and pursuit of cultural and recreational interests is only going to increase with time. Therefore, it is essential that we invest in this effort as much as possible, and he believes that NDEC will play a central role in helping to achieve digital equity for members of the Mi’kmaq Nation.
Fred resides in Monticello, Maine and is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, skiing, and fishing. Fred has a BS in environmental studies from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and holds A+, Network+, and Security+ professional certifications from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).