Instructors

Instructors

Luis Barreiros

Luis Barreiros has been an IT professional and tech leader for close to 30 years. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Network Administration, Luis has gained experience in various areas of IT including technical support, network administration, IT management to IT consulting in Networking Infrastructure, Security, and Training.

As an educator for the past 22 years, Luis brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. He doesn’t consider teaching as only training, but as mentoring. He goes out of his way to be a resource and guide and has developed a great rapport among many of his students.

Luis’s certifications include CompTia A+, Network +, Security +, Server + and IT Fundamentals, Microsoft Server 2012R2, 2016, Microsoft Client Windows 7 & 10, Microsoft Azure AZ900 & AZ104, Cisco CCNA, and AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Eddie Davis

Eddie Davis first discovered his interest in IT back in 1984 when he built his first computer from a kit received in the mail that included a soldering gun. This experience ignited a deep passion for technology that he still has today.

Eddie’s experiences included Technical Support, Network Administration, Telecommunications, VOIP Engineering, and technical training. Since joining New Horizons South Florida in 2011, he has mentored many of our Technical Instructors and aided them in their onboarding process.

Eddie is best known for delivering content in a manner that students can absorb and grasp easily. He has a true gift for understanding his student’s needs and tailoring his instruction for all learning styles.

Alejandro Hidalgo

Alejandro works as a Senior Software Developer Engineer for company in the health industry. Alejandro oversees design and develop of business solutions for key business workflows and compliance. This duty involves creating software that communicates with 2 different Electronic Health Record Systems and make use of them as friendly as possible for the doctors and administrative staff. He also teaches coworkers the use of software Office applications, like Microsoft Excel, at all levels.

Alejandro received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Science in 2003 and 2006 respectively from Florida International University.  Lately he also got his Cyber Security Professional diploma from the University of Miami in 2021.

Rafael Mas

He has a proven track record of professional experience in the IT Operations landscape. During his career, he has held numerous responsibilities and Titles that range from Systems Administration, Sr. Systems Engineer as well as Team Lead, IT Infrastructure Manager and Director of IT. A passionate Technologist, that is committed to his education by self-learning and taking exam for certifications that are trending or are gaining popularity within the IT communities. Rafael started very young on this IT career back when he was 11 years old, he learned how to program on Visual Basic/PowerBasic/Pascal and other languages of the time to build games he could later play.  

At the age of 16 , he was already instructing and conduction Training sessions for adults and children of Windows Operating Systems, among many other related technical Topics. Rafael is all things Tech, he is currently an avid (Cryptocurrency) enthusiast and has learned how to build System to mine them, such as Ethereum among many others.

Norlant Paredes

Since he was little, he was always interested in electronics, influenced by his father who is an Electrical Engineer. Upon entering University, he earned his degree in Hydraulic Engineering and, at the same time, he taught himself everything related to the administration of computers and networks.

He got his first job as a Network Administrator in the same college where he studied and worked teaching Geographic Information System (GIS) on computers. After three years and with more experience in the IT field, he started working for the Mercedes Benz agency as Helpdesk Administrator. Upon migrating to the United States and earning his Network+ certification, he started working as a Technical Support Engineer. He also worked as an instructor part time at a College in South Florida, teaching in the Computer and Network Technician program. Currently he is an IT Manager for an educational institution and has his own IT consulting company for small businesses.

Jesus Rios

Jay Rios is a diverse skilled hybrid professional with over 30 years of experience in both Advertising Design and Information Technology.

As an IT professional, Jay has managed projects from concept through execution serving clients on all levels within the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. Jay incorporates technical expertise with a plain-language approach, resulting in clear and effective team management and comprehensively simple communication of even the most complex applications. Jay has been recognized for his ability to synthesize business/user needs, best practices, industry trends and application of technology with an understanding of the current and future business environments.  Jay’s effectiveness in consulting, negotiating, and motivating all levels within an organization to achieve the desired objective have proven fruitful economically and technologically for his clients.

Jose Rios

Moose Rodriguez

Moose Rodriguez is one of our IT instructors who makes a big impact, especially among his students. They don’t call him Moose for just any reason! He takes the IT curriculum by the horns and eagerly demonstrates his technical expertise in a clear and resourceful manner. His technique of incorporating real-world examples along with humor makes his classroom experience truly enjoyable and highly engaging.

Being in the IT field since the early 90’s, Moose has a variety of experience, including Technical Support, Network Administration, and IT Management.

Since joining our team in 2014, Moose has been a great asset to our instructor team and has played an instrumental role in our Annual Summer Scholarship Program, where he educated high school students who were interested in a career in technology.

Del Sharabi

Earned hist bachelor’s in electrical and Computer Engineering from San Diego State University. Later he completed his MBA in Business management and organizational leadership from National University.

His experience in the IT field is a little diverse. He started working as an IT contractor for the Naval Health Research center in Point Loma, CA, then moved to IT infrastructure and support position with few startups .com companies. After that he took an IT instructor position at Keiser teaching IT curriculums, courses like Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, and cabling.

  • Bill Guzman

    Bill Guzman is an award-winning Applications Instructor with 15+ years of teaching experience since joining New Horizons South Florida in 2002. Over the years, Bill has accumulated numerous perfect scores on his classroom experience through MTM (Metrics that Matter) surveys. …

    Bill Guzman is an award-winning Applications Instructor with 15+ years of teaching experience since joining New Horizons South Florida in 2002. Over the years, Bill has accumulated numerous perfect scores on his classroom experience through MTM (Metrics that Matter) surveys. …

    Bill Guzman is an award-winning Applications Instructor with 15+ years of teaching experience since joining New Horizons South Florida in 2002. Over the years, Bill has accumulated numerous perfect scores on his classroom experience through MTM (Metrics that Matter) surveys. His success with his clients has awarded him as a Top Ten Applications Instructor in the World six years in a row!
    Fact
    Bill has a way of connecting with his students and tailoring his instruction for all learning styles and skill levels. His teaching transfers across blended modalities from traditional classroom instruction to Online LIVE virtual learning.
  • Luis Barreiros

    Luis Barreiros has been an IT professional and tech leader for close to 30 years. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Network Administration, Luis has gained experience in various areas of IT including technical support, network administration, …

    Luis Barreiros has been an IT professional and tech leader for close to 30 years. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Network Administration, Luis has gained experience in various areas of IT including technical support, network administration, …

    Luis Barreiros has been an IT professional and tech leader for close to 30 years. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Network Administration, Luis has gained experience in various areas of IT including technical support, network administration, IT management to IT consulting in Networking Infrastructure, Security and Training.
    As an educator for the past 18 years, Luis brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. He doesn’t consider teaching as just training, but more mentoring. He goes out of his way to be a resource and guide to his students and has created a great rapport among many of his students. Luis primarily teaches our military and workforce programs in CompTIA, Cisco Systems and Microsoft certification courses.
  • Moose Rodriguez

    Moose Rodriguez is one of our IT instructors who makes a large impact in any environment, especially among his students. They don’t call him Moose for just any reason. He takes technical curriculum by the horns and eagerly presents his …

    Moose Rodriguez is one of our IT instructors who makes a large impact in any environment, especially among his students. They don’t call him Moose for just any reason. He takes technical curriculum by the horns and eagerly presents his …

    Moose Rodriguez is one of our IT instructors who makes a large impact in any environment, especially among his students. They don’t call him Moose for just any reason. He takes technical curriculum by the horns and eagerly presents his technical expertise clearly and resourcefully. His technique of incorporating real-word examples along with humor makes his classroom experience truly enjoyable and highly engaging. Being in the IT field since the early 90’s, Moose has experience ranging from Technical Support to Network Administration to even IT Management.
    Fact:
    Since joining our team in 2014, Moose has been a great asset to our instructor team and played an instrumental role in our Annual Summer Scholarship Program, where he educated high school students who were interested in a career in technology.