Inspired by his grandparents and dedicated to a life of service for family, community, and the technology industry, Dr. Garcia is Founder and CEO of SimIS Inc. and Health Care Simulations LLC. He has become an innovation leader in the modeling and simulation, test and evaluation, autonomous vehicle, software development, and cyber security industries. His pioneering work in medical training simulations, enterprise architecture and unmanned systems has led to numerous awards in the region and the Country. He served 5 years in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted operations specialist second class petty office and worked in industry for 15 years before founding SimIS. He serves area youth through his robust intern programs for high school, college, and graduate students. His philosophy of making a difference permeates his many service activities; numerous board memberships, STEM program development and, volunteering service to local, state and international organizations, and mentoring newly started small businesses. Dr. Garcia is a known leader in the community and his service is his compass. Dr. Garcia has degrees from Old Dominion University (Ph.D), St. Leo College (BA and BS) and the Florida Institute of Technology (MS and MBA). He is the proud father of a wonderful set of 11 year old twin daughters – Hope and Faith – and is married to his lovely wife of 27 years, Lorena.