Bernard is a graduate of Michigan Tech (BS: Computer Network and System Administration) (MS: Cybersecurity: Network Security Management Track (NSM)). During his time at Tech Kluskens competed on the varsity cross country and track team. He also served as president of the Copper Country Track Club (CCTC) and IT Oxygen student enterprise. Kluskens is employed at the US Naval Research Laboratory where he is responsible for network design and implementation. He currently serves on the CyberCorps Advisory Board at Michigan Tech.
In 2019, Bernard joined the “IT Support” group for the CopperDog and with his love of the Copper Country finds that it draws him closer to the Keweenaw. He hopes to one day return back to Keweenaw and Northern Wisconsin.