I am a security "engineer" at a government contractor and I am currently looking at a possible change in direction. I have been in infosec about 11 years and the career had started to stagnate. I am currently teaching a little for SANS as a Community instructor for 401 and I started my expansion of certs by focusing on AWS and or Azure in 2020. Not sure what the future holds but perhaps will start doing contract/consulting shortly after my oldest daughter moves off to school.
If you are a consultant these days and willing to help a n00b break into the biz.....just let me know!