personal security specialist Todd at WEKA

TODD HERRING  |  PRESIDENT

Founders

Todd has a Master of Science degree from the University of Phoenix. He was a Major in the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF) and served as Commander, 3rd Battalion, 49th Readiness Brigade, South Central Command. In Juneau, Todd worked closely with a joint task force dealing with port security and emergency response planning. He is a former corrections officer for the State of Alaska and former reserve police officer for the City of Dillingham, Alaska.

personal security specialist Crystal at WEKA

CRYSTAL HERRING | EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

Founders

Crystal has a Master of Education degree in counseling from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 15 years of professional experience in the mental health field, both in the residential treatment setting and inpatient crisis stabilization setting. She insures all WEKA officers handle clients with care and respect and are trained in de-escalation techniques.

Meet Our Team

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Liu Levu

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
  • Training Instructor:
    • Use of Force Continuum
    • Control and Restraints/Handcuffing
    • Defensive Tactics/Less Lethal  Shotgun
    • Oleoresin Capsicum
    • Expandable Baton
    • Certified Verbal Judo Instructor/RES-PECT Training
  • Military Experience:
    • 11 Bravo/Infantry
    • SSgt, Plans and Operations
    • Battalion Trainer: Weapons, Combative Training, Mobilization Training
    • Deployed Over Seas
      Iraq 2.5 Years/Two Tours
  • Personal Security Detail, Convoy Escort, Route Clearance, Counter Surveillance, Dignitary Protection, Certified in Multiple Weapon  Systems
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Liu Levu

Training Coordinator

Nancy Dahlstrom

  • Legislator, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 18
  • Director of the Anchorage Office of Governor Sean Parnell
  • Special Assistant, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Special Assistant, Department of Revenue
  • Executive Director, Alaska Workforce Investment Board
  • Executive Director, Serve Alaska
  • Public and Regulatory Affairs  Manager
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Nancy Dahlstrom

Business Development Manager

Dewey Whetsell

  • 42 Years in Fire-Rescue Services
  • Retired, Cordova Fire Department  Chief
  • President, Alaska Fire Chief’s  Association
  • FEMA Operations and Training
  • Incident Command System
  • Level 4 Master Instructor
    • Fire Service Training
    • Alaska Division of Emergency Services
    • National Fire Academy
    • FEMA, OSHA, and AHA
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Dewey Whetsell

Fire, FEMA, AHA & OSHA Expert

Edward Weibl

  • 30 years of Law Enforcement
  • Chief of Police
    • Cordova, Alaska
    • Kotzebue, Alaska
  • Graduate, 179th Session, FBI National Academy
  • International Police Trainer
  • CIVPOL
    • Instructor and Advisor to Iraq
  • LEP (Embedded Law Enforcement Professional Program)
    • Embedded Prosecution Taskforce
    • Counter–IED Operations
    • Trained Host Nation Security Forces
  • ICITAP (International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance  Program)
    • 3.5 Years of Continuous Deployment Providing Police Training in Iraq
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Edward Weibl

Operations Supervisor

Terry Marquart

  • Retired, United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Former Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Retired, Anchorage Police Department
    • Hostage Negotiator
    • Detective / Investigator
    • Patrol / Uniform  Investigation / FTO
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Terry Marquart

DEA-Law Enforcement

Jason Whetsell

  • 25 Years of Public Service
  • Cordova, Chief of Police, Retired
  • 20 Years, Anchorage Police Dept.
    • Field Training Officer
    • Community Action Policing Team
    • Canine Handler/Instructor
  • SWAT Team
    • Medic
    • Instructor
    • Canine
  • Dignitary Protection
    • Secret Service Course for SWAT
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Jason Whetsell

Law Enforcement

Jared McKay

  • 17 Years with APD
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
    • Senior Operator
    • Breecher
  • Patrol
  • Military Service
    • Army, 82nd Airborne, Sergeant
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Jared McKay

Law Enforcement

Miguel Gaboni

  • Certified Protective Security Specialist (PSS) Department of State approved 301.5 hrs.
  • President of the United States, Barack Obama Route Security and Advanced Venue Security in Kabul, Iraq
  • Secretary of State, John Kerry Venue Advanced and Motorcade Operations Support on Multiple Visits to Kabul, Iraq
  • 15-20 Visits per year (Dignitary Missions) Protection of Congressmen and Congresswomen to U.S. State Governors
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Miguel Gaboni

Protective Security Specialist

Emily Keller

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
    Executive Protection Institute
  • Police Officer (11  years)
    • NYS Office of Homeland Security Counter Terrorism Zone 7 (Red) Team Task Force, Special Assignment
    • Patrol
    • Investigations
  • Correctional Officer
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Emily Keller

Female Personal Protection Specialist

Penny Moore

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
    Executive Protection Institute
  • United States Federal Air Marshal
    • Top Secret Clearance
  • Police Officer / Law Enforcement (15 years)
    • SWAT Team
    • Patrol Officer
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Penny Moore

Female Personal Protection Specialist

Troy Chestnut

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
    Executive Protection Institute
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    • Team Lead/Operation Support Team/PSD Afghanistan
    • Supporting Commander International Security Assistance Force (COMISAF)
  • Police Officer (8 years)
    • Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept
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Troy Chestnut

Personal Protection Specialist

Igor Boyko

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
    Executive Protection Institute
  • Special Forces Officer, Army of Ukraine
  • KGB, Officer Security Service of Ukraine (Government Counter-Intelligence Agency)
  • Chief of Security, Kiev, Ukraine
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Igor Boyko

Personal Protection Specialist

Alcindor Fowler

  • Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS)
    Executive Protection Institute
  • Technical Operations Supervisor
    • Supervised 150 Member Team
  • Protectors Pistol Course
  • Protection Response Tactics (I-IV)
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Alcindor Fowler

Personal Protection Specialist

Clint Homestead

  • Top Secret Clearance, February 2011
  • Special Forces Senior Weapons Sergeant 18B
  • Five Years SOF Experience
  • 7 months in Afghanistan
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Clint Homestead

Special Forces