The short version
I’m an Indiana native, a fanatical Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots fan, and a fifteen year resident of Minnesota. By trade, I’m Founder & CEO of a small strategic advisory firm. Outside of work, I’m a graduate student enroute to a PhD at a UK university, a citizen activist, and a gun rights leader.
For more than twenty-five years, I’ve worked in various aspects of corporate security, enterprise risk, organizational resiliency, crisis management, and business continuity. Most recently, I led Target Corporation’s Global Continuity & Resiliency Team. I previously led Target’s Global Crisis Management Team, our Corporate Security Innovation Team, and a host of other things.
Today, I’m the founder, principal consultant, and chief executive officer (CEO) of strategic advisory firm Bryghtpath LLC, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
You can read more about my professional life over at Linkedin – feel free to connect with me there.
I hold a BSc in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
I’m a graduate of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Program (Cohort 8), a joint effort between the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health. My final project was focused on the collaboration between the public and private sectors in emergency management. My faculty mentor was Dr. Barry Dorn.
For the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year, I was a Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Since September 2017, I’ve held an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at Auburn University.
I’m also a MA Student in the International Relations & Contemporary War program in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. I hold an appointment as an Associate Member in the Forum for Private Security Research in the Department of Defence Studies. I’m the elected Academic Representative on the Academic Board for my program.
I’ll complete my MA work there in late 2021 and intend to continue as a D.Phil/PhD Student in the War Studies Department.
I’m an activist for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA). I believe strongly in a meaningful, individual right to keep and bear arms.