Douglas Elms

Principal Consultant
Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management,
Executive & Family Protection, Global and Corporate Security

Clients trust our experts because of their extensive experience in corporate security
as well as law enforcement/military

Monte Mills

Senior Consultant - Protective Strategies
Data Center and High Risk Facility Protection,
Dignitary Protection, Corporate Security

Tim D. Keck

Chief of Police - Retired
Senior Consultant
Expert in performance and behavior under pressure.
Best Selling Author and sought after speaker.

Michael Johnson

Police Lieutenant - Retired, CIPM
Senior Consultant - Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management

Pat Walsh

Senior Consultant
Corporate Security, Executive Protection,
Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management

Ronnie Jackson

Security Operations
Certified Cultural Properties Protection Manager

Ryan Rana, PhD

Consultant Psychologist
Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management

Gary Plank

MA-Mental Health Counseling
FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Police Fellowship, Expert in Behavioral Analysis, Threat Assessment and Management.

Michael Roche

United States Secret Service - Retired
Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management

Mike Roche’s book – Mass Killers: How YOU can identify workplace, school, or public killers before they strike – examines the behavioral mindset and insight into how to stop these lethal attackers before these horrific events take place. We are recording the fastest rate of mass shootings in recent history. The warning signs of the murderers behind these events are often like blinking neon signs….and often overlooked.

Michael McQuerrey

Law Enforcement Executive - Retired
Security Operations

Jason Jackson

Crisis - Resilience - Security - Safety

Gene Page

Executive and Family Protection Expert

Joey Everhart

Fire Captain-Retired
Life Safety Expert

Mike Ruggiero

Police Homicide Sergeant - Retired
Executive Protection
Behavioral Threat Assessment & Security

Douglas Elms BIO

Doug Elms is an expert in behavioral threat assessment and management, executive protection, in keeping people safe, and protecting clients’ brands.

Doug is sought-after as a security consultant because of his very unique and multifaceted career as a law enforcement officer, executive protection agent, leader of global corporate security, and as a behavioral threat assessment and management expert. 

As a police officer, Doug worked the mean streets of “The Most Dangerous Small City in America” where he managed thousands of violent crime investigations and arrests, gained extraordinary experience in understanding violent behavior, protective intelligence, and in dignitary protection during Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Doug survived multiple deadly encounters including being wounded during a gun fight while arresting four armed robbers by himself. 

At the world’s largest company, Doug was personally responsible for the protection of three CEO’s and executives.  Doug has designed estate security for at-risk persons and assessed business and security risks to the global enterprise. 

Before retiring from a successful 24 year career with Walmart, Doug led business segments with over $1 billion in annual sales, and led or contributed to game changing business initiatives including $4 Generics, Walmart on Campus, Walmart Pay, and the opening of Walmart stores throughout Asia. 

Doug is a graduate of the highly regarded Executive Protection Institute, maintains designations in Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management, is active in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager through the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, and regularly participates in FBI’s InfraGard briefings.  

Today, some of the world’s most at-risk people and organizations, including Arvest Bank Group, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Domtar, the University of Arkansas, the American Diabetes Association, lululemon athletica, the Nashville Ballet, HBO, and many other, trust Doug’s expertise. 

Doug has two adult children, two younger children, four grandchildren, and resides and rides motorcycles in beautiful NW Arkansas.

Monte Mills BIO

Montes valiant 12 years of military service as a Combat MP in the United States Army included over 400 combat missions, serving in major combat operations: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom as well as Operation Nobel Eagle protecting top secret military locations in combat hazardous zones, and protection details of United States Dignitaries and Ambassadors.

Monte was selected to serve in critical protection details, and as logistics supervisor, at the National Security Agency and the Pentagon responsible for the protection of high value protectees around the world.

Monte Mills is highly experienced with strong skills in security, safety, facilities and risk management and crisis planning.

After his military career, Monte managed physical risk and data center operations security for a financial institution for over 17 years. Today, Monte is a Consultant with SafeHaven Security Group responsible for advising and protecting a wide range of clients and regularly speaks on topics related to keeping people safe and protecting their brand image.

Tim Keck BIO

Tim D. Keck is a best-selling author, a top-rated speaker, and a court-certified expert on threat management. He has taught thousands of people how to stay safe even under the most difficult of circumstances.

Formerly, Tim was a career police officer and SWAT leader who rose through the ranks to Chief of Police. He has testified before a Congressional committee, provided VIP protection to celebrities, and spearheaded a multi-national undercover investigation.

Tim has been quoted in publications from Newsweek to The New York Times and has made several appearances on national television.

As a speaker, Tim’s presentations are full of both wit and wisdom. He uses improvisational humor and true stories to illustrate learnings that can be put to use immediately.

In his previous career, Chief Keck’s work was recognized by several federal agencies including the Drug Enforcement Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Justice wrote “The FBI and the American people have been the beneficiaries of your professionalism and dedication to duty…” about his career-long efforts.

Tim has assisted people and organizations from L.A. to London and from Calgary to the Caymans. Clients include Patagonia, PepsiCo, Kimberly-Clark, Walmart Stores, Tyson Foods, Marriott, J.B. Hunt, OppenheimerFund, Total Energies, and many more.

Tim lives in the hills of NW Arkansas with his sassy bride, two dogs, and a plethora of farm animals.

Michael Johnson BIO

Mike Johnson is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with an emphasis in Behavioral Sciences and has spent over three decades leading law enforcement criminal investigations, undercover narcotics teams, patrol, SWAT, and previously, in the Unites States Military leading criminal investigations. 

Mike retired as a Lieutenant in his agency’s Command Staff, has successfully lead people for over 30 years, and is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet.

The United States Air Force formed Mike’s early experiences including service in Operation Desert Storm, time as a Criminal Investigator, and membership in the Joint Drug Enforcement Team (AFOSI) and Anti-Terrorism Teams.

Mike continued to serve and protect people, dedicating twenty-eight years to leadership roles in most every aspect of the civilian law profession.  Starting on the streets as a Patrol Officer, then in undercover Narcotics, and later as a supervisor over the Drug Task Force and an assignment to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force.  Because of Mike’s leadership, he was promoted to Lieutenant serving as Patrol Watch Commander and as Assistant Commander over the Criminal Investigation Division.  Mike’s broad experience over the years includes SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Public Information, Defensive Tactics, and as a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) and is a Graduate from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

Mike lives in northwest Arkansas with his wife Becky. He has four grown daughters, several grandchildren, and loves to fish and motorcycle.

Pat Walsh BIO

Pat has over forty years of experience in progressively higher-level assignments in the private sector. He was the Vice President & Chief Security Officer for a privately held, global investment banking and financial services firm for over sixteen years. In this role, Pat was
responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise-wide risk management program that addressed issues such as executive protection, physical security, electronic security systems, travel safety & security for international travelers, workplace violence prevention and active shooter response programs. In addition, he successfully guided the firm through a long-term attack by animal rights extremists.

Prior to this assignment, Pat served with FedEx for twenty-five years in positions such as Senior Manager of International Security, Senior Manager of Corporate Security and Senior Manager – Management Preceptor. He was responsible for the development and implementation of FedEx’s proprietary security officer and executive protection programs as well as serving on the team that developed a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.

Pat also has over eighteen years’ in the public sector as a certified law enforcement officer with the Shelby County (TN) and Pulaski County (AR) Sheriffs’ Offices as a reserve officer. As a law enforcement officer, he was a certified Police Firearms Instructor, certified Range Safety Officer and successfully completed training programs for patrol carbine and SWAT operations. He achieved the rank of Captain with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and held positions in the Civil, Detective, Training and Fugitive divisions.

Pat has a Master of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also holds certifications as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Pat, as a Consultant with SafeHaven Security Group, shares his extensive experience to the benefit of our Clients

Ronnie Jackson BIO

Ronnie is an enthusiastic and passionate leader with over 30 years hospitality management experience. His background in large-scale operations is an asset for our clients.

Ronnie accepted the position of Director of Guest Services with The Capital Hotel which lasted 25 years where he worked both front and back of the house. Through his leadership and the teamwork of others, the Capital Hotel remained a AAA Four Diamond hotel and The Capital Hotel was on both Conde’ Nast Best Places and Southern Living Magazine places to stay due to Ronnie’s excellent leadership. He also worked alongside the Security Team to make sure guests, hotel assets, and staff were safe.

Ronnie joins Safehaven Security Group as Site Supervisor for the reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. He is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager through the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.

Ronnie is married to his wife Diedra for 34 years and they have two adult sons, a daughter in law and his granddaughter Journei, who is his pride and joy. Ronnie enjoys spending time traveling with his family, cycling, and fishing.

Ryan Rana

Dr. Rana is a PhD. level mental health psychotherapist.  Ryan’s PhD training is in Systems theory, an approach to understanding and changing behavior based on understanding context. Ryan is a civilian contractor with the US Army, US Marine Corps, and US Air Force. He regularly conducts training with military and first responder groups and individuals. 

Ryan was formerly a university faculty member teaching Systemic psychotherapies – until starting and running his own business, a counseling practice called The Joshua Center.

Ryan travels regularly and speaks as an ICEEFT trainer (International center for Emotionally Focused Therapy) where Ryan teaches the science behind conflict and trains psychologists and therapists to effectively navigate high conflict situations.

Ryan has a social media presence.  He is the cofounder and host of several innovative training platforms: The Leading Edge: Transforming your Leadership Through Attachment Science, and a large internet based, psychotherapy training site

Gary Plank

Gary retired from the Nebraska State Patrol after serving the citizens of the State for 28 years – including 24 years in the Investigative Services Division as a criminal investigator and the last 17 years as the State’s only behavior profiler. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling, both from Chadron (Nebraska) State College.

As one of only 34 graduates of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Police Fellowship Program, Gary received 11 months of intensive training in behavior profiling and studied under FBI profiling pioneers such as Roy Hazelwood and John Douglas. As part of an elite international class of only seven members, he was able to participate in developing profiles of offenders from around the world. He has also attended the Advanced Threat Management Academy developed by the Gavin de Becker Agency in California.
Gary has presented extensively on threat assessment, campus safety, workplace violence, school violence, stalking, criminal sexuality, and homicide issues. During his tenure with the State Patrol, he developed and managed the State’s threat assessment response for high-ranking government officials and celebrities and implemented the State’s Sex Offender Registry and Cold Case Squad.

His research activities have included collaboration on FBI studies of sex offenders, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation stalking research, and research on threats with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Law/Psychology Department. He served on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Insider Threat Expert Panel for ManTech Security & Mission Assurance Corporation on a U.S. Department of Defense contract. His expertise in investigating sex offenders earned him appointments from two Nebraska governors on the Governor’s Work Group on the Management of Sex Offenders.

Gary’s threat assessment work has been published in nationally recognized peer review journals and presented at national threat assessment conferences. His publications include co-authoring the chapter “Evaluation of Anonymous Threats” in the French Canadian-published Psychology of Criminal Investigations: The Research of the Truth.
As a member of the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska, Gary helped to develop the Masters of Forensic Science Program, where he headed the Investigative and Behavioral Science Tracks.
Gary has dedicated his life to protecting people from around the world and works with corporate, education, law enforcement, and church security professionals to keep them and their stakeholders safe.

Michael Roche

Michael Roche is a former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, an author, and a university adjunct instructor. He uses his ample experience protecting presidents and dignitaries to help keep you safe.

Mike began his career at the Little Rock, AR Police Department where he was twice named SERTOMA Officer of the Year. After a brief stint with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Mike was recruited to the Secret Service and became the intelligence liaison with CIA and FBI. He was humbled to serve as a Team Leader at the Ground Zero recovery site.

Mike served on multiple Dignitary protection details and conducted numerous Presidential protective intelligence assessments. In addition, he taught a Behavioral Threat Assessment of Mass Killers university course and authored Mass Killers – How you can identify workplace, school, or public killers before they strike.

Mike resides in Florida and enjoys watching the sunrises and sunsets with his bride of forty years.

Michael McQuerrey

Michael is a veteran of three decades of crime-fighting, retiring from law enforcement as Chief Deputy. During his law enforcement career, Chief McQuerrey worked his way up through the ranks, serving in many capacities including Patrol Officer, K-9 Handler/Supervisor, Department Trainer, and Commander of a Multi-Jurisdictional Federal Violent Crime Task Force. 

Michael was instrumental in multiple violent criminal enterprises and gangs being dismantled.  The development of practical, continuing training programs enabled the core skills of fellow officers to increase their competencies to better serve their communities. 

Michael was honored to be selected to attend, and graduate from, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, VA. The FBINA involves 11 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training, and is only offered to selected officers with proven records as professionals within their agencies. During his FBINA training, Michael acquired graduate credits from the University of Virginia.  He is an Honor Graduate of the Arkansas School of Law Enforcement Supervision, Federal Driver Training Instructor, and Federal Counter Drug Investigation Course.

Michael earned his MBA from Texas A&M Texarkana, and Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Oklahoma City University. 

Michael is married to Sandy; they have four adult children and three grandchildren.

Jason Jackson

Jason is a highly respected executive and thought leader in security, safety, resilience and crisis management and is appreciated for his ability to bring people together when developing innovative, forward-thinking strategies. Jason’s experience includes leading Walmart’s global emergency management and business continuity teams, where he developed a vision for and launched forward leaning technology and operating platforms to improve the company’s ability to mitigate and manage crises.  Jason served as the Chief Security Officer for Bass Pro Shops family of companies with responsibility for security, safety and regulatory compliance to include cybersecurity, business continuity, and crisis management.  Prior to his work in the private sector, Jason worked in the fire service as an Assistant Chief and in law enforcement at city, county and state levels with his last assignment being at the Arkansas State Police.  Jason holds an undergraduate in Emergency Management and masters degrees in Security Management (MA) and Business Administration (MBA).  

Jason is a strategic partner with SafeHaven Security Group where he works alongside several Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries in ensuring successful resilience programs while also working to develop the next generation of resilience technology.

Gene Page BIO

Gene has over 34 years of experience in Executive Protection, Law Enforcement and Military. He has extensive international Executive Protection assignments inside Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom. Gene has provided executive protection services in the corporate, entertainment and private sector.

He is a certified law enforcement instructor, firearms instructor, and has experience as a Drill Instructor at the Arkansas State Police Academy. He has served as a law enforcement officer holding positions in SWAT, Hostage Negotiations Team, Criminal Investigations and Public Affairs. Gene possesses a degree in Criminal Justice and is a full-time law enforcement training coordinator for NW-ALETA.

He served in both the United States Marine Corps, as a member of Fleet Antiterrorist Security Team (FAST CO.) and the U.S. Army.

In his downtime, Gene enjoys reading military history, working out, playing music, and enjoying to sappy 70s-80s music.

Joey Everhart BIO

Joey Everhart is a retired Fire Captain/Paramedic with 20 years of experience in the fire service. Joey has also spent time in law enforcement as a SWAT Paramedic and ERDI Dive Rescue specialist. He is a certified HazMat Specialist and also holds technician level certificates in confined space, swift water, trench, high and low angle rope rescue, structural collapse and swift water. Joey has taken classes all over the country from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg Maryland to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View California.

Joey has dedicated his life to the service of his community. Joey started out his career at the age of 18 as a volunteer firefighter. At the age of 22 he was hired as a full time fireman/EMT. Joey continued his volunteer service over the years and rose to the rank of Fire Chief managing a department of 15-20 members. In his full time career Joey strived to further his education in all areas fire related. Joey promoted to the rank of Captain in 2013 and has spent time on multiple fire companies including the cities heavy rescue unit. In 2018 Joey took a position in the training division where he developed multiple training programs which provided vital development for the departments members. Joey also ran multiple fire academies which trained entry level firefighters for agencies region wide. In 2019 Joey was asked to serve as interim Batallion Chief. Joey served in this role for 6 months while the vacancies were being filled. Joey has also served on regional and statewide committees including the Arkansas WMD committee which helped disperse federal funds and equipment to departments in the state, thereby increasing the state’s readiness for HazMat and WMD incidents.

Joey’s time in the fire service and in law enforcement provides a unique perspective to clients. Joey has technical knowledge and an eye for safety that can help clients provide a safe and secure work environment for their employees.

Joey lives in Northwest Arkansas with his wife Desiree and son Calvin. Joey attends church regularly and serves as a Deacon to his congregation. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family hiking, fishing and hunting in the Ozarks.

Mike Ruggiero BIO

Detective Sergeant Mike Ruggiero has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement. Much of his career was spent with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida. His primary areas of expertise included investigating major cases such as narcotics, sex crimes, internal investigations, robbery, and homicide. During that time, Mike developed a unique skillset to help him determine when and how people were being forthcoming, were omitting, or were fabricating information. He now uses those skills and experience to provide training on Detecting Deception and Interview and Interrogation across the U.S. to police detectives, private investigators, and Human Resource professionals.

In addition to his decades of experience, Mike also has a BA in Criminal Justice. He is the founder of The Police Training Institute and author of “Uncover the Truth-Unlocking the Skills of Body Language and Statement Analysis.” Mike is an in-demand speaker, adjunct instructor for the Public Agency Training Council and instructs sworn and corporate investigators across the US.

Mike resides in Orlando, Florida.