Christopher R. Wright, CPP – President
Christopher is President of Alert Security and is a founder of the company and a Certified Protection Professional. Chris has gained security experience and knowledge from his service in the Army as a Military Police Officer and from his employment with private security companies. Chris has been in the industry since 1991 and has progressive security and law enforcement related experience and has a degree and two certificates of achievement in Administration of Justice.
For years the world has recognized a need for competent professionals who can effectively manage complex security issues that threaten people and the assets of corporations, governments, and public and private institutions. As the emphasis on protecting people, property, and information increases, it has strengthened the demand for professional managers. To meet these needs, the ASIS International administers the Certified Protection Professional program.
Nearly 10,000 professionals have earned the designation of CPP™. This group of professionals has demonstrated its competency in the areas of security solutions and best-business practices through an intensive qualification and testing program. As a result, these men and women have been awarded the coveted designation of CPP™, and are recognized as proven leaders in their profession.
Mark Witt – Senior Vice President Operations
Mark is one of the founders of Alert Security and has been in the industry since 1990 and has experience that he obtained in the military and private security industry. Mark served eight years on active duty in the US Army Infantry as an infantry Squad Leader and two years in the Reserves as an ROTC Instructor. He has experience ranging from Security Officer to Account Manager. Mark is currently responsible for managing all aspects of guard and patrol operations in the region.
Robert (Bob) Nolan – Vice President Operations
Bob has worked in the security industry since 1986. He served in the US Army as a military police officer specializing in physical security. After his military tenure, he worked as a branch manager/ area manager/general manager for the nation’s largest security company, where he had many accolades and became one of the most respected security professionals in the state of Nevada. Bob currently oversees operations in Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. When not at work or with his ever growing family, he can be found on the golf course.
Salvador Fuentes – Operations Manager
Salvador has 13 years of security and law enforcement experience. The last three years have been in security management. Salvador obtained his Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Portland Community College. Salvador currently runs operations in the Oregon region for Alert Security. Salvador was born and raised in Oregon and enjoys the outdoors.
Jeff Matson – Operations Manager
Jeff is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in Las Vegas he also assists with operations in Arizona and New Mexico. Jeff honorably served four years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate and Master Helmsmen. After his military tenure, Jeff attended college at Western Michigan University. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a minor in Sociology, and a minor in Substance Abuse Services.
Arick Biggs – Operations Manager
Arick Biggs is responsible for overseeing the daily operations in Northern Nevada and Northern California. Arick has a strong background in operations built off of his experience from Law Enforcement, Security, Operation Management and Entrepreneurship. Arick graduating from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors of Arts in Government with emphasis in legal studies degree with Magna Cum Laude honors. Arick will continue success out of our Northern Nevada and Northern California Branch Office.
Ty-Shawn Ward – Operations Manager
Ty-Shawn Ward, former Cryptologic Technician Collections Petty Officer for the United States Navy, with a background in information computer science network infrastructure. Tyshawn continued his pursuit of force protection, safety & security throughout the many avenues of contract security work providing security / security management from high level Banking security to Resort & Hospitality security. With countless years of Security experience throughout the Hawaiian Islands in force protection, security management, asset protection, safety & security, Basic CPR/First Aid & Advanced CPR First Aid / AED. Based out of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jim Oreto – Field Manager
Jim is responsible for overseeing the daily field operations at our Washington regional office. Jim is a retired Police Officer and former Director of Security. Jim was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he started his Security career. He later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he spent almost 20 years in Law Enforcement. During that time, Jim was a member of the state’s Crisis Intervention Team, The Governor’s office of Highway Safety, co-chaired the Code and Ethics committee and was a Field Training Officer. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jean, and his daughter Jaelyn.
Maria Nolan – Human Resources Manager
Maria is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis on Human Resources Management. She is a current member of SHRM. Maria was born and raised in Oregon moving to Reno in the late 90’s. She is the mother of 5, grandmother to 4, for now. When not at work, Maria loves spending time with her family.
Debra Drake – Executive Assistant
Debra has 20 years of customer service and office administration experience. Debra has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Recreation Resources from Oregon State University and has spent 17 years working closely with the public in recreational settings.
Mary Ebert – Receptionist
Mary has over 20 years of experience working as a Professional Administrative Specialist working in many industries. The last 7 years was spent in the Affordable Housing Industry. She started serving in the United States Navy in 1976 as a Yeoman and was Honorable Discharged several years later. In her spare time she is a Volunteer Coach for Fall Bowling with Washington County Special Olympics.
Trennette Castillo – Business Development Manager
Trennette Castillo has 25 years experience in direct Customer Service and outside sales. She has been the owner and operator of 2 different businesses’ in California and Nevada. She attended Academy of Investigation and Security School in Florida and has been in the security industry for seven years. Including education and port security training.
FERPA and TWIC Certified
Melissa Guerra – Business Development Manger
Melissa is from Southern California. She is new to the business development industry and has had roughly 2 years of experience in the customer service industry while going to college for her Master’s degree in Psychology. She is striving to be a Marriage and Family therapist within the next 10 years.
Paul Coleman – Business Development Manager
Paul Coleman spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. Paul served as a machine gunner infantry Scout and weapons instructor where I had the privilege of commanding several men in combat during Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom. Paul has since been in the security field, starting in 2004, and have been the chief of operations for two different companies. Over the past 17 years in security, Paul has trained countless men and women for patrol and security procedures. Paul is looking forward to being the continuing education instructor for Alert Guard Services.
John Allen – Business Development Manager
John began his career managing a family business where his woodworking skills earned him a distinguished reputation. John enjoys writing and communication, and in 1999 his focus shifted to sales. Since then, he’s overseen the growth of wood product sales for several wholesale distributors in California and Nevada. John brings these sales skills and experience to the Reno Division of Alert Security Asset Protection. John and his beautiful wife reside in Minden, Nevada, where opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures abound.
Alicia Morin – Business Development Manager
Alicia was born and raised in Southern California but fell in love with Oregon at the age of 15 and moved here when she was 26, after living in various states. Nowhere else felt like home the way the Pacific Northwest does. She started out in this field as a concierge security professional in October of 2016. She has received performance recognition awards as a security officer and as an office worker in another field since. Alicia is organized, energetic and determined, studying hard and working towards her bachelor’s degree in business. She has experience in the following types of security guard service such as: concierge, mall, hotel, apartment, retail, industrial, production plants, campus, nationwide, global, high rise, bank, rover, shuttle, corporate, security console, camera monitoring, access control, construction site, foot patrol, alarm monitoring, fire watch, bike patrol, RF tag set up and scanning, vehicle patrol, event, working, training, supervising, marketing and managing. In her spare time; she takes classes, studies Japanese, participates in community volunteering and spends lots of time with friends and family.
Terry Gooch – Receptionist/HR Assistant
Teri has been a wife for 23 years and is the mother to 2 fabulous children. She has been in retail management operations for 15 years and the intake coordinator for senior care facilities for 6 years. Some of her favorite things to do are hike with her 2 dogs, camping, fishing, watching baseball games, music, movies and good food, but most of all spending quality time with the family. Teri was born in a small town called Holtville California however her family is from West Virginia Appalachians, Texas, Oklahoma, Ozarks, New York, India, Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland. She has a diverse family group who enjoy exploring the different cultures within their own family.
Callie Doran – Receptionist/HR Assistant
Callie was born in Arizona and after living in 5 different states and 2 different countries, settled in Las Vegas in the mid 2000’s. She has been married for 38 years, is the mother of 5 and a grandmother of 5, for now. Callie is a graduate of the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Arts and continues to work on her education. She has also been a Certified Nursing Assistant and Primary Care Assistant for more than 15 years as well as a home daycare provider and being a nanny. She enjoys crocheting and creating dolls for sick children through the volunteer group “Feel Better Friends”, and loves spending time with family and grandchildren.