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.
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.
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.
Lauri LaFon – Operations Manager
Lauri was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1991. She has worked in the security industry since 1999. Also worked as Airport Security Officer from 1999-2004. Worked as a Scheduling Manager for the nation’s largest security company for 17 years. Lauri currently oversees operations in Honolulu, Hawaii. When not working, she enjoys time with her Loving husband of 15 years and 5 children. Lauri is also a dog Mom to Lucky, and a big fan of the Oakland Raiders. When not working she also enjoys time at the beach, hiking and reading with her book club.
Robert Hubert III – Operations Manager
Robert served 4 years in the US Navy as an Operations Specialist, Master Helmsman, and VBSS Operator. He has been married to his loving wife Krista since 2014 and they have 6 amazing kids. Robert has over 15 years of security experience. In his down time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and is an avid gamer and life-long anime/comic fan.
Brent Phillip – Area Manager
Brent was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He joined the United States Army Infantry in 2008 and served on 2 combat tours in Iraq. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management with a concentration in General Management. He started in the security field in 2014 and continued to excel in numerous leadership positions. Brent moved to Phoenix Arizona in 2013 and had 3 beautiful kids in the process. He has over 20 years of leadership experience and over 14 years of security experience. He started my journey in 2022 with Alert Guard Services.
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.
Stephen Doran – Field Manager
Stephen was born in Bury St. Edmunds, London, UK, into a Military Family where his father served 27 years honorably for the United States Air Force. Stephen has lived in multiple states in the US and has lived in Las Vegas since 2009. He has been with Alert Security since February 2017 where he has been employed as a Patrol Supervisor for Alert Security. In 2021 he was Promoted to the Patrol Manager for Las Vegas where he oversees the day-to-day operations of personnel in company vehicles. He also assists with Dispatch Officers, Training Officers on sites, and meeting with Site Managers to mitigate any issues. When he is not working for Alert Security, He likes to travel, hike, play video games, and spend quality time with my Family.
Jayson Hedrick – Field Manager
Jayson was born in a small military town outside of Dayton, OH. He went to Wayne High School where he was the quarterback for the football team. His senior year of high school he decided to enlist in the military 82nd airborne, which he enjoyed very much. Jayson and his wife have lived in Reno for 10 years and have two children that are all grown up and one granddaughter that is 7 months old and one more on the way.
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.
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.
Lauren Santiago – Receptionist/HR Assistant
Aloha my name is Lauren Santiago I was born in Honolulu; Oahu I am the eldest of three siblings I have 20 years in Customer Service. I was and operational manger for 8 years. I enjoy a good challenge trying and learning new things. Some of my hobbies are shelling, reading, watching movies. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach spending Quality time with family and friends, watching football “Go PACK GO “, playing cards and a good series binge. I started with alert in 2021 As a guard in the field at Kalaeloa property. My passion is to love and respect everyone and share a smile and beliefs are “if you put good into this world you will get good back”.
Chianti Thomas – Receptionist/HR Assistant
Chianti has a background primarily in Customer Service and Administration. She is a mother of 2 beautiful children and is all about self-development and self-improvement in her personal life. She is always looking to challenge herself and learn new things. In her free time, she of course enjoys spending time with her children and sewing, reading, dancing and binge watching a good crime series. She is passionate about helping and uplifting others with dreams of one day opening a non-profit organization that helps homeless youth in the community.
Kristina Hoose – Accounts Receivable Specialist
Kristina Hoose was born and raised in Southern California, I moved to Reno two years ago to be closer to my mother. I have been married for 31 years with two wonderful children (1 boy and 1 girl) one that still lives at home and the other lives in Arizona. Some of my hobbies are listening to the 80’s music, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Kristina Hoose has 25 years of experience in accounting.
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.
Jenna Hollinger – Administrative Coordinator
Jenna is responsible for license compliance for the company and its employees. She has an education in Business as well as Applied Physics and has held administrative roles in both fields. In 2015, she moved to Germany where she worked, traveled and studied for seven years. When Jenna is not at work, she is at the gym, writing music, or exploring her native PNW.
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
Alfonso Rodriguez – Business Development Manager
Alfonso Rodriguez was a resident of Fontana California after high school and worked at Northrop Grumman space systems while getting his real estate license at the age of 18. By the age 21 he got his broker license and opened his first office with just 2 employee, 20 years later had a little over 80 employees then moved to Las Vegas to care for his mother. With his love for sales and management he then joined Alert Security Asset Protection as a Business Development Manager and never looked back. When not working enjoys studying blockchain technology and the crypto exchange.
Mario Arosemena – Business Development Manager
Mario has over 25 years of business experience starting as an entrepreneur in 1999 with the internet boom and has since emersed himself in the world of risk management and mitigation. Mario has a passion for peace and prosperity, with a focus on safety and deterrence. He adds to the team by combining years of experience in the insurance industry and business management.
Alicia (Ali) Morin – Business Development Manager
Although she was born and raised in sunny Southern California, she fell in love with Oregon during a visit as a child and knew she belonged here. Oregon became home in her heart and the feeling has never changed.
Currently enrolled in college to further her education in Business and Human Resources.
Ali has worked 7 ½ years in various sales positions and 5 ½ years in security positions starting as a concierge-security officer for a luxury apartment complex, moving to security officer in the downtown Portland area, to site supervisor, to area supervisor, to Operations manager all for one of the top three largest security companies. Now happily a business development manager for Alert Security as sales is an area she really enjoys. She has received several certificates for security courses with the previous company as well as an award for report writing. Excels in organization, time management, communication and follow up. She’s persistent, adaptable and resilient when needed to accomplish her goals.
She loves spending as much time as possible with family and friends. Enjoys a mixture of outdoor and indoor activities such as hiking, spending time at the lake or beach, sewing, crafting, sea shell collecting, reading, writing, coloring, drawing, camping, swimming, cooking and baking, treasure-hunting/antiquing, dance, bike rides and picnics. With an interest in learning different languages, learning about different cultures, discovering new restaurants and trying different foods, photography, scrapbooking, gardening, travel, genealogy, learning new recipes, carpentry, architecture, falconry, wood carving, bee keeping, crochet, quilting, knitting, stone sculpting, and archery.