Meet The Team

John Kendall

President / CEO

“What I appreciate most about DK Security is being a member of the most wonderful and dedicated group of security professionals. We are blessed to have so many incredible leaders throughout the company.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Police Administration – Wayne State University
Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice – Wayne State University

Extracurriculars:
Golfing, boating and reading.

Law Enforcement Career:

U.S. Air Force – Air Police Harbor Springs Police Department – Chief of
Police Grand Traverse County Sheriff Department – Undersheriff U.S. Marshal Service – U.S. Marshal, Western District of Michigan

John Kendall PRESIDENT / CEO

Sindia Narber

SR. VICE PRESIDENT / COO

“I love how every day is different. With all of the people that work for us and all of our clients, you never know what challenge you will face each day.

Board of Director Appointments:
Silent Observer – Chairperson

Memberships:
Inforum, West Michigan Chapter
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Society of Human Resources Management
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

Extracurriculars:
I love to read, travel, spend time with my grand kids, and cook for my family!

Email: sindianarber@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2003. HR Assistant HR Manager Director of HR/Administration Vice President of HR/Administration Sr. Vice President of HR/Operations Sr. Vice President/COO

Sindia Narber SR. VICE PRESIDENT / COO

KEVIN BELK

Senior Vice President

“My favorite part about my job is working with the great employees of DK Security. I appreciate their commitment to meeting the security needs of our clients and seeing young people grow and develop into leaders in this great company.”

Kevin joined the DK team in 2016 as the Senior Vice President, overseeing the Investigative and Armed Divisions, as well as Special Operations. He spent 35 years in law enforcement and was eventually promoted to Chief of Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Law Enforcement Career (Bottom to top):
Grand Rapids Police Department
– Police Chief
– Police Captain
– Investigative Division Commander
– Police Lieutenant
– Police Sergeant
– Police Officer

Memberships:
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
Police Executive Research Forum
American Society of Industrial Security
FBI National Academy Associates, Inc

Education:
Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice – Grand Rapids Junior College
Grand Valley State University – Police Academy
Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia

Extracurriculars:
Spending time with family, traveling, and relaxing at the cottage.

Email: kevinbelk@dksecurity.com

Kevin Belk SR. VICE PRESIDENT

Zach Simons

Sr. Vice President / CFO

“My favorite part about my job is that every day presents new challenges and obstacles as we continue to grow the business.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting – Grand Valley State University
Master of Business Administration – Baker College

Extracurriculars:
Golfing, fishing, and playing outdoor games.

Email: zachsimons@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2011, Financial Analyst Controller Sr. Vice President / CFO

Zach Simons SR. VICE PRESIDENT / CFO

Tyler Kalinosky

Vice President of Operations
Eastern Michigan

“The favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of talented people.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
Watching movies and listening to my vinyl collection.

Specializations:
Armed Operations, Campus Crime Prevention, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator and Instructor, Defense Tactics Instructor, Event Management, Judicial Security, Military Security, Security Operations

Email: tylerkalinosky@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2015. Armed Security Officer Shift Supervisor Operations Manager (East Michigan) Director of Events (West Michigan) Vice President of Operations (East Michigan)

Tyler Kalinosky Vice President of Operations
East Michigan

Joe Budnik

Director of Operations West Michigan

“My favorite part about working at DK is that things are always changing. Every day is different.”

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Science: Criminal Justice
Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
Hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family.

Specializations:
Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Campus Crime Prevention, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, Defense Tactics Instructor, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Executive Protection, Explosives Recognition, Health Care Security, Hostile Operational Surveillance, Interrogations, Investigations, Judicial Security, Military Security, Parking Security Services, Security Operations, Strike Security, Surveillance, Threat Analysis, Tribal Security and Partnerships

BOARD OF DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS:
Careerline Tech Center – Security Board Member
Lakeshore Security Council – Advisory Council Member

Email: joebudnik@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2001. K-9 Handler Security Officer Security Supervisor Assistant Operations Manager Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager Deputy Director of Operations Director of Operations

Joe Budnik Director of Operations
West Michigan

Jason Knight

Director of Operations
Mid Michigan

“One of my favorite parts about my job is working the outdoor music festivals every summer.”

Specializations:
Armed Operations, CCTV, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, Defense Tactics Instructor, Event Management, Investigations, Judicial Security, Military Security, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy hunting, outdoor activities, and working on cars.

Email: jasonknight@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2007. Loss Prevention Store Detective Loss Prevention Lead Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager Director of Operations – Mid-Michigan

Jason Knight Director of Operations
Mid Michigan

Nancy Rhodes

Director of Human Resources

“It is an honor to work for a Christian based company where the owners are caring and compassionate to all employees, as well as giving back to the community.”

Education:
Graduated from Muskegon Community College & Cornerstone University

Extracurriculars:
Shopping, reading, and watching HGTV for new home decorating ideas!

Email: nancyrhodes@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 1999. Administrative Assistant Background Screening & HonorLine Manager Human Resources Manager Human Resources Director

Nancy Rhodes DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Stephanie Schoenherr, SHRM-CP

Director of Recruiting

“I love the family atmosphere and the people I work with. I always tell people that I’ve worked at DK for 12 years and I’ve never been bored with my job.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Family Studies – Central Michigan University

Extracurriculars:
Sailing on Lake Michigan and exploring downtown Grand Rapids (aka Beer City USA)!

Email: stephanieschoenherr@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2006. Event Staff Command Center Operator Security Officer Human Resources Assistant HR and Operations Manager Senior HR and Operations Manager Director of Recruiting

Stephanie Schoenherr Director of Recruiting

Tom Conrad

Executive Director - House of Worship Security

“My favorite part about working at DK is being able to help others grow and develop. The circle of life!”

Experience:
Police Lieutenant, Director of Security at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Security Program Administrator for City of Grand Rapids. 11 years at DK Security.

Education:
Ferris State University, Bachelor of Science – Police Administration & Business Management

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy family activities, church, and going up north to the solitude of the woods.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Emergency Response Planning, Health Care Security, House of Worship Security, Interrogations, Investigations, Parking Security Services, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis

Email: tomconrad@dksecurity.com

Tom Conrad Executive Director
House of Worship Security

Mel Southwell

Director of Compliance and Training

“My favorite part about working at DK is two-fold: the learning and growth opportunities available and the people, both corporate and security officers.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Human Resources and Legal Studies at Central Michigan University

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy coaching a U13 girls soccer travel team, running in various marathons and 25k’s, cooking and reading.

Email: melsouthwell@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2018. Account Scheduler  Director of Compliance and Training

Mel Southwell Director of Compliance & Training

Luke Bowen

Account Director

“I like being able to work with many different individuals, but there’s still a family atmosphere at DK.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
I’m an Ohio State football fan who likes to hunt, fish, and attend concerts. Go Buckeyes!

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Executive Protection, Interrogations, Investigations, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis.

Email: lukebowen@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2015. Loss Prevention Detective Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager Account Director

Luke Bowen ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Johnny Kendall

Director of Marketing & Business Development

“We truly have amazing leaders here at DK Security. No matter what the challenge is, we always come together as a team to successfully complete the job.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business – Hope College

Extracurriculars:
I like to spend my time where there’s sun and sand, unless the sand is on the golf course.

Email: johnnykendall@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Started in 2011. Human Resources Assistant Recruiter Human Resources and Operations Manager Director of Marketing & Business Development

Johnny Kendall Director of Marketing & Business Development

Lori Gaier

Marketing & Communications Manager

“I love meeting the many faces of DK. There are so many fascinating people that work here, each with their own unique story.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science, Fashion Merchandising – The Ohio State University

Extracurriculars:
I love my family, traveling, concerts, volleyball, and golf.

Email: lorigaier@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2014. Marketing Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager

Lori Gaier Marketing & Communications Manager

Brigid Smith

Executive Assistant & Investigations Manager

“We have a great team at DK Security. We all work together to get the job done. Our leadership does a tremendous job working with our clients along with our employees who represent the company every day in the field.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Michigan State University
Paralegal Certification – Davenport University

Extracurriculars:
Spending time with family and friends, cooking, and travelling.

Specializations:
Security Law and Licensing Regulations
Medical Background Investigations
Paralegal

Email: brigidsmith@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2005. Intern Human Resources Assistant Executive Assistant Executive Assistant & Investigations Manager

Brigid Smith Executive Assistant & Investigations Manager

Kenton Cooper

Sr. Operations Manager
West Michigan

“My favorite part about working at DK is being a part of the family atmosphere and being able to work in different security capacities.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business – Calvin College

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy woodworking, hiking, camping, playing sports, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Specializations:
Defensive Tactics Instructor, Executive Protection, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, CCTV, Event Management, House of Worship, Security Operations, Threat Analysis, Emergency Response Planning

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2019: Security Officer DK Event Staff Operations Manager

Kenton Cooper SR. Operations Manager
West Michigan

Lydia VanDoorne

Operations Manager
West Michigan

“I am passionate about doing my best to ensure that those around me are as successful as possible.”

Education:
Current student at Grand Rapids Community College studying Criminal Justice

Extracurriculars:
– Riding my motorcycle
– Any outdoor activities
– Traveling
– Spending time with nieces and nephews

Specializations:
Security Operations & Surveillance

Career Path at DK Security

Hired at DK in 2016: Security Officer Shift Supervisor Site Supervisor Operations Manager

Lydia VanDoorne Operations Manager
West Michigan

Amanda Merritt

Operations Manager West Michigan

“My favorite part about working at DK is how supportive everyone is, they are always willing to provide their help and experience to accomplish our goals.”

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, and going for motorcycle rides with friends and family.

Specializations: 
CCTV, Interrogations, Investigations, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance

Email: amandamerritt@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2019. Operations Manager

Amanda Merritt Operations Manager
West Michigan

Keith Allen

Operations Manager West Michigan

“My favorite thing about DK is the familylike atmosphere of the staff.”

Military:
8 years in the United States Army, Military Police

Extracurriculars:
Reading, Carpentry, and Pop Culture

Specializations:
Active Shooter Training, Armed Operations, CCTV, CPL Firearms, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Explosive Recognition, Hostile Operations Surveillance, Interrogations, Investigations, Military Security, Organized Crime Retail, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis

Email: keithallen@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2004. Uniform Security Officer  Armed Security Officer  Security Officer  Army (8 Years)  Rehired 2019. Operations Manager

Keith Allen Operations Manager
West Michigan

Brad Poleski

Assistant Operations Manager
West Michigan

“My favorite part about working at DK is the level of professionalism. Everyone goes above and beyond in order to achieve the goals set out by our clients. We have some of the most driven and experienced individuals I have ever met and it is a pleasure to be a part of the team.”

Military:
7 years in the United States Navy, Military Police

Education:
Currently attending Ferris State University in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Information Security and Intelligence. 

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy playing music and exercising.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Training, Armed Operations, CCTV, CPL Firearms, Emergency Response Planning, Explosives Recognition, Investigations, Military Security, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis

Email: bradleypoleski@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Military Police Officer (7 Years)  Hired in 2019. Assistant Operations Manager

Brad Poleski Assistant Operations Manager
West Michigan

RJ Wachterhauser

Operations Manager
Mid Michigan

“My favorite part about working for DK is being able to work with a ton of incredible people”

Extracurriculars:
I’m a big University of Michigan football fan. I also enjoy volunteering at the local police department where I am a Reserve Police Officer.

Specializations:
CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Retail Security, Security Operations

Email: robertwachterhauser@dksecurity.com

RJ Wachterhauser Operations Manager
Mid Michigan

Elias Williams

Operations Manager
West Michigan

“My favorite part of the job is that every day brings new and unique challenges.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Music – Aquinas College

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy reading, travelling, and playing the guitar.

Specializations
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Event Management, Judicial Security, Security Operations, Threat Analysis

Email: eliaswilliams@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2014. Security Officer Assistant Supervisor Command Center Supervisor Operations Manager

Elias Williams SR. operations Manager
EASt Michigan

Austin Howard

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“I have a passion for trying to improve the day of everyone I interact with. I know many people are under a lot of stress and if I can alleviate that, even just a little bit, it is worth the effort and the time spent.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Central Michigan University

Extracurriculars:
I’m a big fan of Monday Trivia Nights and the Detroit Tigers.

Specializations:
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Investigations, Security Operations

Email: austinhoward@dksecurity.com

Career Path at DK Security

Hired in 2017. Human Resources Generalist Operations Manager

Austin Howard Operations Manager
EAST MICHIGAN

Jeff Polny

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“Since joining DK Security in March of 2018, I’d have to say my favorite part about working at DK are two things. First, I appreciate the open diversity here at DK. A person can be themselves regardless of sexual orientation. Second, I appreciate how DK gives back to the community.”

Experience:
Previously worked for the Michigan State Police as a Lead Dispatcher for 18 years.

Extracurriculars:
I like listening to music and reading. Also, I’m heavily involved in volunteer work; Dearborn GoodFellows Executive Board for 28 years, Special Olympics Michigan – Law Enforcement Torch Run for 11 years.

Education:
Bachelor in Business Administration – William Tyndale College

Specializations:
Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, CCTV, CPR Evaluator, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Executive Protection, Investigations, Security Operations, Threat Analysis

Email: jeffpolny@dksecurity.com

Jeff Polny Operations Manager
East Michigan

Amanda Sprinkle

Operations Manager
East Michigan

“I’m passionate about ensuring my people are happy and that they feel comfortable asking for help when needed. Everyone needs to have support to be successful, and as an Operations Manager I believe being a part of this support is key to the success.”

Education:
Associate, Criminal Justice
Bachelor, Psychology
Masters, Administration of Justice and Security
 – University of Phoenix

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy crafting, reading and PC gaming. I am an animal lover and have multiple pets including a dog, ferret, turtle, and parrot.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Armed Operations, CCTV, CPL Firearms,  Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Retail Security, Security Operations

Email: amandasprinkle@dksecurity.com

Amanda Sprinkle Operations Manager
East Michigan

Carl Wilkins Sr., CPS, CPSDPS

Executive Protection Specialist / Firearms Instructor

“At DK Security, I am given opportunities to make a change in someone’s performance and in someone’s life. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with passion, compassion, humor, and style. At DK Security, I get to do all of these things and beyond, which makes it a great place to work.”

Carl joined the team back in 2017 and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the company. Before joining DK Security, he spent 12 years in law enforcement. For two of those years, he was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducting major drug investigations. He specialized in police tactical operations, gang investigations, major drug and undercover investigations, S.W.A.T. and police sniper operations, and intelligence operations.

 

Military:
15 years in the United States Army. Operated as a Sniper within a small team that supported over four hundred soldiers on major operations in wartime environments.

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy participating in tactical shooting competitions, volunteering in the community, and outdoor activities.

Honors & Awards:

  • Best Overall Achievement In 29 Day Residency
  • Best Overall Individual Achievement in Threat Assessment
  • Letter of Recognition – Life Saving Actions
  • Medal of Valor – United States Army
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Freedom Ring Certificate of Appreciation
  • Certificate of Achievement in Combat Operations

Carl Wilkins Executive Protection Specialist / Firearms Instructor

Dr. Kathryn A. Kendall, Ph.d.

Forensic Psychologist

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy: Forensic and Clinical Psychology
Union Institute and University
Master of Arts: Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Science: Psychology

Specializations
Forensic Psychology
Limited License Psychologist
Security Operations
Interrogations and Detection of Deception
Forensic Psychology
High Risk Terminations
Threat Assessment
Psychological Pre-employment Screening
Trauma Response and Posttraumatic Stress

Dr. Kathryn A. Kendall FORENSIC Psychologist

Megan Brown

Operations Manager – West Michigan

“My favorite part of my job is working events and concerts. It’s amazing to see all of the hard work and personnel that are involved to successfully put on a show.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice & Business Administration – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
I’m a “dog mom” who enjoys kickboxing, snowboarding, and rugby. I also love Tom Brady and celebrating endless championships with the New England Patriots!

Specializations:
CCTV, CPR Evaluator, Event Management, Investigations, Security Operations

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2015. Command Center Operator Assistant Operations Manager & Compliance Manager Operations Manager

Carl Wilkins Sr., CPS, CPSDPS

Executive Protection Specialist / Firearms Instructor

“At DK Security, I am given opportunities to make a change in someone’s performance and in someone’s life. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with passion, compassion, humor, and style. At DK Security, I get to do all of these things and beyond, which makes it a great place to work.”

Carl joined the team back in 2017 and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the company. Before joining DK Security, he spent 12 years in law enforcement. For two of those years, he was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducting major drug investigations. He specialized in police tactical operations, gang investigations, major drug and undercover investigations, S.W.A.T. and police sniper operations, and intelligence operations.

Education:
Attended the University of Phoenix and Miller Motte College, along with being a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) and a graduate of Executive Security International (ESI).

Military:
15 years in the United States Army. Operated as a Sniper within a small team that supported over four hundred soldiers on major operations in wartime environments.

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy participating in tactical shooting competitions, volunteering in the community, and outdoor activities.

Honors & Awards:

  • Best Overall Achievement In 29 Day Residency
  • Best Overall Individual Achievement in Threat Assessment
  • Letter of Recognition – Life Saving Actions
  • Medal of Valor – United States Army
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Distinguished Honor Graduate
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Freedom Ring Certificate of Appreciation
  • Certificate of Achievement in Combat Operations

Chad Jones

Operations Manager – West Michigan

“I’m passionate about teamwork and customer service with the public and the clients. I love the feeling of accomplishment after a day of hard work and satisfied clients and employees.”

Extracurriculars:
I’m all about my family, hunting, fishing, and cooking.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, House of Worship Security, Security Operations, Surveillance

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Spent 18 years with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Started at DK in 2016. Security Officer Armed Security Officer Operations Manager

Lori Gaier

Marketing & Communications Manager

“I love meeting the many faces of DK. There are so many fascinating people that work here, each with their own unique story.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science, Fashion Merchandising – The Ohio State University

Extracurriculars:
Family, traveling, concerts, volleyball, and golf

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

2014 started. Marketing Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager

Joel Meller

Operations Manager - Mid Michigan

“I try to be the best I can be in all areas of life. My passion has always been law enforcement and military. I’ve always wanted to help those who cannot help themselves and maintain order. My life’s goal is to do what others cannot or will not do in order to improve the world around us.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminology & Law Studies – Marquette University

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy hunting, fishing, and Military development

Military Experience:
Maintenance Control Officer / Platoon Leader in the Wisconsin Army National Guard (2014-2016)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon Leader in the Michigan Army National Guard (2016 – Present)

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, Emergency Response Planning, Executive Protection, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Explosives Recognition, Hostile Operational Surveillance, Investigations, Military Security, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis,

Amanda Sprinkle

Operations Manager – East Michigan

“I’m passionate about ensuring my people are happy and that they feel comfortable asking for help when needed. Everyone needs to have support to be successful, and as an Operations Manager I believe being a part of this support is key to the success.”

Education:
Associate, Criminal Justice
Bachelor, Psychology
Masters, Administration of Justice and Security
 – University of Phoenix

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy crafting, reading and PC gaming. I am an animal lover and have multiple pets including a dog, ferret, turtle, and parrot.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Armed Operations, CCTV, CPL Firearms,  Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Retail Security, Security Operations

Email: amandasprinkle@dksecurity.com

Austin Howard

Operations Manager - East Michigan

“I have a passion for trying to improve the day of everyone I interact with. I know many people are under a lot of stress and if I can alleviate that, even just a little bit, it is worth the effort and the time spent.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Central Michigan University

Extracurriculars:
I’m a big fan of Monday Trivia Nights and the Detroit Tigers

Specializations:
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Investigations, Security Operations

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2017. Human Resources Generalist Operations Manager

Elias Williams

Operations Manager – West Michigan

“My favorite part of the job is that every day brings new and unique challenges.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business & Music – Aquinas College

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy reading, travelling, and playing the guitar.

Specializations
Armed Operations, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Event Management, Judicial Security, Security Operations, Threat Analysis

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2014. Security Officer Assistant Supervisor Command Center Supervisor Operations Manager

RJ Wachterhauser

Operations Manager – Mid Michigan

“My favorite part about working for DK is being able to work with a ton of incredible people”

Extracurriculars:
I’m a big University of Michigan football fan. I also enjoy volunteering at the local police department where I am a Reserve Police Officer.

Specializations:
CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Retail Security, Security Operations

Michelle Nott

Operations Manager – East Michigan

“I am passionate about having personnel be the best they can be, report when they are scheduled, and not have to look over shoulders. I want to give my staff an opportunity to manage, without micromanagement, while giving them the praise and encouragement for going above and beyond expectations.”

Experiences:
Previously a Shift Command with Michigan Department of Mental Health and Michigan Department of Corrections.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Supervision and Management with an emphasis in Industrial Safety.

Extracurriculars:
Outside of work, I like to travel and spend time with my wife.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Emergency Response Planning, Health Care Security, Investigations, Parking Security Services, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis

Jayme Nunn

Operations Manager – Southwest Michigan

“I’m passionate about helping others in my job and through volunteering. I also love being a part of a team and making a difference.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy water skiing in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter!

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Executive Protection, Health Care Security, Investigations, Military Security, Security Operations, Threat Analysis

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2015. Security Officer Supervisor Control Room Operator Operations Manager

Robert DuHadway

Chairman Emeritus

“I am so proud of our DK team and all of our accomplishments throughout the years.”

Mr. DuHadway served 25 years with the FBI and was one of West Michigan’s influential leaders in Law Enforcement. Mr. DuHadway was a co-founder of DK Security and helped expand the company’s Investigations division.

Law Enforcement Career:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Supervisory Special Agent, Ret.

Education:
Bachelor of Science: Business
Eastern Illinois University

Dr. Kathryn A. Kendall Ph.d.

Forensic Psychologist

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy: Forensic and Clinical Psychology
Union Institute and University
Master of Arts: Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Science: Psychology

Specializations
Forensic Psychology
Limited License Psychologist
Security Operations
Interrogations and Detection of Deception
Forensic Psychology
High Risk Terminations
Threat Assessment
Psychological Pre-employment Screening
Trauma Response and Posttraumatic Stress

Zach Simons

Sr. Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

“My favorite part about my job is that every day presents new challenges and obstacles as we continue to grow the business.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting – Grand Valley State University
Master of Business Administration – Baker College

Extracurriculars:
Golfing, fishing, and playing outdoor games.

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2011, Financial Analyst Controller Sr. Vice President / CFO

John Kendall

President / CEO

“What I appreciate most about DK Security is being a member of the most wonderful and dedicated group of security professionals. We are blessed to have so many incredible leaders throughout the company.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Police Administration – Wayne State University
Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice – Wayne State University

Extracurriculars:
Golfing, boating and reading.

Law Enforcement Career:

U.S. Air Force – Air Police Harbor Springs Police Department – Chief of
Police Grand Traverse County Sheriff Department – Undersheriff U.S. Marshal Service – U.S. Marshal, Western District of Michigan

Joe Budnik

Vice President of Operations

“My favorite part about working at DK is that things are always changing. Every day is different.”

Education:
Bachelors of Science: Criminal Justice
Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
Hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family

Specializations:
Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Campus Crime Prevention, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, Defense Tactics Instructor, Emergency Response Planning, Event Management, Executive Protection, Explosives Recognition, Health Care Security, Hostile Operational Surveillance, Interrogations, Investigations, Judicial Security, Military Security, Parking Security Services, Security Operations, Strike Security, Surveillance, Threat Analysis, Tribal Security and Partnerships

BOARD OF DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS:
Careerline Tech Center – Security Board Member
Lakeshore Security Council – Advisory Council Member

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2001. K-9 Handler Security Officer Security Supervisor Assistant Operations Manager Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager Deputy Director of Operations Director of Operations Vice President of Operations

KEVIN BELK

Senior Vice President

“My favorite part about my job is working with the great employees of DK Security. I appreciate their commitment to meeting the security needs of our clients and seeing young people grow and develop into leaders in this great company.”

Kevin joined the DK team in 2016 as the Senior Vice President, overseeing the Investigative and Armed Divisions, as well as Special Operations. He spent 35 years in law enforcement and was eventually promoted to Chief of Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Law Enforcement Career (Bottom to top):
Grand Rapids Police Department
– Police Chief
– Police Captain
– Investigative Division Commander
– Police Lieutenant
– Police Sergeant
– Police Officer

Memberships:
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police
Police Executive Research Forum
American Society of Industrial Security
FBI National Academy Associates, Inc

Education:
Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice – Grand Rapids Junior College
Grand Valley State University – Police Academy
Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University
FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia

Extracurriculars:
Spending time with family, traveling, and relaxing at the cottage.

Sindia Narber

SR. VICE PRESIDENT / COO

“I love how every day is different. With all of the people that work for us and all of our clients, you never know what challenge you will face each day.

Board of Director Appointments:
Silent Observer – Chairperson

Memberships:
Inforum, West Michigan Chapter
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Society of Human Resources Management
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

Extracurriculars:
I love to read, travel, spend time with my grand kids, and cook for my family!

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2003. HR Assistant HR Manager Director of HR/Administration Vice President of HR/Administration Sr. Vice President of HR/Operations Sr. Vice President/COO

Josh Gerard

Director of Compliance and Training

“One of the things I am most passionate about is making sure we follow through on every commitment we make to our clients. A company is only as good as its word and it’s my goal to make sure we stay aware of and are actively engaged in completing our commitments to each of our clients.”

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Security Management at Davenport University

Extracurriculars:
I like working on home improvement projects, both at my house and for friends and family. I also enjoy basically any activity that lets me get outside and enjoy Michigan!

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2015. Event Staff Human Resources and Operations Assistant Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager Director of Compliance and Training

Tom Conrad

Executive Director - House of Worship Security

“My favorite part about working at DK is being able to help others grow and develop. The circle of life!”

Experience:
Police Lieutenant, Director of Security at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Security Program Administrator for City of Grand Rapids. 11 years at DK Security.

Education:
Ferris State University Bachelor of Science – Police Administration & Business Management

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy family activities, church, and going up north to the solitude of the woods.

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Active Shooter Response, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, CPR Instructor, Emergency Response Planning, Health Care Security, House of Worship Security, Interrogations, Investigations, Parking Security Services, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis

Stephanie Schoenherr, SHRM-CP

Director of Recruiting

“I love the family atmosphere and the people I work with. I always tell people that I’ve worked at DK for 12 years and I’ve never been bored with my job.”

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Psychology & Family Studies – Central Michigan University

Extracurriculars:
Sailing on Lake Michigan and exploring downtown Grand Rapids (aka Beer City USA)!

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

2006 started. Event Staff Command Center Operator Security Officer Human Resources Assistant HR and Operations Manager Senior HR and Operations Manager Director of Recruiting

Jason Knight

Director of Operations - Mid Michigan

“One of my favorite parts about my job is working the outdoor music festivals.”

Specializations:
Armed Operations, CCTV, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, Defense Tactics Instructor, Event Management, Investigations, Judicial Security, Military Security, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance

Extracurriculars:
I enjoy hunting, outdoor activities, and working on cars.

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2007. Loss Prevention Store Detective Loss Prevention Lead Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager Director of Operations – Mid-Michigan

Nancy Rhodes

Director of Human Resources

“It is an honor to work for a Christian based company where the owners are caring and compassionate to all employees, as well as giving back to the community.”

Education:
Graduated from Muskegon Community College & Cornerstone University

Extracurriculars:
Shopping, reading, and watching HGTV for new home decorating ideas!

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 1999. Administrative Assistant Background Screening & HonorLine Manager Human Resources Manager Human Resources Director

Tyler Kalinosky

Vice President of Operations – Eastern Michigan

“The favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of talented people.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
Watching movies and listening to vinyl records

Specializations:
Armed Operations, Campus Crime Prevention, College/University Campus Security, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator and Instructor, Defense Tactics Instructor, Event Management, Judicial Security, Military Security, Security Operations

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2015. Armed Security Officer Shift Supervisor Operations Manager (East Michigan) Director of Events (West Michigan) Vice President of Operations (East Michigan)

Brigid Smith

Executive Assistant & Investigations Manager

“We have a great team at DK Security. We all work together to get the job done. Our leadership does a tremendous job working with our clients along with our employees who represent the company every day in the field.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Michigan State University
Paralegal Certification – Davenport University

Extracurriculars:
Spending time with family and friends, cooking, and travelling.

Specializations:
Security Law and Licensing Regulations
Medical Background Investigations
Paralegal

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2005. Intern Human Resources Assistant Executive Assistant Executive Assistant & Investigations Manager

Johnny Kendall

Director of Marketing & Business Development

“I get fired up over creative problem-solving. Especially when it involves using a whiteboard!”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Business – Hope College

Extracurriculars:
I like to spend my time where there’s sun and sand, unless if it’s on the golf course.

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

Started in 2011, Human Resources Assistant Recruiter Human Resources and Operations Manager Director of Marketing & Business Development

Luke Bowen

Account Director

“I like being able to work with many different individuals, but there’s still a family atmosphere at DK.”

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University

Extracurriculars:
I’m an Ohio State football fan who likes to hunt, fish, and attend concerts. Go Buckeyes!

Specializations:
Access Control Systems, Armed Operations, Automated Fire Systems, CCTV, CPL Firearms, CPR Evaluator, Executive Protection, Interrogations, Investigations, Organized Retail Crime, Retail Security, Security Operations, Surveillance, Threat Analysis.

Experience - Career Path at DK Security:

2015 started. Loss Prevention Detective Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager Account Director