Pete Wickham is an Bomb tech for the Franklin County Sheriff’s office in Columbus Ohio and Task Force Officer for the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Cincinnati Division Columbus RA. Pete focuses on international and Domestic terrorism threats to Ohio as well as all cases involving explosives. He has worked for the Sheriff’s office since 2001 and as a Task Force Officer for the FBI since 2015. Pete responded to the Ohio State University incident within 10 mins of the attack as a tactical bomb tech. During this incident Pete along with two other tactical bomb techs cleared the vehicle used in the attack as well as the subject. He has been a FBI accredited Bomb technician since 2009.
Jeffrey Horton is an intelligence analyst for the FBI Counterterrorism Division in Washington, DC and focuses on international terrorism threats to Ohio. He has worked for the FBI since 2015 and deployed to Columbus to support the FBI’s response to the Ohio State University incident. Prior to joining the FBI, Jeffrey worked as a civilian licensing specialist for the United States Marine Corps and as a history intern with both the Navy and Marine Corps, completing a doctorate in military history from Penn State University in 2016.
Betsy Asserson is a psychologist and the Director at MSU’s University Health Partners Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Asserson has worked in college mental health for the past 16 years as an instructor, clinician, training coordinator, and coordinator of clinical services. She has served on the Montana University System’s Mental Health Task Force with an emphasis on suicide prevention across the Montana University System.
Prior to becoming a PSA, Mr. Middlebrook served as the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Manager with the Montana Department of Justice in the Montana Analysis and Technical Information Center, at which time he also served, and still is, as a member of the Montana Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Prior to this position, Mr. Middlebrook work with the Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Division as a Critical Infrastructure Field Technician which entailed identifying infrastructure and key assets throughout the state, implementing Buffer Zone Protection Programs, and working with state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders to heighten awareness of infrastructure protection.
Before working for the state and federal governments, Mr. Middlebrook served in the US Air Force for 21 years of active duty service. Some of the highlights of his Air Force career include a campaign deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he assisted with aerial imagery intelligence analysis while assigned to the Expeditionary Communications Squadron, and he was also instrumental in establishing the first Geospatial Management Office in Air Force Space Command while assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana.Randy lives with his wife, Melanie, in Helena, Montana, and has lived in Montana since 1994.
Gary Seder is currently an Agent with the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation. Agent Seder is the Program Coordinator for the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). His primary responsibilities include investigating Internet Crimes Against Children and as well as Child Sex Trafficking Investigations within the state of Montana.
Agent Seder grew up in Montana and began his law enforcement career with three years in the Army as a Military Policeman in 1987. Agent Seder has worked for the Bighorn County Sheriff’s Office in Hardin, MT and with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office in Billings, MT. Agent Seder began working with DCI in July 2002.After 11 years of working undercover narcotic investigations with DCI, Agent Seder transferred to working undercover investigations online in 2010. Agent Seder is responsible for identifying sexual predators exploiting children online as well as Child Sex Trafficking. Agent Seder has attended numerous trainings involving Internet Investigations, peer to peer investigations, Human Trafficking investigations, and training in undercover work during investigation and online investigations. Agent Seder is familiar with many of the online websites, social media, phone applications and current trends used by criminals to traffic victims for the purpose of sex and to exploit children online. Agent Seder conducts presentations throughout the state on internet safety, internet investigations, Human Trafficking investigations and Human Trafficking awareness.
Dawn serves as the Agency Information Security Officer (ISO) for the MT Dept. of Justice (DOJ) and is responsible for the internal security operations for DOJ. These duties include intrusion prevention and detection, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments on IT systems, incident response capabilities, along with digital forensic investigations and media exploitation. Dawn is also the FBI CJIS ISO for the State of Montana. In this role, she conducts security audits on technical systems and networks, provides incident response resources and assists with digital forensic investigations, training on information (or cyber) security to local law enforcement agencies, and serves as a liaison between local law enforcement entities and state government. She has a Bachelor’s in Information Technology, holds a federal security clearance in cyber, and is working on her Master’s Degree in Information Security. In her spare time she has honed her cyber stalking capabilities and actively uses them to cyber stalk her 3 sons across the Net.
Special Agent Mark D. Seyler is a sixth-generation Montana native, growing up in the Helena and Townsend areas. He has worked for the FBI since 1995, starting as an agent in the FBI's Oklahoma City Field Office, where he was initially assigned to the task force investigating the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. In Oklahoma, SA Seyler was primarily assigned to handle Organized Crime, Drug, and Pubic Corruption matters. In 2000, SA Seyler led the FBI's bribery and corruption investigation of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, resulting in the conviction of several state officials and nursing home owners, and the significant reorganization of the state agency. Since September 11, 2001, SA Seyler has been assigned to the Helena, Montana, Resident Agency, where he helped create and run the Montana Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). In addition to serving for several years as the JTTF Coordinator, SA Seyler was the case Agent on several International Terrorism cases from 2001 to 2008. Since 2008, he has led a variety of Domestic Terrorism investigations and prosecutions of sovereign and militia extremist subjects. SA Seyler has frequently conducted presentations for law enforcement and other government organizations regarding International Terrorism, Sovereign Ideology, and Militia Extremism. SA Seyler possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Dickinson State University and a Law Degree from California Western School of Law. He is a Certified FBI Legal Advisor and currently an inactive member of the California Bar.
Scott Mace began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a police officer for the town of Silver City New Mexico while earning a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Western New Mexico University. Scott moved on to the Flagstaff Arizona Police Department in 1989, and served there until 1996 when He was hired by the FBI. Upon completion of the FBI Academy Scott was assigned to the Salt Lake City Division, and worked in the Boise Idaho Resident Agency addressing matters arising from the Violent Crime/Major Offenders program. Scott became a field coordinator for the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime and the Behavioral Analysis Units in 1998, and has served in that capacity ever since, traveling throughout the country participating in case consultations and symposiums. Scott was transferred to the Helena Montana Resident Agency in 2007, and continues to work from that office.