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.
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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.
Bryan Lockerby is the Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice. Prior to his appointment by Attorney General Tim Fox, he served over three decades with the Great Falls Police Department, retiring as Captain of Investigations.
Bryan attended the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, has degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and graduated from FBI National Academy Session 200. Additional leadership duties include Executive Board member and Montana Chairman of the Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), and Montana’s designated point of contact on cybercrime for the National Association of Attorneys General.
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 worked 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
Matt currently serves as Dean of Students at the Montana State University, where he provides oversight and support for a variety of programs including Student Conduct, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Parent & Family Relations, Recreational Sports & Fitness, Student Activities & Engagement, Diversity Awareness, and the MSU Women’s Center. As Dean of Students, Matt serves as MSU’s lead administrative liaison to ASMSU and is the primary student advocate on campus.
Matt has served on the Board of Directors for HAVEN, a Bozeman non-profit that works to reduce domestic and sexual violence. He also served a three-year term as the Vice-Chair of the Albany County SAFE Project Board of Directors in Laramie, Wyoming. Matt has a passion for reducing sexual assault and other forms of violence, especially in the context of higher education.
Matt earned a bachelor of arts in History and Political Science from Washington State University, a masters degree in higher education administration and student affairs from the University of Vermont, and a doctorate in higher education/adult education from the University of Wyoming.
Alli Gidley has worked as the Safety and Welfare Manager in the Dean of Students Office at Montana State University for the past four years. She is currently an instructor at MSU and assists with some academic advising. Alli also works with clients as a marriage and family counselor in Livingston and Gardiner, Montana.
Steven Doner is the Police Captain at Montana State University Police Department. Steven has been a member of the university’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) since 2014 and a member of the Montana Joint Terrorism Task Force since 2017.
Steven grew up in Montana and joined the United States Air Force in 1994 serving in law enforcement and security until his retirement in 2016. Steven held positions in Presidential Support (Presidents Clinton-Bush), Joint Security Force for Chairman of Joints Chief of Staff and finished his Air Force career working for Headquarters European Command Joint Antiterrorism Force Protection Division. Steven also worked for the Dillon Police Department and Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Dr. Woods' current practice includes an emphasis on college mental health as well as preventive health and the management of acute and chronic health conditions. She is a member of the MSU University Health Partners integration team, which works to integrate counseling and medical services at MSU. She has served on the MSU Behavior Intervention Team for the past two years.
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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.
John has been a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the past 18 years. Some assignments include SWAT Commander, K-9 Commander, Gang Sergeant and member of Academy Staff. He currently holds the rank of Captain and commands the Convention Center Area Command. In this position John oversees 266 employees who answer or respond annually to 150,000 calls for service. This command serves and protects the Las Vegas “strip” area which is the economic engine for the State of Nevada and the 43 million guests who visit. He was the incident commander for One October event and led all first responders. He received the Departments’ Medal of Honor and has received Unit Exemplary Service award four separate times, as well as the James D. Hoff award for service above the call of duty. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UNLV in Political Science.
Captain Mark Kittelson has been a member of the Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the past 23 years. His training has included: Heavy Rescue Technician, Nevada Task Force One Search Team Specialist and Search Team Manager, as well as assignments to the CCFD Training Division. In 2012, Capt. Kittelson was given a one-year assignment to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) as a liaison to the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center and the Multi Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) Cadre. In 2016, he completed a second assignment with the Metropolitan Police Department where he worked closely with the MACTAC Cadre to improve Southern Nevada’s public safety response capabilities. The focus of these improvements was on interoperability while at hostile events. Capt. Kittelson is currently assigned to the Route 91 Task Force. This task force is responsible for the Route 91 After Action Report which is being jointly created by CCFD and LVMPD and FEMA.