PRE-CONFERENCE

Pete Wickham is a 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 an 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.

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1

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 cyberstalking capabilities and actively uses them to cyber stalk her 3 sons across the Net.

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.

Mike Sangray, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Systems Auditor, has a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy, is a cyber security engineer with Anderson ZurMuehlen and has 18 years of experience in the IT field providing comprehensive security services. Mike provides expertise through assessment, development, and evaluation of security solutions and architectures in addition to conducting security risk assessments and reviews of policies and procedures to secure applications, operating systems, database, and networks. In addition to his client work, Mike is an Adjunct Professor at Carroll College and regularly speaks at conferences and events in Montana. His professional experience includes working for corporations, higher education, and state government. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, learning about new technologies.
Andy Hanks is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Montana.
Andy oversees all enterprise IT security functions for the State and partners with state and federal agencies to develop and implement information security policies, standards, and procedures. He represents Montana’s cyber-security interests in the State Legislature, State Information Technology Managers Council, State Information Technology Board, Montana Information Security Advisory Council, and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center. Prior to joining the State of Montana, Andy served as a Global Security Program Manager at IBM where he oversaw security operations, policies, processes, tools, services, and architectures for Fortune 500 companies across market sectors. Andy holds certifications in Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Ce
rtified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge CCSK).
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 Public 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.
Randy Middlebrook currently serves as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for Infrastructure Protection in Federal Region VIII’s Montana district; which covers the entire state.  Mr. Middlebrook supports homeland security efforts serving as a federal liaison and advisor to the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor on infrastructure protection matters. He contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing of risk to critical assets at the local level.  As a PSA, Mr. Middlebrook facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for local critical infrastructures and assets, and acts as a physical and technical security advisor to Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Randy is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

 

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.  

Aaron Grusonik is the Associate Dean of Students at Montana State University.  In this role, he serves as the Director of Safety and Welfare and oversees the MSU Behavior Intervention Team.  His current interest and focus is in creating a campus environment that is equipped with the tools and skills to both identify and intervene when students are in need.  He is also an instructor in the psychology department.  Prior to working in the Office of the Dean of Students, he worked in the counseling center at MSU.  

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.

KorrinFagenstromis an Assistant Director in Residence Life.  She has over 9 years of experiences in student affairs working in both housing and new student services. In her current role, she oversees the residential programming and works closely with colleagues and campus partners to ensure the welfare of on-campus students.  She has experience training student and professional staff in community development, conduct, communication, and crisis response.  
Katie Woods is a family physician at MSU’s University Health Partners Medical Services. She is also an instructor at MSU in global health. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Connecticut and Montana State University, and graduate and professional degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

 

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. 

Keith has been an active member of Montana State & the Bozeman community since 1994. Prior to working as an Adjunct Professor for Gallatin College at MSU & the Associate Director in the Office of Disability Services and the Office of Financial Education, Keith owned & operated his own business for 18 years. Keith's goal is to help Montana State students in any way possible, through services offered at the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success.
Chancey is the Director of Family & Graduate Housing at Montana State University and also supervises Maintenance and Custodial aspects of the Residence Life operation. In this role, Chancey is responsible for 650 on-campus apartments and the physical environment and aspects of the Residence Life operation which features 4200 beds in 16 buildings. 
Darrell Poteet is a Program Manager with the Office of Radiological Security’s Alarm Response Training program conducted at Y-12 National Security Complex. He has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University. He has held numerous positions in the law enforcement and security-related fields. Before coming to Y-12 he served as a police officer for the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. In addition to his law enforcement background, he served as a Security Police Officer at Y-12 for 3 yrs. and a Physical Security Specialist for 2 yrs. He has held his current position with the Office of Radiological Security for 10 years.

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2

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.