The Strategos Team
Strategos International is led by veterans of law enforcement, the U.S. military, private security
Vaughn Baker is president of Strategos International, a Kansas City, Mo.,-based firm that provides security training, consulting and executive protection services.
Baker has 20 years of experience in law enforcement including patrol, investigation, SWAT and special operations. He has trained thousands of school, health care, government, law enforcement
In addition, he served as deputy director of training and as an instructor for the Surefire Institute, a California-based tactical lighting manufacturer and tactical training company.
He is also the director of security for a church of more than 7,500 in the Kansas City area, a position he has held for more than a decade.
Executive Vice President
Mark Warren is a former law enforcement officer in multiple jurisdictions including the Blue Springs, Mo., Police Department, where he finished his career with the rank of sergeant. He also served as an undercover officer for the Jackson County Drug Task Force. Before joining civilian law enforcement, he served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer. He has trained thousands of students through Strategos, the Surefire Institute
Rev. Barry Young
Vice President Of Operations
Barry Young has dedicated his life to helping churches improve security. He has been the director of security at two churches in the Kansas City area and is a chaplain for the Independence, Mo., Police Department. He’s also a black belt in Sho-Lum-Tae Karate. Barry’s goal is for every church in the United States to have a comprehensive security plan and team that goes from the parking lot to the pulpit.
Director Of Project Management
Nick Spencer is a lead instructor and project manager for Strategos International. Nick began his career with the U.S. Army, where he served as a team leader for a tactical PSYOP team. During his 8-year enlistment, Nick obtained the rank of E6, Staff Sargent. He served in peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and spent 14 months in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After his enlistment, Nick served the Blue Springs (Mo.) Police Department, where he spent seven years in patrol. Nick was also a member of the department’s tactical team and was the training coordinator and a lead instructor.
Director of School Safety and Security Solutions
Prior to joining Strategos, Regina served for 16 years as
Director Of Business Development
With a background in military and civil special operations, Beveridge is an internationally known trainer, speaker, professional security consultant and a licensed master peace officer in Texas. He is an expert in security management, crime, loss prevention, investigations, and crisis response.
Beveridge has managed security projects, both national and international, for businesses that top the Fortune 500 list. He specializes in prediction, recognition, and evaluation of crime risk.
Project Manager / Instructor
Steven Svestka has over 20 years Police, Marine Corps and Protective Security Experience, primarily with Arizona State Police and U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaissance. He served in numerous roles, from armed operations against individuals and organized criminal networks, to personal security detail operations for visiting heads of state.
Team members not pictured…
Director Of Sales and Marketing – Instructor
Instructor / Project Manager
Director Of Protection Projects Staffing
Assistant To The Office Manager