Tyler Lum

Prior to joining Safer Schools Together in 2022, Tyler worked in the tech industry completing security audits and overseeing operations.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at Simon Fraser University, Tyler joined a non-partisan security think tank originally based out of Ottawa. The goal was to educate the public on both national and transnational security issues. Starting off his career by writing briefing notes, Tyler eventually joined the think tank in helping write two different books on Structured Analytical Techniques. Tyler has also published five double blind peer reviewed journals.

Tyler was born in the Lower Mainland of BC and continues to serve his local community in varying ways. In his free time, Tyler volunteers with the Red Cross, working as a virtual respondent helping those who have been affected by disaster.

Hakan Baris UMUT

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bilkent University, Hakan developed an interest in open-source intelligence. He began an internship as an analyst for a company in Belgium where his work focused on transnational crime, political risk, and security concerning various geopolitical locations like the Americas, Middle East, and Caucasia.

Following his internship, he volunteered for a research center in Switzerland, where he monitored and reported illicit drug trafficking-related activities in Turkey.

Hakan now works as a Threat Analyst at Safer Schools Together.

Kyla Wells

Prior to joining Safer Schools Together, Kyla worked as a Regional Sales Manager for a small business, where she specialized in expanding the brand both locally and into global markets. As her role evolved, her focus began to shift towards a career in design and marketing, working to help businesses align their online presence with their overall mission and values.

Kyla is continuing her education and is in the process of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree through Yorkville University.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she continues to call the Lower Mainland home.

Sydnee Mena

Sydnee earned a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs from California State University Maritime Academy and is currently a Threat Analyst for Safer Schools Together.

While attending Cal Maritime, Sydnee completed an internship with Central California Intelligence Center and continued employment with them through her graduation. The position focused on conducting site security assessments for houses of worship and schools, providing risk factors, and providing recommendations on how to mitigate those risks. Sydnee also created pamphlets and posters for local law enforcement regarding hoax threats. She worked closely with retired law enforcement, FBI agents, and TSA agents.

Katherine Campbell

Katherine Campbell is a Public Health Social Worker in the greater Los Angeles area, and a Professional Trainer for Safer Schools Together. Katherine received concurrent Master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has worked in the field of school threat assessment for five years.

Katherine currently works for the University of California (UC) system and has worked with multiple UC campuses supporting students in distress and responding to student threats. In her line of work, Katherine serves university students, conducting various biopsychosocial assessments, including suicide and homicide risk assessments, and providing crisis counseling as needed. Katherine also serves as a contributing member to multiple multidisciplinary school threat assessment teams where she uses professional judgement tools to assess risk and consult on institutional response.

Throughout her work, Katherine has received certifications and completed trainings in Targeted Violence Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and the implementation of various threat assessment tools including the WAVR-21 (Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk), and the TRAP-18 (Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol).

Katherine is passionate about the elimination of school violence and believes that with appropriate training, knowledge, tools and response, this violence can be preventable.

Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski

Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski has been a science educator for the past 38 years. She is the owner of Mobile Science Education Consulting Services and a Trainer for Safer Schools Together. In these roles, she travels throughout the nation and world providing consulting services to schools and corporations.

Diana conducts science, STEM, and 21st-century skills professional staff development training for educators, administrators, and parents. She also remains active in the classroom through instructional coaching as well as providing science and STEM programs as a guest scientist.

Raj Jaswal

Raj has worked within the criminal justice system for the last 13.5 years in a frontline and investigative capacity as a Municipal Police Officer in BC. Raj has extensive experience in gang enforcement, intervention and suppression, and has focused considerable time on intelligence gathering across the Lower Mainland. In 2014, he was recognized for his work with a departmental commendation for developing strategies to curb gang violence in his region. In 2021, he was recognized for his superior accomplishments in gang investigations by the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago, Illinois with the Frederick Milton Thrasher Award.

Raj is part of a select group of Police Officers across Canada who is a certified instructor in criminal vehicle interdiction training that targets the “travelling criminal”. Raj has been a leader in the creation of a multi-agency working group between various government agencies that educate and train Canadian law enforcement officers in criminal vehicle interdiction. Raj is also a recognized instructor for the US Drug Interdiction Assistance Program that trains and educates law enforcement officers across the United States, and brings his extensive knowledge to his role as Trainer for Safer Schools Together.

Raj has a genuine passion for combining practical experiences with educational training and serves as a guest lecturer for post-secondary criminology departments. Raj’s dedication to his community has resulted in him being the recipient of community service awards for his commitment to the communities he has worked in.

Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller (MA. PgDip) is a recognized authority on the topics of media literacy, social media education, and digital trends. Jesse is an international speaker who has addressed thousands of participants in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.

Since 2008, Jesse has worked in media education programs helping curate curriculum and learning resources with school districts across North America. Currently, Jesse is a sessional lecturer at the University of Victoria and a Trainer for Safer Schools Together. Prior to the 2020 pandemic, he was also in high demand as a travelling keynote speaker and consultant within education and public safety events across Canada.

Jesse has focused the majority of his most recent work towards the remote learning reality we’re all experiencing, as it is a wonderful opportunity to further how we engage media literacy in a connected (but socially-distanced) world.

Christopher Felton

Christopher M. Felton has been in Law Enforcement for over 16 years, with experience at a large Midwest Police Department as well as Active-Duty U.S. Army Military Police.

For the past 14 years, Christopher has served at his police department in various capacities, currently as a Detective Sergeant with the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit. He is also a Trainer for Safer Schools Together, and an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at two local universities where he teaches courses in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Emergency Management.

Christopher has also served as a Crisis Intervention Officer, Public Information Officer, and Field Training Officer, and he co-founded and currently leads the Police Officer Peer Support/Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

As a Leading Investigator/Research Assistant with Hutton Criminal Profiling and Associates from October 2015 to June 2020, Christopher collaborated on studies presented at the American Society of Criminology Conferences. He has also presented at the National Gang Crime Research Center Conference in Chicago, IL.

Christopher holds a BS in Criminal Justice, an MS in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology, a Master of Philosophy, and is currently writing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice – Law and Public Policy.

Jed Roffers

Jed Roffers is a sworn law enforcement official from the State of Wisconsin. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Criminal Justice.

Jed began his professional career in 2008 as a Trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol. During this time, he acquired training and experience in areas of impaired driving detection, highway criminal interdiction, technical crash reconstruction, and forensic mapping.

In 2013, Jed transitioned to a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). He has served as a member of the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force since 2014, the primary mission of which focuses on investigating child sexual exploitation cases facilitated online and/or through digital means. Cases investigated have included the production and distribution of child sexual abuse material, child sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and proactive online undercover investigations.

Jed has become a subject matter expert on mobile applications/online platforms used by perpetrators to facilitate child exploitation crimes and brings this experience to his role as Trainer for Safer Schools Together. He has provided professional training at state, regional, and national conferences on this topic, as well as regularly providing community outreach training sessions to local schools and parents, focusing on the dangers of social media and digital communications.

Jed also serves as a Federal Task Force Officer (TFO) with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), focusing on ICAC related investigations.

John Callery

Mr. John W. Callery has a total of 35 years of law enforcement experience, beginning his career as a Police Officer in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984. He was detailed to the prestigious USAF Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C., serving then President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Callery continued his law enforcement career as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in 1992, initially assigned to the DEA Los Angeles Field Division (LAFD).  Mr. Callery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Counterterrorism-WMD from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2007. He also holds a Master Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.

Mr. Callery started his DEA career in the Los Angeles Field Division as a member of the OPERATION LEYENDA task force and worked arduously on bringing to justice the conspirators in the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Mexico. In 1995, Mr. Callery was assigned to the LAFD’s Mobile Enforcement Team (MET), where he conducted numerous deployments to cities suffering from drug related violence. These deployments were extremely successful, resulting in the arrests of hundreds of drug traffickers and violent criminal offenders.

In 1999, Mr. Callery was chosen for an overseas assignment in Bangkok, Thailand. During his tenure in Bangkok, he controlled high level heroin investigations with US nexuses to include the first Judicial Wire Tap investigation in the history of The Kingdom of Thailand.

In 2011, Mr. Callery assumed the position of Country Attaché of DEA’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Country Office, where he managed DEA’s efforts to identify and dismantle drug trafficking and money laundering organizations operating in Malaysia and Singapore.

In 2014, Mr. Callery returned to the LAFD as a Group Supervisor, where he led the division’s Clandestine Lab Enforcement Group, where he focused his group’s attention on PCP manufacturing, criminal street gangs and violent drug trafficking.

In 2016, Mr. Callery was promoted to Section Chief at DEA/HQS Regional and Local Impact Section (OGR) where he oversaw DEA’s domestic operations and managed DEA’s Domestic Cartel Initiative (DCI), Domestic Priority Targeting Operations, DEA’s assistance to the Violent Reduction Network and Bureau of Indian Country Affairs.

In 2017, Mr. Callery assumed the duties of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the DEA Honolulu District Office. There he led and managed all DEA operations in the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and Saipan.

From 2019 to 2021 he was the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Diego Field Division where he led the men and woman of the SDFD in concentrating on the opioid overdose death investigations, fentanyl laced drugs, Mexican Cartel operations, US/Mexico interdiction efforts and the enduring scourge of methamphetamine trafficking in the region.

Mr. Callery is a professional public speaker and has conducted hundreds of lectures around the world on a myriad law enforcement and counter terrorism topics. Between 2005-2011 Mr. Callery conducted over 70 DEA International Training seminars on professional law enforcement best practices in over 50 nations around the globe.

Mr. Callery is married, enjoys golf, snorkeling, and tennis and is an avid sports fan.

Dr. Lindsay McBride

Dr. Lindsay McBride completed her Master of Arts degree, specializing in Forensic Psychology, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, NY. She then received her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University, and completed her residency at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in its Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program.

Dr. McBride is currently a Staff Psychologist in the Medical Inpatient and Outpatient Psychology Services at BC Children’s Hospital and a trainer for Safer Schools Together in the field of Mental Health. She has worked previously in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program, and in the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at Richmond Hospital.  She is also a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Pediatric Psychology and the BC Psychological Association and is registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Bill Reynolds

Bill Reynolds is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the education, retail, insurance, financial services, healthcare, and nonprofit fields. Leveraging extensive experience improving cultural alignment and creating strategic channel partnerships for a B2B company, he is a valuable advisor to Safer Schools Together. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, product development, sales management, growth, analytics, business analysis, enterprise software, global operations (China), investments, and customer service.

Antonio Ysasi

Since his youth, Antonio has been a computer enthusiast, building and modifying his own computers along with his families and peers. In high school, he collaborated with a teacher and helped petition to offer a computer programming class as an elective, as well as founded the school’s first-ever computer club as an elective.

Before working at Safer Schools Together, Antonio worked for a local business as a web developer to expand their products and services to the vastness of the internet. Once understanding the fundamentals of E-Commerce, he sought a larger challenge. He led a team of graphic designers, sales specialists & customer support agents, to create and expand multiple E-Commerce websites simultaneously, which are still flourishing today.

Jackie Cao

Jackie completed a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences with a major in Criminology and a Certificate in Police Studies from Simon Fraser University. Specialized courses Jackie completed during his post-secondary studies include computers and cybercrime, criminal procedure and evidence, organized crime, and criminal profiling. His interests include open source intelligence and crime analytics.

Prior to joining Safer Schools Together (SST) as a Threat Analyst, Jackie worked as a Project Coordinator conducting research in the health sector. In his free time, he volunteered at a local YMCA as a youth mentor working with at-risk youth. Jackie also spent time teaching technology-based courses to seniors and the elderly at senior and retirement homes.

Steve Corbeil

Steve Corbeil

Steve completed a Master of Arts in intelligence studies with a focus on criminal intelligence from the American Military University. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Technology in forensic investigations with a focus on crime and intelligence analysis at BCIT in Vancouver. His studies included courses in open-source intelligence, street gangs, organized crime, drug cartels and the narcotics threat, and criminal intelligence analysis. Steve further developed his investigative skill set in the workforce during his time as a Private Investigator before joining Safer Schools Together where he is currently a Threat Analyst Manager.

Maja Kovac

Maja joined Safer Schools Together as a Threat Analyst after completing a B.Tech in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics from BCIT. During her studies, Maja completed work in open source investigative techniques, network security and Canadian law. She has experience working with youth through teaching after-school technology programs and running a youth dance group.

 

Frank Grosspietsch

Frank Grosspietsch

Frank provides Safer Schools Together with expert consultation services in relation to all concerns having a firearms nexus. Recently retired from 17 years with the RCMP, Frank for the last 14 years served as a firearms investigative & enforcement support specialist/expert with the RCMP’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST). For a number of those years, Frank supported SSTs Annual Gangs and Guns Conference.

Franks is qualified in the following:

  • Identification, Classification & Verification of Firearms
  • Ammunition and Firearms Related Components (also qualified as such in Federal Court Washington State)
  • Criminal use of Firearms
  • Black Market Value of Firearms
  • Firearms Trafficking
  • Firearms Related Coded Terminology
  • Maintenance & Repair of Firearms
  • Operability of Pellet & Airsoft Replicas
  • Characteristics of an Armed Individual
  • Distribution of Criminal Firearms (Domestic/International)

Frank is also on the United Nations Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) Roster of Experts for Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) in relation to firearms investigative techniques, firearm identification & delivery of firearms training modules. Frank has dedicated his life to public service, including an additional 18 years as a regular member with the Canadian Armed Forces and now looks forwarded to helping Canada’s youth.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Upon completion of the Human Services Foundation program in 2003, Nick began his career at Lutherwood, a mental health treatment center and youth custody program. Throughout the next 16 years, he worked alongside a multi-disciplinary team, providing strength based, client centered treatment to vulnerable youth and their families. As time progressed, he moved into a Family Counsellor role, offering direct support to at-risk and high-risk families in the creation of goal setting and providing professional recommendations upon completion.

For 12 years, he worked for John Howard Society in the YARD Program – a community-based gang-exit program serving youth involved with/or at risk of joining a gang.  Through this program, behaviour change support was provided to youth through the development of pro-social, leadership and employability skills.

Nick is a trainer and consultant for Safer Schools Together and works for the District of Surrey where he is an active member of the WRAP team. His dedication and commitment for this work comes from his training and experience in attachment and restorative justice.

Norman Miller

Norman Miller is a 28 year law enforcement veteran with a Masters in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security from Tiffin University. He earned a graduate certificate in Information Management and Analysis from Eckerd College, a CENTCOM/CIA sponsored program for the development of intelligence analysis. Norman is currently serving as an investigator assigned to the gang prosecution unit. He has investigated major crimes, gang crimes, white-collar crime, misdemeanor, and juvenile and truancy issues for over 24 years with the State Attorney’s Office under Bernie McCabe.

Norman previously served as a deputy sheriff for the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, where he began working gangs in 1993 after the Latin Kings formed in a school where he was a school resource officer. He has been a member of the Florida Gang Investigators Association since 1994, where he is currently the Director of Training. Norman is also the Vice-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Multi Agency Gang Task Force (MAGTF), one of the largest in the state of Florida.

As a member of the Safer Schools Together team, Norman provides Digital Threat Assessment training across North America. His background in law enforcement and gang investigation provides attendees with a vast wealth of knowledge and case examples from his throughout his career.