ESI Faculty

Bodyguard Training & Security Instructors

Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio

AS3 International Founder Former Chapter Chair and co-founder for ASIS International® (Most Important association for Security Professionals in the World) for its Mexico Puebla-Southeast chapter. Co-founder of the EP SUMMIT México | EP Forum US IBSSA® Certified Executive Protection Instructor and Evaluator Former member of the extint Executive Protection Council for ASIS International® Interview and […]

Nora Shukurova

Director of Student Advisement

Nora is an experienced world traveler with several professional accomplishments. A native of Tajikistan, a country in Central Asia, she has worked for The US State Department, The US Diplomatic Security Service and The Department of Defense, conducting direct support in hostile and non-hostile environments. She has been recognized by all three for superior service […]

Cheryl Pace

Director of Student Services

Cheryl Pace is the Director of Student Services for ESI. She handles the administrative functions for ESI including student enrollments and financing, specializing in Veteran’s benefits. She has many years of administrative experience including with government enrollment systems, certifications and credentialing. She understands the attention to detail that is required when dealing with government entities. […]

Shannon Kelley

Director of In-House Operations.

Shannon Kelley, Director of In-House Operations, comes to ESI with a background in various industries including 15 years in surveillance, business management and finance as well as experience as a First Responder. Receiving extra certificates in Disaster Assistance training through FEMA. She will be working directly with the students and behind the scenes at ESI […]

Bob Duggan

President- Founder

Bob Duggan founded Executive Security International in 1980 with an obsessive interest in human behavior, especially bad behavior. In 1973, Bob was a co-partner and founder of The Aspen Academy of Martial Arts where his interest in the precursors of attack sharpened.

Meb West

Director of Training- Executive Protection

Meb West is part-owner and CEO of Seven Spears Security International: A security consulting firm specializing in overseas security support operations for multi-national and international companies.

Jenny West

Senior Cadre- Executive Protection

Jenny West Seven Spears Security International Jenny West served her country honorably in the US Army as an Intelligence Analyst and Director of Command Post Operations. After returning to civilian life, Jenny co-founded Seven Spears Security International, LLC, a security consulting firm specializing in overseas security support operations for multi-national and international companies. She is […]

Barry Wilson

Senior Cadre- Executive Protection

Barry Wilson, President Anlance Protection Prior to forming Anlance Protection, Barry served in the US Army in the early 70s. He attended Colorado State University, managed several businesses, and later became involved in security consulting, specializing in Executive Protection, Uniformed Security, and Undercover Surveillance. After graduating from Executive Security International located in Aspen Colorado, Barry […]

Abry Elmassian

Cadre- Executive Protection

Abry Elmassian has a multidisciplinary professional background that has spanned various industry intersections while having mental health as the informing foundation of her work.

Elijah Shaw

Senior Cadre- Icon Global Security

Elijah Shaw is the President of ICON a full service agency specializing in Executive and VIP Protection.

Keith Buckner

Range Master- Senior Firearms Instructor

Keith Buckner, Army Sergeant Major, (Ret.) SGM Keith Buckner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as Range Master for the ESI shooting programs. He served our country for over 31 years and retired as an Army Sergeant Major, the highest enlisted rank, just above First Sergeant and Master Sergeant. He was […]

Todd Haller

Senior Cadre- Shooting Instructor

Todd Haller Senior Shooting Instructor Todd Haller began teaching for ESI as a Senior Shooting Instructor in 2004. He is a Patrol/Training Sergeant with the Snowmass Village Police Department and has been in law enforcement since 1995. Todd is the Training Director for the Roaring Fork Regional multi-agency firearms, arrest control, use of force, and […]

Mark Robbins

Senior Cadre- Tactical Medicine

Mark Robbins With over 30 years of experience in protecting people and assets, I am a Massachauetts Constable, a Contract-Security Professional with Osen-Hunter Group, LLC, where I provide on-site security activities for various high net worth clients on short term contracts, a Certified Protection Specialist, a Massachusetts and National Registered EMT-Tactical, a seasoned Firearms and […]

Patrick Devine

Cadre- Tactical Medicine

Patrick Devine Patrick Devine has spent his life in service to others and has spent the last 20 years in the security industry. An ESI alumnus who has been primarily involved in the Executive Protection world, he also has experience working High-Risk/PSD details and many other facets of the protection world. A leader in the […]

Greg Nelson

Cadre- Corporate Security Management

Greg Nelson Mr. Nelson is a privacy, protection, and preparedness advocate, with over twenty-five years of security industry experience building value-added security strategies for businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals. His expertise draws on a deep and diverse background which includes professional and volunteer experiences in the public and private safety sectors, as well as years […]

Edward Wilson

Cadre- Corporate Security Management

Edward Wilson Edward has worked in many different sectors of the industry over a 30+ year career. During this time, he has amassed considerable experience as a practitioner, trainer, and industry leader in the Protective Services – Intelligence, Crisis Management, and the training profession. Recognized as a subject matter expert in Risk / Threat Analysis, […]

Filippo Marino

Cadre- Corporate Security Management

Filippo Marino CEO, Tegumen Filippo Marino is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tegumen, a risk mitigation advisory firm focused on intelligence-driven brand, operations, and personnel protection strategies. Over the course of his career, Filippo has developed, led, or optimized security, intelligence, and risk management operations as both an adviser and functional leader. In his […]

Bethany Duggan

Senior Vice President

Bethany Duggan is the Senior Vice President at ESI. She comes to ESI with a background in business, marketing and finance. She received her Master’s Degree in Marketing from SNHU. You will often find Bethany working behind the scene in the corporate office making sure all the classes are running smoothly.