TIME MENTORS

Below is a list of approved mentors for the May 2021 cohort of the Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) mentorship program. If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please apply via the Mentee Application link.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for the next cohort, please email mentorship@securityindustry.org for more information.

Aaron Bergquist

Aaron Bergquist

Regional Security Manager Facebook
Outside of work I enjoy DIY home projects, spending time with my
read more wife and dogs and learning new things.
Akiko Koda

Akiko Koda

Operations Supervisor Convergint Technologies
Interests: Broadway shows, photography, concerts, archaeology, art
Alex Orr_

Alex Orr

Global Enterprise Account
Johnson Controls
I lead a very active lifestyle; when safe, I compete in three types...
read more of soccer (11 aside, beach soccer and 7 a side), and I also socially play golf and tennis most weeks. I'm happiest when stimulated by healthy conversation over good food, and I like to try my hand at new recipes and check out new food spots in my free time.
Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie Mitchell

Global Security Manager
Facebook
Outdoor activities: hiking, biking, running and swimming
Brian Krause

Brian Krause

VP, NA
Dragonfruit AI
I have three daughters, and I'm also an active competitor in long-
Read more distance triathlon. I'm an avid sports fan, used to be active in local government and also enjoy reading & travel.
Bryan Viau

Bryan Viau

Chief Operating Officer
VTI Security
Interests: outdoor activities, family and travel
Cameron-Javdani

Cameron Javdani

President
SoundSecure
Outside of work and parenting, I spend time doing three activities.
Read more First, weekend mornings are spent devouring books with topics ranging from biographies to history to medicine and beyond. Second, I play two electric guitars (though regrettably not at the same time). And third, I study astrophysics. The takeaway from these three interests is a combination of creative and mathematical inspiration that not only are more things possible than one might expect, but given enough scale, all those possibilities exist.
Caroline Rhodes

Caroline Rhodes

Engineering Manager
Allegion
Outside of work, I enjoy running, gardening, cooking,
Read more hiking, swiming and just about any outside activity. Before moving my family to our newest location, I was a very active participant in youth sports and coached both boys' and girls' soccer. I also started an after-school girls' basketball program to introduce the sport and provide an opportunity for kids to exercise in a non-competitive environment.
Charles LeBlanc

Charles LeBlanc

Project Executive
IMEG Corp
My primary hobby is mentoring the local high school robotics team.
Read more I participate in team activities year-round, but the busiest time is competition season from Jan. 1 to May 30. I enjoy fishing and do that when I can. I enjoy working on my property restoring and managing the pine forest destroyed by major fires in 2011.
Chris Cho

Chris Cho

National Account Manager
Johnson Controls Security
Interests: Olympic weight lifting, hanging out with friends, any outdoor activities with family and eating
Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

Sales Manager
USA Security
I am at a stage in my life where my outside of work interests are pretty much my children's...
Read more activities/interests. I enjoy lifting weights and have recently begun to teach my children how to lift weights now that they are old enough to do so. I am also a parent volunteer in both the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. I also volunteer on my church's newly formed broadcasting team, assisting in the technical aspect of the weekly worship stream via Facebook Live and YouTube. In the free time I have left, I am trying to learn to speak Spanish (poorly). As a family, our interests are being outdoors, and we often hike or camp on the weekends.
Daniel O'Mahoney

Daniel O'Mahoney

Dir. Revenue Operations
BCD International
Outside of work I am passionate about finance, wealth management and soccer. I played soccer...
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Fadil Zain

Fadil Zain

Integration Sales
Allegion Canada
During the summer months, I enjoy being outdoors as much as...
Read more possible, swimming in my pool or at a lake, going for bike rides on trails, walking or hiking trails and playing sports like golf, soccer, basketball or frisbee. In the fall and spring months, I enjoy playing ball hockey and football and walking till the weather gets cooler. During the winter months, I enjoy reading indoors, but for outdoors I try to go snowboarding regularly. In order to enjoy all these activities, I try to maintain a fit lifestyle and work out 4-6 days a week doing calisthenics and HIIT training like CrossFit.
Frank Pisciotta

Frank Pisciotta

President
Business Protection Specialists, Inc.
Interests: exercise, fishing and travel with the family
Gary McGill

Gary McGill

CSPM
LaForce Inc.
Interests: motorcycle riding and traveling to new places with my wife
J Kelly Stewart

J. Kelly Stewart

Managing Director & CEO
Newcastle Consulting, LLC
Interests: hiking, lifting, chess, stamp collecting and visiting historical landmarks
James Butler

James Butler

Director National Accounts
Johnson Controls
Interests: playing golf and tennis and riding my bicycle; working on my motorcycles
Janet Fenner

Janet Fenner

President
Defined Marketing
Interests: art history, hiking
Jim-Black

Jim Black

Director Physical Security Standards & Controls
Microsoft
I like enjoying the outdoors with my family, exercising and competing in all manner of sporting...
Read more endeavor. I love to cook almost as much as I love eating pie. Volunteering, giving back and paying forward are fixed lifelong passions.
Joey Joy

Joey Joy

Distribution Manager
March Networks
Interests: golfing, hiking with my dog and hanging out with friends (safely during COVID)
John Lineweaver

John Lineweaver

Regional Security Manager
Facebook
I mountain bike, hike and grill! I enjoy photography and spend many days taking pictures of the ..
Read more youth sports teams my kids are involved with.
Jon Harris

Jon Harris

Director - Enterprise Solutions
Guidepost Solutions LLC
Fitness/Running, I coach Highschool and Youth lacrosse and am teaching myself how to write...
Read more computer program code. Avid reader. .
Josh Cummings

Josh Cummings

Vice President, Technology
VTI Security
I like to hike, play guitar, spend time with my family, watch my daughters play sports and
Read more barbecue while not at work.
Kathleen Carroll

Kathleen Carroll

Managing Partner
Seven Seas Strategic Communications
Interests: writing, reading, playing piano, spending time with family and working out
Kelli Dutto

Kelli Dutto

Director, Security Standards & Technology
Salesforce
Interests: travel, (non-COVID times), any kind of water sport, connecting with family and friends and hiking
Kelly DeLeo

Kelly DeLeo

Senior Manager, End-to- End Solutions
Axis Communications
What keeps me happy? Playing soccer, running, reading, cooking, & exploring the outdoors of New England with my dog, Poch!
Lee Odess

Lee Odess

CEO
Group337
With 2 kids under 10, 2 dogs and a loving wife... my family is my hobby outside of work 🙂 ...
Read more I also love running, spending time with friends and sports.
Leigh Dow

Leigh Dow

VP, Marketing
Identiv
I love to read and cook. I also sit on a number of nonprofit organization boards for causes...
Read more I'm passionate about. Most of the boards I sit on are related to either humanitarian causes or STEM programs.
MJ-Thomas

MaryJo Thomas

Director, Security
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Cooking healthy meals and working out on my Peloton.
Philip-Young

Philip Young

Dir., Enterprise Accounts
G4S Secure Integration LLC
In general, I am passionate about people. I love a good conversation about life,...
Read more politics, history and things people are passionate about. When I am not working I follow (and sometimes play) most sports, but college and pro football, basketball, baseball and soccer all find their way onto my TV on a weekly basis. I enjoy working out a lot; I spend a lot of time riding bikes, practicing martial arts, playing basketball and running. I also enjoy almost anything that can be turned into a competition; I love to compete.
Rodger Schmidt

Rodger Schmidt

Technical Trainer
ASSA ABLOY
My family is my biggest hobby as I get older and have a grandchild. We enjoy being outdoors...
Read more hiking, working around the yard and every summer traveling extensively around the world. When indoors, I enjoy cooking when I don't get kicked out of the kitchen by my young ladies and wife.
Len Friedman

Len Friedman

Director of Sales
Hikvision
I am an avid racquetball player and golfer. Periodically, I am asked to address a marketing...
Read more or graduate class at my alma mater, Kansas University.
Maria Floujeh

Maria Floujeh

National Account Manager
Allegion Canada Inc.
I love swimming and reading fiction and nonfiction literature. I have a dog, a cat and an
Read more energetic 2.5-year-old. Outside of work, my focus is on my family and enjoying the time we have together.
Matthew Stonebraker

Matthew Stonebraker

Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Allegion
I take my health and wellness seriously; before COVID I was in the gym 3-4 times a week.
Read more Since social distancing has been in effect, I’ve taken up running increasingly long distances. Back in September, I got up to 10 miles. I also love food and cooking. I have an ever-increasing collection of international recipes. To counteract the running, I have been baking elaborate desserts like French Napoleon and ghevar. I am very active in volunteerism and social activism. I spent my free time helping out at the local farmer’s market, the Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, Showing Up for Racial Justice and several smaller local groups. I enjoy reading (historical fiction, sci-fi, westerns) and watching movies (sci-fi, thriller, slice-of-life).
Michael Niola

Michael Niola

Associate Principal
Vantage Technology Consulting Group
I have many interests outside work, though some tend to blend with work such as my passion...
Read more for technology solutions. I enjoy learning about new tech, exploring new tech and talking about new tech. Parts of my job as a security consultant also benefits from this personal interest. Additionally, I enjoy hiking and the outdoors. I'm currently working on converting my personal cargo van into a camper to prepare for more adventures. Nature seems to be a great way for me to re-energize and remember my life goals and keep a balance.
Michael Quiroga

Michael Quiroga

Chief Revenue Officer
Asylon
Interests: robotics, fishing, being a father
Tracy Larson

Tracy Larson

President
WeSuite
Interests: the outdoors, hiking, skiing, reading, fitness, travel and national parks
Michele Hawkins

Michele Hawkins

Territory Sales Consultant
Allegion PLC
Interests: running and renovating my 110-year-old home
Ron Worman

Ron Worman

CEO
The Sage Group
I am just trying to give back, although I must admit, teaching has always been a lever to learn.
Shad McPheters

Shad McPheters

General Manager
Northland Controls
Interests: the outdoors (camping/hiking/fishing/white water rafting), history, the ocean
Sheryl Maas

Sheryl Maas

CEO
Guardian Zone, LLC
I love to travel internationally, read, watch horror movies and learn about history.
Steve Oplinger

Steven Oplinger

Senior Integration Consultant
Tusco Inc
Interests: magic tricks, fishing, gambling
Tim Wenzel

Tim Wenzel

Head of Global Security Privacy Protection
Facebook
My hobbies include hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing and tennis.