Grady Emmons, MS, CPP – Owner/Director
Grady has spent his 25-year career actively involved in protective services. His experience covers everything from law enforcement to private sector protection, security, and investigations.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saginaw Valley State University, he earned a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis from Michigan State University. Grady has continued to expand his security credentials, achieving the Certified Protection Specialist (CPS) qualification with honors from Executive Security International (ESI). Grady has also been awarded the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential from the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).
Grady has put his training and education into action over the course of his career, conducting missions and organizing investigations across the United States and overseas. He has managed multiple projects in executive protection, investigations, intelligence gathering, surveillance, workplace violence prevention, labor dispute security, and secure transport on high-value assets. He currently manages all day to day activities of Marijuana Security Operations.
Justin Spreeman, MS, CPS – Operations Manager
Before joining our team in 2014, Justin Spreeman served as an Infantry officer for over seven years at a variety of posts and assignments, including an overseas combat deployment. Justin led a specially selected unit charged with the protective security detail for the commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne. He has coordinated numerous movements and VIP visits in hostile areas. Justin also developed the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division plan to provide Ft. Hood with a 448-member crisis response force, which would respond to various contingencies.
One of Justin’s more recent assignments was serving as Security Manager for an NGO operating in post-Hurricane Matthew Haiti. Serving as the primary safety and security advisor for area coordinators and the Country Director, Justin coordinated and executed the security plan for convoy operations facilitating WFP/PAM food distributions.
Prior to joining the U.S. Army, Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Lake Superior State University in 1999 and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago in 2004. Justin is also a graduate of Executive Security International (ESI) and has completed numerous private sector training schools in areas such as protective/evasive driving, firearms instruction, and is an Emergency Medical Technician.
Jon Pierson – Guard Force Supervisor
Jon Pierson comes to the MSO team with over 15 years of general management, customer service, employee training, and human resources knowledge. He specializes in working with, training, and coaching new employees; helping them to reach their potential with the company.
In addition to his personnel managment expertise, Jon also served 3 years as a police officer in the State of Ohio and is a graduate of the Sandusky Police Academy. He also served 2 years as a casino security officer. He remains well versed in incident de-escalation, patrol procedures, firearms, defensive tactics, tactical baton, and a host of other law enforcement skills.