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Jacob Turner

Rovers Security owner Jacob Turner

President

I began working with Richard Yoerk and Express Personnel in 2001 as a key leader in business development. In 2003 I took over the day to day management and development for Rovers Security, a subsidiary of YS2 Group, the parent company of Express Personnel and Rovers Security. In May of 2007 I formed a new company named RS Managements Services Co., which for that year managed all of Rovers Security’s event accounts. In the beginning of January 2008 RS Management Services Co. purchased Rovers Security Co.

Prior to Rovers Security, I served 3 ½ years in the United States Army National Guard where I applied discipline and motivation in my role as Squad Leader. Security experience was obtained through various field and garrison security details. Later I worked in sales both outside and in, then became the General Manager of a modeling agency, putting to use my management skills as well as sales and customer service.

I have worked closely with the Oregon Department of Public Security Standards and Training to insure that all Rovers Security officers are certified and trained as required by the State of Oregon. In addition, I have orchestrated an internal training program designed to keep our officers proficient at the state mandated skills, as well as offering new skills in customer service and numerous situational trainings developed to teach skills in handling threats and natural disasters.

I was born and raised in Portland Oregon, graduated from Benson High School attended Mt. Hood Community College and Portland Community College.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1 / 4
Email: jacob@roverssecurity.com

Eric Bjork

Eric Bjork

Portland Branch Manager

I am an Oregon native that grew up in the rural town of Newberg, about 30 minutes west of Portland. At the age of 10, I moved to Gladstone, OR where I attended middle school and high school, graduating in 1996. Upon graduation, I attended Oregon State University, where I studied both business administration and Japanese language. I decided to take a break from school in 1999 and found myself working various jobs, eventually finding my way into the restaurant industry. I worked as a server and assistant manager with different companies in Oregon, California and Washington, and have been working in that industry since 2001. In 2008, with some encouragement from my wife, I decided to finish my college education, so I enrolled at Portland State University where I studied Human Resource Management, earning my Bachelor's Degree in 2011.

I began working at Rovers in early 2012 as part of an internship to gain some real-world experience in the HR field. I returned to Rovers in 2013, and assumed the role of Human Resource Manager. I have been with the company ever since, and consider myself lucky to be part of such a wonderful team!

I am a huge sports fan and am very passionate about the Portland Trailblazers. I grew up idolizing Clyde, Terry, Jerome and the rest of the Blazers and have followed them closely through the years (even the bad ones). I love to enjoy the outdoors with my wife and kids so you might find us on the slopes of Mt. Hood in the winter or playing some disc golf in the summer.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 3
Email: eric@roverssecurity.com

Cassandra Cason

Cassandra Cason

Boardman Branch Manager

I bring more than 20 years of Human Resources Management experience and a demonstrated track record of building rapidly growing business infrastructure to the table. As part of the early technology boom in the Pacific Northwest, my role as HR Director influenced the successes of $50 to $300 million dollar companies. My involvement with 5 start-ups, whether the 3 rd or 30 th employee hired, garnered the valuable and tireless work ethic I bring to Rovers Security. Since coming on board, I have experienced roles in Security, Events, HR and Field Management, moving on to my current position as Eastern Oregon Branch Manager. My commitment is to continue to solidify infrastructure and contribute to the overall expansion goals company-wide.

A rare native Oregonian, I attended Oregon State University and valiantly rival the University of Oregon Duck fans in the organization. My passion is reading biographical history, big family-style cooking, petting every dog I see, and being a proud Nana.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 2
Email: cc@roverssecurity.com

Christina Venable

Christina Venable

Operations Manager

I began working in the security industry in 2002 with the TSA. I moved into the private sector in 2006. For the next 5 years I worked for various security companies. In 2011 I started working part-time with Rovers Security, primarily in the event division. In 2012 I was promoted to a supervisor. In 2013 I accepted a promotion into management and began working with Rovers full-time. I have enjoyed working for this company and look forward to enhancing my skills with Rovers Security Co. I currently live in Gresham Or and am a mother of 2 girls.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: christina@roverssecurity.com

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams

Field Manager

I graduated high school in 2004 and began my working life by joining the U.S. Navy. I served as a parachute rigger aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (cv-63) in Yokosuka, Japan. Upon completion of my tours, I returned home to Portland, Oregon. I began work as a supervisor with an exterior building maintenance company in 2007. During that time I was responsible for 3 different crews of 4 individuals. I heard about Rovers Security from a friend in 2009, and have been with the company ever since.

I was raised in the south with strong southern values. During my time in the Navy, I learned that through teamwork, success is inevitable. One of my mottos’ is: We succeed as a team or we fail as a team. Adaptability and being able to overcome obstacles is one of my strong points, and is a necessity to work at Rovers Security. No matter how unique our clients’ needs are, we will succeed through our teamwork and communication.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: kyle@roverssecurity.com

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Assistant Manager

I am a Marine Corp Veteran that served in Somalia and Kosovo with the 1st Marine Division. I adopted the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment and feel they have served me well in civilian life.

I have been with Rovers Security for two years and have worked my way up to a supervisory position. I enjoy my job and working with other staff members as well as the clients we serve.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 2
Email: mmurphy@roverssecurity.com

Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer

Assistant Manager

I started with Rovers in March of 2012. I have worked most of our corporate sites and events. In October of 2015, I was asked if I would join our Supervisor team. I gladly accepted and have worked as a supervisor for both our corporate sites and events. I recently accepted a new challenge with the company, becoming Assistant Field Manager, and look forward to the adventure ahead of me.

I have had many jobs over the years; from retail sales, to driving truck across the United States. Every job has had its challenges, both good and bad. Rovers is one of the few companies I have worked for that I feel is more than just a job. I am grateful for having the opportunity to work for and grow with them.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: paul@roverssecurity.com

Jessica Goodman

Jessica Goodman

Assistant Manager

I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I moved to Vancouver, Washington my senior year of high school and commuted on public transportation; graduating in 2007. In 2008, I went to Angell Job Corp in Yachats, Oregon and graduated with a carpentry certificate. Upon graduation I went into the carpentry field and worked for about 8 months before getting laid off. I came across an ad for an event on craigslist and was hired through a temp agency to work for Rovers Security during the Portland Rose Festival in 2009. I continued to work with Rovers through the summer as a temporary employee and had so much fun that I came back the following four summers to work their fun events. In 2014, I joined Rovers full time and have put in a lot of hard work to be in the position I am in today.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: jessica@roverssecurity.com

Paul Monroe

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Supervisor

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: pmonroe@roverssecurity.com

Chip Von Gunten

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Supervisor

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 2
Email: chip@roverssecurity.com

Jennifer Schneider

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Supervisor

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 2
Email: jennifer@roverssecurity.com

Ally Turner

Ally Turner

Office Manager

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: ally@roverssecurity.com

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Supervisor

I was born and raised in SE Texas and grew up in a navy family. I moved to Lincoln City, OR when I was 19 and went to job corps for forestry. Upon graduation I went to work for the US Forest Service, building trails in the Boiler Bay and Seal Rock areas along the Oregon coast. After this experience, I decided to attend Fort Simcoe Job Corps in White Swan, WA for heavy equipment repair. After completing job corps, I went to work for the local union and after a while I moved to La Grande, OR where I spent 15 years working at the local RV plant until it closed. From there, I decided to move back to Portland where I worked for an answering service in the same building as Rovers Security. I took on part-time work for Rovers and had so much fun doing it that I came on board with them full-time and realized that Rovers is where I should have been the entire time. I have been married for six years to my lovely wife, Patty, and we have three wonderful children. I look forward to continued growth and success at Rovers Security.

Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: bgray@roverssecurity.com

Amy Gareis

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Supervisor

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: agareis@roverssecurity.com

Zach Christensen

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Supervisor

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Phone: 1-888-709-1139 Ext. 1
Email: zchristensen@roverssecurity.com