As the owner of the company, Josh never stops casting a vision for helping Businesses and Individuals thrive. With over 20 years of experience in the business world, Josh has been involved in helping numerous entities across a variety of industries in their overall operations and profitability. From event venues to church ministries; from restaurants to retail; from private business to government; Josh lives and breathes all aspects of business and operations. He has a proven track-record of helping a variety of entities navigate through good times and bad, including his own family-succession at Elger Bay Grocery & Journey's End Cafe; the successful gas station and restaurant the Flickner family has owned since 1992. He also is a big believer in transparency; he will never sell you on something he can't deliver. A devoted husband and father of 7, Josh is passionate about maximizing people's potential in every sphere of life and work.
Jacob served as a Police Officer for four years in the state of Washington, where he worked on patrol. He also served in Children's Ministries for over a decade. In addition to being on the team at Shepherd Consulting Group, he currently works for Educational Service District 105, training K-12 schools throughout Washington on emergency school safety. He has been with the ESD for over two years. Jacob is very passionate about putting people in control of their own safety.
In addition to being on the team at Shepherd Consulting Group, Chris Weedin is currently the Project Manager for the School Safety Operations and Coordination Center in Washington State. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law from the University of Washington, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has worked in children's ministry, private security and technology. He is a regularly featured public speaker, a published author and a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has a passion for people and helping them take control of their own safety.
Mark Flickner has been in the IT field for more than 30 years. Over the duration of his career, he has done everything from installing cable for Data and Telcom to Network Engineering, Business Analysis, Project Management, Cyber Security and more. He has been both the vender providing services, and the in-house expert managing those venders. For the last 15 years, Mark was the Network Architect for a Washington Tribe, gaining the experience of working with almost every type of government and private sector environment. His experience covers an extensive range of businesses such as: convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, casinos, medical clinics, pharmacies, law enforcement, surveillance, education, construction and the list goes on and on. We are excited to have Mark on our team of experts as our Senior IT Consultant.