Standing Stone Consulting Inc. began in 1999 when a concerned group of mission driven security, crime prevention, and emergency response experts began offering their expertise to clients. These consultants had years of real world, firsthand experience in a wide variety of environments. Together they had worked on thousands of safety, security, and emergency response projects. Over the past 20+ years Standing Stone has been involved in hundreds of assessments and security/emergency response planning projects such as schools in rural Alaska, military bases around the country, and the evacuation and sheltering plan for Washington DC and the surrounding Metropolitan area. It is this exposure to the solutions observed in a wide variety of environments and types of organizations that allows our team to develop the best security and emergency response capabilities for our clients.
“Standing Stone was started with the sole purpose of helping our clients be productive and safe from harm. We can help you prepare for and respond to emergencies. Let our experts help you organize, train and equip yourself and your organization so that you can be productive and free of fear.”
Jim has more than 50+ years of experience in all facets of management. Jim has worked with clients on hundreds of security and emergency planning projects. His expertise in Organizational Dynamics helps align client organization’s resources with their mission requirements and culture. Jim understands the concerns of top level managers who are tasked with balancing security and emergency response priorities with resources.
Ian is Vice President of Standing Stone Consulting, Inc. and has 30+ years of experience in Emergency Response and Crisis Management, Law Enforcement, Security Sciences and Protective Services, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). He is the originator of the process of Response Enhanced Design (RED). Ian has managed the security and emergency response for a number of large private communities, served as a Deputy Sheriff and works with the local County Emergency Management Agency. Ian also serves as a Huntingdon Area School District Board Member.
Lori is Vice President of Standing Stone Consulting, Inc. has over 30+ years of security and emergency management planning experience. She holds the highest level of certification for the internationally recognized discipline of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, CPTED. She is one of only 16 Certified CPTED- Advanced (CCP-A) practitioners in the world. Lori has provided master planning services for the Department of Homeland Security, the military, local governments, educational facilities and recreational facilities (trail and park projects). As part of her work with the Department of Homeland Security (US Coast Guard) she has developed a comprehensive planning methodology for all hazard threats, vulnerabilities and risks assessment that was adopted as standard practice.
Having worked for Standing Stone over the past 15 years, Alisha has fulfilled many duties and roles including as a consultant, providing quality control and quality assurance and more recently, Alisha has moved to become the Director of Human Resources as well as handles payroll. Ms. Hower has been an integral part of the organizations backbone and is currently being groomed in all areas of the company to become Vice-President.
Karl has over 40+ years of experience with an extensive background in security, emergency response, law enforcement, counter terrorism, force protection, explosives and emergency communications. Mr. Mercer is an Anti-terrorism and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Emergency Team Operations expert and Certified Bomb Technician. Karl retired from public service as a Police Commander of the Bomb Squad, SWAT and K-9 units. He has also served as Deputy Chief of the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy, and he is a combat arms instructor for the United States Military as well as a Firearms and Armed Tactics Instructor for law enforcement.
Josh has over 30+ years of law enforcement and security planning and crime prevention experience. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security and is Certified as an Advanced CPTED Practitioner, (CCP-A) by the International CPTED Association. He is considered an expert of security technology and lighting. Josh has conducted well over one thousand Risk Assessments including commercial facilities, governmental facilities, educational institutions and entire communities. He has written local, statewide and nationally distributed brochures on Commercial Robbery Prevention, Substance Abuse, Trail Safety, Neighborhood Watch Guides, as well as three articles on Rape and Assault Prevention. Josh is a frequent presented at national and International crime prevention conferences.
Matt Winslow has experience as a Pennsylvania State Constable since 2012, as well as numerous high-risk security deployments. He trained at the Center for Advanced Security Studies in Deland, FL and graduated with honors from both the Advanced Executive Protection course and the Tactical Shooting course. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 30 years of experience in a variety of disciplines.