MEET THE TEAM
DR. TAMARA YOUNG
EPS Protection CEO My name is Dr. Tamara Garner-Young I was born January 23, 1976 in Atlanta Georgia. I am the middle of three children. I graduated from North Atlanta High School on June 3, 1994. I joined the United States Navy in January 1995. I completed 4 years active and 4 years reserve. While serving in the Military I was able to ascertain my Bachelor and Masters of Science in Education from Georgia State University. Once I completed my active duty I decided to pursue my dream in Education. I was later hired with Atlanta Public Schools in April 1999. I’ve been employed with Atlanta Public Schools for 17 years. In 2011, I decided to return to school to work on my Doctorate in Education. This was truly a challenge, but with dedication and focus I was able to complete the program and receive my Doctorate in Education. To conclude I was married on June 19, 2009 to Mr. Eugene R. Young. I have 4 beautiful children whom I love very deeply. I am currently the CEO of Executive Protection Specialist; Inc. EPS has been in existence for 19 years. We are a privately, veteran owed security company located in Conyers, Georgia.
Compliance and Training Officer
Certifications: State Lic. Private Detective/Security Officer (Concealed/Exposed). State License Firearms/Classroom Instructor Specialization: Taser/OC Pepper Spray/ASP Baton Instructor. Tactical Combat Casualty and Care Instructor (TCCC), BLS/Heartsaver Instructor. Membership Affiliation: American Board Certified Homeland Security Level IV (ABCHS), Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Atlanta Chapter (ATAP), American Society In Security Atlanta Chapter (ASIS), Eugene began his twenty-year law enforcement career with the City Of East Cleveland (OH). In this capacity duties included Patrol (Foot/Vehicle/Bike Patrol) additional assignments included (D.A.R.E and C.O.P.S )Programs. Eugene later transferred his certification to the State of Georgia where he was employed with the Fulton County Sheriffs Office duties included (Jail/Medical Operations) and Training Divison. As an Enlisted member Eugene began his EP Career in the United States Navy (Anti-Terrorism Unit) Duties included providing Protective Services for Essential Naval Personnel overseas and aboard during the following Military Campaigns (Operation Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. As a member of the Naval Anti-Terrorism Unit additional responsibilities included Planning and Implementation of various mission that protected (Naval High Value Asset).
Licensed/Certified Personal Protection Agent & Investigator Operations Manager
Former United States Marine Intelligence Specialist, Licensed/Certified/Insured Personal Protection Agent; Responsible for providing a reasonable level of security & personal protection, and risk management/mitigation, measurable to current or foreseeable threats and concerns. Display a willingness to coordinate client’s schedule and/or requests in neither a non-obtrusive manner. Maintain excellent customer service, time management, and a financially feasible detail. Effective & productive in a busy setting while managing a wide variety of tasks & attention to detail. Self Motivated, organized, credible and dependable; able to work long hours and maintain alertness, integrity, and client confidentiality. Certifications in the following: GA Board of Private Detective & Security Curriculum, CPR/First Aid, DVR Surveillance & Monitoring, Security Assessment/Risk Analysis, Threat & Vulnerability Assessment. Marine Corp Institute, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Career Program, Trained in analysis & sensor monitoring surveillance. United States Marine Corp Intelligence Specialist Training, Marine Corps Martial Arts Training. University of Phoenix- Criminal Justice Degree, 2009 Henley-Putnam University – Strategic Security Management and Protection Certification, 2017
Kolayah KeeVan Wilson
Director of Marketing
I connect businesses to the EPS brand through social media. Daily management of social media channels. Measure our reach a and impact across platforms. Answer questions and promote community engagement. Post industry content that tell the story of our brand and raises brand awareness. Educate our prospects and clients on the importance of asset protection, intelligence protection, and risk mitigation. Research new social media platforms. I am a college level fitness instructor, certified BLS Instructor(CPR), wellness coach and group fitness instructor. I specialize in exercise correction, HIIT, lifestyle coaching and workout optimization.
Dorenda Wicker, M.A
Dorenda M. Wicker holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling, Andersonville Theological Seminary, a License as a Private Detective, Pa Commonwealth and is a Certified Life Coach, Expert Ratings Inc. Her passion to help individuals work through and overcome life’s challenges is birthed from the womb of experience, niche’s and education. She is respectfully known to many as, Dee Wick.
Dee is a noted professional in the realms of Mental/Behavioral Health, Law Enforcement Industry and Education; with a career spanning more than two decades. Dee thrives as a leading force within a male dominated industry, by executing the highest level of standard practices, while gaining notoriety amongst her peers.
One of Dee’s niches is Marketing and Administration with more than 10 year’s experience in the industry. Dee’s mix of experience helps her implement strategies that deliver results. She loves helping businesses and individuals grow and thrive online and beyond.