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Our Team

With vast experience of operating in hostile environments, the founders and senior staff at Elk River are all former officers and operatives who come from the ranks of the Israeli Army Special Forces, Naval Special Warfare and Special Operations units, as well as personnel from Israel security and intelligence services.

Each instructor is selected for his or her specific and specialist expertise and all are trained to identify, prevent and respond to potential terrorist and other threats. Elk River's aim is to combine the standalone specializations of intelligence, risk management, counter-terrorism training and technologically enhanced security solutions to provide its clients with a range of fully integrated security services.

Oded Krashinsky, CEO and Founder
An expert security consultant, Mr. Krashinsky founded the company to provide a level of service to his clients above and beyond all others. He has over 19 years of hands-on experience in operations, project planning, consulting and management. His personal involvement in all aspects of Elk River service delivery ensures that the highest standards are achieved and that no risk or threat is ever overlooked.

Mr. Krashinsky is a veteran lieutenant of one of the world's most respected secret service special operations units. Having served for five years with a top-secret security clearance, he is specially trained in anti-terrorist tactics, multiple firearms and electronic counter-surveillance. He is recognized around the world for his unique implementation of defensive tactics and training.

Paul S. Granda President
Paul's expertise includes:

  • Design/Delivery of Training
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Counter Terrorism/Law Enforcement Training
  • Technical, Process, and Leadership Course Training
  • Needs Assessment and Training Metrics
  • International and Domestic Training
  • Adult Learning Principles

Mark Tolleson, Training Consultant
Mark served in the military for 8 years and received an Honorable Discharge in 1999. After completing his service he served his community for 12 years as a police officer. His positions included: patrol officer, academy instructor, SWAT member and SWAT Sniper. In addition he worked as a contract security operator for more than four years in the middleeast where he was combat wounded. While overseas, Mark was a PSD team member, Sniper, Instructor and Team Leader. He provided security to numerous high ranking US and foreign Government officials.

With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Mark was hand selected to assist the US Dept. of State's Anti-Terrorism Assistance program. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor for some of the most elite training institutions in the world, teaching various subject matter including; firearms, CQB, hostage rescue, PSD and motorcade operations.

Lavon Myers, Sales & Marketing Consultant

State of Tennessee Cerified Handgun Instructor
Mr. Myers has over 30 years of management, customer relations and supervision experience in a wide range of business fields. The former president of two manufacturing companies, his leadership skills are an important asset to Elk River's success. Native to Tennessee, he serves as Myers, Sales & Marketing Consultant.

P.J Prochilo, Trainer,

State of Tennessee Cerified Handgun Instructor
Mr. Prochilo is a:

  • USN Veteran
  • Retired law enforcement officer
  • NRA life member
  • NRA-certified pistol instructor
  • Range master

Lee D. Myers, Trainer.

State of Tennessee Certified Hangun Instructor.



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