ANDY MOULTON, co-founder
After leaving the Police Department in 2016, Andy set out to start a company that would not only provide the highest levels of security, but also raise the bar for the level of training available to the public, law enforcement and the military. After observing the disconnect between law enforcement and the general public and the overall lack of tactical knowledge and ability, it became clear that the current providers did not make the cut. Prior to working in law enforcement, he served in many protection capacities all over the United States and the world employed as a close protection agent and PMC, working in accordance with the United Nations, the French Foreign Legion NGOs and other entities. Pulling from relationships built and lessons learned, Andy set out to build a network of professionals capable of providing an unrivaled level of overall protection and training. Currently Andy is the CEO of Peacemaker Defense group and sits on the board of multiple Not For Profit organizations.
NICK SANSONE, co-founder
Nick Sansone is a principal at Sansone Group, a family-owned and operated national commercial real estate firm headquartered in St. Louis with offices across the US. The firm specializes in development, facility management and brokerage services in commercial and residential sectors. A licensed attorney and member of the Missouri Bar Association, Nick is a graduate of The John Marshal Law School and Webster University. He is currently an active member of numerous professional organizations, including International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), CORFAC International, and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). As a native St. Louisan, Nick is passionate about his community and supporting the people who live and work in it. Nick is a co-founder and former chair of the Leadership Committee for The Mission Continues, a charitable organization formed to assist veterans in continuing their missions through community service projects. He is also a member of the St. Louis Regional Chamber Board of Directors and BackStoppers of St. Louis. Most recently, Nick established the “Caring Scholarship Fund” to honor and celebrate the bravery, compassion and skills that nurses are called upon to exhibit daily. Nick enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, fitness, and his three dogs in his native St. Louis.
MARY ELLEN COADY, executive director
With over 25 years of Operational Leadership & Human Resources experience in publicly traded and privately held companies, Mary Ellen has worked all over the United States helping businesses exceed revenue expectations through dedicated partnership. Her prior roles include the Department of Labor, heavy manufacturing and start up companies with her most important mission to date in helping grow the Ten8 Project nationally. A native of Kentucky, Mary Ellen holds an Undergraduate Degree in Communications and a Master's in Human Resources, both from Webster University in St. Louis Missouri where she resides with her family.
TYLER RAASCH, board member
Tyler is an entrepreneur in the St. Louis area. He graduated with a Business degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008 and has focused primarily on the medical services ever since. In 2009, he purchased a medical imaging facility in St. Louis, restructuring and redefining the business model. He has taken that business model and grown it into a business with multiple locations throughout Missouri as well as consulting nationally for similar practices. In 2017, he started a personal injury business which has since grown to multiple locations throughout St. Louis and Kansas City. Trying to put the patient’s best interest first by streamlining efficiency, communication, and care for the patients.
BOBBY GASSOFF, board member
Bob Gassoff graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies. During his time there, Bob played as a defenseman on the hockey team, helping Michigan win the National Championship in 1998. He later went on to play professional hockey in the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks organizations. After September 11th, Bob decided leave his hockey career to join the military as an active duty Navy SEAL officer. He remains an active reserve SEAL with over 18 years total service. He has an MBA from Washington University. Bob also serves as the director of the wine and spirits, division at Lohr Distributing Company, the distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in the City of St. Louis. He is also an owner of the family business. Bob also served on the board of directors as a founding member at The Mission Continues, a non profit organization supporting returning veterans with a focus on injured and disabled vets. He has three children and resides in St. Louis.
ROBBY MCGEHEE, board member
Robby McGehee graduated with a degree in Computer and Informational Science from the University of Mississippi in 1997. Shortly after graduation, Robby pursued a professional racing career, highlighted by receiving Rookie of the Year honor at the 1999 Indianapolis 500. Pursuant to his retirement from auto racing in 2004, he began working full-time in the insurance industry. He is President at Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions and spends the majority of his time leading a team in the practice of risk management in large international real estate development and construction. Robby is married to Norma and they have 12-year old triplets (Robby, Cammie, and Harry) along with a Schutzshund-trained German Shepherd and a happy French Bulldog.
TREY SANDERS, board member
Trey Sanders is the principal attorney of D.H. Sanders, LLC, a full-service law firm located in St. Louis, Missouri. Trey advises business owners, corporate executives and in-house attorneys with respect to a variety of regulatory, real estate and development, licensing, franchising and corporate litigation and transactional matters. Although his practice covers a wide range of industries, Trey’s emphasis is on providing legal services for clients in the healthcare, professional services, automotive, transportation and commercial real estate industries. Trey has been active in supporting numerous charitable organizations, including The Covering House, in the fight against human trafficking. Trey lives in St. Louis County with his wife, Jordan, and daughter, Blaise. In his free time, Trey enjoys hunting, fishing and training his two German Shepherds.
JOSH BLEDSOE, board member
Josh is currently a Managing Director at Stifel Financial. Born and raised in Washington, Missouri, Josh is a graduate of Westminster College and earned his MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University. He is a Certified Financial Planner and former Chairman of the Merrill Lynch Advisory Council to Management. Josh has served on the Development Board for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Board of Directors for Gateway to Hope, a non-profit organization for the benefit of woman diagnosed with breast cancer. He and his wife Lydia are the proud parents of three children, Brooke, Brady and Britton.