Instructor List
Missouri State University

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NameBiography
Darren Dake
Darren Dake is a law enforcement professional with over 30 years' experience in criminal and medicolegal death investigation. Darren has worked in both the law enforcement realm of investigations as well as in the role of senior investigator with the Coroner's office for over 20 years. This combined investigative experience has uniquely established Darren as an expert in investigations which allows him to consult and teach internationally on investigation practices and procedures.

Darren holds national certification as a Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), as well as being a nationally certified criminal investigator and certified criminal investigations instructor.

Other accomplishments include the founding of the Death Investigation Academy as well as other investigator focused resources such as the Death Investigator Magazine and the Coroner Talk Podcast. Darren has also published several books related to investigations; Investigating Suicide and Self-Harm Deaths, Interviews and Interrogations- getting the information you want, and Autoerotic Fatalities - a guide to investigating and interpreting the scene. Darren also co-authored the book CODE-Living healthy, happy, and whole submerged in tragedy, trauma, and death.


Chris Edgar

Steve Gisselbeck

Tom Gorsline Detective Gorsline has been in law enforcement for 12 years and has spent the last five years as a detective with the Osage Beach Police Department. Prior to serving in law enforcement, Detective Gorsline owned and operated group homes for mentally handicapped adults for 10 years. After serving for 6 years in the U.S. Air Force, Detective Gorsline worked with troubled teens. Tom is married and between them, they have a total of 8 children and 5 grandkids. Tom is a crisis negotiator and peer support person. Tom teaches for Missouri State University, MPCA, the K-9 Association, and the Missouri Coalition for Mental Health.

JJ Goulbourne JJ is currently Training Coordinator for CoxHealth Public Safety & Security and a Commissioned Deputy Sheriff. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Center for National Threat Assessment / American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. Prior to that he was the IT Manager for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District. He has been with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office for the past 10 years. Prior to that, he was the Investigator and System Administrator with the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office. He previously worked for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for 5 years as System Administrator and 1 of 3 Investigators, and a Reserve Deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Training Division as a Firearms Instructor.

He spent 4 years as an IT Technician with the Greene County Information Systems Department. He has a total of 23 years law enforcement experience. Previous law enforcement experience includes: Lieutenant with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office as Reserve Division Commander, Patrol Officer with the Monett Police Department, Patrol Corporal, DARE Officer, Crime Prevention Officer and School Resource Officer for the Aurora Police Department, Patrol Officer with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Police Dept., and Reserve Officer with Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Police Dept.

He is a Military Veteran with 16 years Military experience. He served 6 years on active duty with the United States Air Force and 10 years with the Missouri Army National Guard. He also has several IT related certifications. He has several law enforcement certifications to include: Generalist Instructor (Missouri Sheriffs Training Academy), Firearms Instructor, SWAT Officer certification through the North American SWAT Training Association. Additionally he serves as Website Administrator for the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team and the Missouri State Investigators Association. He recently received his Certified Healthcare Security Supervisor (CHSS) certification from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety.

Kevin Hillman

Kevin Holle

Gina King

Randy McDowell

Jerry Peters

Jason Riggs

Claudia Roshto Claudia Roshto is an Instructor with a professional background that includes being a Crime Victim Advocate for the Independence, MO Police Department/Investigations Unit. On-call First Responder to Violent crime scenes skilled in crisis intervention and comprehensive advocacy services. Ms. Roshto has worked with the Attorney General's Office, FBI and ICE and the Missouri Department of Corrections. Past Vice-President of MOVA and author of a P.O.S.T Certified Training for Law Enforcement on Advocacy.


Flint Roufs Instructor Law enforcement officer since 1996 Experience includes: patrol, COP, investigations, and training Missouri POST Generalist and Specialist Instructor Specializing in instructor development, defensive tactics, driving, physical training, & Constitutional Law Member of ILEETA and presented at multiple ILEETA conferences Bachelor’s Degree Criminal Justice Administration M.A. Business & Organizational Security Management

Christina Ryder Christina Ryder graduated with a Master of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in Demographic and Social Analysis from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vanguard University of Southern California. Christina has been a grant writer for over 14 years and, as a fundamental area of expertise, has been successful in securing millions of dollars in foundation, corporate and federal requests for multiple non-profit organizations, coalitions, and grass-root projects world wide. She has served in various capacities within non-profit organizations including in direct service, administrative, training, conference, and academic research review capacities. An activist at heart, Christina has dedicated most of her personal research and volunteer efforts to addressing the needs faced by at-risk youth, those affected by poverty, and women and children victims of violence. In addition to her role at The Grantwell, LLC, Christina is a Sociology Instructor, GO LEAD Coordinator, and Assistant Director of the Center for Social Science and Public Policy Research at Missouri State University.

Todd Smith

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Skyler Viebrock Skyler Viebrock has been in law enforcement for over 10 years where he served as the Sergeant over the jail in Morgan County and the training coordinator. He has reserved with Stover Police Department the last 4 and a half years and recently taken employment at Moniteau County Sheriff's Office as a Lieutenant and training coordinator. He is a Missouri POST Generalist instructor along with a Specialist in firearms, use of force, report writing. Skyler is a nationally certified as an active threat instructor through Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and also Active Shooter instructor through Louisiana State University. He is a certified instructor to teach ALICE, TASER, LASER, ASP, OC, and Glock Armorer.

Nathan Wilson