Instructor List
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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

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

Sgt. Steven Johnson

David Millsap Sheriff David Millsap has worked in the criminal justice field for 36-years. He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and Broadcasting and Film from Central Mo. State University. Millsap holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Police Staff and Command College and the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute. Millsap retired as a Captain with the Springfield Mo. Police Department his final assignment was serving as a Division Commander in Criminal Investigations. At the rank of Captain he has also served as the South District Patrol Commander prior to his return to head the Criminal Investigations Division. At the rank of lieutenant he commanded the Traffic Section, Special Investigations Section (Narcotics/Gang Units), and the Criminal Investigations Section. As a sergeant he served as the Springfield Police Department's Training Director and has served as a supervisor in the Patrol Section and Community Service Section. Millsap is currently past President of the Missouri Investigators Association and served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Forensic Examiners Registered Investigators.. Millsap was an adjunct instructor in Leadership, Organizational Law and Policy, and Case Preparation for Drury University and has taught Criminal Investigations at Evangel University. Prior to his appointment to the Springfield Police Department he served ten years as a Deputy Juvenile Officer in 26th Circuit Court and also served as a reserve deputy sheriff in Laclede County, Missouri.

Millsap was elected Sheriff of Laclede County, Missouri in 2016, and took office in January 2017.


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, Immigration, 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.

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.

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Mark Thomas

Jaimie Trussell

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.

Tony Vienhage

Tammy Walden Tammy Walden is the Chief Juvenile Officer in the 26th Judicial Circuit, which includes Camden, Laclede, Miller, Morgan and Moniteau counties; she began her career with the court in 1980. Tammy was born in Rogers, Arkansas, and raised in Springfield, Missouri where she graduated from Drury University with a degree in Criminal Justice.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Fellow - Center for Juvenile Justice Reform - Georgetown University
  • Certified Court Manager - National Center for State Courts
  • Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors - Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • Member - State Child Fatality Review Panel
  • Member - Crossover Youth State Policy Team
  • Member/Appointee - Missouri State Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Member/Supreme Court Appointee - Juvenile Information Governance Commission
  • Advisory Board Member - Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center


Tammy has served on numerous statewide committees, including: Missouri Juvenile Officer Performance Standards Steering Committee (Child Welfare Sub Committee chair); Missouri Juvenile Officer Performance Standards Oversight Committee (Vice Chair); Office of State Courts Administrator Forms Committee; OSCA Implementation Planning Team; and OSCA Juvenile Officer Weighted Workload Study Committee.

Tammy has also served as a training instructor for the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Sheriff's Association, Missouri Police Chief's Association, Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement Training Academy, and numerous county and municipal law enforcement agencies.

During Tammy's tenure as Chief Juvenile Officer, the 26th Circuit:

  • Was selected as a "Fostering Court Improvement" site
  • Was selected as a "Juvenile Detention Alternatives" site
  • Was selected as a "Crossover Youth Initiative" site
  • Received the Missouri Supreme Court Permanency Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and2017
  • Became the first juvenile court in Missouri to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with a local school district for the purpose of diverting students from referral to the juvenile court system.