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About Us

Our Critical Team

Our team of professionals include former federal executives, veterans, emergency % health preparedness responders, non-profit and healthcare leaders coming together to ensure that we can all go home. Our aim is to ensure that life safety is a priority and operations are minimally interrupted.

 > Mark Dozier, CEO

Mr. Dozier brings over twenty-five years of government and private sector experience resulting in specialized knowledge of security programs, anti terrorism measures, emergency management and all-hazards training, exercise design and delivery, and preparedness and continuity planning. As the former Branch Chief, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he also provides skilled input and program management to infrastructure protection projects, continuity requirements, personnel and physical security projects, and incident management/command. On a daily basis, Mark focuses on developing novel approaches to preparedness, helping Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private sector companies prepare for all-hazards incidents.

Michael Taborn 

 > Director of Safety, Security & Emergency Services

Mr. Taborn brings over 42 years of experience in safety, security and emergency services. He served 33 years with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metro Transit Police Department. He also worked for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Office of Safety and Security in several capacities and ultimately served as the Director of the Office of Safety and Security. Mr. Taborn participated in security assessments of Athens, Greece, Japan, China, and Korea to explore Rail/Transit Emergency Preparedness Procedures. He represented the Department of Transportation (DOT) at the White House Homeland Security Council as a member of the Emergency Scenario Working Group. As the Director of Emergency Services, Chief Taborn ensures that all Critical Path Solutions clients can prepare, respond and recover from incidents by focusing on the readiness of people and the protection of property and critical infrastructure; all while minimizing risk and ensuring the continuity of operations.

Ryan Lockhart  

 > Senior A/V Technician & Project Manager

Ryan is the project manager and senior audio-visual technician representing Critical Path Solutions with federal government agencies. As part of the A/V and IT team that operates in a fast-paced and changing environment, Ryan is always looking to improve on clients’ current systems while providing innovative solutions.

Eric Maule  

 > A/V Technicial ||

Eric is an audio-visual support technician representing Critical Path Solutions within the federal government. As part of the A/V and IT team that operates in a fast-paced and changing environment, Eric seeks to continually improve on clients’ service and their customer experience while analyzing systems and processes for more integrated solutions.

Sue Welch

 > Director of Training & Exercise

Ms. Welch brings over thirty-five years of government and private sector experience resulting in expert knowledge of all-hazards training, exercise design and delivery, continuity planning, curriculum development, and non-profit management. She has provided professional consultation to State and local government agencies on Continuity of Government, disaster planning, and can develop training curriculum on public health, police, and fire operations. Ms. Welch has managed Emergency Operations Center procedures during wildfires, HazMat incidents, and natural disasters. She also managed exercises involving the alternate site for the State of Idaho’s Emergency Relocation Group. She leads training, exercises and drills for the Critical Path Solutions team.

Autumn White

 > Continuity Specialist

Autumn White has over twelve years of government and private sector experience resulting in specialized knowledge of emergency management operations at the state and local levels.  She has provided professional consultation to State and local government agencies on emergency operations planning, threat and hazard identification and risk assessment, and continuity planning.  Ms. White also provides custom curriculum, HSEEP consistent exercises to government/private sector partners, and develops after-action reports.

Ariel Wilson

 > COOP & Public Health Coordinator

Ariel Wilson is a Public Health and Emergency Preparedness professional with over 10 years of managerial and industry experience within public health, emergency management, environmental health and safety and risk management. She has worked in the private, public, federal and commercial arenas. Ariel’s background allows her to maneuver with ingenuity, experience, and a collaborative mindset for any project.