Dean is a 38-year veteran of law enforcement including 21 years in command leadership positions and 17 years as a chief of police. He has received a number of awards for innovative leadership in law enforcement at all levels as well as the prestigious Jefferson Award.  He is a graduate of the FBI-NA #172 graduate as well as a FBI-LEEDS and U.S. Secret Service DPS. Dean also had the honor of training with the Israeli National Defense. 

Dean is a true self-starter having attended night school while working full-time as a law enforcement officer still on shift duty eventually earning three advanced degrees: associate of arts degree in criminal justice; bachelor of science in criminal justice; and a master’s of public affairs from Western Carolina University. After his retirement in 2009, Dean became an Instructor and an eventual National Training Director for FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA). Dean was instrumental in creating the Trilogy program that is taught by FBI-LEEDA.

He is the primary content creator at LHLN including development of our live classes: Intentional Leadership, Master Leadership, and Servant OfficerHe is known as a dynamic, enthusiastic, inspirational speaker that conveys real information that is immediately actionable.



Captain Earle Marsh began his career at the Columbia Police Department in 1991 as a Police Cadet. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1993, Captain Marsh was assigned to the North Region as a Patrolman. In 1998, he was assigned to The Organized Crime Narcotics Unit as a Narcotics Case Agent and Narcotics K-9 Handler. During his time in the Narcotics Unit, he was attached to the FBI Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and the DEA Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. In 2006, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the North Region Community Response Team as the Unit Supervisor. 

Captain Marsh achieved the rank of Lieutenant in 2010 where he served as the Executive Officer in the North Region as well as the city wide Watch Commander. In January 2011, he was tasked with officially opening the East Region where he served as the Acting Captain until July of 2011 when he was appointed to rank of Captain and assigned to the Metro Region as the Metro Region Commander until the end of 2015. 

Captain Marsh was the Division Commander for Special Operations. He was selected to become a member of the Columbia Police Department’s SWAT Team in 2001 as a SWAT Team Operator. And in 2007, he was appointed to the SWAT Team Leader position. In 2010, the Chief of Police appointed Captain Marsh to SWAT Team Commander. In 2015, the Columbia Police Department centralized their critical response teams (SWAT, Negotiations, Mobile Field Force, and Bomb Unit) into an Emergency Response Unit (ESU). Captain Marsh is currently the Commander of ESU.



Lieutenant J.P. Harvey began his law enforcement career in the Town of Palm Beach in 2004 before joining the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. During his law enforcement career, he has served in a variety of positions to include Road Patrol, Community Policing, SWAT, and Motors. As a supervisor, he has been a Patrol Sergeant, a Special Investigations Detective Sergeant, an Honor Guard squad leader, a Watch Commander, and the Executive Officer for the City of Greenacres.

Currently, J.P. serves as the Commander of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit, where he is responsible for 55 active canine teams trained in a variety of patrol and/or detection work.

In addition to being an instructor at the Police Academy at Palm Beach State College for over a decade, J.P. holds numerous high liability police instructor certificates. He has also attended numerous management and leadership classes, including the FBI LEEDA Leadership Trilogy, and he is a graduate of the 132nd Administrative Officers Course at Southern Police Institute. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Barry University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville.

J.P. is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as an Infantryman both domestically and overseas. He and his family live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and are active within the community.



Lieutenant Colonel Daniel G. Richard is a 30-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police. He was the Division Commander for the Division of Standards and Training and prior to that, his previous Massachusetts State Police assignments include:

Division of Field Services:

  • State Police Shelburne Falls Barracks
  • State Police K-9 Section

Division of Investigative Services: 

  • State Police Detective Unit (Worcester County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Executive Officer of the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Section

Division of Standards and Training: 

  • Drill Instructor and Drill Sergeant at the State Police Academy

Office of the Superintendent/ Deputy Superintendent 

  • Commander of the Office of Media Relations

Prior to becoming a Massachusetts State Trooper, Lieutenant Colonel Richard was a Police Officer for the City of Leominster, Massachusetts.

Lieutenant Colonel Richard is also a veteran of the United States Army.  He first served as an enlisted soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division. In October of 1983, he was deployed with Alpha Company 1st Battalion 505th Infantry (Airborne) to Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury.

After attaining a bachelor’s degree in history and completing the R.O.T.C. Program at Fitchburg State College, Lieutenant Colonel Richard returned to the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in October of 1988, in the Military Police Corps.  He served assignments in Korea, and in the Military District of Washington, DC before leaving the army to pursue a career in civilian law enforcement.

Lieutenant Colonel Richard holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College.



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Mekenzie graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. She was also one of the few in her graduating class who graduated cum laude. 

Mekenzie has had her own photography business "Mekenzie Craig Photography" since 2014 and has done some graphic design freelancing work since then, as well.

Mekenzie recently married her husband, Jesse, in June of 2020 and they live right outside of Asheville, NC. She enjoys hiking, calligraphy, and spending time with family and friends in her free time.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations for LHLN, you will see Mekenzie's creativity and graphic design talent on not only our website, but also on our many flyers, business cards, brochures, and various other marketing items for LHLN. She also uses her photography skills in taking photos for the company as needed.



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Kim graduated from Western Governors University with a BSN in Nursing. She still practices nursing to this day, but she also handles the invoices, payments, and business accounts for LHLN. If you ever need to pay an invoice, request an invoice, or require an expense report, Kim is the one to talk to.

Kim is married to Dean Crisp and they both reside in Mills River, NC with their 2 fur babies, Chachee and Baxter. They also have twin boys and 8 grandchildren.

In her spare time, Kim likes to repurpose vintage furniture, quilts, and feed sacks. She frequently participates in Vintage Markets and is a novice at embroidering. When she is not doing any of the above, she loves spending most of her time with her family and her dogs.