Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He retired in April of 2012 as the Troop Commander of Troop B with over 300 sworn and civilian employees in his charge. As a Troop Commander, he had sole responsibility for the NCSHP’s response to events that occurred in southeastern North Carolina.
Tim remains a sworn law enforcement officer with the Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office. He has an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management from Montreat College. He is a graduate of the 101st session of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and the 242nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
EARLE "MAC" MARSH
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 is currently assigned to Special Operations as the Division Commander. 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.
Alfonzo is the first African-American Sheriff of Burke County and was the first African American Police Chief of the City of Waynesboro Police Department. He has 32 years of law enforcement experience working for: Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Augusta Technical College, Richmond County Schools and the State Police Academy. Over the course of his career, he has received six "Police Officer of the Year" awards from various civic organizations and law enforcement agencies.
Alfonzo has an Associate of Applied Technology Degree in Criminal Justice from Augusta Technical College (2001), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College (2005), a Master of Education Degree (Instructional Technology) from American InterContinental University (2006), and a Master’s Degree (Master of Justice Administration) from Faulkner University (2019). He has also taught full and part-time with Augusta Technical College as a criminal justice instructor.
In January 2017, he was sworn-in as Sheriff of Burke County to serve a four-year term after receiving 72% of the vote. He was then re-elected and sworn in to serve a 2nd four-year term in January 2021.
Alfonzo is married to his wife, Shirleta, and together they have one daughter, Chandler. Alfonzo's oldest daughter is Kiara.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Kelle brings more than 25 years of executive level and management consulting experience to LHLN. She has served as an Assistant City Manager for three jurisdictions where her responsibilities included budget and finance management, special projects, economic and community development and human resource management. Kelle was instrumental in receiving the GFOA Budget and Financial Reporting Awards for the cities of Maplewood, Missouri, and Mauldin, South Carolina. She was named one of Greenville, South Carolina’s Best and Brightest Under 35 and has been given numerous other awards for her professional and volunteer work.
Kelle is a graduate of Leadership Missouri, Opportunity Greenville, Leadership Greer, Leadership Golden Strip as well as a graduate of the South Carolina School of Economic Developers through the College of Charleston. She is also certified in EQi, DISC and Motivators individual assessments.
In addition to running the day-to-day operations and business development for LHLN, Kelle enjoys assisting with content creation. She is also a frequent guest on Dean’s podcast.
MARKETING DIRECTOR | GRAPHIC DESIGNER
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 in her free time.
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.
ANDREW "DREW" CRISP
Drew is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice where he played D1 Baseball for the Gamecocks. He started as a freshman receiving All SEC freshman and All American freshman awards. He also played one summer for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod baseball league where he finished with a .280 batting average and was selected in the 36th round of the MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. A medical injury unfortunately prevented him from pursuing a professional baseball career, but he is still an avid baseball + sports fan.
After college, Drew followed his grandfather, father, and twin brother into law enforcement serving as a deputy for the Spartanburg Sheriff's office for 5 years. He then turned to a career in private security working first as a manager for Allied Universal and now as the owner of his own private security company, Signal 88 Security.
Drew is married to his college sweetheart, Morgan, and they live in Lyman, SC, with their set of twins, Miller and Beckham, and two dogs, Bailey and Bennett.
You will hear Drew on the podcast from time to time as a promoter, announcer, and guest talking all about leadership within the private sector.
AUDIO / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Derrick is the owner of DSB Media, Inc., a digital marketing agency based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He has over 21 years of professional experience in the field of digital media design and has worked with a myriad of clients ranging from small business owners to local government officials.
Derrick is known for his creativity, flexibility, and specializes in the areas of: print/web design, video production/editing, photography, and social media marketing. He holds a Bachelor's degree in graphic/web design from Georgia Southern University, a Masters degree in Media Design from Full Sail University, and is a certified remote pilot with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
He is a loving father of three, and in his spare time, Derrick is an avid bowler who loves playing video games with his children.