Doug brings to Daemen a wide range of experience in the security field including private investigations, loss prevention, security management, and as a previous Public Safety Officer at Medaille College. Doug has extensive experience in law enforcement, serving for many years as a Police Officer for the City of Durham, North Carolina. During his Law Enforcement career, he worked in criminal investigations, was a member of the Tactical Team and also a Bike Patrol Officer. Additionally, Doug spent 2 years in Afghanistan as part of a State Department contract working as a trainer/adviser with the Afghan National Police.
Doug graduated from Buffalo State College with Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Eric Diethorn comes to Daemen from Boston, Massachusetts where he was a Security Manager for the Security Team at the Seaport World Trade Center. He received extensive training and experience in Corporate Security while working closely with high profile clients such as Fidelity Investments, Jones Lang Lasalle, and the Seaport Hotel. He also has a great deal of experience in large scale event security at the Commonwealth Hall Convention Center.
Diethorn previously worked with the Security Team at Fidelity Investments global headquarters, USPS, South Station in Boston's Financial District, as well as Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Diethorn is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor's Degree in History.
Carl joined Daemen’s Campus Safety team during the Spring 2018 Semester. He has over 8 years of Management and Supervisory experience combined with 3 years of experience working in the Security industry.
Outside of Daemen, Carl played 6 years of semi-pro football and has earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His daughter is currently on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Jason VanDewater joined Daemen College’s Campus Safety Team during the Fall Semester 2017, and was soon promoted to Campus Safety Supervisor.
VanDewater has 15 years of experience in the Security field including prior experience as an account manager for numerous corporate clients in the Buffalo area.
VanDewater is a NYS EMT and has achieved the rank Lieutenant of Special Operations at the Vigilant Firehouse in West Seneca, NY. He has served as a Volunteer Firefighter in the Buffalo area for 25 years.
Tyler has been with the Campus Safety team since spring 2017. He spent a brief portion of that time with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department attending the Police Academy before returning to Daemen in June 2018. Tyler graduated from Buffalo State College with a BS in Criminal Justice.
Donald has been with Daemen College Campus Safety since 2014. He enjoys the relationships he has built with Daemen Students, Faculty and Staff throughout his years of service. Donald came to Daemen with a great deal of prior experience in the safety and security industry. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at home with his two dogs.
Stewart is a part-time Campus Safety Officer who came on board with Daemen in Fall 2017. Stewart has worked in Corrections for the past 12 years and currently works full time as the Recreation Department Supervisor at Wende Correctional Facility.
Damaris McAllister joined Daemen’s Campus Safety Team during the Spring 2018 semester. She is a 2014 graduate of Hutchinson Central Technical High School where she studied Electrical Engineering. Damaris has a strong background in customer service, and enjoys the people that she meets while working on Campus.
Damaris was previously a Security officer at M&T Bank’s Headquarters in Downtown Buffalo.
Alan joined the Campus Safety Team during the Spring 2018 semester. He is fluent in Spanish, and has over a decade of experience working in various facets of the security industry. Alan is a part time Judo coach, and certified USA Judo Referee. He also competes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Gary joined the Campus Safety team in Spring 2018. He was previously with Mercy EMS for 6 years as an EMT, and has been a Firefighter/EMT for 12 years. Gary is also a lifetime Daemen College Rescue Squad (DCRS) member.
Erik Wheeler is a Part-Time Campus Safety Officer with Daemen who came on board during the Spring 2017 semester. Erik is a retired U.S. Marine, and Veteran of the Iraq War. He is also a full time Security Officer at the Tesla’s Solar Manufacturing Facility in Buffalo.
James joined the Campus Safety Team during the Summer 2018 semester. He is a 2010 Brock University Graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice. James has 6 years of experience working in Security and also works as a Security Officer for Key Bank in Buffalo.
Josh Zelak has been with Daemen since the Fall 2017 Semester. He is also a veteran Firefighter with Alden Hook and Ladder Fire Company since 2010. Outside of Daemen Josh owns and operates his own Landscaping business.