As administrative assistant of Toddington International’s Vancouver Headquarters, Ciara provides daily support for our domestic and international operations with a client-centred approach.
Ciara graduated with distinction with a B.A. in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She has vast work experience in the field of mental health, psychology, research, and education. She has worked with clientele and learners of all ages, from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
In addition to her strong academic and professional background, Ciara brings emotional intelligence and integrity to the rapidly evolving field of OSINT and to Toddington International.
As an associate of Toddington International’s Vancouver Headquarters, Sarah provides daily support for the company’s international e-learning division.
Sarah is also an Investigator for Service Canada – Employment and Social Development Canada’s Integrity Services Branch, specializing in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. She conducts investigations on employers in order to determine compliance in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Acts and Regulations (IRPA/IRPA).
Sarah previously worked for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Vancouver International Mail Centre for over three years, first as a Student Border Services Officer and then subsequently transitioning into an administrative role as an Enforcement Clerk, as well as a Casual Refunds & Processing Clerk. While working as an officer for CBSA, she interpreted and applied the Customs Act, and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, intercepting and seizing contraband travelling through the mail stream, including a variety of narcotics, prohibited weapons, illegal media, and other forms of impermissible goods, through the use of x-ray detection technology, risk assessments, and inspections.
Carina Huggins brings over a decade of experience in academia as an academic development specialist and award-winning university instructor.
Certified in multiple psychometric instruments and a learning specialist by training, she implements techniques that enhance critical and creative thinking.
Carina holds an advanced Professional Coach designation from the International Coach Federation. She has worked with hundreds of clients on executive coaching, optimizing mindset, complex problem solving, stress management, team dynamics and personality assessments.
Carina holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies. Funded by the Department of National Defence and the Government of Canada, she conducted cutting-edge research into islamic extremist use of social media and online radicalization.
An expert practitioner in social media and online engagement, she has worked at both the tactical and analytical levels, acquiring extensive online investigative skills and employing novel techniques. She has shared her findings internationally.
Her goal for clients is to help them develop the ability to shift between operational and analytical mindsets. She works to ensure clients have the tactical and strategic mental tools needed to exploit rapid technological change, and the creativity to stay ahead of a constantly shifting threat landscape.
With unique experience working at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Chelsey Goodman has played a vital role in many of Canada’s global infectious disease prevention and response initiatives, including the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the 2009 H1N1 avian flu pandemic, the 2008 SARS pandemic, and bio-terrorism surveillance at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Chelsey is one of a small number of responders to experience real-time pandemic activation, as well as play a role in response and subsequent mitigation of global impacts. Her knowledge of how disease outbreaks occur and what a real-time Emergency Operations Center can do is based on first person experience acting in the capacity of the NML’s Emergency Operations Chief.
As well as her real world scientific data-analysis experience, Chelsey is a highly skilled Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) practitioner and a passionate educator.
Angie has been a Business Librarian at York University since 2013. Prior that, she worked as an Information Specialist at the Business Resource Centre of TD Securities, delivering research services to investment banking staff and financial services professionals. Also, as a Senior Compliance Officer, she worked to develop a centralized regulatory library at TD Bank. Her other former experience includes working as a Research Associate at executive search firms.
Angie holds an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario, an Honours B.A. from Brock University and she has completed her Canadian Securities Course.
Angie brings many years of experience in the field of research and compliance to her role at Toddington International.
With an Intelligence career spanning over 30-years, Mark Ploszay has a unique insight into the world of intelligence operations and analysis. With 22-years of experience as a United States Air Force Intelligence Analyst, Mark has worked in the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) arenas, as well as having experience in Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Counter-Insurgency (COINS) operations, among other areas.
In addition, he had the distinction of having certified as an Intelligence Analyst under the US National Security Agency Professionalization Programme and to have served as a Royal Air Force Duty Reporting Officer at a Joint Nation Fused Analysis and Reporting Centre.
On the civilian law enforcement side of intelligence operations, Mark worked for six-years with the West Mercia Constabulary. In his role as a civilian intelligence analyst assigned to the West Mercia Major Investigation Unit, Mark provided critical intelligence support to major criminal investigations, such as major fraud operations, people trafficking, organized crime, and homicide.
During the six-years that he was with i2 Ltd UK and IBM (i2), Mark filled a number of roles, from i2 Trainer to MENA Defence Programme Manager and Global Defence Programme Manager, in addition to Global Business Development as the IBM Global Defence, National Security, and Law Enforcement Specialist (SME). In this i2 IBM role, Mark worked extensively with Defence, National Security, Law Enforcement and Immigration, and Custom & Excise and Border Forces around the world.
In 2017, he established Boston Harbour Technology Ltd, a registered UK Limited Company, to provide consultation services to clients around the world. Mark has provided briefings, presentations, and domain advice for a wide variety of audiences to include the U.S. Congress, the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation, the Spanish Defence War College, the Chief of Portuguese Defence Forces Intelligence Centre, the Director General Australian Defence Intelligence, the Spanish Defence Forces 1st Intelligence Regiment, the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Japan Self-Defence Force, Tokyo Customs, Australian Customs, Japanese Coast Guard, and a number of other defence, national security, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations around the world.
In his position with Toddington International, Mark’s roles include training curriculum development, course delivery, and consultation services.