David was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada with family in 1976.
Vincent Cook is a young, enthusiastic and driven entrepreneur with a passion for cyber security, education, and mindfulness. Vincent began his first cyber security company at 14 years old, delivering security assessments and open source intelligence investigations.
He is certified in several leading Open Source Intelligence training programs, which enables Vincent to support Toddington International by developing and facilitating specialized Dark Web Intelligence, Deep Web Intelligence and Social Media Intelligence training courses/content for a wide range of agencies.
Vincent delivers intelligence investigations and training to international partners, including government agencies, counter-terrorism units, financial institutions and private sector organizations.
His goal for clients is to help develop and strengthen their ability to use Open Source Intelligence methodology within tactical collection and data analytics tools.
Upon graduating from Carleton University with an undergrad degree in Law and Psychology, Louise became one of the first group of female pilots in the Canadian Forces, where she enjoyed a twelve-year career of flying both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Louise brings over 25 years experience as a police officer to her position as an instructor at Toddington International, including 12 years as a Major Crime Detective. She has a proven record in every role of Major Crime Investigations including, Team Commander, Primary Investigator and File Coordinator, and is designated as a Primary Investigator in the RCMP Kidnapping Protocol. She is recipient of five Police Chief’s commendations for investigative excellence and has a reputation as a strong and innovative leader who successfully guides investigative teams within a strong moral, legal and professional framework.
For the past 10 years, Louise has been developing and instructing advanced investigative courses for the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Louise’s original investigative and critical thinking courses were developed for Police Detectives. She has since adapted the material to teach agency specific best investigative practices to regulatory agencies across the country. Her knowledge, experience and ability to guide investigators from theory to practical application through the use of interactive investigations inspires her students. In 2018, Louise’s courses were credited with raising the standard of investigative practices in regulatory investigations by a committee of Federal and Provincial Justice and Public Safety Ministries.
Louise has a passion for conducting professional and effective investigations, and for sharing knowledge and experiences with her fellow investigators. To that end, Louise has also consulted with federal and provincial agencies to draft investigative protocols and build effective enforcement teams.
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 Toddington International, Carina develops and facilitates Critical Thinking and Social Media Intelligence training courses for a wide range of agencies.
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.