Tools for Safer Schools

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Our Speakers

Dave Liniger

TITLE:  How Safe Can We Be?


Dave Liniger is the visionary leader of the Denver-based global real estate franchise RE/MAX as Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.  


Dave has been a community leader, military and police supporter for over 50 years that started back with his service during the Vietnam War.  


He has continued with personal commitments that stretch from, but limited to, Reserve Deputy with the Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office, CO to financial and managerial support with businesses across the country that sustain our economy.  


He makes countless charity donations, sponsorships, and partnerships with organizations all with regard to safety and education.


Through his philanthropic spirit, Dave built Sanctuary Golf Course with the vision not only for it’s world re-nown competition greens but for the opportunity to raise money through charitable events.

Laura Carno

TITLE:  FASTER Colorado 


Laura Carno is the Executive Director of FASTER Colorado, an organization that trains armed school staff in Colorado. FASTER Colorado is working with schools in 37 Colorado districts. Laura is the author of the book Government Ruins Nearly Everything.

Quinn Cunningham


Quinn Cunningham is a 26-year law enforcement veteran, and the lead instructor for FASTER Colorado. He has been a member of SWAT for 21 years, and is a nationally ranked competitive shooter.

John Castillo

TITLE:  School Safety Advocate


John Castillo became a nationwide advocate for school safety, after the heroic actions of his son, Kendrick, saved countless lives at STEM School on May 7th, 2019.

Wayne Freeman
TITLE:  Preparing your District for Active Violence: Steps and Stages for Educational Leadership

Wayne Freeman

Senior Special Agent, SLED Active Shooter and CCTA Training Unit Supervisor; Homeland Security.

Wayne Freeman is a Senior Special Agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and he has been a law enforcement officer for 28 years.  He has been involved in training more than 100,000 participants in active violence preparation, response, and recovery across the United States.

TITLE:  School Safety Panel


Tim Kistler, Superintendent, Peyton School District

Tim is in his 40th year in education, with the past 22 as Superintendent of the Peyton School District. Tim started the Safety/Security Team for Peyton School District and has helped many other school districts to create their own programs.


Curt Wilson, Superintendent of Schools 
Curt is in his 32nd year in education, including 11 years as a Secondary English teacher, 9 years as a Coach of four secondary-level sports, a high school principal for 12 years, and a Superintendent for 8 years. Curt also runs his district’s security program.

Cristen Wohlgemuth

Cristen is the President and CEO of Mountain States Legal Foundation, a non-profit, public-interest law firm. One of their areas of focus is the Second Amendment. She previously served as a policy advisor to TX Governor Rick Perry.


George Brauchler
TITLE: The Heroes of Stem School

George is the former DA of Colorado's most populous jurisdiction. He prosecuted crimes in Columbine, the Aurora Theater trial (Batman Movie,) and the STEM School shooting. George is a Colonel and Military Judge in the CO National Guard. George speaks and trains on criminal justice nationally and internationally.