Employee Spotlight: Paul Bennett, Project Manager

By Kevin Whaley, CPP, Sr. Security Consultant at Kenton Brothers

In this employee spotlight, Kevin Whaley interviews Paull Bennett, Project Manager for Kenton Brothers.

A typical commercial security project involves many steps, and Paul walks us through a few of those that he manages. He also talks about being in the Marines for four years. (With a little ribbing from Kevin who was in the Navy.) Paul believes that his word is his bond and that the customer comes first. This definitely aligns with our core values. Paul loves the fact that every employee matters here at Kenton Brothers… nobody is just a number.

On the personal side, Paul has a wife and one child. They love spending time outside (to avoid lengthy bouts of screen time.) One of their biggest hobbies is overlanding in their Jeep. They’ve gone as far as Padre Island and Moab!

We hope you enjoy this video of Kevin interviewing Paul. We think this is a fun way to do employee spotlights!

Employee Spotlight: Stuart Parnell, Security Consultant

Today our Sr. Security Consultant, Kevin Whaley, CPP interviews Stuart Parnell. Stuart is a Security Consultant in our Mid-Missouri location. He works with customers to uncover their needs for security solutions for protecting their people, property and possessions. He particularly likes the video surveillance aspects of commercial security.

Outside of work, Stuart loves sprint car races and travels with his family to races all over the country.

Learn more about Stuart and what he brings to the KB team in the video!

Employee Spotlight: Spencer Wagaman, Security Systems Engineer

Today our Sr. Security Consultant, Kevin Whaley, CPP interviews Spencer Wagaman. Spencer is a Security Systems Engineer and helps design and build creative security solutions for our customers. One of his favorite things to do outside of work is flying FPV (First-Person View) drones.

Come and learn about one of our newest team members and the amazing capabilities he brings to the KB team to help protect your people, possessions, and property!

Employee Spotlight: Ryan McCourt, Field Technician

By Courtney Emra, Lead Customer Service/Sales Assistant at Kenton Brothers

Ryan McCourt Ryan McCourt

Ryan McCourt came to Kenton Brothers after working with a fellow friend doing vinyl wrapping on custom cars and trucks. He has been in the security industry since 2012, working for ADT and DH Pace. After leaving Pace, he took a brief sabbatical from the industry. He knew Eric Searcy, our Training and Development Manager, from a previous employment. Eric reached out to Ryan about a position with Kenton Brothers. Ryan has been with the company since April of 2021 and his role here is the installation of access control, alarms, cameras, and intercoms.

“I was actually out of the industry when Eric reached out to me!”

Ryan's RC TrackRyan is happily married to his high school sweetheart of 14 years and they are welcoming their first child in May. His father and wife’s family are Kansas City natives, but he also has family in Florida. In Ryan’s free time, he has a “sickness” for 1/10th scale RC Rock Crawlers: “I have WAY too many, if you ask my wife.” He travels and competes nationally along with owning the largest track in the Midwest, measuring roughly 1,600 sq. ft. in his backyard named MCC: McCourt’s Crawler Compound.


“My wife is the most influential, whether it’s her faith, work ethic, or attitude in life. She is my rock. Just seeing the experiences, she has overcome in life and still stayed true to what is most important is pretty awesome!”

Ryan, we wish you a happy, early one-year anniversary and hope to see what else the industry brings you in this great adventure! We are glad you are on the KB Team!

Ryan's RC Track

Employee Spotlight: Kevin Whaley, Sr. Security Consultant

By Courtney Emra, Lead Customer Service/Sales Assistant at Kenton Brothers

Kevin WhaleyKevin came to Kenton Brothers after his role of 3 years as head of corporate security was eliminated at a corporate security bank, building their security program from the ground up. Before that, he was a security consultant with Burns & McDonnell. Kevin has known Gina Stuelke and David Strickland for many years. When Gina offered the opportunity as Sr. Security Consultant, he knew it couldn’t be passed up.

“I had a few opportunities to consider, but after speaking with Gina, David, and Kenton Brothers personnel, I knew this was my new home.”

Kevin’s role at Kenton Brothers is to provide customers with the proper security knowledge and services when it comes to their people, property, and possessions. He evaluates customers security programs and delivers detailed reports that help them identify opportunities for improvement or enhancement. Kevin not only evaluates the customer’s current physical features, but also their current security administration programs. For example: policies and procedures, staffing, training, crime analysis, threats, and other associated risks.

Kevin WhaleyKevin is happily married to his wife of 8 years, Erin, who is a microbiologist. They have two spunky children, Thomas and Kennedy. As a family, they like to go to parks and on hikes. In Kevin’s personal time, you can find him playing golf, hunting, or fishing.

I am probably one of the most bowlegged people you’ll ever meet! Got my nickname from this in high school when my “friends” decided that if they put a giant rubber band around my legs, they could hypothetically use it as a “slingshot”. I’ve served multiple tours overseas, while serving in the Navy. I love a good bourbon and cigar! Professionally, and I know this sounds corny, but I love helping people and organizations by educating them about all things security related. It’s truly what drives me every day.”

Kevin, we love your drive for success and providing our customers the top consulting in security. We’re thankful to have Kevin on our team!