Our Team

Wade Morrell, CEO

Wade Morrell, CEO

Wade is the owner of BDK9 Holdings LLC, which encompasses a multitude of canine/technology related companies ranging from high end security platforms, precision agriculture segments and human host disease detection.

A former US Marine, Wade and his wife Lori are two of the most highly regarded protection dog trainers in the world. They co–founded Priority One Canine, a service that provides family-safe security dogs to celebrities, successful families, royal families, professional athletes and business executives around the world.

Jerry Johnson, President

Jerry Johnson, President

Jerry is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as an Instructor at the DOD Dog Training Center. After the military, Jerry quickly rose through the ranks of some of the largest private security and canine services providers in the world to serve in various operational, leadership and executive roles, including President and CEO. From 2003 to 2007, as Owner and CEO of a private K9 company, Jerry deployed more than 100 expat dog teams simultaneously across Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jerry is recognized internationally as a leader in the security services industry for the provision of canine services, training and handler training for domestic and international law enforcement, government, and private entities worldwide. He received his BS in Criminal Justice from Florida State University and completed his Master of Public Administration coursework at The University of Oklahoma. He was also a former Instructor of Criminal Justice at Central Texas University.

Dr. William Schneider, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. William Schneider, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Schneider has 23 years of experience as a molecular biologist, specializing in studying virology, insect transmitted diseases and pathogen evolution. Over the course of his career Dr. Schneider has worked on numerous diagnostic tools for pathogens, including PCR, real-time PCR, deep sequencing and mass spectrometry.

Before joining BDK9, Dr. Schneider worked 16 years for the USDA in the Foreign Disease/Weed Science Research Unit developing advanced pathogen detection methods and studying the evolution of plant virus diseases in the U.S. He received his BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota/Duluth and a Ph.D in genetics from Michigan State University.

Shawn Reed, Head Trainer

Shawn Reed, Head Trainer

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