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Meet Guardian Group Services' OSHA & Security Trainers

Guardian Group Services is staffed by highly trained,
professional instructors with unique credentials 
and backgrounds.

Each current staff instructor and security guard trainer has an extensive background in both law enforcement and security. Our New York Certified Instructors offer their expertise and professionalism to every student in our training courses.

Our dedicated staff of professionals are here to educate, and offer encouragement to all our students. They provide the necessary guidance to achieve successful completion of the programs. As you start your rewarding career in security, our instructors will provide you with high quality security guard training.

Security Instructors

Anthony Kearney

Anthony Kearney

Security Instructor, Fire Safety & OC Spray Instructor
Over 25 years’ experience in the security industry including supervision, fire safety inspections, field operations, private investigations and staff development & training. He has been a general topics security instructor for over 20 years.
Training Staff

Hector Bueno

Security Instructor
A retired law enforcement professional and current security officer and investigator. He has over 35 years of experience including teaching at two police academies. Additionally, he has been a security guard instructor since 2008.
Tonda Rhodes

Tonda Rhodes

Security Instructor & OC Spray Instructor
Over 20 years’ experience in the security industry including background investigations and instruction of continuing education courses. She has been a general topics security instructor for over 20 years.
Andy Novembre

Andy Novembre

Security Instructor, CPR/AED/First Aid, & OC Spray Instructor
Andy Novembre is a New York native and has over ten years of experience in the security industry as a security officer, a Fire and Life Safety Director, and a CPR instructor. 

He has taught countless security professionals, supervised teams of security with effectiveness, and the implementation of Fire Safety plans in compliance with the FDNY. 

Andy also teaches a variety of classes ranging from security, fire, and life safety. His hands on experience will provide great testimonies and relevance.
john levines security instructor

John Leviness

Security Instructor, CPR/AED/First Aid, & OC Spray Instructor
John worked for the NYC Department of probation from 1992-2017.
He also worked in city wide warrants, Sex offender-Domestic Violence Unit and last 8 years in the Depts. training unit certifying officers in general topics and firearms.
Cesar Santiago - Security Instructor

Cesar Santiago

Security Instructor
Cesar Santiago is a seasoned instructor with over a decade of dedicated experience in the field of security education. As a passionate advocate for personal safety, Cesar specializes in teaching a comprehensive range of security classes, safety awareness, and practical self-defense techniques. With a commitment to empowering individuals, she imparts invaluable knowledge honed through years of hands-on experience. Cesar expertise extends to the intricacies of pepper spray usage, providing her students with the confidence and skills needed to navigate potentially threatening situations.

OSHA & Site Safety Instructors

Limas Forte

Limas Forte

OSHA & Site Safety
With over 25 years of experience, he has acquired exceptional communication skills as an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University. Limas Forte is also an OSHA Outreach Trainer. He has attained several professional certifications from HUD, EPA, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, and NYCHPD. Currently a Lead-Based Paint Inspector, Risk Assessor, Lead Sampling Technician, Certified Renovator, and Training Consultant.
Linda Rawls Fenney

Linda Rawls-Fenney

OSHA & Site Safety
Over 27 years’ experience working for fortune 500 companies as a Safety and Human Resources professional. Linda has experience working in construction, manufacturing, and the healthcare industry. She teaches OSHA Construction Safety & Health, General Industry Safety & Health and NYC Site Safety Training. Additional training includes Fall Protection, 4 Hour User Scaffold, Workplace Harassment, Time Management, Site Safety Training, RRP Lead and Supervisory Skills.

Fire Safety Instructors

Tom King Fire Safety Instructor

Tom King

Fire Safety Instructor
Tom King has a decade long career as a NYC FDNY Firefighter, as well as an instructor at the Fire Academy. Tom has also been a member of FDNY HAZMAT Company # 1 for part of career, and teaches the Fireguard Prep, F-80 for Shelters, F-89 Fire and Life Safety Director Course and many more courses.

Tom King was Awarded “Man of the Year” by Brooklyn Borough President for service in support of FDNY comrades, 2012.
Michael Ferrari - Security Instructor

Michael Ferrari

Security & Fire Safety Instructor
Michael Ferrari is a highly seasoned instructor with over a decade of expertise in security education and fire safety. A distinguished NAVY veteran, Michael brings a wealth of real-world experience to his classes, combining military precision with a passion for imparting crucial knowledge. Through dynamic instruction, he equips his students with the skills needed to navigate security challenges and handle fire emergencies, ensuring they are well-prepared for any situation.
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