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He started in the structural steel engineering industry during college for drafting and design. After graduation, Adam went to work in the electrical/mechanical engineering department at Lewis, Elliott & Studer, one of Arkansas’s premier architectural and engineering firms.
Adam moved from the MEP design phase of construction, into the more hands-on approach of contracting. Adam began work for an Arkansas based systems integrator in 2005, creating a full-service low voltage design and engineering department within 2 years. As the company grew, so did the team, Adam moved into estimating and project management, before transitioning into business development in 2010. Adam relocated to Oklahoma in 2012, expanding the integrators footprint nationally through 2018. The experiences and skills developed over the 12+ years growing the company, provided invaluable lessons learned, that are pivotal for team success both internally and externally with our clients. Since joining the industry in 2003, Adam has successfully consulted, designed, built, and serviced projects of various sizes small and large; CONUS (Continental United States) and OCONUS (Outside Continental United States).
Adam continues to serve clients through innovative thinking, planning, and technology for low voltage, communications, electronic safety & security systems to include: fire detection, access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, telecommunications, nurse call, audio/video, paging, speech privacy & sound masking, and many other systems.
Through dedication and hard work, Adam earned an associate’s degree in computer-aided drafting and design in Little Rock, AR. He continued his career with the same enthusiasm he began with, going on to earn his NICET Level IV Senior Engineering Technician Certification in Fire Detection & Life Safety. In 2018 Adam attained his Certification from BICSI, as a Registered Communications Distribution Designer. In early 2020, Adam was able to demonstrate his continuing dedication to the diversity of our industry as a whole, attaining Board Certification from ASIS as a Certified Physical Security Professional (PSP). This certification along with BICSI RCDD are recognized internationally. Through his diverse experience and engineering technician certification through NICET, BICSI, and ASIS; Adam joins less than 1% of industry peers holding certifications in such diverse fields. More importantly, he works to instill the importance of continued learning, and industry education with his teams.
Adam has served as a former member on both the Electronics Advisory Committee and the CDD Computer Drafting and Design Advisory Committee for technical colleges in Little Rock; he is also a former member of the Board of Trustees for First United Methodist Church of Sheridan, AR. Adam is a current and active member of BICSI, ASIS, NICET, and NFPA. When he is not working, Adam loves to spend time with his family riding UTVs, BBQ’ing (cooking), and spending time with friends.
Chief Legal Officer (CLO) | Technical Writer
Jamie Bovender is a Virginia-Licensed Attorney, serving in several leadership capacities for the Adept Patriot Services team: CLO, Capture Manager, Marketing Lead, and Proposal/Technical Writer.
Jamie is a Service-Disabled U.S. Navy Veteran. She served in the United States Navy as an IT (Information System Technician) just out of high school (2004-2009), working primarily in the area of telecommunications operations, establishing radio communications systems (utilizing VLF, LF, HF, UHF, SHF, and EHF frequencies) both ashore and afloat. She supervised security management of information systems and integration across various platforms, fleets and services, to ensure proper security, distribution, handling, accounting, reporting, and control of COMSEC materials, systems, and equipment. After 3 years of service, Jamie earned the title of Technical Control COMSEC Watch Officer, supervising personnel, providing troubleshooting efforts to the entire Pacific Fleet and Indian Ocean AOR, while assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii (NCTAMS PAC).
Jamie’s naval career later took her onboard the USS Harry S. Truman, out of Norfolk, Virginia, where she continued and expanded her telecom IT role. She participated in several classified operations while deployed in the Persian Gulf, amid Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following deployment, the Truman entered “dry-dock” where Jamie obtained her NAVSEA AMSEC Cableway certification and was charged with the task of managing maintenance, repairs, and removal of fiber optic cableway systems for over 30 personnel, and 6000 feet of shipboard cable.
Following military service, Jamie attended Old Dominion University where she earned her Bachelor of Science (2011), summa cum laude. An Arkansas native, Jamie returned “home” to attend law school at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, where she earned her Juris Doctorate (2016). Jamie successfully passed the Arkansas State Bar exam in 2017, deferring admission for relocation to Virginia. In 2018, she successfully passed the Virginia State Bar exam and was admitted to practice by the Virginia Supreme Court.
Upon bar licensure, Jamie associated with Virginia’s largest consumer bankruptcy law firm where she practiced law in federal court for three years. It was there that she honed her legal/technical writing and communication skills while helping several hundreds of clients navigate the legally complex bankruptcy system, get out of debt, and stop financial crisis.
Ultimately, it was Jamie’s goal to transition her career back to the government and technology sector. Jamie thrives on serving the military in a supportive capacity. She finds it a privilege to have joined Adept Patriot Services’ team, drafting technical responses for federal bids. Personally familiar with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Administration, Jamie finds it rewarding to be an instrumental factor in improving these facilities for fellow veterans. In addition to proposal management, Jamie also contributes legal expertise, HR guidance, and helps implement business development and marketing strategies to facilitate business growth and maintain the highest quality standards at Adept.
Aside from her legal career, Jamie has been an NFPT certified personal trainer since 2016, and in her off-time enjoys going to the beach and riding her Harley.
Chief Business Development Officer
As a technician, Robert was able to achieve many industry and manufacturer certifications and install a variety of low voltage systems all over the country. The most notable achievements include becoming certified by NICET as a Level II Fire Protection Engineering Technology Fire Alarm Systems Engineer and a PMI Project Management Professional PMP. While he specializes in Project Management and the Design and Installation of Fire and Life Safety Systems, he is also experienced with Audio/Video and Video Teleconferencing Systems, Emergency Communications Mass Notification, Intercom, and Public Address Systems, Electronic Security Physical Access Control, Intelligent Keying, Video Surveillance, Intrusion Detection, Duress Alarm and Behavioral Health Staff Assist and Nurse Call Systems, Speech Privacy Sound Masking Systems, Telecommunications Copper Ethernet Cabling, Fiber Optic Cabling, Passive Optical LAN, and Wireless LAN Systems, and just about any other building technology system one might imagine.
As a leader, Robert continues to pursue and nurture a culture of personal growth and development. This relentless pursuit to become better led him to become a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker and a Maxwell Behavioral Analysis Trainer.
Fast forward to today, and Robert now serves as Chief Business Development Officer for the Adept Patriot Services Team, and supports all aspects of the business including Design and Engineering, Computer-Aided Drafting, Program and Project Management, Installation, Testing and Commissioning, Inspection and Maintenance, End-User Training and Technical Support, with a focus on Medical Military Communications Systems Engineering for Initial Outfitting, Transitioning, and Activation of Military Medical Treatment Facilities.
Craig entered the Security and Life Safety Industry just shortly after graduating high school in 2005. He began his career as a technician for an Oklahoma-based Security and Life Safety Integrator learning the ins and outs of installation and programming. As a technician, Craig gained invaluable knowledge of life safety systems and has experience with several Life Safety Platforms including but not limited to Genetec, Honeywell, FCI, FireLite and Silent Knight, just to name a few.
Over the years, Craig has grown from a field technician to a Project manager, and now to his present position as Adept Patriot Services’ Installation and Project Manager. Craig uses the knowledge he’s gained over 17 years in the industry to ensure the Adept team stays on track to meet contractual obligations for approximately 15-30 projects at any given time, simultaneously. Craig oversees projects for Adept’s commercial clients, as well as our projects for government facilities, and has extensive experience at locations across the United States.
Craig enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. His down time hobbies include fishing, camping, cooking, and playing golf even though he’s not great at it. Above all, what he enjoys the most is being out on the lake, on his boat, with his wife and kids.
John Williams, III
Electrical | Low Voltage Designer
John Williams has always had a niche for electronics and engineering that started early, while studying art and electronics in high school and vo-tech. This led John to pursue an educational path in engineering design. John has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Operations Management with an emphasis in Engineering Design and has extensive training in AutoCad.
John began his career designing prototypical new commercial construction projects of large size, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Motel 6, Red Lobster, and Sonic, to name a few. As John’s skills evolved, John transitioned to tenant improvement, taking on the role as the development electrical drafting team lead, working on large commercial projects for businesses like PetSmart and Office Depot, and remodeling of commercial businesses like Wawa, Hyatt Place, and Sam’s Club. While serving as the drafting team lead, John honed his site investigation skills, becoming an essential asset to his team. John developed project assignments and investigation schedules, leading from the front, assisting with site investigations to ensure project accuracy and an end result of customer satisfaction upon project completion. John was proud to receive the BSW Keystone Award at his prior engineering firm, BSW International, Inc., where John was nominated by a lead Architect, and selected, recognizing John for his excellent performance and work ethic. John also has experience in the Oil and Gas industry, as well as Virtual Design and Construction, and electrical modeling.
Transitioning from large general construction and remodeling design, John now specializes in Divisions 27 and 28 Electrical Design, taking him back to the foundational electrical aspects of the design industry that originally interested him when beginning his career. This interest paired with John’s experience, produce exceptional results.
John is a team-player, always willing to help a fellow coworker, and has the “do whatever it takes” attitude often required to get time-sensitive projects to customers. John values working at Adept Patriot Services where teamwork is not just a saying but a way of life around the office.
Outside the office, John enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle, and their two children. John’s children keep him busy, actively volunteering with his son’s Boy Scout Troop, in addition to attending soccer games, dance competitions and recitals, and church activities.
Low Voltage Systems Engineer
Taylor Bottoms joined the Adept Patriot Services team, leading the design team’s engineering effort as a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) over all fire and life safety, telecommunications, data, audio visual, and several other LVS systems. In addition to his 7+ years of low voltage systems design experience, Taylor also holds critical industry certifications that demonstrate his knowledge of the systems beyond just design. Taylor is a NICET Level II Technician and is Optical LAN Network Planning and Design certified.
Taylor’s passion for design (via CAD, Revit, and other systems) leads his efforts and shows in the expert level of expeditious, efficient, and skilled work-product designs he develops. Taylor enjoys thinking outside the box, constantly expanding his knowledge in all system types, and exercising the freedom of creativity in that every design is ultimately different. While Taylor is an indispensable asset to the Adept team, Taylor also values being part of an ethical team whose goal is to genuinely fulfill its’ clients needs and exceed expectations.
Outside work, Taylor’s family is his biggest motivation. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, coaching/playing soccer (Coaching Director for his local soccer club), running, reading, and participating in the Audio-Visual team at his church.
Office & Accounting Manager
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