Born in East Germany under a different name, "Jack" was recruited by the Stasi and the KGB to be an "illegal," (the Soviet term for a Non-Official Cover Intelligence Operative or "NOC") and spent over a decade spying on the United States under a false identity as an American. Exposed after the Cold War, "Jack" became a resource for US Intelligence, and is now a proud American Citizen, having the infamous distinction of being one of the world's top experts on Soviet tradecraft.
Charles is a veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations conducting and leading clandestine operations overseas to collect foreign intelligence, run counterintelligence operations, and conducting covert action at the direction of the President. Having served all across the word, and rising to the prestigious rank of Chief of Station, Charles has finally retired and now offers bespoke and discreet intelligence and security services for appropriate clients.
"Sam is the real deal. After almost 20 years in the military, "Sam" spent a number of years in Europe and Africa as a Non-Official Cover Intelligence Operative ("NOC") for a European Intelligence Agency. Currently an intelligence consultant, "Sam" speaks several languages and continues to train the next generation of spies.
Gavin is a former civil servant for the British Ministry of Defense and freelance operative in the Security & Intelligence industry. Gavin spent over 13 years in front line operational deployment, in a multitude of arenas. Having trained scores of British operatives preparing to work in the field, Gavin is one of the world's best body language experts and is a fully qualified operator and instructor. He is a best-selling author of "How to tell if someone is lying," and has also written fiction novels and TV scripts. He is a human behavioral expert and is also qualified in Hypnosis, MInd control and NLP.
Matt S. is a retired police detective and former US Special Operations soldier, with extensive deployments in conflict zones. A Helicopter Pilot and Rescue SCUBA Diver, Matt is also a longtime FBI Taskforce Officer specializing in undercover assignments in the US and overseas.
Terry is a co-founder and COO of Tradecraft Adventures. Terry was a member and instructor in the FBI's undercover program and the elite "Black Bag" team, for almost his entire career. He was involved in backstopping, technical tool development, covert entries and finally as a HUMINT operator. A legendary undercover operative, Terry has befriended drug cartel leaders, neutralized foreign intelligence officers and spent almost 3 years living with Al Qaeda (described by the US Attorney General as the greatest disruption of Al Qaeda carried out by the Government).
A US Naval Academy Graduate, Marine Corp Officer and retired FBI Special Agent (who finished his career as the Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program), Robin has taken a lifetime of recruiting spies, leading marines and profiling bad guys, to create a unique Interpersonal Communication technique. A world renowned expert in Detecting Deception in Communication, Robin has become a premier in-demand Executive Coach, Professional Speaker and Podcast Host.
Dr D. is a former US Army CI Special Agent, FBI Special Agent (National Computer Crime Squad focused on Russian threats) and Senior Intelligence Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Dr. D. is an identity expert specializing in offensive and defensive identity operations, supporting clandestine collectors and special mission units, most recently at the US Special Operations Command. Since retiring from the US Government, Dr. D earned his PhD in FINTECH, developing methods to interdict cryptocurrency money laundering activities, which he now teaches full time on a collegiate level.
"David" is a co-founder and CEO of Tradecraft Adventures. A career US Law Enforcement officer with undercover experience for several government agencies, and considered one of this country's pioneer undercover child exploitation detectives, "David" now plies his wares as a screenwriter and consultant for film and television, as well as an entrepreneur.