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About Us


Founded in 2003, Martin-Ross has become a leading provider of security services for all of Northern Nevada specializing in static armed and unarmed security, patrol and response services and video surveillance.  Our services include:



Patrol and Response

Video Surveillance

Process Service

Background Investigations

And much more....

Joseph Martin

Joseph E. Martin is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Martin-Ross. He retired as a Lieutenant with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Reno, Nevada after 25 years. A Sheriff’s Office Medal of Honor recipient, his experience includes assignments as the Commander of SWAT and Security Services, Academy Commander, and various other positions. Joe is also a graduate of the Prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, an honor that extends only to a handful of individuals. He also served as the President of the Nevada chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. He has trained extensively with the FBI and US Secret Service in Protection of Public Officials, Terrorism and Security. He is also a Veteran of the Air National Guard. 

Jason Patterson

Jason is our President and CEO. He is the creative force behind what we do and why we do it. His expertise in technology, training, management and sales drives the company. Jason spent many years in the music industry before joining Martin-Ross in 2008.  A walk-around manager, he is active in almost every aspect of the company from training to development and employs teams in favor of managers.  J, as he's known here works mad hours and can be found usually in his own command center writing plans and developing solutions.  He has crafted a comprehensive program called Unified Safety that he hopes will help shape the future of how security companies operate.  J is also the best person to speak to about advanced security technology.

Jennifer Patterson

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner. Jennifer has extensive experience in both owning and managing businesses. Such areas include media, manufacturing, and the food & beverage industry. She has been involved in all aspects of our operation to include finance, human resources, purchasing, sales, and development. Jennifer holds a degree in business from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and attended the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. While away from the office; Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with her family. 

Dawn Barnett

Manager of Administration and Human Resources. Dawn comes to Martin-Ross with many years of experience in retail management. She has implemented many of the best-practices we use to guarantee quality and consistency for both our staff and clients and her attention to detail, creativity and focus reach into all areas of the company. Dawn holds a BA from the University of Nevada Reno in English and Secondary Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and mother.  Dawn is also an avid needle point enthusiast! 

Jason Norris

Jason Norris was born in Reno and graduated from the University of Nevada and Sparks High School, Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. As a sales professional Jason has helped several businesses increase their market share by establishing high trust relationships with Clients. He sits on the Reno Finance Advisor Board and is the Finance Chair for Learning for Life/Exploring. Additionally, he holds/held professional State licenses in medicine, finance and real estate. He is an alumnus of Leadership Reno-Sparks, a member of Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network and an active Member of the Bridge Church. Jason enjoys raising his family in Northern Nevada and spending his free time outdoors.

Kevin Krencik

Kevin is our Unified Safety Manager and manages all of our technical operations and surveillance projects. Kevin’s public safety career began with the NYPD before joining the United States Secret Service and retiring as a Physical Security Specialist after twenty-years. During his career with the Service, he worked within every complex environment imaginable including protection, advancing, physical and electronic surveillance and engaged in all aspects of safety and security from video and audio integration, hazmat and OSHA compliance and mechanical and structural systems. An engineer by heart, his knowledge and experience in the assessment and planning and management inside of critical operations brings amazing capability to Martin-Ross. 


Zach Boys-Cheer

Security Operations Manager- During Zach’s tenure with Martin-Ross, he has served the company in multiple departments including operations, patrol, biometrics and administration. He started as an unarmed Static Specialist and promoted through the ranks to a Senior Supervisor before accepting the role of Operations Manager. Zach holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, from The University of Nevada, Reno. Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family and friends enjoying Nevada hunting, off-roading, and practicing archery and firearm marksmanship. Zach is an avid sports enthusiast and closely follows the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Angels. 

Nicholas Collins

Training Operations Manager- During Nicholas’s tenure at Martin-Ross, he has served as a major asset in the Training Department. Nicholas has been a leading force in class room and on the job training. Using his knowledge that has been acquired from years experience in security and law enforcement, Nicholas provides a great deal of insight and instruction to his students. Nicholas has held a Category I and III Nevada P.O.S.T Certification with a majority of his experience in the Nevada Correctional System. When away from MRA, Nicholas enjoys recreational shooting and spending time with family. 

Team MRA