Who We Are

About Solaren Risk Management

Solaren is a Leading Provider of Security & Police Personnel based in Nashville Tennessee & provides services to the Southeastern United States.

About Solaren

Solaren Risk Management was founded in early 2017 by two friends, Jack K. Byrd III and Curtis E. Dodson. Solaren Risk Management has proudly delivered unarmed and armed security services, off-duty police services, and investigation services for commercial and government clients. Our presence ensures the security of people, properties, and assets. Our Officers share an unwavering commitment to safeguard every post under our watch. Solaren is a leading provider of security and police personnel in the state of Tennessee and the southeastern United States. Let us serve you today.

Solaren’s Security Division

Management Team

Solaren Risk Management Jack K. Byrd III
Jack, Chief Executive Officer

Jack K. Byrd III

Jack K. Byrd III was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area. He graduated from Wilson Central High School in Lebanon, TN. For his undergraduate degree he attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy. Byrd attended graduate school at Cumberland University and obtained a Master’s of Science in Public Service Management. At 19 years old Byrd began his career with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a paid intern. Upon his 21st birthday the DCSO sent Byrd to their training academy. Byrd was promoted to Corporal upon his one year anniversary with the DCSO. Byrd was moved to the Armed Services Division where he was responsible for the transportation and movement of inmates. Byrd was reassigned for various innovative community projects for extended periods of time. Some of those assignments were “Toys for Tots” and the “Sober Ride Campaign.” In 2014, Byrd joined the ranks of the United States Marshal Service as a District Officer.

Professional Honors & Activities

In 2015, Byrd was named the Ambassador of the Year for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the highest honor the agency has. Jack and his business partner business, Curtis Dodson began imagining Solaren in late 2016. In June of 2019, Mr. Curtis E. Dodson announced his retirement from the firm. As CEO, Byrd has focused on accelerating growth and helping to achieve the vision of becoming a truly national company. Byrd directs the law enforcement division of Solaren which has over 200 law enforcement officers, operates in 5 states, and performs various functions such as security, road closures, and logistics defense. Byrd also serves as the chairman of the Growth and Development Board for Solaren. Byrd is a member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Crossings Nashville Action Partnership. He lives in Antioch with his fiancée Kathleen and their dog “Ranger.”
Solaren Risk Management Kathleen Farris
Kat, Business Office Manager

Kathleen Farris

Kathleen Farris was born in Knoxville, TN. When she was young her family moved to Winter Haven, FL. Kathleen grew up playing sports and being very active in extracurricular activities with her church. She attended Trevecca Nazarene University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Upon graduation she worked for Elite Sports Medicine as for a year until Solaren recruited her. Kathleen joined the Solaren Team in January of 2017 as the Office Manager. Kathleen currently manages all aspects of the licensing, insurance, accounts payable, and accounts receivable for Solaren. Kathleen currently chairs the Compliance Committee for Solaren.

She resides in Nashville with her fiancé Jack and their German Rottweiler Ranger Nash Byrd. Kathleen most loves going to Percy Priest Lake and going out on the boat in her free time.

Solaren Risk Management Bethany Gill
Bethany, Administrative Support Analyst

Bethany Gill

Bethany Gill joined our team in December of 2017. Bethany is originally from Lexington, KY but has lived in Nashville since she was 7. She graduated from McGavock High School and moved back to Kentucky to attend WKU for her freshman year of college, majoring in Animal Science. After a year, she decided to return to Tennessee and moved to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU where she continued with the same major. While at MTSU, Bethany was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as Philanthropy Chair. Since graduating Bethany has joined the Murfreesboro alumna chapter of her sorority, and currently serves as their Fundraising Chair. She has now moved back to Nashville, where she lives with her boyfriend Leon, and their 3 dogs, Harley, Charlie, and King. They hope to soon have a home with a yard, so they can adopt more dogs.

Bethany started at Solaren in December of 2017 as an Executive Assistant in the Security Division where she handled all security scheduling and payroll. As Solaren grew, Bethany transitioned to fill the position she currently serves in as an Administrative Support Analyst. In this position she supports business development and various other administrative missions. Bethany currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Staff and Officer Appreciation Committee for Solaren. She hopes to continue with Solaren as the business grows and flourishes.

Solaren Risk Management Todd Edwards
Todd, Field Operations Coordinator for Security

Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards hails originally from the northern part of Illinois, born in 1983, where he graduated high school and ultimately joined the Army out of college where he achieved the rank of Captain. After returning from a deployment to Iraq (2009) and two state side tours in Indiana (2010-2011), Todd worked as an Operations Manager in the manufacturing field out of the Cincinnati area, where he utilized his undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Illinois University. Ultimately seeking warmer climates, he moved south to Tennessee and while working in security around the greater Nashville area over the last two years Todd earned an MBA from Phoenix University. His greatest achievement to date though he will say is finding and marrying his wife, Agnes Mae, and gaining his son, Dwayne.

Todd Edwards is the Field Operations Coordinator for the Security Division of Solaren Risk Management, working with both clients and guards to meet ever changing demands that are intrinsic to providing a safe working environment in middle Tennessee. Edwards currently chairs the Accountability and Ethics Committee for Solaren Risk Management.

Solaren Risk Management Curtis Dodson
Jordan, Project Assistant

Jordan Byrd

Jordan Byrd was first employed by Solaren in September of 2017 as event staffer. In May of 2019 he became a Project Assistant inside the Traffic Control Division of Solaren. Jordan currently oversees fleet maintenance and our traffic control device inventory. He is responsible for all vehicles, radio communications, and equipment utilized daily by the Traffic Control Division of Solaren. He routinely assists with the logistics of the Security and Law Enforcement Divisions on large scale deployment of resources. He is responsible for maintaining and keeping ready both of the Mobile Command Centers that Solaren uses on larger projects and out of state deployments. He grew up in Wilson County, Tennessee and graduated from Lebanon High School in 2011. He attended the Tennessee College of Applied Technology for Industrial Maintenance in 2013. He currently resides in Nashville, TN and is in a long-term relationship with Allie, whom he plans to wed. He is a self-proclaimed “gear head” and a dog dad. Jordan plans to expand his knowledge and experience and match the same wildfire pace of Solaren.

Solaren Risk Management Rebeka Dodson
Brandy, Field Operations Coordinator

Brandy James

Brandy James joined the Solaren ranks in early 2019. She hails from Conyers, Georgia and grew up in Savannah, Tennessee. Brandy started her career with us as a Security Officer, but we quickly realized the value and potential she had; now she is currently serving as a Field Operations Coordinator in Solaren’s Security Division. She is tasked with scheduling, coordinating, and executing our field operations components within the unarmed and armed units. She frequently assists with the training and compliance needs of the Solaren Security Division. When asked what she is most proud in her life, she resoundingly proclaims her beautiful five-year-old daughter, Eden. She enjoys hiking, playing the drums, and traveling.
Solaren Risk Management Morgan Merchant
Morgan, Field Operations Coordinator Law Enforcement Division

Morgan Merchant

Morgan Merchant was born and raised in Fairfax, VA. She moved to Greenville, NC and received an associates degree with aspirations of returning to college one day. Morgan has spent the past five years working as a contractor for the military.

She now lives in Nashville with her boyfriend and their dog Daisy Mae. Morgan will be spearheading several initiatives to include law enforcement compliance, law enforcement coordination, and secondary employment compliance.

Testimonials & Reviews

Solaren is a Leading Provider of Security & Police Personnel based in Nashville Tennessee & provides services to the Southeastern United States.

"Thank you for SAVING MY ENTIRE BUSINESS Solaren Risk Management, Your impeccable security team is incredible. You guys go above and beyond the call of duty for people!"

Angela W

Nashville, TN

"I would say it’s a great company to work for you want part time work simply because your able to have very flexible hours which is great if you want some extra money. Management is very friendly as well. They make you feel like your not just another body of the company but instead like a key factor of the company."

Security Officer

Nashville, TN

"5 Star services for the security guard services of Solaren Risk Management

5252 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Suite 168, Antioch, TN 37013"

Maria E

Nashville, TN

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Solaren Risk Management was founded in early 2017 by two friends, Jack K. Byrd III and Curtis E. Dodson. We have proudly delivered unarmed and armed security services, off-duty police services, and investigation services for commercial and government clients. Our presence ensures the security of people, properties, and assets. Our Officers share an unwavering commitment to safeguard every post under our watch.
Solaren is a leading provider of Security & Police Personnel in the state of Tennessee & the Southeastern United States.

Contact Us

(615) 218-2842

5252 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Suite. 168
Antioch, TN 37013