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, Managing Partner

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 addition to being the Managing Partner, he serves as the Tax Matters Partner and the Director of the Law Enforcement Division of Solaren Risk Management. As Managing Partner, 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 Curtis Dodson
Curtis, Senior Partner

Curtis E. Dodson

Curtis Dodson is originally from Clay County, TN. He was the owner/operator of three successful businesses to include; The Armory Gun Store, Healthy One Vending andTan2Win, all headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Mr. Dodson’s training dates back to 1990 in the U.S. Air Force where he started in Aero Space Propulsion Engineering and then transitioned to Security Police Division. He is a certified master gun-smith and weapons builder with over 10 years’ experience. His law enforcement experience includes employment with the Delaware State Police, Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, and Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

Professional Honors & Activities

He served as the Director of IEA (International Enforcement Agency) for over two years. Mr. Dodson has extensive experience as Rob Pincus’ “ICE” personal training coordinator and Combat Focus Shooting Instructor. He became the Director of Training for CFS and expanded into Advanced Pistol Handling and Advanced (tactical) Carbine. He is also certified as a State of Tennessee Private Protective Services trainer. He is an active member of IALEFI and has completed the Master Instructor Development Program. Additionally, he is a certified NREMT specializing in emergency tactical medicine. Curtis currently chairs the Training Committee for Solaren Risk Management. Under Mr. Dodson’s leadership Solaren’s Security Division has grown to over 150 employees, operating in 4 states, averaging over 5000 man hours per week in their respective division. He resides in Lebanon, TN with his bride Rebeka. Curtis has three daughters Candace, Corrine, and Annsley.
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 Rebeka Dodson
Rebeka, Human Resources Manager

Rebeka Dodson

Rebeka Dodson is the Director of Applied Technologies at Solaren Risk Management in Nashville, Tennessee where she provides security consulting and technology services for clients to assist in and prevent security vulnerabilities. Her experience as a firearms instructor and former experience in law enforcement as a Sheriff’s deputy solidified her role at Solaren. With over two decades of experience in management, sales, human resources and entrepreneurship, Rebeka offers a unique blend of leadership, vision and knowledge in business, security and employee development. As a result, she is a person whose opinion is highly sought after and whose judgement is respected and trusted.

Professional Honors & Activities

Prior to her directorship at Solaren, Rebeka also held executive leadership roles in other organizations. A few of which were Regional Director of Kindred Health Services, where she demonstrated her abilities to improve company growth and employee retention by creating a new communication program initiative in each region. As such, she produced healthy, enduring results for her company. In 2012, Rebeka co-founded her own company, Tan2Win which continues to provide high level cosmetic and sunless tanning services throughout the country. Rebeka’s extensive experience as Sales Director for the Northeast Region of Wynn’s Precision prepared her for roles in analysis, product procurement and sales. In 2011, she developed and implemented security protocols for multiple firearms businesses to prevent security breaches and product loss.

Rebeka received her B.S in Communication Sciences in 1995 and her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and Communication Sciences in 1997. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and business summits. She lives in Lebanon, TN with her husband and daughter. She is very involved in health and fitness in her daily life and is eager to improve her bowling skills.

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 Staci Ingram
Staci, Field Operations Coordinator for Law Enforcement

Staci Ingram

Staci Ingram joined the Solaren Team in March of 2019. She is a native of Indianapolis, IN where she attended Broad Ripple High School engaging in the Fine Arts Program. Upon completing high school she attended Oral Roberts University and continued her studies at Marian University and Indiana Business College majoring in Business Administration. Education became her passion after graduating from college where she obtained over 20 years of experience partnering with youth encouraging them to rise above obstacles and reach for success. Continuing along the path of assisting others and having a vast amount of background interactive knowledge within the Law Enforcement/Legal Arena she became involved with the Superior Criminal Court System where she was responsible for administrative operations.

She coordinates the scheduling operations of law enforcement officers with clients. She manages day to day operations inside the Law Enforcement Division. Staci’s goals are to continue to develop as the company expands.

She is currently involved in Kentucky State University, West Virginia State University and the Shaw University Parent Planning Board where her children attend. Also involved in various church committees, she exhibits her interactive talents such as singing and fashion along with youth involvement. For her spare time entertainment she enjoys shopping, traveling, museums, theater productions and most of all spending time with her young adult children.

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.

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(615) 218-2842

5252 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Suite. 168
Antioch, TN 37013