Our Team

Our Staff

Expertise. Insight. Experience. 

Michael Cassidy

Founder & Executive Director

Michael enjoys two-decades of experience working across the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community in various analytical, operational, program management and leadership coaching roles.

Erin (Creasy) Ferree

Chief Engagement Officer

Since 2004, Erin has coached and consulted with passionate public servants, emerging leaders, career pivoters and discerning hiring managers, with a special emphasis on the Washington D.C. area & US Government and international affairs talent markets.

Our Coaches & Trainers

Krystin Borgognone

Foreign Affairs

During her eleven-plus years at the Department of State, Krystin has worked on high-profile, complex and sensitive U.S. programs including the Merida Initiative with Mexico; U.S. re-engagement with Burma; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Plan Colombia, and the Central American Regional Security Initiative.

Melissa McDonough

Private Sector Analysis

Melissa began her career with multiple defense contractors supporting the Intelligence Community. She then joined the growing security and intelligence community in Los Angeles. Melissa has held positions at Walt Disney and SpaceX, Universal Music Group, and Airbnb.

Kit Thomson

Public Sector Analysis

After 9/11, Kit followed a call to serve & make an impact on national security. She was previously a senior analyst with DIA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Center, the Joint Staff’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM & served as the Deputy Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber.

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