In 2001, I migrated to the United States from Albania. Just two years prior, at the age of seventeen, I found myself volunteering to fight for the Liberation Army of Kosovo in the Kosovo/ Yugoslavia war. It was there that I gained a lot of the training I still utilize to this day. During my time in the Liberation Army, I specialized in guerilla warfare and special operations. Though I credit much of my training to that period in my life, the horrors I witnessed are not ones I care to remember, so I do not often speak of that time in my life.

I remember first stepping foot in the United States… I was in Detroit, Michigan and it was May 14th, 2001. Much has happened since then. I expanded upon my previous experience/ training and became lethal with a firearm; graduating from the NRA Law Enforcement Course as an expert marksman. Wanting to further develop my skill set, I enrolled in the police academy and graduated with flying colors. My career in the security industry began in 2005 with Platinum Group Security out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. At the time, I was mostly assigned to nightclub personal protection for VIP clientele or high-profile figures. My role required me to be aware of my surroundings at all times, observe all happenings, drive crowd control, and access control.

As my reputation within the company grew, I continued to be moved up the ladder, until I made it to the top, and was assigned to celebrity protection. In celebrity protection, I was assigned to Donald Trump at Mar-a Lago Estates, his golf courses, and his wedding in West Palm Beach. During that time, I was also assigned to 50 Cent, Eva Mendes, and several others. In 2008, drawn to the Tampa Bay area by family, I decided to branch out on my own. In Tampa, I’ve done quite a bit. I’ve provided security for the Grand Prix in St. Petersburg as well as a lot of local artists like Tom G. and Two Pistols.

I also worked with artists from Trill Entertainment like Lil Webbie, Lil Boosie, and others. I ran security for the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium; my role being in security management, access control, and safety, like bomb inspections and fire threats. In 2012, I worked with actress Danielle Lewis, the leading actress in the movie, Lincoln, and in 2014, I worked with Hulk Hogan. Over the years, I’ve had my hands in a lot of different projects, but I’ve always remained true to my passion for the security, nightclub, and music industries.