Our management team has years of military, executive protection, education and customer service experience.
Pacific West Academy’s management team concept is that we can ask nothing of our students and graduates that we ourselves are unwilling to do.
Owner and CEO
Mr. Krashinsky is a veteran lieutenant of one of the world’s most respected secret service special operations units. Having served with top-secret security clearance, he is specially trained in anti-terrorist tactics, multiple firearms and electronic counter-surveillance, threat analyses, risk assessments, emergency preparedness and crisis planning. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, personnel management, training and emerging technologies with strong physical security assessment and physical security planning expertise for chief executive officers and high net-worth private clients and families.
He is recognized around the world for his unique implementation of defensive tactics and training to numerous protective details where he actively participated in advance preparations, logistical support and personal protection in both the U.S. and abroad.
An expert security consultant, Mr. Krashinsky founded the company to provide a level of service to his clients above and beyond all others. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in security operations, project planning, crisis consulting and management and has grow ASC operations into one of the industry’s leading multi-disciplined security services firms.
His personal involvement in all aspects of ASC service delivery ensures that the highest standards are achieved and that no risk or threat is ever overlooked. He has been able to use his unique approach to take the security in the private sector to a new level.
Chief Academic Officer
Mark Treston joined ASC as the Chief Academic Officer to meet the growing needs of the Training Academy. Mr. Treston is responsible for the Training Academy division of ASC and its branches in San Diego and Tennessee. Mr. Treston has over 15 years of experience in education management and regulatory compliance. Having served as department chair for both secondary and postsecondary institutions, he has also been employed as director of a vocational college and Chief analytics officer (CAO) of two institutions of higher learning.
A talented start-up manager, Mark has successfully established several colleges and universities, from developing the initial business plans, through navigating the complex requirements of state and federal regulatory bodies. Mr. Treston served in the Israel Defense Forces and taught at an elite military college in South Korea. Mr. Treston holds graduates degrees in Political Economy and Education.
Mrs. Krashinsky is responsible for ASC’s financial planning, record keeping and financial reporting. She works closely with the company’s Certified Public Accounts and bookkeepers. Her decades of diverse corporate background span a broad spectrum of disciplines, including organization management, corporate development and business planning, debt and equity financing and mergers and acquisition.
Director of Administration
Ms. Monrroy is responsible for maintaining and supervising PWA's record keeping, admission and graduation requirements. Ms. Monrroy serves as a student advisor regarding academic plans, progress and educational policies. Her diverse background spans a broad spectrum of disciplines, including administrative services, and she coordinates supportive services with various agencies and school management. Ms. Monrroy is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Student Services Coordinator
Ms. Gulasarian, as Student Services Coordinator, is the liaison between PWA and all students. Ms. Gulasarian joined the ASC and PWA team on July 9, 2016. Her duties within Pacific West Academy include student recruitment and enrollment, student database/record keeping, and job placement services. Her professional background includes years of sales, staffing, office management, and client satisfaction, she has attended California State University Northridge, majoring in Business Law.
Ms. Yelena Karapetyan is the head of Human Resources and Accounting for ASC and PWA. Ms. Karapetyan joined the ASC and PWA team on October 14, 2017. Her duties with PWA/ASC include payroll, accounts payable and all aspects of Human Resources. Before joining PWA/ASC, Ms. Karapetyan was a Bank Manager/AVP for Bank of the West for over 12 years. She attended California State University Northridge majoring in Biology, B.S.
Our Students Say
I've been in Executive Protection here in LA since returning from a tour in Iraq in 2005. I think a lot of people who are interested in this field are under the misconception that being a cop, soldier or bouncer will give them all the tools they need to be effective in the EP field. Far from it. These jobs may provide a foundation but they don't provide a true understanding of the dynamics of Executive Protection. Your course was a good introduction to the ins and outs (and potential pitfalls) of EP work. Whether or not someone is new to the field or, like me, just trying to maintain perishable skills, I highly recommend this course.Don Los Angeles, CA
I just wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend your CPR course. I know your focus is primarily training bodyguards but as a mother of two I wanted to learn CPR 'just in case.' I never realized there was such a difference between CPR for adults and CPR for infants. I now feel comfortable that if something bad were to happen I have the ability to do CPR. Thank you again.Larissa Courpus Christi, TX
I just want to say thank you to ASC for everything. After I graduated I got a call from ****** Security about my interview that I had with them on the last day of school. They said that the skill set and training I received from ASC (along with my military background) place me far beyond the average person who applied for a job with their company. And because of that they want to hire me not as a security guard, but as a shift supervisor. I couldn't believe it. One of my fears about starting my career and security was that I would graduate from training and not receive any job offers. However since graduating ASC I've been offered two jobs (one as a supervisor and one as a guard) and the pay for both are great. The money I'm going to start making is way more than what I was before so for that I want to say thank you. It was because of you guys that my life changed course and now the possibilities are ever-changing. Be sure to pass my thanks to Connor, Omer, Ryan, Jake, Ian, Steve and the rest of the guys.Jovidean Sun Valley, CA
As a former law enforcement officer I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what it would take to be a good Executive Protection Specialist but it's a whole different ball game when you don't have the weight of a badge behind you. Although this course was basically fundamentals, I felt it helped bridge the gap between my experience as a law enforcement officer and the EP field. Although I had done a lot of similar range work before I found the firearms portion of the course work to be very professional and well executed and could see how this would be a great course for someone new to the field. Thanks for a great course.Josh Huntington Beach, CA