About Us

What We Do

The Vigilance Group is a personal security & safety consulting company that teaches people how to live safely in a dangerous world. Our Workshops and Interactive Seminars are designed for those businesses and their associates, who have no experience in how to recognize and/or respond to dangerous situations. This Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business shares our years of military and law enforcement experiences to empower each and every participant by teaching the skill set of awareness, avoidance and action as the keys to staying safe.

Our Mission

The mission of The Vigilance Group is to inform, educate and train groups and individuals in all aspects of safety awareness techniques, personal self-defense and active shooter response tactics. Our goal is to empower the 92% of Americans who have never served in the military, law enforcement, trained in any kind of combative, or have never owned a firearm.

Meet the Team

MOOSE MOORE

CEO, Founder

When Lt Colonel Moose Moore retired from active duty as a Fighter Pilot in 1992, he studied at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and was a member of TSA’s Air Marshal Program for 10 years, while flying as an Airline Transport Pilot. His travels abroad include the country of Israel, where Moose completed specific training in Terrorist Threat Detection and Predictive Profiling. He is an instructor of Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense) and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Moose has drawn from his military background and other tactical experiences to teach Vigilance and Awareness skills throughout the country. However, his is greatest accomplishment is being married 49 years to his wife Corinne, and has 3 adult children and 11 beautiful grandchildren.

MANDY FUNDIS

Instructor

Mandy Fundis is a fitness enthusiast from Northern Arizona who brings energy to all her endeavors. She has a degree from Black Hills State University and has traveled the world as a military spouse for the past 11 years. During these years, as a mother of three active children traveling the world, Mandy learned the importance of vigilance and situational awareness and is a natural fit for the Vigilance Group. Since joining our team, Mandy has joined the United States Air Force Reserve as a special operations “Sensor Operator”, which enhances her resume in teaching others how to live safely in a dangerous world.

RUSS BOHLINGER

Instructor

Russ Bohlinger is a retired US Army Ranger. He has served in 7 deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He retired from injuries sustained after 15 years of Active Duty Service. He was born and raised in Middle Michigan and grew up a competitive athlete. His diverse experience includes being a Senior Leader in 75th Ranger Regiment, 5 years as a Crossfit L1/L2 Coach, Army Master Fitness Trainer, Best Ranger Competition Coach for the 101st Airborne Division, and volunteering with the local Nashville community. Russ is passionate about helping and continuing to serve outside the Military. His knowledge and experience from the Special Operations Community brings a unique perspective on Vigilance and Safety.

JULIE MCKIM

Instructor

Julie McKim is one of our female instructors and mother of two sons and one daughter. Julie has Bachelors Degree in Fashion design from Auburn University, a former athlete and is a certified fitness instructor. Due to the fact her husband often travels for his job, she understands that she must be the nurturer and protector of their family when her husband is away. Because of her ties to her community and her love for her three kids, she is passionate about teaching women of all ages how to defend themselves, which makes her very effective when leading Vigilance Workshops with all female participants. Fitness is also an integral part to her everyday life and she loves the confidence she has gained going through our training and is excited about giving back.

ERICA DIGGS

 

Instructor

 

Erica is a native of Nashville, TN, and graduated from Tennessee State University. She previously worked as a Federal Investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, investigating workplace discrimination.  An ordained minister and author, she has years of experience serving in several ministries, working with underprivileged communities, and broken families. Erica was a college athlete and is still training young athletes in track & field. Currently, Erica works as an Area Representative with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in middle schools, high schools, and colleges where she trains leaders and influences the influencers. Her physical fitness background and love of humanity make her a perfect fit for The Vigilance Group. Erica is married to LaJuan Diggs and has three sons Eric, Jordan, and Jonathan Diggs, who are all college athletes.

 

Kari Eberts

KARI EBERTS

Online Workshop Liaison for Military Dependents in Hawaii.

Kari is the newest member of our Vigilance Team and is currently residing in Honolulu, HI. She is the military spouse of a USAF Special Warfare NCO and has traveled the world supporting their family. During these various assignments, Kari has assumed “Key Spouse” leadership roles within these units and was responsible for bringing Vigilance Training to the women in their last assignment. Kari displayed great skills among our team and is now promoting our online training and working towards being certified as a Vigilance Instructor.

PATRICK TERRY

Instructor Emeritus

Patrick is still affiliated with The Vigilance Group and currently resides Dubuque, IA. He is a self defense expert with over 30 years of training and teaching experience in martial arts and law enforcement. He is a retired Reserve Deputy Sheriff and is one of our “on call” consultants when needed for advice or training.