Brent Canfield is the CEO of Smart Digital. Smart Digital is a security integration company in Ashland, Ohio. Brent is a 12-year Marine Corps veteran and has a passion for protecting people. Brent served three tours of duty in the Marine Corps and had multiple MOS’s (Military Occupational Specialty). He served as a Combat Engineer, Field Wireman and Primary Marksmanship Instructor for 1st Marine Division.
In 2002, Sgt. Brent Canfield was awarded 1st place in the 1st Marine Division Crew Served Weapons Competition, hosted by Camp Pendleton Division schools. In 2003, he served as a Security Team Combat Platoon Sergeant and was responsible for providing QRF forces for Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Regimental Combat Teams, (RCT’s), foot mobile and convoy security during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2016, Brent provided executive protection for Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ben Carson.
Now, as the CEO of Smart Digital, Brent has converted his tactical background into technical expertise, where he continues to further develop his security integration company, Smart Digital. With a background in protecting people and assets, Smart Digital continues to protect people and property by utilizing technology and supporting it with tactical experience.
Since the Boston Marathon bombing, Brent has dedicated his full-time attention to the development of Sentry PODS, (Protective Overt Deployable Surveillance). After viewing the mayhem inflicted upon the United States at the Boston Marathon and other unfortunate events, he knew there had to be a better answer to protecting our citizens and preventing acts of mayhem. With his training as a Marine in clandestine operations and his experience with technology, Brent designed and developed the Sentry PODS to be a rapidly deployable surveillance solution for public safety, as a preventative measure against mayhem, theft and vandalism for multiple industries.
Our Operations Manager, Nadia Martin, has enriched our company tremendously over the last 6 years. Her analytical nature adds depth and versatility to every project. Her pragmatic approach and experience allow minimal room for error. After she started at Smart Digital in 2015 as a technician in the field, her incessant need to understand how things work put her on the fast track to promotion. She quickly advanced to Technician supervisor and now, her current role, as Operations Manager. She attended North Central State College and Franklin University to pursue a degree in Information Technology, while raising her two wonderful children. Nadia leads a team of individuals dedicated to protecting people by providing all aspects of security.
A native of California, she and her husband of 12 years enjoy spending time outdoors and travel frequently. Her zest for life often leads to impromptu vacations with her husband and children. If you can catch her at home, she is often entertaining or hosting a summer barbecue with friends and family.
Before joining the Team at Smart Digital, Andrea enjoyed a career in banking and spent some time working in the critical infrastructure sector. Boasting 15 years of Customer Service, she is a seasoned professional in customer relations. Her passion for helping people has always been her motivation. Balancing Business Development and Office Culture, she motivates the team and strives to promote a supportive environment, where employees and customers alike feel welcomed and appreciated. Andrea is a valued member of the Smart Digital team. Her creativity, positive attitude, and influential nature is an encouraging breath of fresh air in the workplace.
Doug is our Senior Technician here at Smart Digital. He handles a variety of responsibilities, such as attending site surveys with potential customers & leading & managing installations. Part of what makes Doug such a valuable asset to our company is his extreme thoroughness, attention to detail, & striving to ensure that every customer we serve, is satisfied with the service we provide & are trained as thoroughly as possible. His positive attitude & easy going demeanor make his presence for customers & co-workers alike, a pleasurable experience.
Jon brings his past experience as a technical systems integration to the team and has been with SmartDigital for over three years. With a primary focus on systems integration, Jon has the unique ability to customize products to fit nuanced situations.
Adam Ross is an experienced technician at Smart Digital. With experience in electronic security and fire detection, Adam is here to protect what matters the most to you — your friends, your family, and your property. Adam believes that a professional attitude, a passion for all things electronic, and quality craftsmanship give him an edge over our competition and enables him to deliver the highest level of service to our customers. When outside of work, Adam can be found spending time with his family, friends, and four-legged companions.