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 MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties). He served as a Combat Engineer, Field Wireman, and Primary Marksmanship Instructor for the 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 way to protect our citizens and prevent acts of mayhem. Drawing on 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.
Megan Schemrich is VP of Operations at Smart Digital. Megan has had careers in technology management and financial management. Having 16 years of Customer Service, she is an experienced specialist in customer relationships. As VP of Operations, Megan is responsible for employee coordination, promoting a positive culture, and helping run Smart Digital. Her inventiveness, constructive mindset, and personality are supportive. Megan has a passion for animals and loves her lab puppy, Manny. Megan is a valued employee at Smart Digital.
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, to 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.
Jon brings his past experience in technical systems integration to the team and has been with Smart Digital 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 enable 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.