Troy is a native of Derby, Kansas, a graduate of Derby High School. He also possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Administration and Management from Northwest Florida State College of Niceville. Mr. Mead’s work experience includes 25 years in Emergency Services, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Service and Law Enforcement.
Troy recently retired from Federal Service, his final assignment serving as Emergency Management Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs at a Veterans Medical Facility in Honolulu. In addition he is a Certified Paramedic-Emergency Medical Technician and has held certification as a Nationally Registered EMT- Paramedic for over twenty years, working in that field for a major portion of his early career. Additional training and certifications include Certified Emergency Manger, numerous tactical and response certifications from a wide variety of Local, State and Federal entities including the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration.