About Us

Whitestar Security Group

One of California’s security companies is comprised of highly trained security professionals, former law enforcement personnel, and former service providers ensuring that no matter the job Whitestar Security is prepared. Our staff members have the resources and expertise to provide thorough and reliable security and protection services to local governments, service providers, hospitals, and emerging markets.

Clayton Taylor

Clayton Taylor, President

Clayton has been working in the site protection and personal protection space for just over 6 years, primarily serving as an operations manager and Director of Operations for companies throughout California. Clayton is a Sonoma State Alumni, and during his time there he won the CSU Future Four Business competition for the creation of a business that was aimed at reducing youth athletic injuries.

Clayton also spent time working within the political sphere while working with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, during his time there he was able to advocate for the rights of workers as well as the emerging cannabis industry.

Clayton has always maintained a desire to increase his skill-set recently attending and completing the ACADEMI Personal Protection Course as well as continuously pursuing additional certifications within the security space.

Brando Rojas

Brando Rojas, COO

Brando Rojas is a former nonprofit director with six years of experience in analyzing governance (local, state, federal), developing policies in conjunction with community leaders, organizing campaigns, and managing grants and special programs. Brando Rojas specializes in innovative solutions for common problems affecting the general public. He has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public health officials, behavioral health experts, and emergency operations officials.

He has worked with very diverse populations, ranging from musicians and record label execs to non- profit emergency response teams. Brando has transitioned into the security industry utilizing his involvement in various industries to offer a specialized and superior level of security to clients. Brando Rojas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government and a Minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mark Adams

Mark Adams, CEO

Prior to entering the private sector, Mark was employed as a full time sworn officer from 1989 to 2003 and part time again from 2005 through 2018. During his law enforcement career, he was assigned to both Patrol and the Investigations Division. He received specialized training and work experience in many areas including: Violent Crimes Investigation, Forgery/Fraud, Property Crimes, Crimes against Persons and Narcotics Investigation. He was also assigned to the Sonoma County Narcotics Task Force as an undercover narcotics officer for a number of years. During that time, he received immense training and experience in the field of narcotics and possession for sale cases. This assignment also allowed Mark to receive advanced training and practical field experience in surveillance operations. Mark and his team logged thousands of hours performing all types of surveillance which included static, mobile, aerial and electronic. Mark is a court certified expert witness in the Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin County Superior Courts for both narcotics matters and workplace employment investigations.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from St. Mary’s College, Moraga in Business Management.

In 1996, Mark attended the DOJ sponsored Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations and received his advanced certificate in criminal investigations.

In 2009, Mark was accredited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) after passing both the stringent application and testing process.

In 2013, Mark refocused his investigative career path to become a specialist in public and private sector workplace investigations involving complex discrimination and harassment claims. Mark is a member of AWI – Association of Workplace Investigators

Elisa Lawson

Elisa Lawson, CFO

Elisa Lawson is Whitestar Security’s Chief Financial Officer. With over 10 years of accounting and finance experience, she previously held a position as the Controller of an international aluminum distributor.

Elisa was born in Santa Rosa, CA and grew up in the country of Nicaragua in Central America. She then moved to Miami, FL where she began pursuing her career in Finance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Finance from Florida International University.