2019 Expo Speakers

Brian Domke

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As the owner and lead consultant of Strategic Landscape Design, Brian offers specialized design and consulting services focused on the enhancement of preparedness properties through the seamless integration of water features, alternative energy and food production systems with discreetly designed tactical positions. The integration of these key features provides the foundation for a sustainable and secure retreat/homestead property.

Brain is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 19 years of experience in the planning, design and construction industry. He is a graduate of Cornell University and a lifelong learner. Brian has a foundation of knowledge vital to designing and implementing the key aspects that are needed to establish a sustainable self-sufficient retreat/homestead. On each project, Brian utilizes a holistic approach by employing his formal training in the fields of design, permaculture, botany, soil science, hydrology, sustainability, and the use of deadly force. This is coupled with his practical experience in the areas of agriculture, animal husbandry, woodsmanship, wilderness survival, search and rescue, tactics, and personal defense.

Topic: Introduction to Creating an Efficient & Resilient Prepared Property

Dennis Walters

Electrical Engineer, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Dana
Engineering, and Chief of Staff with STARS Technology, will present and lead a
discussion of actions that can be taken to mitigate the effects of and EMP at home and
in the community. Dennis hosts his EMP mitigation information, slides and video at http://danaengineering.org.

Topic: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

There is currently, no Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack civilian
response plan at the Federal, State or Local level. More importantly, the
Regulatory Code of Washington State (RCW 38.52.030) prohibits the
development of a nuclear response plan that evacuates or relocates people.
The recent advances in nuclear weapon and delivery systems by rogue states such as
Iran and North Korea have created an existential threat to the United States of America. We are not prepared for an EMP attack. However, there is much that we can do as individuals, in our homes, businesses, and within our community to minimize this threat.

His presentation is designed to help you understand the potential impacts to you, your businesses, and your community from an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack and provide you with some action that you can take to prepare for such an event.

Dennis White

Dennis White is a beekeeper and member of Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association.

Topic: Intro to Beekeeping

Dhana Nelson

7K Metals Dhana

I’m a real estate agent in Northwest Montana, my husband and I had no idea how we were going to retire. In 2017 I earned more money sharing 7k Metals on a part-time basis than I did as a full-time real estate agent. It has been rewarding to help hundreds of those in our area earn extra income and begin owning gold and silver for the first time. I’m so grateful for the passive income that we earned during a challenging time. I was in a terrible four-wheeler accident that put me in the hospital and made it impossible to work for a period of time, but the 7k Metals commission checks just kept coming weekly. Now we see we have a clear path to retirement because of Gold and Silver and 7k Metals.

Topic: Gold and Silver Investing

Don Aman

Topic: Surviving the Las Vegas Shooting

Eric Dudenhofer

Eric Dudenhofer has been a medical practitioner for nearly 30 years and currently works in the dermatology and emergency room specialties.  Eric and his wife, Kaery, have been married for 25 years and have 7 children (ages 20 to 7).  When not treating patients, Eric can be found with his family–homeschooling, playing bluegrass music, camping, fishing, ATVing, and squeezing every drop of daylight out of each and every day.  Eric also works as the Operations Officer for Kaery Concealed, and is the lead medical advisor and instructor for the medical information presented through Kaery Concealed.

As a young man, Eric had his hunting license before he had his driver’s license, and he has been a gun enthusiast for as long as anyone can remember.  Eric became passionate about protecting his own family after it was discovered that pedophile, rapist and murderer, Joseph Duncan, was hunting victims where his children attended Kindermusik lessons on Spokane’s South Hill.  The unspeakable tragedy and pain inflicted by this sub-human completely changed Eric’s thinking about protecting his family.

Eric is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Washington State Dermatology Association, and is licensed to practice medicine in Washington and Oregon.

Topic: Trauma Medicine

Glen Tate

Glen Tate is the author of the best selling ten-book prepper novel series 299 Days. He recently left the “heart of darkness” (Olympia) and married Shelby Gallagher. They relocated to a very rural and conservative county in western Washington. He is an attorney (but don’t hold that against him). He sues government to enforce liberty. He and Shelby are the hosts of the podcast and radio show Prepping 2.0. They have started their homestead while simultaneously doing their day jobs, prepping, writing, meeting readers, putting out a weekly show, and enjoying the outdoors.

Topic: 299 Days

Horace Ward

Horace is a lifelong resident of Yakima County where he resides with a wife and two children. His experience in emergency management began after he graduated from East Valley High School when he worked for the Washington Conservation Corps. There he had the opportunity to respond to multiple local disasters as well as a few national disasters such as the 2011 Joplin tornado. After that he began working at Cubcrafters assembling aircraft while he attended American Military University in his off time. From 2014-2017 Horace volunteered with Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management where he gained experience in planning and operations as the Situation Unit Team Leader as well as fulfilling a multitude of other support positions during disasters and other events.

Now as the Senior Planner Horace is responsible for managing the volunteer program, the training and exercise program, helping the planners in developing disaster plans, maintaining a functioning Emergency Operations Center, supporting emergency operations as a duty officer, and assisting in maintaining county, regional, and state partnerships with key agencies.

Topic: CSZ Earthquake

Jim Follansbee

Jim Follansbee has been an amateur radio operator since 1956 when he
earned his novice license, WH6CCJ, in Honolulu at the age of 14. His
involvement in the hobby has included antenna design, equipment
building, and long distance communications having confirmed contacts
with 348 DXCC countries. In search of a contact with one last country
needed on the current DXCC list, he started using RTTY, a digital mode.
As a prepper who joined AmRRON, he learned how well the digital modes
work with emergency communications and traffic networks. Constantly
learning new skills, he acts as net control operator on AmRRON digital nets.

Topics:  Why Use Digital Modes? (20 minutes)

This will be a discussion of amateur radio application of digital modes
for high speed contacts (meteor scatter), low signal contacts (moon
bounce), error free messages (disaster aid traffic), survival
communications (grid down information networks), and contacting other
amateur radio operators around the world.

FLDIGI Basic Operations for AmRRON Operators (one hour)

With two fully functioning HF stations, the basic functions of FLDIGI
software will be explored. Station setup will explained and
demonstrated. The modes that will be used include FLDIGI, FLMSG, and
FLAMP. Reference will be made to standard AmRRON procedures. Bring your
questions and experience and join the discussion.



Code name K is a combat veteran, owner/instructor of CSG Inc, Overseas Government Contractor, and Wilderness Medic. It has been his privilege to have trained literally thousands of personnel from all four branches of the military, special operations forces, federal agencies, police and responsible citizens, in firearms, tactics, survival and trade-craft.

Topic: Surviving Hostile Environments

Kaery Dudenhofer

Kaery is a full time firearms and self-defense instructor who resides in the Pacific Northwest. In 2003, she earned a Master of Education (with an emphasis in Curriculum Development for the Gifted) from Whitworth University and has been teaching for more than 25 years. Kaery is an evidence-based trainer and provides practical, street-proven defensive products and training to educate, equip, and empower families to protect themselves and those they love. She has trained under some of the most respected instructors and thought leaders in the protection industry to guide everyday students like yourself through the complex legal, moral, and social issues concerning the use of force in self-defense. She is certified by various national and international self-defense training programs (Rangemaster, National Rifle Association, SABRE Protection, The Well Armed Woman, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Law of Self Defense). Kaery offers corporate, group, and private courses for civilians every day of the week all over the Pacific Northwest.Kaery and her husband, Eric, have been married for 25 years and are the proud (and often exhausted!) parents of 7 children ages 19, 17, 12, 12, 8, 7, and 6. As a family they enjoy water sports, camping, making music, reading, shooting sports, and ATVing all over the Pacific Northwest.

Topic: Survival Mindset

Class: I-1639 Firearms Safety Training plus Oregon CCW This training class will be offered on Sunday, Apr. 14th from  2:15 PM to 6:15 PM after the expo proper has ended. Click the link for more class and registration information.

John Jacob Schmidt


John Jacob is the voice behind the microphone at Radio Free Redoubt, a weekly podcast dedicated to promoting the American Redoubt and helping conservative Americans prepare for the coming events and the rebuilding afterward.

He is a Desert Storm veteran and a communications specialist who served with the Army Special Forces.

Seven years ago John Jacob developed AmRRON (the American Redoubt Radio Operators Network). It is a standardized communications plan to link hams and non-ham with likeminded preppers, patriots, and Redoubters across communities, counties, and states across the American Redoubt. AmRRON has since gone continental with members in every state and Canada.

Topics: Radio Communication

Ligia (n. Covaşǎ) Brubaker


Ligia (n. Covaşǎ) Brubaker was born in 1984 in Romania and was raised under the climax of Ceauşescu’s tyranny. For a short but hard time she endured the brutal enforcement of the socialist regime that was losing its grip on Romania.

Having faced a failed attempt to cross the border and to seek political refuge in Austria, her family had been declared an “enemy of the state” during a typical socialist make-believe trial. Her father suffered physical torture and imprisonment as the family prepared to be deported to Bǎrǎgan, a forced labor camp.

In December 1989, the revolution that brought an end to socialism was ignited in Ligia’s hometown by a Lutheran Community that had for year been supplied with Bibles by Americans underground.

Together with her 7 y.o. brother, Ligia (5 y.o.) witnessed the revolution unfold as the adults in her community, previously disarmed, formed living walls in the way of the military; it took two long, bloody days for the military to stop shooting defenseless people and turn with them against the government.

Ligia, and her husband Bryan, are the owners of Brubaker Arms Manufacturing.

She is a published author and public speaker.

Topic: What Killed Socialism in Romania?

Linda Mackey

Along with a bachelors and masters degree in education, Linda also obtained a doctorate degree in complimentary medicine and now teaches lifestyle food alternatives and reflexology. She is a licensed/certified reflexologist, a certified teacher in the state of Washington and a minister. She received her certification from the International School of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy whose mother school is based out of South Africa and is a teacher/trainer for the school.

As Linda has been volunteering her time to The Natural Maximum, Inc., for approximately 18 years, she has reached many upper and lower valley residents, some who have been with her over 12 years. She performs and teaches reflexology, lifestyle changes in food, and chemical avoidance.

Linda is an exemplary teacher and has many awards to this effect. She graduated from Western Michigan University with honors and high honors from Clayton College of Natural health. She is a published author in nutrition and health and has spoken all over the U.S. and Canada to over thousands of people, through personal appearances and over 200 radio shows.

Topic: Herbal Medicine

Matt Shea


A fourth-generation resident of Eastern Washington, Matt is a cum laude graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law and is an attorney in private practice. He earned a commission in the U.S. Army after completing the Gonzaga ROTC program. As a distinguished military graduate, Matt served combat tours in Bosnia and Iraq. He is a co-founder of the Washington Family Foundation, which later merged with the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Matt and his wife, Viktoriya, reside in Spokane Valley. He currently serves as a Washington State Representative for the 4th District.

Topic: Liberty State and Other World Matters

Patrice Lewis

Patrice Lewis is a wife, mother, homesteader, homeschooler, author, blogger, columnist, and speaker. An advocate of simple living and self-sufficiency, she has written about and practiced self-reliance and self-sufficiency for over twenty years. She is a nationally-published author and contributor to numerous print and online magazines, including WND.com, Backwoods Home Magazine, Countryside, Grit, Home Education Magazine, etc. Her popular blog, Rural Revolution has over 70,000 visitors each month. She and her husband own a home woodcraft business.

Patrice is experienced in homestead animal husbandry and small-scale dairy production, food preservation and canning, country relocation, home-based businesses, homeschooling, personal money management, and food self-sufficiency. Patrice and her family live on a small homestead in north Idaho with a herd of Dexter and Jersey cattle, chickens, two dogs, and a cranky barn cat.

Topics: Prepper Gardening

Moving Toward Self-Sufficiency as a Prepper Strategy

Ranger Rick

Ranger Rick has over 40 years as a Professional Emergency Service Volunteer, working in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management / Homeland Security, CERT,SAR,EMT-A ,Swift Water Flood Water Rescue ,Red Cross Disaster Teams and K-9/K-9 Medic. He spent 39 years working with and for the government in and around the Dept. of Defense, starting in 1971 with the 5th Group Special Forces, and as a military contractor in 2005-2010 training Special Operation forces for Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Rick’s objective is to keep his community safe as well as his fellow responders through continued training and teaching what really works in the field. In the field there is always something that comes up that is not in the book or plan. His motto is “Get your head out of the box, come home alive, and bring your team with you.”

Topics: Preparing for Active Shooters

Trauma First Aid

RJ Blahut

RJ is the public information officer of and previous president of the Lower Valley Assembly (LVA), the community group which presents the NW Preparedness Expo. Part of the mission of the LVA is to “educate ourselves and the community of potential threats to its liberty, peace and tranquility and the principles and techniques of self-reliance and security.” RJ is a former air traffic controller — a career which makes him particularly suited to organizing volunteers as well. He is currently a pilot and instructor.

Topic: Assembly/ Preparedness Group Q&A – If you have questions about forming an assembly or other type of preparedness group, bring them to this Q&A session.

Shelby Gallagher

Shelby Gallagher is the author of the soon-to-be best selling three-book prepper novel series A Great State. She recently escaped the Leftist nonsense of Portland, Oregon and married Glen Tate. They relocated to a very rural and conservative county in western Washington. She and Glen are the hosts of the podcast and radio show Prepping 2.0. They have started their homestead while simultaneously doing their day jobs, prepping, writing, meeting readers, putting out a weekly show, and enjoying the outdoors. She is madly in love with Glen, who is awesome (and who wrote this bio).

Topic: A Great State: The Aftermath

Interested speakers should send email to info@nwpreparednessexpo.com.

22202 N Hinzerling Road
Prosser, Washington 99350