"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
Meet the dedicated leadership team at Defend Our Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to advancing school safety. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who are passionate about protecting our children and ensuring their safety in schools.
Inventor, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder
Chairman of the Board
Our founder and CEO, Todd Drummond, is a New York native with a diverse background. He began his career as a machine technician before transitioning into the Aerospace Composites Research and Development industry. After retiring, he served as a police officer and School Resource Officer in his local Sheriff's department. Todd is the primary inventor of our defense safety device, marking his sixth patent.
President, Co-Inventor and Co-Founder
Donald found himself in the Construction Industry by volunteering to demolish houses after Hurricane Katrina hit his hometown. Soon after his hometown got back to normal, he joined the ARMY and went to college for Building Construction Science. After graduating from college, he commissioned as an ARMY Engineer Officer and started specializing in project management for healthcare buildings ranging from $10M-$50M.
Gerald "Jerry" W. Rigby, CPA,
Treasurer and Tax Advisor
Our Treasurer and Tax Advisor, Gerald "Jerry" W. Rigby, CPA, brings over 35 years of business experience in various sectors. He founded his tax firm in Waveland, Mississippi, in 1994 and generously donates his time to Defend Our Children to give back to his community and nation.
Ballistic and Structural Engineer
Joshua Williams, our Ballistic and Structural Engineer, provides design, ballistic engineering, and structural evaluation support. With a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, he specializes in fatigue, crack growth, and fracture mechanics. As a family man, he understands the importance of children's safety in school and volunteers his time to further our mission.