Jolene has worked with Shadow Security since 2009 and is a valuable asset to her team, especially her husband, Norm, who is the Operations Manager for Amherst. She has taken a weekend tactical course in addition to numerous in-house training courses. Jolene’s roles at Shadow Security include recruiting and scheduling for her territory and is currently second in charge at all Amherst events.
Jolene and her team has provided security for the filming of a TSN broadcast and a hockey game with Montreal Canadiens alumni. They also provided security in Amherst for Rock-A-Billy festivals that brought such stars as Rayburn Anthony, WS Holland, and Lee Rocker to their town. Jolene has worked many major events throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick that totals close to 200 bands. This includes new-comers to major names like Metallica, AC/DC, U2, Paul McCartney, KISS, Bruce Springsteen, and Guns N’ Roses.
Jolene is currently a 3rd degree black belt (Sandan) in Shotokan karate. She has been an assistant instructor at Mount Allison University Shotokan Karate Dojo in Sackville, New Brunswick for 15 years, specializing in training beginners. In 2015 and 2016, Jolene competed in Maritime Provincial Championships where she won medals for individual and team events. Jolene is also a 2E instructor and a 3D level judge. While at Shadow Security, she is currently working on her D level instructor certification which requires completion of 10 technical credits and 10 essays regarding her martial art.