Learn About Our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to secure your business

Michael Garripee

Michael Garripee

Owner & President

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in Business and Operational Management. Mike holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was an Interrogator/Translator in the United States Marine Corps.

My management philosophy is to create a team where we pursue excellence, (not perfection) by providing an environment that leads to productive employees. I achieve this through conflict management, keeping the morale high, providing encouragement to all my employees while rewarding the strong performers. I believe in setting an example and will give my very best every day and will continue to grow and learn as a leader.

Mike is an active member in SASS and the Chorro Valley Regulators cowboy action shooting club.

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Vice President of Operations

Anthony has been a member of the Bomar family since 2000 when he was hired to be a patrol driver in Santa Barbara, CA. Anthony progressed rapidly in the company becoming Patrol Supervisor, Santa Barbara Operation’s Manager to his current position as the company’s Vice President of Operations. His duties include client procurement, hiring and retaining officers and all aspects of operational management.

Anthony lives in Lompoc, CA with his wife, Myrna. They spend most of their time fishing, camping, enjoying music and spending quality time with family.

Kyle Ortega

Kyle Ortega

Operations Manager

Kyle joined the Bomar family in 2003 as a Security Officer. He was promoted to Operations Manager in January 2019.

He brings positive and excellent team spirit to the Bomar family and has already made many positive changes to the operational side of Bomar. His management philosophy is based on the principles of leadership, employee motivation and customer service. His team is not only reactive, but proactive in providing a secure environment for our customers.

Kyle spends time at the beach, flying drones, camping, bike riding and just hanging around the house watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So dont be shy, get in touch!

Jody Chavez

Jody Chavez

Scheduling Manager

Jodine started working for Bomar in 1995 as a security guard after 10 years as a stay-at-home mom. In 1997 Jodine was promoted to Scheduler and she now does the scheduling for all three of our offices, matching guards to client needs. Scheduling can be a very stressful position but Jodine makes it look easy. She strives to do the very best job possible for the client and loves being part of the Bomar family.

Jodine lives in Santa Maria along with her two daughters and loves reading and spending time with her girls.

Susan Gotz

Susan Gotz

Office Manager

Susan has been a member of the Bomar family since 1999 when she was hired, part time, to be the Assistant to the President. That part time employment quickly became full time and she began to accept more responsibility. Today, she wears several hats including WBA (World’s Best Assistant), Lead Background Investigator, Office Manager, A/P and A/R Clerk and, most importantly, the Grammar Sheriff.

Susan lives in Santa Maria with her husband, Jimmy. They spend most of their time remodeling their home and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Fick

Lisa Fick

Payroll & Billing

Lisa began working for Bomar Security and Investigation in June 2001 as the Santa Barbara Scheduler. She held that position until transferring to the Santa Maria office in 2006 to take on Billing and Payroll duties and also became the Benefits Administrator. Lisa has excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Quick Books and Valiant Workforce Management. She is also the “Go-to-Geek” should you need help operating your smartphone.

When Lisa is not busy working in the office, she is busy raising her two kids.

Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Mobile Patrol Manager

Anthony Rodriguez has been a part of the Bomar family for the past 7 years. He started his career as a standing officer at locations throughout the Central Coast. Anthony worked multiple sites from high security access, to wedding receptions. He became a highly requested officer from multiple clients.

Anthony has become an asset due to his outstanding job performance, and the go above and beyond attitude. He has earned the respect from our many standing post officers because of his willingness to lead by example. In 2018 he switched to Bomar’s patrol division and was quickly promoted to mobile supervisor. He now is the Captain and leader to our elite mobile team.

Anthony grew up in Lompoc where he attended high school and was on the undefeated varsity football team that won the CIF championship in 2012. Anthony was also a explorer for the Lompoc Police Department providing hundreds of hours of service to the community. He enjoys fishing with his grandfather, hiking, exploring the Central Coast and loves drumming for his church at Cornerstone Ministries. Anthony is very affable and always lends a helping hand when needed!