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Chuck Selent

Chuck has over 17 years of law enforcement experience as a veteran level one reserve Sheriff Deputy and Police Officer. He is a Private Investigator for the last several years and owner/director of Advantage ISS Inc. and Advantage Adolescent and Interim Services. Chuck has over 25 years experience working in diversified environments with "at-risk" adolescents. He was a former manager for crisis interventions and special services with a large adolescent services organization / programs in the northwest for 12 years. Chuck is CPI, CPR and first aid certified, and an instructor in verbal de-escalation and passive physical intervention techniques. His credits also include well over a hundred successful juvenile runaway locations and interventions, short term interim care for adolescents, and he is cleared through California Trust Line Registry. Chuck has flown well over a million miles in his work with adolescents with hundreds of successful transports and escorts to his credits.

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Brenda has been involved in working with “at – risk” adolescents since 1994. She has been involved in dozens of successful transports, numerous runaway interventions and many interim care/safe house situations with young people over the years. Brenda is CPI and First Aid certified. Brenda has a passion in working with young people along with her hobbies which include gardening, decorating and animals.


Dave has extensive experience as a 30-year veteran law enforcement Officer, including 20 years as a Police Chief, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has served in leadership roles as the President of the Montana/Idaho chapter of FBI National Academy Associates and the Idaho Chiefs of Police. Dave is active in the community having served as President of the Rotary Club, where he is also a Paul Harris Fellow, and a 30-year active member of the Search and Dive Team where he serves as the Dive Team Leader. Dave has worked with at risk youth and adults most of his life, and has developed a way to calm situations, and use critical thinking skills to deescalate situations for a positive outcome. He enjoys working with adolescents, and has done escorts for "at-risk" adolescents since the early 90's. He has been an Advanced EMT working on a volunteer ambulance, and maintains his first aid skills. Dave also is a professional photographer and enjoys everything outdoors from skiing, to hiking, scuba diving and riding ATV's. He has coached a Special Olympics snowshoe team for several years, and is still active in supporting the Special Olympics programs.


Allen is currently serving as a Trooper with the Idaho State Police, a position he's held since January 2007. Prior to Idaho State Police , Allen served as a Patrol Officer for Bonners Ferry Police Department and worked in law enforcement since 2001. He has a Bachelors degree in Justice Studies and is working towards a Masters degree in Public Administration. Allen has also completed numerous advanced law enforcement and college courses on adolescent issues and has worked with various school districts throughout Idaho developing Emergency Action Plans and addressing safety issues in both public and private school settings.

Allen has worked various assignments with "at-risk" youth and young adults, including being a D.A.R.E. and School Resource Officer in Junior High, High School, and Alternative High School settings. He enjoys working as a counselor at a large adolescent church camp in Montana.

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Donna is a twenty year veteran working with troubled teens. She began as a counselor for various residential treatment programs and then transitioned into program development.   Donna later worked as an activities director and expedition guide. Adding to her education  
“chemical dependency professional counseling". For several years Donna has worked as a transporter.

With a background in child development and education Donna owned and operated " Donna's Daycare and Discovery Preschool for twelve years. Donna has an undeniable zeal for life and loves sharing it with others. When she is not working, Donna loves traveling around the world learning new cultures.

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Steve is retired following 30 years in Law Enforcement. He enjoys working part-time selling sporting goods as well as working with local group homes. Steve is active in his church and youth ministries. These experiences have given him unique understanding and compassion for at-risk youth. Steve is certified in First Aid and CPR. Steve was actually once credited with saving a woman's life by initiating CPR. Steve is a devoted husband and father, with four kids of his own. He is an avid outdoors man, and has lots of “fish stories” to share. Steve has been involved with several adolescent transports both local and interstate. Like the rest of us here at Advantage, Steve's goal is to make an intervention or transport as safe, stress free, and pleasant as possible for the young person and all involved.

I moved to north Idaho in 2008 and I enjoy all the outdoor activity's and adventure it has to offer, I enjoy snowboarding, rock climbing, and staying fit. Most of my professional career has been working in security, and military field for a total of 12 years. I am CPR and first aid certified. With verbal de-escalation and passive physical intervention techniques, I take pride in being able to use my unique skill-set to provide welfare, safety, and security to all the challenged young adults and youth put in my care. I have been working with treatment programs for the last 2-3 years. I have had many successful transports, and runaway location investigations.



Marsell is a native of Annapolis, Maryland and has lived in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area for 30 years. During that time he has worked throughout the community in different capacities, from sports to the mental health community to teaching. Marsell has coached basketball from the youth level to the junior college level. Along with his work within the mental health community as a PSR, Marsell has also worked with the developmentally disabled community. Marsell taught U S and World History at the middle school and high school levels for six years. During his time in the communities in which he has worked, Marsell says his main goal “was to treat everyone the right way, because in the end they will remember that more than anything else”.


Kyle grew up in north Idaho. After graduating highschool, he went into the United States Marines. He did 8 years of honorable service. Upon getting out, hewent into mental health arena as a direct care staff for 3 years. He also continues to work as a mentor for young adults, along with a runaway youth location and recovery program. Kyle is a pipe fitter as a tradesman.


Lynn has several years of experience working with both adolescents and young adults in interventions, transports and mentoring. She brings her passion to make a difference and understanding to every client she works with. Lynn has exceptional natural talent to connect with young people and to understand each person and their own personal journey. Her care shines through and she is generally able to turn around a sometimes less than ideal start to an intervention or transport and make a lasting impression and difference in the young persons life. This is especially true in short and longer term mentoring scenarios.

Lynn comes from a medical field background , raising and home schooling her children and is currently working on getting her Bachelors degree in Counseling.