Meet the Team


John Pankratz

Chairman of the Board

In 2008 after being a customer of Westco Security for over 15 years, John purchased Westco Security and changed the name to Westco Protection. He has held the Chairman position since that time.
On December 5, 2018 he sold his interest in another business and now is totally committed to Westco with much more time and money. Growing the company has become his priority #1.
John and his family live in Destin, FL. and attend church at Village Baptist Church. He is active in his community and is member of the All Sports Association and a board member of the Wuerffel Trophy.
In his free time He enjoys anything involving FSU Sports, Sports in general, as well as boating and saltwater fishing.


Pam Smith

Office Manager

Pam Smith has been the Office Manager at Westco Protection since 2008. She has a background in Human Resources, Office Administration, Accounting and Payroll. She’s been known to wear many hats and has a collection of them hanging behind her desk.
Pam has lived locally for the past 14 years and currently lives in Crestview, FL. She is originally from Wichita, KS., and lived in Las Vegas, NV., for 15 years and in Germany for two years. Pam is married and they have four children between them, three grandchildren and another one on the way. Pam enjoys spending time with family and friends and kayaking on our local rivers.


Shawn Boyle

Director of Operations

Shawn has 23 years experience in the Security/Alarm Industry. He was born and raised in Northern Indiana. He met his wife when he was 11 years old and they have been married for 26 years. They have two grown children, a boy and a girl and two granddaughters. He enjoys woodworking, the outdoors, and is a huge Notre Dame fan.


Tiffani Tuele

Accounts Manager

Tiffani Tuele started her career with Westco Protection while she was in high school and is now the Accounts Manager. She mainly handles Accounts Receivable and billing but does much more than that on any given day.
Tiffani was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She spends her free time with friends and family. She also enjoys going to the beach and local hangouts.


Trevor Harris

Lead Technician

Trevor was born in Pensacola, Florida and raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He graduated from Tulsa Welding school in Jacksonville, Florida and has been doing electrical work for 2 ½ years. He has two daughters and enjoys learning new things and traveling.


William P.

Security Apprentice

William P. has spent his whole life in the Destin area. He is currently a part time security apprentice and he likes fishing and boating.

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