Since our inception, Starkcorp, Inc. has been totally
focused on building a strong infrastructure that will provide the best environment for our clients and employees!

Here at Starkcorp, we offer comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective Protective & Investigative Services, Wildland Fire Services, and On-the-scene Line Medical Services to meet your critical needs. Starkcorp and its teaming partners have offices in (5) states to accommodate a continuous level of protective or investigative services to meet your needs.

We cover a multitude of Armed & Unarmed Protective Services, Executive Protection, Anti-looting (Hurricane), Anti-protestor (Oil Pipeline), Private Investigation, Wildland Fire Engines, Wildland Handscrews, Saw/ Felling Teams, Fireline EMS and more. We address your security concerns with a dynamic and innovative approach. Our crime prevention expertise and experience will help your business increase profits and reduce losses. We believe in working closely with our clients to maximize a successful relationship, while controlling costs.


Kent Stark

President/ CEO


Kent Stark is a US Navy Veteran who served in the US Navy, including a tour in the Mediterranean. Kent has almost 15 years in the Industry comprised of Military time, Private Security Companies domestically. 


Kent’s areas of expertise are Executive Protection, Evasive Driving, High Threat Protection, Threat Assessments, and Advance Work. 


Licensed to work throughout Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Kentucky, Missouri, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Arizona. 


Height- 5'10" Weight- 210 lbs. 


EMT certification, Lewis and Clark Community College 


Current Licenses:
Texas Level 2 #85019403

Texas Level 3 #85019403 

Texas Level 4 #85019403

Arizona PI License

Florida D.& G License 

Colorado Springs Armed License

Rapid City Armed License

Wyoming CCW

Active US Passport 


Best of the West – Long Range Shooting

Combative Handgun – Distributed Security Incorporated

Evasive Driving – Vehicle Dynamics Institute

Protective Detail Specialist- Select-International 

Surveillance Detection – Select-International
Certified EMT (National, Wyoming, Montana)
Certified Advanced Open Water Diver
Certified Wildland Firefighter
Certified NRA Handgun Instructor 

HT A School US Navy 

Ships SSDF US Navy 


Cody Shipp

COO/ Operations Manager

Cody is a US Marine Corps Combat Veteran, having served as a Recapture Tactics Team Leader, Infantry Team Leader in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve, and as a Marksmanship Training Unit Instructor, where he Pioneered a Designated Marksman Program and Captained the Unit Combat Shooting Team.


He graduated from the Copper Mountain College Fire Academy and started a career in the fire service after leaving the military. He has worked as a Structural Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, and Training Officer. He has also worked as a career Wildland firefighter, working his way up through Qualifications during his time working for the states of Oregon and Alaska. He has worked as a crewmember, Crew Foreman, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Engine Captain, and Fire Operations Manager.




Studied Fire Science Technology at Southwestern Oregon Community College
Studies Wildland Fire Management and Emergency Management at Clackamas Community College
Graduate of National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician Course.
USMC Close Quarters Battle School
USMC Designated Marksman Course
USMC Combat Marksmanship Trainers Course
FEMA Professional Development Series
NFA Leadership in Supervision Series

Current Qualifications/Certifications:

NFPA Firefighter 1 & 2
NFPA Fire Officer 1 & 2
NFPA Driver/Operator, Mobile water Supply Apparatus Operator, & Pumper/Operator NFPA Fire Instructor 1
NFPA Hazardous Materials Operations
NFPA Hazardous Material Incident Commander

NWCG Firefighter 2 & 1
Crew Boss, Engine Boss, Felling Boss, Heavy Equipment Boss, & Firing Boss Strike Team Leader- Engines
Incident Commander Type 5 & 4
Helicopter Crewmember
Task Force Leader
Advanced Faller



Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician

Corporate Officers