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Matthew Kreida

Matthew Kreida is a Security Manager at Allied Universal Security Services, where he leads a security team specializing in a customer service approach to security in a retail environment.

Matthew has worked in the security field since 2010 and is an accomplished security professional with skills in personal relations and conflict resolution. He has worked in diverse communities in the greater Long Beach area and has experience in training people from many cultures. Matthew has helped young adults be successful in and grow from entry-level jobs. He holds a certificate of completion in Administration of Justice from Long Beach City College and many training certificates and licenses from the private security field.

Matthew was born and raised in the diverse city of Long Beach California. He has experience volunteering for many law enforcement and community service organizations and events.


Matthew saw one of the original presentations of the WYSM program presented by Founder Jason Lehman at Long Beach City College back in 2012 and was moved by the message. Since then he has volunteered with WYSM and attended fundraising events and seen the growth of the organization. Now, as part of it’s board of directors he hopes to bring his experience in working with the public as a security professional and his experience teaching young adults to the WYSM organization. He wants to help refine and deliver the message of being a responsible citizen to WYSM’s various target audiences.

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