Sharon Tamashunas is one of Astra's Client Support Specialists in the office. Sharon comes to Astra security with over 10 years of business management and office work experience. Sharon is the wife of tech, Mike. Sharon and Mike have been customers of Astra Security since 2013 and close friends to Oliver and Rachel! Sharon lives in Ames with Mike and their children, Jackson and Jamie. Sharon’s time away from the office is spent hanging out with her family and friends. We're excited to have sharon a part of the Astra Family!
John Young came to Astra in January of 2016 with many years customer service experience, home electrical service experience, and as an Army veteran. John is one of Astra's Lead Technicians and is an integral part of the Astra Team. John loves fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and girl friend Anna. John is also a huge ISU fan, Go Cyclones. We're very excited to have John on our team.
Teryn Riley is one of Astra's Client Support Specialists in the office. Teryn, Aaron's girlfriend, loves working for Astra and helping support our growing client base. She is attending ISU in the fall of 2018. In her free time she enjoys crafts and projects at home!
Alex began working with Astra Security in January 2019. Alex is one of Astra Security’s Security Advisors. Alex has a passion for helping people and loves interacting with his customers. Alex grew up near Stratford, IA. When not working, Alex enjoys spending his time with his fiancée Lexie and their cat, Eugene. You might find them hitting the slopes on their ski’s in the winter or golfing, camping, and fishing in the summer.
Rachel Keeling is part of our Client Concierge Team with Astra Security. She attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services in 2008. Rachel has also volunteered on three life changing mission trips to Sierra Leone, West Africa, where she volunteered at an orphanage. She has always had a passion for finding ways to serve and help others and is excited to be a part of the team.
Mike Tamashunas is a long time friend of Oliver's and has been working part-time for Astra since 2013, but joined Astra full-time in 2017 as an installation and Service Technician! Mike grew up in Ames and went to High School with Oliver and is now married and a father of two young, Jack and Jaamie. Mike brings years of supervisory experience & hands on mechanical expertise from working at Sauer Danfoss mechanical pump assembly team for over 7 years.
Anthony Torres joined Astra Security in October 2018. Anthony is one of Astra Security’s Installation and Service Technicians. Anthony joined the Army National Guard in March of 2013 and will complete his duty in February 2019. Anthony is a great addition to astra team! When not working Anthony enjoys spending his time with his family and his girlfriend Shelby.
Emily Harmelink came to Astra in October 2018, and is one of Astra’s Client Support Specialist. Emily comes to Astra with over 7 years of customer service experience. She loves helping people. Emily grew up in Nevada, IA. Go Cubs! Away from the office Emily spends her time with her boyfriend Jayden and his 2 children Nick and Lexi. They are die hard ISU fans, so you may see them in stands cheering on their team. We're excited to have Emily on the Astra Security Team!
Hannah Meister, Olivers cousin in-law, was born and raised in Story City, IA and received her Associates Degree for Administrative Assistance from the Des Moines Area Community College in 2010. Hannah is Astra's Senior Administrative Analyst . She regularly volunteers for her local food pantry and has a passion for helping people and stepping in wherever needed. She loves spending time with family, her husband Rudy and daughter Aubrey! She is thrilled to be a part of the Astra Security Team!
CEO and President, Oliver Keeling started Astra Security after a life-long passion for helping and protecting others. Oliver graduated from Iowa State University with a BA. in Criminology and a side emphasis in electrical technology. After serving a combined 7 years in the U.S Army, US AirForce, & working for homeland security Oliver began working for a large national security company where he found his love for burglar alarm systems & protecting people. Olivers vision for Astra is to offer the highest level of service to its customers and maintain the fastest most reliable alarm monitored systems. We appreciate the opportunity to work with all of our customers.
Based in Ankeny, Iowa and founded in 2013 Astra is a veteran owned company providing peace of mind through professional 24/7 monitored home security & commercial security systems, home automation, & CCTV systems.
"Astra Security is the most trusted and reliable security company in Iowa, providing the best technology, and achieving more than peace of mind." - Oliver Keeling, CEO Here at Astra we're fully committed to the safety of you, your family, and your needs. We are locally owned and guarantee your satisfaction every step of the way.
Astra's CEO has worked for Homeland Security and is a 7 year military veteran of both the US Army and US Airforce Civil Engineering. Getting his bachelor degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a side emphasis in Electrical Technology from ISU, Oliver's passion for security and entrepreneurship has grown into Iowa's best security company.