Team Bios

Daniel T. DeBaun
Co-Founder and CEO

Daniel is an internationally recognized and influential expert in shielding electronic emissions and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) protection, with a particular focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones. Daniel’s concern regarding the health impact of electronic radiation emissions grew from over 30 years of engineering experience in the telecommunications industry, where he held a variety of leadership and executive positions at SAIC, Telcordia, AT&T and Bell Labs.

Through the course of his career, Daniel has created requirements for large telecommunication systems, led technical divisions responsible for establishing industry standards and formed analysis adherence testing for next-generation digital transmission systems. Daniel also oversaw laboratories which analyzed electromagnetic radiation (EMF) interference, electrical signals and digital formats. He and the teams he led were looked upon as industry authorities.

Daniel is the inventor of DefenderShield®, the most effective EMF radiation protection technology for mobile devices ever developed. In addition to his work with DefenderShield®, Daniel is a highly regarded author, industry consultant, writer, and speaker as well as frequent guest national radio and television programs discussing EMF health issues.

Daniel is co-author of recent bestseller, Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology, the complete guide to EMF radiation safety and protection.


Ryan DeBaun
Co-Founder and COO

Ryan is a proven innovator specializing in creative development and communications. As co-founder of DefenderShield®, he leads operations and strategy, leveraging his unique and vast experience across all aspects of business, media and technology,

Throughout his career, Ryan has held many roles including manager, producer, creative director, designer, and writer for many of the largest media companies in the world including HBO, CNBC, Cox, CBS, and ABC.

With a passion for health and wellness, Ryan is considered an industry leader, educating worldwide communities about EMF and its potential health issues, while driving the development of the most effective shielding solutions ever produced.

Ryan is co-author of recent bestseller, Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology, the complete guide to EMF radiation safety and protection.


Kylen Ribeiro
VP of Sales and Marketing

Kylen is responsible for running the sales and marketing business operations at DefenderShield. After growing up in Raleigh, NC, Kylen moved to Tallahassee, FL to complete her 17-year long swimming career at Florida State University as the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Captain. Kylen graduated with a BS in Marketing and Management and married her fellow teammate turned husband. She continued her education as a Seminole and went on to earn her Masters in Business Administration.

Upon finishing school, Kylen secured a management position with one of the largest retailers in the world, where she spent over 6 years honing a wide skill set that has allowed her make an immediate impact at DefenderShield.

In 2016, while pregnant with her son, Kylen completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at a prominent studio in Tampa, FL, where she met DefenderShield’s COO, Ryan DeBaun. Roughly a month after earning her RYT200, Kylen and her husband welcomed their yoga baby and future athlete into the world.

Kylen knew what a special opportunity it would be to join DefenderShield, the pioneers of a new industry in the health and wellness space. She somehow convinced Ryan and Daniel DeBaun to hire her and has been a part of the team since November of 2017.

In her personal time (wait, do moms even have personal time?), Kylen enjoys family and friends, reliving childhood with her son, practicing yoga, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors and water.


Rosanna Duran
Director of Communications and Content Strategy

Rosanna is responsible for directing daily communications with companies and analyzing internal business strategies. Rosanna graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in psychology and a Masters Degree in Education. A life-long learner and educator, Rosanna’s career began working as a higher education administrator and teaching college success courses. She had the opportunity to work with college students to help them develop as leaders of their generation. She also taught collegiate Leadership Studies courses and directed leadership training programs.

After a 13-year career in higher education, Rosanna shifted gears and pursued her true passion – yoga. Rosanna began her yoga journey in 2007 and in 2016 completed her 200-hour teacher training. Over the last few years Rosanna has taught yoga full-time, pursued advanced training, and managed the operations of a premiere yoga and wellness center.

During her yoga teacher training, Rosanna met Kylen Ribeiro and Ryan DeBaun, both now colleagues at DefenderShield. With a strong personal philosophy of health and wellness, Rosanna was excited to bring her experiences and knowledge to DefenderShield, where she knew she would be able to make a positive impact alongside the pioneers in EMF protection.

In her spare time, you can find Rosanna practicing and teaching yoga, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking for friends and family, and cuddling with her adorable Jack Russell/Beagle mix.


Shannon Henderson
Customer Service and Operations Administrator

Shannon Henderson is responsible for Administration and Customer Service at the DefenderShield corporate office. She has held several high-level Administration management positions in the Tampa area for the past 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and attended the University of South Florida as an international student.

A fitness enthusiast and lover of the arts, she is also an active sponsor of several African children through a charitable organization known as Plan International. She’s also an avid amateur artist with a specialization in oil painting and charcoal drawing.

Shannon has a proven track record in office Administration at the corporate level with over 15 years experience. She has contributed to the publication of a book and worked as a personal assistant to several high-profile executives including a well-known motivational speaker and a former Florida gubernatorial candidate.


Tara Woods
Logistics Manager

Tara Woods is responsible for the Logistics Management for DefenderShield, which includes managing the transportation, stock, warehousing and monitoring of DefenderShield products, and ensuring that the right products are delivered to the right location as efficiently as possible.

Raised in the Bronx in New York City, Tara joined the United States Army in 2003. She served for 10 years as a United States Army Automated Supply Specialist, primarily responsible for supervising and performing management and warehouse functions in order to maintain equipment records overseas and stateside. She worked overseas in Germany, Korea, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as stateside at Fort Lee, Virginia; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

After completing service, Tara stayed in North Carolina and became an installation level Supply Manager for Fort Bragg. She collaborated with and supported Logistics Managers in overseeing the international shipment of up to 25 million dollars worth of equipment and supplies to support a wide range of projects.

In her free time, you can find her at her favorite spot, the gym, where she prepares for natural bodybuilding competitions. Her wellness-oriented mindset focuses on the preservation of life through staying in shape, which makes her the perfect complement to our DefenderShield team. When she’s not working out she enjoys traveling to exotic places and socializing with her friends and family. – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ” – Wayne Gretzky


Michelle Klein
Content Marketing Manager

Michelle is responsible for producing and managing media content for DefenderShield. Michelle grew up playing volleyball in Palm Beach, Florida, before attending Elon University in North Carolina to play Division 1 volleyball. She graduated with a BA in Journalism and minors in Health & Wellness Education and Business Administration.

Michelle has been creating videos since she was seven years old and has a passion for providing people with engaging and informative multimedia content. She studied communications and film throughout middle school, high school, and college, where she was an active member of Elon News Network.

As an athlete, Michelle thinks holistic wellness is very important in every aspect of life. While she can’t refuse donuts and pizza, she sticks to a vegetarian diet, and is passionate about the environment and spending active time in the outdoors.

Michelle is an optimistic, creative, and focused Marketing Manager who creates engaging and enlightening media while providing up-to-date information on the evolving mobile and digital world.