Instructors and Staff

Glen Stilson

  • Head Instructor
  • Served in US Army
  • Competitive Shooter
  • Certified Instructor – USCCA, NRA, STB, ARC, AHA 
  • Published Author
  • Host of The Arms Room Show

Josh Reeves

  • Instructor for handgun, carbine, CQC and rifle courses
  • Served in US Army Special Operations
  • Worked with overseas military contractors
  • Competitive Shooter
  • Certified Instructor – NRA  
  • Certified EMT

Jason

  • Instructor for emergency medical, handgun, carbine and CQC courses
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Competitive Shooter
  • Certified EMT
  • Search and Rescue Technician
  • Certified Instructor – NRA
  • Great Hugger and World Renowned Mustache

Darrell Walton

  • Instructor for handgun, CQC, combatives, emergency medical and survival courses
  • Served in USAF as an A-10 pilot
  • Former USAF Combat Search and Rescue specialist
  • Extensive combatives experience
  • Lifelong student of the outdoors

Adal Lopez

  • Instructor for emergency medical, handgun, carbine and CQC courses
  • Served in US Army Special Operations
  • Has worked in field medicine since 1991
  • Currently works as a Paramedic

Ben Brudnicki

  • Instructor for emergency medical, handgun, carbine and CQC courses
  • Currently serving in USAF Special Warfare/Pararescue
  • Certified Paramedic
  • Technical Rescue Specialist

Drew Stilson

  • Instructor for handgun, carbine, emergency medical and women specific courses
  • Certified Instructor – USCCA, AHA 
  • Admin for Independence Training
  • Captain of Mikkeller Running Club Phoenix
  • Show Producer of The Arms Room Show
  • Mom to great kids and big dogs

Gabriel Carranza

  • Instructor for handgun, carbine, emergency medical and CQC courses
  • Served in US Marine Corps infantry
  • Certified Instructor – AHA 
  • Outdoorsman
  • Specializes in small unit tactics
  • Constantly learning

Tyler Shepard

  • Instructor for emergency medical, handgun and survival courses
  • Former USAF Special Warfare/Pararescue (PJ)
  • Combat Medicine Instructor for DOD
  • Certified Paramedic
  • Specializes in Emergency Readiness in the Civilian Sector

Mason Miller

  • Instructor for handgun and carbine courses
  • Currently serves in US Army Reserve as a Military Policeman
  • Resident gear nerd

Brandon Smith

  • Instructor for emergency medical, handgun and carbine
  • Served in US Marine Corps
  • Former Combat Marksmanship Trainer
  • Competitive Shooter
  • Certified Instructor – NRA
  • Certified EMT

John Pinnix

  • Instructor for handgun, carbine, shotgun and combatives courses
  • Served in US Marine Corps
  • Currently serves in Arizona Army National Guard as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) tech
  • Owns RedWire Gear 
  • Co-host for The Arms Room Show

James Booth

IN MEMORIAM

  • Instructor for emergency medical and handgun courses
  • Served in US Army
  • Former Combat Medic
  • Certified Paramedic