Terry has served as the Lead Instructor at The Shootist since 2015. A lifelong shooter, Sergeant US Army Infantry, Bachelors in Law Enforcement and in Business Management, Professional Trainer, and Business Owner. Credentials in Firearms Instruction include: NRA Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Refuse to be a Victim, Range Safety Officer. Additional certifications include: First Aid/CPR and UTM -Ultimate Training Munitions. Hobbies have included: USPSA, 3 Gun, Archery, Fencing, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Rock and Ice Climbing and Advanced Certifications in SCUBA. Family focused with a wonderful wife and 2 teenage daughters.
Jeff is a former Sergeant with the United States Army. During his five years of service, he was stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA with 1-23 Tomahawks, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. His responsibilities as a non-commissioned officer included developing training plans, coordinating complex missions, & leading direct & indirect fire teams in combat. Jeff spent 9 months as a Squad Leader in Afghanistan where he encountered highly kinetic combat missions daily. This deployment allowed him to develop & master infantry fighting tactics & techniques when his life & his soldiers’ lives were on the line. Specific combat skills included reacting to enemy contact with superior force and resolve. Upon his return from deployment, he was promoted to Sergeant, where he spent the next two years training hundreds of subordinates in the mastering of infantry skills. The focus of Jeff’s training was empowering his soldiers to obtain qualification for close-quarters battle (CQB) and close-range marksmanship (CRM) before deployment. In 2014, Jeff chose to leave the Army to focus more on spending quality time with his son, Tank, and wife, Rebecca. He currently holds NRA certifications for Basic Pistol and Range Safety Officer, along with certifications for training CRM (close-range-marksmanship) and law-enforcement pistol.
Today Amanda continues to teach NRA firearm classes and has found her deepest passion in educating and empowering women. Through the creation of the shooting and adventure business, Lipstick Tactical Amanda is able to reach women of every age and ability level with education and new skill sets. As participants in Lipstick Tactical events and education women are exposed to basic firearm training, conceal carry self-defense, flyfishing, archery, basic survival skills, nutrition, exercise and a host of other awesome topics. This education and these skills ultimately translate to empowerment, independence and confidence