Trek

Trek

Staff Instructor + Owner

Trek spent nearly a decade with the United States Air Force as a decorated Military Police Officer and Instructor. A formally trained educator and graduate of the USAF Air University College for Enlisted Professional Military Education; he has over 13,000 hours of instruction between his Military and Civilian duties and holds a nationwide Occupational Instructor certification and an Instructor of Military Science and Technology degree as a result.  Trek is a graduate of the Federal Criminal Investigator Training Program, a licensed and bonded Professional Investigator in the state of Michigan, and Assistant Instructors for Greenside Training out of Arizona and Centrifuge Training of Texas. When not teaching, Trek writes for publications such as RECOIL, Breach Bang Clear, and Monderno, discusses training and 2A issues on podcasts such like Practically Tactical, and  is also a proud supporter and volunteer for the Brian Terry Foundation. (www.HonorBrianTerry.com)

Shane

Shane

Instructor

After years as an Infantry Marine and rifle-range coach, Shane returned to Michigan where he received a degree in Criminal Justice as well as graduating from the Wayne County Police Academy. He has spent the majority of his civilian life working in the private security field.

Mark

Instructor

Mark has worked in the law enforcement realm since 2008. On top of his normal duties, he is also a certified firearm and defensive tactics instructor and a factory-trained armorer on multiple weapon platforms. In his free time he enjoys shooting 3 gun competitions, spending time at the range and candle lit dinners.

Steve

Instructor

Steve has been involved in law enforcement since 2003, currently as the Sergeant of Range for a large Michigan Reserve division. As a MCOLES Certified Firearms Instructor, certified UTM Instructor, responsible firearms owner, security contractor, and father of two, Steve is a valuable asset to the MDFI team who works to equip students with skills to keep them safe and informed.

Tim

Tim

Instructor

Tim has been involved with firearms for more than 10 years that started as a hobby and eventually turned into a way of life. Tim developed his passion for instructing during his time as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the US Army Infantry where he saw a void in practical firearms training. On top of his time in military service, he has worked in the private security sector doing a myriad of duties. Tim is an adamant concealed carry advocate, a spontaneous singer, and an active participant in several shooting sports, such as IDPA, USPSA, and 3-Gun.

 

Brandon

Brandon

Instructor

Brandon is a man with not much free time on his hands but he always has time for teaching. As a U.S. Army combat veteran with 6 years of active duty under his belt, Brandon now fills his time as Squad Leader and Firearms Instructor for his National Guard company, helping his family run Long Range Archery and Firearms of Holland MI, and being an avid hunter, shooter, and outdoorsman.

 

Branden

Branden

Instructor

As a dedicated father, student and certified instructor, Branden brings a passion for teaching that most can only wish for. He brings a background in civilian law enforcement, private security and firearms instruction to the MDFI team. (Photo courtesy of Rat Mountain Design)

Brad

Adjunct Instructor

Brad's formative shooting roots can be traced all the way back to his scouting days where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As a veteran MDFI student, Brad brings invaluable insight into identifying student needs and providing feedback. He is a small business owner, student, and consummate responsible firearms owner and shooter.