Trek

Trek

Staff Instructor + Owner

Trek spent nearly a decade with the United States Air Force as a decorated Military Police Officer and Instructor. He has over 12,000 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

Assistant 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.

Steve

Assistant Instructor

Steve has been involved in law enforcement for the past 13 years, most recently in as the Sergeant of Training for a large Michigan Reserve division. As a MCOLES Certified firearms 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.

Branden

Branden

Assistant 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)

Mark

Assistant 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.

Rob

Rob

Assistant Instructor

A lifelong outdoorsman, small business owner and member of the USANG 1st Squadron Reconnaissance Troop, Rob brings a wealth of experience to the firing line. As a veteran firearms competitor and range officer, his jack-of-all-trades mindset truly makes him our very own “Tactical Lumberjack".

 

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 his a small business owner, student, and consummate responsible firearms owner and shooter.