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Sgt. Nick Rians
Sgt. Nick Rians
Nick Rians

Former US Marine – Golf 2/4 Infantry Battalion

  • Urban Warfare Specialist
  • Rifle Range Instructor
  • Squad Tactics
  • Close Combat Instructor
  • Infantry Platoon Sgt
  • Participated in 3 operations in the Middle East

Former Police Officer

NRA Certified Instructor – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Protection In The Home

Former Instructor at Firearms Training Associates & Surefire Institute

  • Live Fire Entry & Advanced Live Fire Entry
  • CCW & CCW Scenarios
  • Glock Armorer
  • Advanced Pistol, Carbine, Scenarios
  • Pistol & Rifle Low Light

Executive Protection Specialist

  • Provided EP for high value executives & families
  • Executive protection for Hollywood VIP’s
  • Provided protection for battered women & children

Martial Arts Background – Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, American Boxing, Krav Maga

Jorge Ontiveros
Jorge Ontiveros
Romeo Santiago
Romeo Santiago has a combined 20 years of military and law enforcement experience.

He began his military career as an infantryman with 2nd Bn 4th Mar where he held several assignments from team leader to a squad leader. He went through selection and became a Scout Sniper. He deployed as a Scout Sniper Team Leader to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004 where his team was involved in several firefights and ambushes. Some have been documented in various published books. He trained several Marines in the use of various weapons systems, tactics, ballistics, range estimation, scope theory, stalking, high angle shooting etc.

Romeo began a career in law enforcement in 2006 as a deputy sheriff with a southern California agency. He held various assignments from patrol, boating unit, off road unit and investigations. He was a team member of that agency’s Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and was a Team Leader for the unit’s sniper team. During his time with SERT, he conducted several high-risk entries, prisoner transports, narcotic search warrants and surveillance operations. He also developed and implemented a sniper team selection and training protocol for the department. He left that agency and is currently a sex crimes investigator for another southern California agency.

Romeo is a certified California Peace Officer Standards and Training as a range master. He has successfully trained multiple peace officers in various firearms and tactics.

His experience brings a unique perspective in tactics and overall combat mindset.

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Micah Noe, COTA/L

US Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Veteran, 11 years:

-Combat Rescue Flight Engineer 33rd Rescue Squadron

-Special Missions Aviator Instructor 512th Rescue Squadron

-5 Afghanistan deployments

-Combat Arms Range Safety Officer certification

-Graduate Combat Survival Training Course

-Associate in Applied Science Instructor of Technology and Military Science

-Associate in Applied Science Aviation Operations

-Associate in Applied Science Avionic Systems Technology


NRA Certified Instructor:


-Defensive Pistol


-Concealed Carry

-Personal Protection in the Home

-Personal Protection Outside the Home


Additional Skill Sets:

-Owner/Lead Instructor at High Desert Training Partners

-USPSA competitive shooter

-New Mexico Police Officer Standards and Training precision rifle certification

-Certified Sig Sauer armorer

-NRA certified Range Safety Officer

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Roger Rubio


  • FireFighter-Paramedic, LAFD — 2002-Present
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner, Loma Linda University Medical Center — 1994-2002
  • Life Support Education, Loma Linda University — 1996-2004
  • Flight Respiratory Care Practitioner, North American Jet Air Ambulance — 1998-2000
  • Flight Respiratory Care Practitioner, Jet West International Air Ambulance— 1997-2000


  • Level 1 Instructor:
          Defensive Tactics
          Ground Survival
          Knife Survival
          Crime Survival
          Terrorism Survival
  • Tactical Medic
  • PHTLS Instructor
  • Terrorism Liason Officer (TLO)
  • Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • Arson Investigator
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic


Jorge Ontiveros

Kevin Holman

Kevin Holman is a 10th degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate & retired US Marine. 

He has more than 35 years of experience in various fighting arts such as Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, MMA, and has trained in Japan, Thailand, Brazil, and China. 

He also competes in USPSA multi-gun and IDPA matches. Kevin is c currently the owner and lead instructor of the Red Dragon Martial Arts school in Napa, California. 

Jorge Ontiveros

Gabe Healey

Current Paramedic Driver For The Albuquerque Fire Department

  • Lab Instructor For Paramedic Classes
  • National Registry Certification
  • State Certification
  • Heavy Technical Rescue Certified


  • 15+ years in a high call volume department
Jorge Ontiveros
Jorge Ontiveros
Jorge Ontiveros

Bryan Preston

Bryan Preston is the head Instructor/Owner of Martial Arts Fitness Center in Marlton, NJ.

With over 20 years of martial arts training and teaching, Bryan holds a 3 degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has 15 years of experience training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Bryan also has training in Krav Maga, Kali, modern boxing and other martial arts.

Bryan has worked directly with law enforcement personal, assisting with instruction of defensive tactics to help improve tactics and personal defense systems.

In 2012 Bryan received a Citizen Citation Award for working with law enforcement personal.

Jorge Ontiveros
Jorge Ontiveros

Joshua Thomas

Owner and Chief Instructor:

· Evolve Martial Arts and Fitness

· Krav Maga Institute of Denver.

· Insight Defense and Tactics

Started Martial Arts Training in 1990

· Tang Soo Do: 3rd Degree Black Belt

· Tae Kwon Do: 2nd Degree Black Belt

· Shotokan: 1st Degree Black Belt

· Shaolin Kung Fu: 4th Level Black Sash

· Judo: 3 years

· BJJ: 7 years+

· Kali: 3 years

· Hapkido: 4 years

· Muay Thai: 10 years+

· Krav Maga: 15 years+

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