Range Manager & Senior Instructor

About Ken

Ken is originally from the Bay Area in California, but has lived in, Reno, Nevada, since 2006 and now calls Northern Nevada home.  He holds various NRA Pistol Instructor credentials along with being certified through the State of Nevada to teach Concealed Carry Permit courses and is also certified by the, Nevada Private Investigator's Licensing Board, to teach Armed Security Guard courses and certify qualifications for live fire.  Ken has also worked closely with, Alessandro Padovani, the founder of, Safer Faster Defense, and teaches workshops based upon the Safer Faster Knife concepts and principles.

Through continual hard work and dedication, Ken is considered to be a Senior Combat Focus® Shooting Instructor and has become a contributing author for the, Personal Defense Network, and is an adjunct instructor for the I.C.E. Training Company, teaching the Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Development course. 

Ken is the Range Manager and one of the Senior Instructors for, Reno Guns and Range.  He teaches firearms courses, edged and improvised weapons courses, empty hand combative courses, and integrated weapon fighting courses. His favorite course to teach is the, Youth Firearms Familiarization & Safety course.  Ken started developing the course in 2011 and it has become one of the most popular courses at, Reno Guns & Range, and he now helps other instructors across the country to develop youth courses in their area. 

2014- current RENO GUNS & RANGE

Range Manager & Senior Instructor

  • Senior Combat Focus® Shooting Instructor
  • Adjunct instructor for the I.C.E. Training Company 
  • I.C.E. Training, Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Development
  • I.C.E. Training, Combat Focus Instructor Development
  • I.C.E. Training, Reality Based Training Instructor
  • NEVADA C.C.W. Instructor
  • P.I.L.B. Certified Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Instructor Development Course
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Instructor; Basic Rifle Shooting
  • NRA Instructor; Basic Pistol Shooting
  • NRA Instructor; Personal Protection In The Home
  • NRA Instructor; Personal Protection Outside The Home