The Team

Matthew J. MalloryMatthew J. Mallory is a United States Army Veteran, New York State Law Enforcement Officer, Police/Peace Officer and Security Guard Instructor, Utah State Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor, Handgun Safety Course instructor for 24 New York Counties, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Certified Training Counselor and Instructor, National Rifle Association (NRA) Appointed Training Counselor, Certified Instructor in all disciplines, Chief Range Safety Officer, and Life Member. And much more… Read Matt’s full bio here. Fun Facts: Matt applied to be on both the TV shows Top Shot and The Apprentice and was the creator of the Top Shots at OCC event.

Rob O'Neal

Robert O’Neal is a New York State Law Enforcement Officer, National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Pistol Instructor and has been a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Instructor for over 15 years.

Robert was the American Red Cross (Utica Chapter) 2002 Youth Instructor of the year. He has also served in several deployments, including a Medic during Hurricane Katrina. Robert has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for over 10 years, 7 of which as a Paramedic. He has served in the cities of Syracuse, Utica and the out lying communities. He has also received training in Tactical Medicine with the 10th Mountain Divisions Army Combat Medics. Read more about Rob here.

Patrick Kimball is a US Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient with more than a decade of firearms instructing experience. Pat deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during his eight years of military service. His firearms-related education includes the US Army Unit Armored course, an Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology and AR-15 Advanced Armored certificate from Sonoran Desert Institute, Patrol Rifle and Semi Auto Pistol Instructor from Sig Sauer Academy and USCCA CCHDF Instructor. Read more about Pat here.

David WencekDavid Wencek is a twenty five year veteran, Security Policeman of the United States Air Force. He holds several instructor qualifications with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

David is always striving to improve his skills and knowledge and then pass that knowledge on to others. “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”, a wise saying that he believes applies to the 2nd Amendment. Read David’s full bio here.

Brandon KellsBrandon Kells is a Gun rights advocate and outdoors man who believes in being properly educated.

Brandon is currently a sworn police officer, a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and a Sabre Red OC (pepper spray) Instructor. Brandon plans on furthering his education as much as possible and becoming an Instructor in as many disciplines as he can to help insure the safety of the public.

Along with the previously stayed instructor certifications Brandon is also a Certified Crime Scene Clean up technician, Bio Hazard Specialist, OSHA 10 Certified, and 40-hour Hazmat Certified. Brandon has also completed the NY hunter education safety course, NY safe boating safety course, and the NY snowmobile safety course.

Brandon spent about four-years working off and on at four different Nuclear power plants along with operating his own contracting/property maintenance business.

James BrownJames Brown earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Deviance, as well as an Associates of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He has over 28 years’ of experience as a security professional, and 23 years’ of experience as a mental health counselor. He is the Training Manager for Securitas Security Services with 15 years’ experience supervising 500 security officers.

Alexandra Tracy is a nine-year NYS EMT who has been immersed in the outdoors for nearly her whole life. She discovered her passion for teaching while volunteering with her local fire department where she held the Rescue Lieutenant position for a period of time. With multiple certifications, including specialty rescue and medical, Allie found her passion in the combination of her two loves: the seclusion of the outdoors and emergency services. She teaches wilderness survival and wilderness medical classes and hopes to continue learning well into her career.  She has a personal love for range time, with her eye on firearms instruction. One of her favorite personal mantras is “Everything is a learning experience, especially teaching others.” An avid advocate for our veterans and LEOs, she works in administration with an international PTSD support group that specializes in Emergency Services and Veteran support in her free time.

Bob Dalton has vast years of experience in many areas of public safety as noted below.

  • 32 years in public education
  • 40 years in law enforcement
  • 22 years as an armed security guard
  • 13 years as a police officer
  • 15 years as a Court Attendant employed by Oswego County Sheriff’s Department
  • 25 years as a Special Deputy with Oswego Sheriff’s Department
  • 27 years as a peace officer for several towns
  • General topics instructor for peace officer and security guard
  • 15 years as a Code Enforcement Officer

Roger Phillips is a United States Army Veteran, New York State Law Enforcement Officer, and National Rifle Association Certified Pistol Instructor. Read more about RJ here.