Liz started shooting at the young age of 4 and has been passionate about firearms ever since. She started at Ted’s as an outside NRA Instructor and bought in as one of the majority Owners shortly after Amanda became Manager. She loves empowering women and bringing new shooters into the firearms industry.
First gun: Browning Lever action 22lr
Favorite Donut: Glazed
Favorite Quote: “No, I’m not Ted..."
Employed at Ted’s since December of 2010, Amanda is the Manager and longest standing employee. She is a certified NRA Instructor and has had a passion for firearms since a young age. Despite staying intensely involved with day to day operations of Ted’s Shooting Range she also manages to race in triathlons and scuba dive her way around the world.
First gun: Ruger 10/22 22lr
Favorite Donut: Chocolate With Sprinkles
Favorite Quote: “Is anyone else Hungry?"
Scott brings over a quarter century of experience as a Federal Agent with the Department of Justice and over 15 years experience with a regional tactical team. Scott is a Tactics, DHS Certified Firearms, and NRA Instructor. He has extensive experience in teaching both handgun and long gun use, but he most enjoys instructing people on concealed carry and shooting from concealment.
First gun: Glock 17 Gen 1 9mm
Favorite Donut: Boston Creme
Favorite Quote: “Get off my lawn. Now.”
Kyle has been with Ted’s for over 3 years as an instructor. He works closely with new shooters of all age groups including the Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts of America. Whatever your skill level, Kyle can provide a safe and friendly learning experience that can take you from firing your first shots to more progressive skill levels that will meet your individual goals. He is an avid outdoorsman and firearms enthusiast with years of experience. He is a certified NRA Instructor for Pistol, Rifle, and Personal Protection in the Home.
First gun: CZ Rami 9mm
Favorite Donut: He likes them all.
Favorite Quote: “Rub some dirt on it and get back out there."
John proudly served as a former Marine Infantryman, Sergeant, and Section Leader. He now helps Ted’s as an NRA instructor ranging in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Personal Protection. John enjoys assisting people developing a self defense mindset, plan, and tactics.
First gun: Mossberg 500 Persuader 12ga
Favorite Donut: Freedom
Quote: "Where is mah coffee at?"
Ryan is a retired U.S. Marine Infantryman Squad Leader. He went on 4 deployments and was a O3XX Military Operations in Urban Terrain Instructor at School of Infantry West. He also served on the Sniper Team for the Tactical Support Unit for Arizona Department of Corrections. Ryan brings not only his knowledge and experience, but his enthusiasm to the team to train all skill levels from beginner to professional.
First gun: Glock 30 45acp.
Favorite Donut: Steak
Favorite Quote: “I play for keeps. Oorah.”
Karen is a former Chicago Police Officer and Federal Air Marshal with over 20 years experience. She is an NRA instructor and Law Enforcement Instructor with a passion for teaching firearms to the first time shooter and helping them further their skills with tactics.
First gun: Beretta 92D 9mm
Favorite Donut: Jelly
Favorite Quote: “Who brought the girl?"
Scott served as an Army Ranger (Long Range Surveillance/LRS) with 15 years Military experience. Scott has multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan both while serving and as a contractor. He personally oversees all company training evolutions. His military training includes Ranger, Long Range Surveillance Leadership Course, Airborne, Air Assault, Survival, Tracking/ Counter Tracking, and Drill Sergeant. Scott continues to provide executive protection for celebrities, executives and high net worth families. He is a qualified Firearms instructor through the ILEA.
First gun: 22lr Revolver
Favorite Donut: Bearclaw
Favorite Quote: “You have to live hard to be hard.”