About Us

It takes a lot of dedicated people to make an organization like this work.  ADTA is member-led and member-instructed.  We are growing and looking for new volunteers.  Find out more – Email us or attend one of our Monthly Fun Shoots.  We're looking forward to hearing from you.

2019 Board Members


Ed Streit

Tony Wilson

Claudia
Mizukami

Wu Chin

Chad Hiatt

Jeff Patton

Tim Buchanan

Operations Team


Jeremy Robinson
Chief Instructor

Gary Larkin
Chief Instructor

Steve Tilka
Chief RSO

Ron Bowen
Chief RSO

Jeff Patton
Chapter Director

Jeff Bickford
Membership Director

Ed Streit
Marketing
Director

Wu Chin
Training
Director

Instructors

Instructors teach our members to shoot confidently and skillfully.  ADTA operates its own Instructor training program based on NRA and Front Sight curricula.

Range Safety Officers

RSOs assure the safety of everyone at ADTA events.  Our Range Safety Officer training focuses on maintaining safety at ADTA defensive handgun live fire practice events and ADTA workshop meetings.  Following classroom training, our RSOs are required to serve an apprenticeship under the supervision of senior RSOs and Instructors.  

Mentors

Mentors are ADTA members who help beginners learn to shoot.  They are specially trained to help new shooters select their first firearms and become comfortable shooting them.  To find out more about our New Shooter 101 training program, click here.

Past Board Members


Mark Knapp

Byron Hiller

Matthew Jarvis

Jerry Galland

Dan Goede

April Hiatt

Stephanie Taylor

Jackie Piel

Evan Krill

Jeremy Robinson

Richard Hatcher

Jeff Bickford


Jeff Coder



Founders

The original idea of ADTA was conceived by Mark Knapp, in a "Firearms Lawyer" newspaper column he wrote for the Federal Way Mirror.  Mark convinced friends from the Chamber of Commerce and business community to help out.  Here are the folks that founded ADTA in 2011.


Mark Knapp

Byron Hiller

Matthew Jarvis

Ed Streit

Jerry Galland

Chad Hiatt


             

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Armed Defense Training Association (ADTA)
A 501(c)7 non-profit organization, founded in 2011
Federal Way, Washington, USA
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