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Our volunteers

It takes a lot of dedicated people to make an organization like this work.

 
 
 
 
 
 

How to become a volunteer

ADTA is member-led and member-instructed.  We are growing and looking for new volunteers.  Look through the page below – you'll see we have positions available for both newly trained and experienced shooters.  

Learn more about becoming an ADTA volunteer.  Enjoy the satisfaction and personal growth gained from helping others develop their own skills.  You can email us with questions, or attend one of our monthly free public meetings and talk with our Ambassadors – the friendly people who greet you at the door.

Meet our volunteers

In all categories below, NRA indicates NRA firearms training; USA, USMC, and USCG indicate military training; LE indicates law enforcement experience.

Wu Chin
(NRA)

Chief Range Safety Officer

RSOs assure the safety of everyone at ADTA events.  Becoming an RSO is your entry point as an ADTA volunteer.  To qualify you must be able to demonstrate firearms handling skills.



April Hiatt

Chief Ambassador

Ambassadors are the friendly face of ADTA who help our members feel welcome at our events.  To qualify you must have basic firearms knowledge and an affinity for working with people.



Chad Hiatt
(NRA)

Chief Instructor

Instructors teach our members to shoot confidently and skillfully. To qualify you must be an RSO and be able to demonstrate teaching skills.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are the friendly face of ADTA who help our members feel welcome at our events.  
 
April Hiatt
Chief
Ambassador
 
Jeremy
Robinson
(USMC)
 
Rich McNeil

 
Jeff Patton
(NRA)
 
Gary Larkin
 
Steve Tilka
(NRA)

Debra McNeil

Tonya Clark

 
 

 


Instructors

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

Chad Hiatt
Chief
Instructor
(NRA)
 
Wu Chin
(NRA)
Tony
Wilson
(NRA)

 
Jeff Coder
(NRA)
 
Billy Taylor
(NRA)
 
George
Prudden
(NRA)

Jeremy
Robinson
(USMC)
 
Evan Krill
(USA)
 
Jeff
Bickford
(NRA)
Jackie Piel

 
Ed Streit
(NRA)
 
Dave
Dupree
(NRA)
 
Steve Tilka
(NRA)
 
Howard
Williamson
 

 

 

 


Mentors

Mentors are Range Safety Officers who help beginners learn to shoot by leading them through a series of New Shooter 101 workshops.  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 program, click here.
 
Ed Streit
(NRA)
 
Jackie Piel
 
April Hiatt
 
Jeremy
Robinson
(USMC)
 
Tony
Wilson
(NRA)
 
Jeff
Bickford
(NRA)
 
Jeff
Patton
(NRA)
 
Doug
Simmons
 
George
Prudden
(NRA)
 
Jeff Coder
(NRA)
 
Dave
Dupree
(NRA)

 


FFL Liaison

Our Federal Firearms License Liaison is a federal firearms dealer who is present at ADTA training workshops to assure that any firearms transfers adhere to Federal and State requirements.



Bud Piel
(LE)

Webmaster

ADTA's Webmaster keeps the content current on our website, sends email notifications to our membership to remind them of upcoming events, and assures our website is operating correctly at all times.



Dana
Hollaway

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.  NRA indicates an RSO has NRA training.
Wu Chin
Chief RSO
(NRA)

Chad Hiatt
(NRA)
 
Dan Goede
(NRA) 
Tony
Wilson
(NRA)

Jeff Coder
(NRA)

Billy Taylor
(NRA)
George
Prudden
(NRA)
 
Mike
Van Alstine
(USCG)

Jeremy
Robinson
(USMC)
 
Evan Krill
(USA)

Ed Streit
(NRA)

 
Jeff
Bickford
(NRA)
Jackie Piel

 
April Hiatt


Stephanie
Taylor
  
John
Battista
(NRA)
 
Richard
Hatcher
 
David
Hiatt
Brian
Drinkwine

 
Doug
Simmons
 
Mark Knapp
(NRA)
 
Bill Cabiling
 
Steve Tilka
(NRA)
 
Dave
Dupree
(NRA)
 
Howard
Williamson
 
Bo
Greenfield

Jeff
Patton
(NRA)

Ron Bowen
(NRA)

Shawn
Wate
  
Randy
Hayden
(NRA)

Gary
Larkin
 
Jody
Enderby
(NRA)

 
 

 


2016 Board Members

Board members are elected by the membership.
 
Wu Chin
President

 
Tony Wilson
Vice President
 
Chad Hiatt
 
Ed Streit
Marketing
Director
 
Jeff Bickford
Membership
Director
 
Richard 
Hatcher
Secretary
 

Jeremy
Robinson

 


 

 

 

 

Past Board Members

 
Mark Knapp

 
Byron Hiller
 
Matthew
Jarvis
 
Jerry Galland
 
Dan Goede
 
April Hiatt

 
Stephanie
Taylor

 
Jackie Piel
 
Evan Krill
 

 

 

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
 
Jerry Galland
 
Ed Streit
 
Chad Hiatt


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