How to become a volunteer

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.  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: 

Email us or attend one of our FREE Public Workshops.  We're looking forward to speaking with  you!

Meet our VOLUNTEER Leadership

Federal Way Leadership

NRA = National Rifle Association firearms training, RSO = Range Safety Officer training, USMC = US Marine Corps training, USA = US Army training, LE = law enforcement training


Wu Chin
NRA, RSO

Ed Streit
NRA, RSO

Jeff
Bickford
NRA, RSO

Tony Wilson
NRA, RSO

Jeremy
Robinson
NRA, RSO
USMC, LE

Claudia
Mizukami
RSO

David
Hiatt
RSO

Steve
Tilka
NRA, RSO

Dave
Dupree
NRA, RSO

Michelle
Alexander
RSO

Shawn
Wate
RSO

Brian
Drinkwine
RSO

Debra
McNeil
Online
Media

Howard
Williamson
RSO

Bernard
Mendez
NRA, RSO
USA

Everett Leadership

NRA = National Rifle Association firearms training, RSO = Range Safety Officer training, USA = US Navy training

Jeff Coder
NRA, RSO

Jeff
Patton
NRA, RSO

Ron Bowen
NRA, RSO
USN

Gary Larkin
RSO, USN

Randy
Hayden
NRA, RSO

Jenifer Clark
RSO

Ralph Carr
RSO

Jeff Blyth
RSO

Mike Lowe
RSO

Instructors

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

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.

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.


2018 Board Members


Ed Streit
President
& Treasurer

Tony
Wilson
Vice President

Claudia
Mizukami
Secretary

Wu Chin

Chad
Hiatt

Jeff Coder

Jeff Patton

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


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


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