About Us

Get to Know Us

First Shield Defense's mission is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their loved ones. We aim to cultivate a community of defenders who continuously grow in their proficiency, confidence, and willingness to act in the face of danger. Our goal is to revolutionize how people approach self-defense and firearms training, providing our members with the tools they need to become the actual first line of defense for themselves and their community.

Meet the dedicated, skilled, and innovative FSD staff.

Kyle R.

Founder & Chief Instructor

Kyle envisions a world where individuals are empowered to take control of their personal safety. He sees First Shield Defense as the go-to choice for those who value their right to defend themselves and their loved ones. Kyle's vision for FSD goes beyond just offering firearms training and self-defense classes; he aims to revolutionize the industry by introducing modern, practical methods that challenge outdated practices. His passion for helping people who have "helping others" in their DNA drives him to offer personalized attention and customized training to every member who walks through the door. With Kyle's leadership, First Shield Defense is changing how people approach personal safety, one member at a time.

Cody W.

Apex Concealed Carry Instructor

Cody's drive as an instructor ensures you can problem-solve under stress. His expertise in firearms training and self-defense techniques is matched only by his commitment to helping members develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their loved ones. Cody's innovative approach to instruction ensures that his members are well-prepared to problem-solve under stress. He uses creative, real-world scenarios to test decision-making skills while always keeping the safety and success of his members as his top priority. With Cody's guidance, members at First Shield Defense gain the confidence and skills they need to become effective protectors.

Rich A.

Apex Concealed Carry Instructor

Rich is a skilled instructor at First Shield Defense, specializing in helping new firearms owners overcome their fears and accelerate their skills. With a patient and supportive teaching style, Rich works closely with each member to build confidence and mastery of firearms safety and handling. His extensive experience in the firearms industry enables him to provide expert guidance on everything from selecting the right firearm to mastering advanced shooting techniques. Rich's dedication to his members goes beyond the classroom; he is always available to answer questions and provide ongoing support as members progress in their skills. His goal is to empower every member to take control of their personal safety with confidence and proficiency. With Rich as your instructor, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled and responsible firearms owner.

Heath B.

First Shield Defense Instructor-in-training

Heath is a passionate instructor at First Shield Defense, specializing in Nomad Krav Maga®. With extensive training in martial arts and combat sports, Heath brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every class. His expertise in the Nomad Mixed Combat System is unmatched, and he is committed to helping members develop the skills they need to protect themselves in any situation. Heath's approach to teaching emphasizes practical techniques and situational awareness, enabling members to master the fundamentals of self-defense quickly. His attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensures that every member at First Shield Defense receives the highest level of instruction. With Heath as your guide, you'll develop the confidence and skills you need to take control of your personal safety.