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Jody Picou | Lead Trainer

Jody Picou has over 20 years of experience in firearm safety and holds multiple training certifications. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Jody is a father of 5 who takes Child Access Prevention very seriously. He is an author and editor of numerous online firearm publications. Jody is the primary trainer for the Concealed Coalition Bass Pro Shops Training Experiences.

"If you're gonna do something, do something you will never forget!"

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Melicio Pino | Regional Trainer

In 1982, Melicio started his basic and advanced tactical and firearms training while assigned to the U.S. Army light infantry unit. He later joined the Illinois state police, where he was provided the opportunity to join patrol, SWAT, executive protection, and investigation. Melicio was promoted to Master Sergeant and had the responsibility of supervising a large squad of special agents.

“I retired in July 2015 and thoroughly enjoy teaching my passion of firearms.”

  • Firearm Safety
  • Basic Rifle and Pistol Handling
  • Situational Awareness

Briana Tillman | Regional Trainer

Briana has a background in Emergency Management and Criminal Justice. She joined the Anne Arundel County Community Emergency Response Team in 2008, was once the youngest member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, and created and led sexual assault avoidance and defense courses for multiple security companies.

“There's no cooler experience than watching a student when a new skill 'clicks' and you see their whole face light up!”

  • Home Defense Training
  • De-escalation Training
  • Defensive Tactics Tactics

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Tim Zimmerman | Regional Trainer

Tim is a highly educated instructor for Blackwater/Xe/U.S. Training Center, Inc. He has worked for the Afghanistan Border Police program and has taught over 2,000 students through classroom and practical applications. Tim has provided instruction on how to conduct private security details for U.S. Government Agencies (D.E.A.) and has also trained ABP officers in firearm operations, small unit tactics, tactical vehicle, and law enforcement operations.

“Your past is what makes you who you are today and I am proud of mine.”

  • Home Defense
  • Tactical Vehicle Dynamics
  • Basic Pistol Safety

Bert Sloan | Regional Trainer

Bert became an avid firearms and shooting enthusiast after a friend brought him along to the range. All it took was one time and he was hooked! After 20 years of adult training and experience, Bert took his passion to the next level and is now a Certified Firearm Instructor.

“Nothing is more rewarding for me than the look of accomplishment on a students face when they learn how to safely and successful shoot a firearm.”

  • Basic Pistol Safety
  • Firearm Handling
  • Home Safety

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