Tatiana Whitlock is a professional firearms safety educator, hunter, and outdoors enthusiast residing in the majestic state of Maine. Tatiana works with men, women & youth to establish a real-world foundation of firearm skills, safety and situational awareness. A lifelong interest in martial arts resulted in the inevitable introduction to firearms as a means of self and home protection. As a mother of two, Tatiana takes the safety of her family seriously and knows that in a worst-case scenario the first responder on the scene is, her. The training that she offers brings participants mindset out of the square range and into the context of daily life. Tatiana is a NRA BPI, RSO and Refuse to Be a Victim instructor in addition to being a featured host & instructor on Trigger Time TV airing on the Pursuits Channel.
Tatiana is the Creative Director and COO of Michigan based firearms marketing agency GAT Marketing, Director of Training at Howell’s Indoor Range and Shooting Academy in Gray, Maine and the Director of Training for the national women shooting league, A Girl and A Gun. She is a contributing author for numerous industry publications and the NRA Women’s Network.
Frank Proctor has served over 18 years in the military, the last 11 of those in US Army Special Forces. Over the last 7 years he has trained DOD personnel in Combat Marksmanship, Close Quarters Battle, Breaching and Sniper/Observer Operations with deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. During his Special Forces Career he has served with and learned from many experienced and knowledgeable Special Forces Operators.
After a few years as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, he started competitive shooting. His passion for shooting helped earn the rank of Grand Master in Limited division in a little over a year. He holds a Master ranking in IDPA Stock Service Pistol.
Sergeant Major (ret) John McPhee AKA “The Sheriff of Baghdad” served a distinguished career in U.S. Army Special Operations for over 20 years, retiring in 2011. Better known for his call sign “SHREK”, John created the S.O.B. brand to provide his knowledge to civilians, law-enforcement,and militaries around the world. He has trained countless U.S. Special Operations forces, thousands of International Tier 1 Operators and Special Forces around the world. He is one of the handful of operators with over a decade of combat having served in multiple theaters from Bosnia and South America to recent war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is a Master Instructor in all aspects of special activities, missions and operations. There is a reason he is called“The Sheriff if Baghdad”.