Meet the Instructors
Our resident instructors bring wide-ranging experiences and competencies using modern firearms and accessories to directly benefit our guests. All instructors are from the local community and take great pride in working with our friends and neighbors to develop safe handling practices, increase their confidence level, and develop demonstrated proficiency with their firearms. We are honored to promote responsible gun ownership and to celebrate our American Heritage.
Kent R. Jones, Training Coordinator
Kent R. Jones has more than 40 years of combined US military and federal government service across the globe. He is a veteran US Army Green Beret and an accomplished instructor/trainer sharing his years of firsthand experience regarding personal security and survival strategies to executive business travelers, federal government employees, university faculty members, as well as undergraduate students.
In addition, Mr. Jones continues his consulting relationship with the US Special Operations community and effectively contributes to the professional development of veteran service members safeguarding our nation.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of the Regional Security Officer Course administered by U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous advanced special operations schools and target interdiction courses. He is an NRA certified instructor for Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home. He also is a Utah Concealed Carry instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Teena is a lifelong Wisconsin native whose interest in the shooting sports was ignited after she attended her first class here at WFTC, and she hasn’t looked back. Teena continued to steadily expand her knowledge and skills through additional courses with WFTC and has completed course work for the NRA Range Safety Officer certification.
Teena was instrumental in facilitating and developing the very popular Women of Caliber ladies shooting club where female shooters gather to become better acquainted with firearms, and with recreational and personal defense strategies. Her vivacious personality, friendly demeanor, and can-do attitude inspires both new and more experienced shooters to continue to train and develop their skills.
Teena is proud to be a part of the WFTC family and supports the WFTC vision of establishing a premier facility in the community where she and other interested community members can increase their firearm knowledge, skills and abilities in a safe, family-friendly environment. In addition to enjoying time on the range, Teena enjoys shopping, Karaoke and socializing with her family and friends.
Steve comes from a 5-year background of armed private security including vehicle and stationary patrols, personnel escorts, active shooter and emergency response training, and working closely with law enforcement to ensure the overall protection of clients.
Steve has been teaching basic, defensive, and competitive handgun, shotgun, and rifle shooting for over 5 years. Along with years of armed defensive tactics training, he has been a practicing martial artist most of his life.
Steve’s primary focus on training is on performance rather than outcome. He believes in a system of subjective, individual standards and is constantly applying new methods of skill development with his students.
His certifications include NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA RSO, Concealed Carry (WI, FL), Smith and Wesson M&P Armorer, and Combat Focus Shooting Instructor.
For the last 4 years, Steve has been the owner/operator of a media-based shooting sports show, Tactiholics. In this business, he and his team work closely with firearm and defensive gear manufacturers to assist with product development and feedback, and provide educational opportunities to consumers and students in the shooting/tactical/self-defense community.
Steve says he is proud to be part of Wisconsin Firearms Training Center and looks forward to responsibly preparing students through their journey of shooting sports and self-defense.
Gregory W. D. Phillips proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division, America’s Guard of Honor, and The 3rd United States Infantry, The Old Guard, Honor Guard Company. Greg attended the Army’s Special Leadership Preparation Program (SLPP), Parachute or Jump School, and the Red Eye man portable guided missile school.
While serving in the Honor Guard, Greg served as a Team Leader and Fire Party Commander of the First Presidential Firing Party. He also conducted new soldier infantry training where he maintained his proficiency in infantry combat tactics.
After leaving the Army, Greg joined the Bloomfield Township Police Department as a patrolman/investigator. He later moved to the Lake Geneva Police Department and was assigned to State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT) a multi-jurisdictional Illinois state task force, serving in both Wisconsin and Illinois.
Greg was subsequently hired by WI DOJ/DCI-DNE as a Special Agent where he taught a wide variety of courses and conducted many diverse investigations. Greg is passionate about the shooting sports and enjoys helping both new and experienced shooters improve their skills.
He is a certified Wisconsin Training and Standards Firearms and Shotgun Instructor and an NRA certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer.
Jenny is a firearms and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys all shooting sports and hunting. She was first introduced to firearms by her father and has been hooked ever since. Her passion for shooting sports continued to grow with every family hunting trip and shooting event that she attended.
Jenny is an avid deer, waterfowl, and pheasant hunter and is often accompanied by her three enthusiastic Springer Spaniels. She also enjoys sporting clays and archery, and is a black belt in Kenpo Karate. When Jenny is not on the gun range or in the field with her dogs, she is spending time with the family she loves, volunteering with dog rescues, and attempting to improve her golf game.
Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising/design and business, and believes in continuous improvement and learning. She enjoys sharing her love of the shooting sports while teaching students how to be responsible and confident with firearms.
Jenny was instrumental in facilitating and developing the very popular Women of Caliber ladies shooting club where female shooters gather to become better acquainted with firearms. She is also a NRA certified Basic Pistol Instructor and an NRA Range Safety Officer. Jenny is an upbeat and positive team member, and is proud to be a part of the WFTC team.
Dylan comes to WFTC with extensive long-distance marksmanship training and accomplishments. He got his start in long-distance marksmanship in the US Army, going through both the Small Arms and Heavy Arms Master Gunner courses, achieving Top Gun in both. In addition, Dylan recently graduated from Squad Designated Marksman school as the top overall shooter.
In 2016, Dylan competed in the Active Army National Shooting competition U.S. Army Small Arms Championship for the first time, finishing 12 out of 250 and earning the 3rd Overall Novice designation. He went on to become an instructor for the Marksmanship Leader Development course, training other participants to become instructors.
Dylan has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the factors that can affect long distance shots and imparts his experience to his students in an easy-to-understand manner that they can duplicate. His first love is definitely long-distance shooting and he is proud of his career longest shots:
He is currently a member of the Wisconsin National Guard Marksmanship Team and competes successfully in 3-Gun and Precision Rifle Series matches. Dylan is also an NRA-certified Basic Pistol Instructor and is certified to teach Concealed Carry classes.
Chris first discovered his admiration for firearms at the ripe age of five years old. While spending summers amongst the rolling hills of Kentucky, a great uncle placed a firearm in his hands and Chris took his first shots under the watchful eyes of a family member. That moment fueled an interest in the shooting sports that has continued for more than 30 years.
During those years, Chris has continued to develop his knowledge and skills, becoming an accomplished marksman and an instructor. Chris’s quest for additional knowledge and his desire to continue to add to his skill set led him to WFTC where his aptitude for teaching was quickly recognized.
Chris speaks enthusiastically about his personal goal of teaching and assisting others while always holding true to what he was taught early in life: “It’s better to teach new and good habits than to break old ones.”
Chris is a passionate advocate of responsible gun ownership and strives to convey the positive aspects of firearm ownership while continuing to work in earnest to dismantle the negative connotations. His great uncle and his grandfather are both undoubtedly proud that Chris carries on the family shooting sports tradition, and we are very happy to have him as a respected member of our WFTC training team.