Meet the Instructors
Greg Phillips 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.
Paul Renkas Paul is a 28-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, since retired and living in Arizona. During his time at the Sheriff’s Department, Paul was assigned to the Tactical Enforcement unit for 18 years. While serving on the team, he held positions of trainer, Assistant Team leader, Sniper, Sniper Team Leader and Assistant Commander. During his time in law enforcement Paul received a total of seven sheriff’s commendations, three meritorious service awards, and two team awards. Paul is an accomplished marksman, having completed the FBI scout sniper school and having developed and instructed the sniper program for the Waukesha County Technical College. WCTC courses included Basic Sniper, Advanced Sniper and Cold Weather Operations. He is also a Wisconsin State Certified pistol and carbine instructor. Paul has also successfully completed Los Angeles County Sheriffs Special Enforcement Bureau Basic SWAT and Advanced SWAT school. Paul went on to complete the Snipercraft Basic, Advanced, Supervisor and Instructor courses, and is currently a Certified Sniper instructor for Snipercraft. In 2003, Paul competed at the Sniper Craft Challenge an international Sniper competition and was awarded 1st place out of 70 teams in Florida. He has been selected as one of four sniper instructor positions nationwide with Sniper Craft. We’re happy to have Paul back in Wisconsin to instruct our precision rifle long-range shooting courses and our precision carbine courses.
Jenny Schwiner 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. Jenny 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 is also a USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense and USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 & 2 instructor, NRA certified Basic Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and NRA Refuse to Be a Victim instructor. She is an upbeat and positive team member, and is proud to be a part of the WFTC team.
Frank van den Berge Frank was born and raised in The Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1990 after earning a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Frank became a US citizen in 2004 and considers that one of his proudest moments. After 25 years as a General Manager for a manufacturing company, Frank decided to follow his passion and started a second career doing what he loves: firearms education, safety and training. Because he lived in a country where it is nearly impossible for law abiding citizens to own and carry firearms, Frank is a strong proponent and defender of our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. As a USCCA Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and NRA Range Safety Officer, Frank has helped many novice and experienced shooters improve their shooting technique and firearm safety awareness. Frank is an alumni of Rob Pincus’ Intuitive Defense Shooting Program and participates in competitive shooting matches such as NRA High Power Rifle and Pistol Bullseye Shooting Leagues. Frank is also the proud father of two adult sons. He and his wife have been residents of Brookfield for 26 years.