After a long career in telecommunications, Wayne partnered with his son Zach to create the Mountain Fire, LLC firearms training program. A lifetime passion for the outdoors including scouting, camping, hunting and fishing led to an opportunity to share some of these skills with family and friends. As an experienced firearms enthusiast and NRA Certified Instructor, he leads the team with his son Zach to ensure each student, regardless of ability, receives an outstanding training experience in a safe and respectful environment.
“ I believe our program is superior because our training blends the skills and viewpoints of average law abiding citizens/outdoorsmen with the experience of law enforcement to deliver our students real world informative, safe, and practical firearms training.”
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor
Zach’s passion for the outdoors, shooting sports, scouting and appreciation of our freedoms is the motivating force behind the creation of Mountain Fire, LLC. Zach is a supporter of the community, law enforcement, and first responders and he is always there to help when someone is in need. An experienced hunter and firearms enthusiast, Zach can easily manage a student’s skill issues or address firearm malfunctions. He is an NRA Certified Instructor and a career safety professional. He works closely with his Dad to ensure that new shooters and experienced shooters all get the safe, knowledgeable instruction they need to achieve their goals.
“I don’t think the people training 40 – 60 students in a classis effective especially when training something as serious as firearms. I prefer to keep our class to 12 – 20 students with a high instructor to student ratio on the range. This allows for every student to have their questions answered in class and provides for safe, one on one instruction on the range.”
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, Range Safety Officer,Range Management, Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor, First Aid – CPR – AED Instructor
“Murph” who is originally from Buffalo, NY is a lifelong hunter and target shooter who is also pursuing a new interest in competitive shooting. As active Law Enforcement with over 15 years of service Murph shares many real case experiences that support the principles and concepts we instruct in class. Murph has been with Mountain Fire from the start and is constantly looking for ways to enhance the teams skills so we can pass that along to our students. He is committed to ensuring that the Mountain Fire program and instructor team exceed the typical firearms training that others provide.
“We strive for excellence, and you will not leave a Mountain Fire training disappointed.”
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor, Law Enforcement Detective
Frank has over 20 years in Law Enforcement with many certifications and achievements. As a Crisis Negotiator and Special Emergency Response Team Leader Frank brings a wealth of real world experiences to class that help students understand not just the law but the responsibility and liability of firearms. Frank is also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in the Korean Martial art Tang Soo Do. Frank carries multiple Law Enforcement and NRA Instructor certifications.
"I do this because I want everyone to know the tremendous responsibility and liability that goes with being a law abiding armed citizen. I believe in the citizens’ right to carry, and I want students to understand the need for continued training even beyond the outstanding training you will receive in the Mountain Fire classes. "
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor, Crisis Negotiator, SERT Team Leader
Bobby brings his lifelong passion for firearms, hunting and shooting sports and adds the perspective of a career as a first responder. Since high school Bobby has volunteered as Fire/EMS and extended that into a 30 year career as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Bobby is aNRA Certified Firearms Instructor and USCCA Certified Range Safety Officer. Bobby’s calm demeaner puts even the most nervous students at ease.
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, USCCA Range Safety Officer, Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor
A 9 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force rising to the rank of Technical Sergeant Jared left the military and started his career in Law Enforcement where he now has 15 years of service. Jared is a skilled shooter and highly qualified firearms instructor. Jared brings a blend of military and law enforcement training to his relaxed teaching style. When he is not instructing, he may be exercising his passion for photography or updating the Mountain Fire Facebook page to keep our followers informed and engaged.
Certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Pistol Instructor, Maryland State Police Qualified Handgun Instructor, Crisis Intervention, Law Enforcement Detective