CenterFire Certified Instructors

Centerfire Certified Instructors 

We have many highly qualified instructors and offer women-only instruction. 

All Private Lessons are booked using the Private Lesson Form.





Donald Albracht served as a Special Agent of the FBI for over 28 years. Don also served as a Firearms & Tactical Instructor to federal, state & local law enforcement agencies, traveling nationwide & internationally. The bulk of his experience was primarily investigations of Violent Crimes/Gangs & Terrorism & led a FBI Task Force focused on Violent Crime & Fugitives in the KC metro area. With 25 years tactical experience as an FBI SWAT Team Member, Squad Leader, Assistant Team Leader and Senior Team Leader, he was responsible for the training and leadership of the KC Office of the FBI's SWAT Team. Don is a 2 time recipient of the FBI Shield of Bravery & recipient of the KS Peace Officers Association Gold Award for Bravery, along with numerous awards and commendations for exemplary conduct of investigations & training. Don does independent contracting as a private investigator, security consultant and provides executive protection services.



   Adam Hilley is a current law enforcement officer for a large local agency and member of his department's tactical team.  Adam has over a decade of law enforcement experience with assignments in Patrol, Fugitive Apprehension, and as a member of his department's Training Division.  While in the Training Division for 3.5 years, Adam taught at both the Basic Academy and departmental in service training.  Adam holds firearms instructor certifications in pistol, shotgun, and rifle.  His other instructor certifications include, chemical munitions, emergency vehicle operations, and defensive tactics.  When not working, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and children.




Nolan May is an avid outdoorsman and firearms enthusiast with many years of experience. Nolan won the 2010 Kansas State Archery tournament in his class, NWKS Skeet and Trap Champion in the 18 and younger class in 2003 & 2004 and was the Beaver Creek Muzzleloader Champion in 2002. He is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas with a Business and Leadership Degree. Most currently you might have seen him on an episode of Comin’ in Hot for one of his many hunting expeditions presented by Smoked ‘Um Productions. He is an NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer and certified by the Kansas Attorney General to teach the Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun Class.




Alex Hill is a manager at Centerfire, having been with the company since moving from Massachusetts to Kansas in 2014. He previously served as a Marine Corps Infantryman from 2005-2009, and deployed to the Mediterranean/Persian Gulf region, as well as Ramadi, Iraq. His roles included Automatic Rifleman, Fire Team Leader, and Combat Marksmanship Coach. After being honorably discharged he attended college and began working in the firearms industry. He has instructor certifications from the NRA in both Basic Pistol & Home Firearms Safety disciplines, in addition to armorer certifications from GLOCK, Sig Sauer on the AR-15, and Smith & Wesson for the M&P pistol line.

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Austin Cates is currently working on his doctorate at Cleveland Chiropractic College, and is an NRA certified instructor. He was taught how to shoot, at the age of 6, and hasn't stopped hunting or shooting since. He was the Midwest region American Marksman champion in men's division for 2016 and a finalist for the national title. He shoots regularly and competes locally whenever he can,  recently winning the second annual Brandon Collins Memorial Shoot. He greatly enjoys teaching new and inexperienced shooters the skills necessary to shoot well. In his free time enjoys hunting, fishing, and long range shooting.




Sean Edwards formally began his shooting career after trying out and being selected for the US Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle Team. He earned both the President's Hundred tab and Distinguished Rifleman Badge. After the military, Sean was a Special Agent with the FBI for over 21 years being certified in Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Surveillance. Sean served on SWAT teams in San Francisco and Albuquerque. He completed the FBI Sniper and Advanced Sniper Schools, was a Sniper Team Leader, served as an FBI Firearms Instructor for 21 years and a Tactical Instructor for 17 years. He also shoots NRA PPC. Sean genuinely enjoys helping both new and advanced shooters reach their full potential. Sean graduated from the University



  Bernie McDowell has been with Centerfire Shooting Sports since 2017. He is a 24 year veteran Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for Johnson County and has been a Fire Service Instructor for several years. Bernie has been an avid hunters since he was young and has always focused on firearm safety for himself and others. He is a Certified NRA Instructor and has many years of martial arts training and teaching. Bernie is happily married with two children and enjoys wood working in his spare time.

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 Adam Metcalf  is a national and state certified Emergency Medical Technician and nationally certified Firefighter. He is passionate about emergency medicine and is looking forward to earning his Paramedic certification. Adam grew up shooting pistols with his Dad, who was an arson investigator, and has been in love with shooting ever since. With over 80 hours of time on the range under the guidance of former FBI SWAT instructors, he has developed and fine-tuned tactics and marksmanship with pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Adam also enjoys taking part in shooting competitions and has placed among top competitors at multiple local matches.




Thomas A. Nunemaker served four years in the United State Marine Corps, before graduating with honors from the University of Maryland. Subsequently, he had a 25 year career in the FBI with assignments in Louisville, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Kansas City. His primary expertise throughout his career was in Violent Crimes, Gangs and Drugs, and Terrorism. He served as an Agent, Supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, (Acting) Special Agent in Charge and Chief of the Violent Crimes / Major Offenders Section at FBIHQ. He served on the FBI's Inspection Staff, and was a standing member of the FBI's Shooting Review Board. In 2005 he served a tour as the On Scene Commander for all FBI resources in Afghanistan. He was a member and/or team leader of both the FBI's Louisville and Los Angeles SWAT Teams. He is an FBI certified instructor in Firearms, Defensive Tactics and Police Training, who provided firearms and tactical training to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies for over 15 years.




Yesse Rizo is a current law enforcement officer for a local agency. She is currently assigned in the patrol division. She has been on staff with Centerfire since 2017. You can find Yesse teaching the Ladies Only Intro defensive classes and giving private lessons. 



  Mark Rosen is a retired Law Enforcement officer and an NRA Certified Instructor. Mark started his career with the Johnson County Sheriff's office where he worked in the Detention Division, Court Services Division, Field Operations / Patrol and Special Investigations / Undercover Narcotics. Mark finished his law enforcement career of twenty years in Michigan where he retired as a patrol officer and training officer. Mark is married with two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys shooting, hunting, golf and flying.



  Russ Sawyer is a Firearms Instructor and Social Media Consultant for Centerfire Shooting Sports.  He’s been on staff with Centerfire since 2019, and a Top Shot member since 2013.  He was a competitive sporting clay and trap shooter and was a founding member of the Cystic Fibrosis Shoot For the Cure Foundation, a long standing Kansas City CF fundraiser.  He was taught to shoot at the age of 8 and has been collecting and shooting ever since.  He enjoys helping new shooters learn and master the basics, while also helping more experienced shooters refine their skills. 
Doug   Douglas L. Spillers 30 year career as a Special Agent with the FBI brought him assignments in San Diego, New York, & Kansas City Field Offices. He worked Drug Trafficking Organizations, Violent Crimes Matters & Fugitive Investigations. As an FBI Firearms Instructor for 24 years, he instructed in New York and Kansas City & served as Lead Firearms Instructor for the Kansas Division for 12 years. He was an FBI SWAT Team Operator including Observer/Sniper Team Leader, Squad Leader, & Assistant Team Leader. Named 2002 Tactical Officer of the year by the Kansas City Metropolitan Officers Association for tactical training provided to state & local SWAT teams, & Doug is the recipient of the FBI Shield of Bravery in 2009. Doug graduated from James Madison University and George Mason University School of Law and is currently a member of the Virginia Bar Association.


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