Our educators and advisors are experts in their fields and selected based on a number of attributes; with a focus on "Professionalism, Integrity, Skillset, Innovation, and Humility". Minimum standards can be found HERE
Ron is the founder of the Critical Skills Academy. As a combat veteran, paramedic, and police officer, he has over 25 years of Critical Skills experience. Working and teaching in the Critical Skills realm is and has always been his passion.
Bob brings 20+ years of emergency & LE experience and leadership to the team. He is veteran police officer, firefighter, and EMT with a passion for progressive and innovative training. He is a certified LE firearms instructor and holds a number of other LE and fire service credentials.
Stephen brings several years of Critical Skills experience to the team. He is an active police officer and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Steve holds several instructor certifications including LE Firearms, Active Shooter Response, Stop the Bleed, Ballistic Shield, Breaching, and more.
Ray brings several years of military and law enforcement experience to the team. He is a full-time Deputy Sheriff in a large department where he also serves as a firearms instructor. He has a wealth of experience as a Critical Skills instructor; formally teaching in both the military and civilian settings.
Our SME in Psychology, Mental Health, and Human Performance; Rebekah holds advanced degrees in Psychology and Mental Health, as well as a Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a Specialization in Sports Psychology. She also holds several specialty certs and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree.
Austin remind us all that our comfort zone will kill us. A former law enforcement officer turned fitness professional, Austin doesn't know the meaning of slow down. His passion for helping others perform better is unparalleled.
Jason brings aviation, tactical, and medical expertise and experience to the team. A current paramedic and tactical team member and former US Army flight medic, he has combat experience and a solid Critical Skills foundation with a passion to teach.
Shane is the definition of an outside the box thinker and performer. He's a seasoned paramedic and instructor, as well as tactical team member who works directly with law enforcement to train and support them in the field. He also brings a unique equine skillset with him that we will no-doubt leverage in the future.