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 Arena Training Group and an active police officer with over 25 years of Critical Skills experience. He is a Paramedic and US Army combat veteran, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He holds multiple instructor certifications and has been teaching Critical Skills since 1998.
Bob brings 20+ years of emergency & LE experience and leadership to the team. He is an active duty police corporal, 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, Stop the Bleed, Ballistic Shield, 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 Sport Psychology. She also holds several specialty certs and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree.