Our Team

Our Team



Co-Founder / CEO

Retired Police Sergeant - 32 years of Law Enforcement with expertise in training, mentoring, and student development. He has a BA degree in Business Management from Vanguard University. He served as an Interim Police Academy Coordinator. He is currently an Associate Professor in Criminal Justice teaching P.O.S.T. courses in Powers to Arrest (832 PC), Police Dispatch Course, the Regular Basic Academy and Specialized Basic Investigators Course.


Retired Police Lieutenant has 25 years of Law Enforcement experience with expertise in police management, incident command systems to organize and coordinate multiple resources to counter those events, restore order, and problem solve. He has a BA degree in Criminal Justice with emphasis in security systems from CSULB, and served in the USMC. Co-Founder/President.


Retired Senior Police Officer with 30 years of law enforcement experience, California State BSIS Firearms Instructor for Security Exposed Weapons permit, Golden West College Police Academy Firearms Instructor, Firearms Range Safety Instructor and currently the Range Master for an OC Police Department.


Kerri Derwin is the OC Firearms Academy Operations Manager. She has been with the company for over 12 years in many capacities. She is knowledgeable in training Security personnel and is a licensed Live Scan fingerprinting operator. Want to take any class with OC Firearms Academy? Kerri is your first point of contact. She is always willing to help you with any questions or concerns you might have. Give her a call!


Nine years US Marine Corps. Sergeant. NRA Basic Pistol Instructor working with both our CCW clientele and our primary presenter for our Basic Firearms introductory courses.


Rick is a retired Police Sergeant with almost 20 years law enforcement experience. He was the Sniper Team Leader on their department SWAT Team. He also has over 32-years experience carrying CCW. Rick is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, CA DOJ Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified BSIS Firearms Instructor and CCW Certification Course Instructor. Rick also works as one of our instructors during our Shoot Nights.