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Meet Our Instructors

We are blessed to have some of the best firearms instructors in the Midwest.

Tammy Bartels – Director of Training

Tammy has been with Frontier Justice since 2019. She has a BA in Public Relations and Marketing with a Specialization in Project Management and has received extensive advocacy and public relations training from organizations such as The Pew Charitable Trust.

Tammy is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, CCW Instructor, and Range Safety Officer. She has received her OC Spray Instructor certification from Agile Training and Consulting and is a certified Bryna Launcher Instructor. She has also completed the 20-hour Missouri POST Instructor Course.

Tammy has attended training with several national-level instructors including ECQC from Craig Douglas of ShivWorks, Handgun Accuracy from Tatianna Whitlock, and training Habits of Highly Successful Pistol Fighters with Darryl Bolke. She has attended the Active Self Protection Conference and is registered to attend TacCon 2022. Tammy has also taken several classes from Legendary Lawman Chuck Haggard of Agile Training and Consulting, including OC Spray/Less Than Lethal Tools for the Non-LE Instructor, Managing Unknown Contacts, Close Quarters Handgun Deployment, and Low Light Handgun.

As Director of Training Tammy oversees curriculum development and department public relations as well as teaching several classes. The training department’s goal is to make safe and effective personal protection training available to all interested people regardless of age, ability, or experience level.


Lee’s Summit, Missouri Instructors

Scott Mosher – Lead Instructor

Scott has been the lead instructor at the Lee’s Summit location since 2016. He is a Missouri Certified POST Instructor for Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, for LEO POST continuous education. He is an NRA Certified Pistol/ Rifle Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer and RSO instructor.

Chuck Farley

Chuck has been with Frontier Justice since the first location opened. He is NRA certified to instruct Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading. He is an NRA certified Range Safety Officer and certified in Kansas and Missouri to Instruct Conceal Carry classes.

Chuck has extensive experience in firearm sales and compliance, including working as a Compliance Manager. He is the go-to instructor for optics sightings and information on selecting the best hunting firearm for the type of game being hunted.

Chucked served in the US Air Force for four years and holds a BS in Agriculture.

Robert “Bob” Knudson

Bob was born and raised in NW Missouri and is married with 7 kids and 7 grandchildren

He is a Veteran of both the US Navy and Air Force. He has been in Law Enforcement for 30 plus years.

Bob is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer, as well as a Missouri Conceal Carry Instructor. He is also a motorcycle instructor, driving instructor, and police instructor.

Rod Schaefer

Rod Schaeffer is a training instructor and law enforcement officer with 25+years of professional experience. Rod has experience in providing strategic consultation, physical protection and training to corporate, healthcare, governmental, academic, and personal entities. He has 25+ years in law enforcement, currently holding the rank of Captain at a metro police agency in the Kansas City area.  He has extensive experience in planning, response, and recovery of a multitude of critical incidents.

Rod has served within various units and roles throughout his career, such as Police Officer, Bike Unit Officer / Trainer, Undercover Narcotics Officer, Drug Unit Investigator, SWAT Team Operator, Police Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader / Commander, and Incident Commander.  In addition to serving as a full-time police officer and Lead Trainer at a Kansas City Metropolitan Police Department, Mr. Schaeffer also serves as a trainer for the Heartland Tactical Officers Association and the National Tactical Officers Association.

Josiah Lowther

Josiah is a United States Marine Corps veteran with formal instructing experience in tactical infantry operations, combat marksmanship training as well as military police experience with Taser and OC certification.

Josiah is a certified NRA pistol instructor, Range Safety Officer and is also one of our simulator instructors.

He is dedicated to our core values faith family freedom and providing the best possible experience to our clients.

Joe Ham

Joe Ham is a Police Sergeant with a Kansas City Metro area Police agency where he served since 2005. His duties include lead firearms instructor for the agency as well as MILO simulator trainer. His career in Law Enforcement started in 1993 and he’s held various positions during his career, such as Community Policing Officer, DARE Officer, firearms instructor, and Chief of Police.  

Joe is an NRA-certified Handgun/Shotgun Instructor as well as Patrol Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer. He is a Missouri POST-recognized instructor and can provide continuing education training for Police Officers in select courses.  

He enjoys teaching and feels that firearms safety should be taught from a young age to develop a healthy respect for firearms and what they can do. 

Kansas City, Kansas Instructors

James Scott – Lead Instructor

Jim is the Lead Instructor for Frontier Justice in Kansas City. He is a Kansas Certified Hunter’s Education Instructor and was named Hunter Education Instructor of the year in 2015. He is certified through the NRA to instruct Pistol and Protection in the Home and is a certified Range Safety Officer. He is a Kansas Certified Concealed Carry Instructor and previously served as Lead Instructor for Target Master Academy.

Jim serves on the Board of Directors for Tri-County Rod and Gun Club and is Match Director as well. He has attended Tactical Training Class with Ken Hackathorn, Tactical Training with John Farnhan, and Tactical Training at Gunsite Academy.

Steve Gaul

Steve has been shooting since 1964 when he received his first .22 rifle. He learned to shoot correctly in 1967 when joining the U. S. Marine Corps where he applied his shooting skills during two tours in Vietnam with a variety of weapons. Ten years after the Marine Corps, Steve joined the U. S. Navy to learn electronics and get his college education. He finished his military time in the Army Reserve.

Steve is an NRA certified Chief Range Safety Officer, Pistol and Rifle Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, and Concealed Carry Instructor for Kansas and Missouri. He is also a Certified Glock Armorer.

He has taken Advanced Concealed Carry classes from KatCal Training, completed Glock Operator Training, completed John Farnham’s Defensive Training Institute Defensive Handgun, and competed Massad Ayoob’s MAG-40.

Sue Lange

Sue has been teaching CCW courses in Missouri for 10 years, CCHL in Kansas for 5 years. She has been a chapter leader for The Well Armed Woman in both KS and MO, stepping back from that volunteer activity after 6 years. She has been an RSO for various defensive pistol teachers in the area.  She has conducted many defensive pistol classes.

Sue’s credentials include the NRA Basic Pistol Instructor certification, NRA CCW instructor, NRA range safety officer, and chief range safety officer, as well as the USCCA Pistol instructor certification (now expired), and a Master Pistol Instructor certification from SRT Training group, which carries the POST cert.

A 2-time Gunsite Graduate, her personal training also includes numerous defensive pistol courses as well as active shooter response training courses, in addition to legal courses.

A former US Marine, Sue attended college at Wichita State University and retired after 42 years in the IT industry.  In addition to her training over the years, she brings to the table the success of daily concealed carrying in the business world where being caught would have been a resume-producing event.


Patricia Harrold – Lead Instructor

Patricia is Frontier Justice Omaha’s Lead Instructor and is a Training Counselor and Firearms Instructor with credentials from the NRA and USCCA.  She conducts training in Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun disciplines, Concealed Handgun, Situational Decision Making and more! 

Patricia is the State Leader of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters and Regional Trainer for one of the nation’s largest non-profits dedicated to shooting sports. She is Certified Professional in Talent Development and outside of Frontier Justice, she is a Defense Contractor facilitating aircrew training at Offutt AFB.

Her passion is working with students who are new to shooting and want a safe, relaxed, and personalized training approach and working with students who want to advance their marksmanship and defensive skills to protect themselves and their families.

Deb Quade

Deb is an NRA certified Range Safety Officer and USCCA certified instructor, conducting training in Basic Pistol, Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home, and Defense Fundamentals for Women, as well as private instruction.  Deb is a Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor with the State of Nebraska.

Deb has a passion for teaching and after spending thirty-five years in the electrical utility industry sharing her experience and knowledge, realized she could turn her hobby of shooting into a new teaching journey.  Deb loves to help people new to shooting develop their skills and become more confident in protecting themselves and others.

Deb is also a co-leader of the Linoma Chapter of the Well Armed Woman where she enjoys connecting with the chapter’s newest members and serves as an instructor and range safety officer alongside other confident, capable women.

Emily Kuebler

Emily is a Firearm Instructor and Range Safety Officer with credentials from the NRA.  She conducts training in Basic Pistol, Marksmanship, Concealed Handgun Permit, and Situational Awareness and Decision Making. 

She is the Director of Frontier Justice Omaha’s Competitive Shooting League and is a 2x previous winner. Emily enjoys shooting sports and is an avid enthusiast of all things related to firearms and training. She enjoys reloading as well. Emily was recognized as a Silver Medalist in the “Nebraska Olympics” Cornhusker Games for Women’s pistol. Outside of Frontier Justice, Emily is an IT Professional.

Michelle Zahn

Michelle is a Firearm Instructor and Range Safety Officer with credentials from the NRA and USCCA. She conducts training in Basic Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Fundamentals, Defensive Shooting, and Personal Protection Inside and Outside the Home. She is also a Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor.

Outside of Frontier Justice, Michelle co-leads the local Omaha Chapter of The Well Armed Woman, providing over 100 women an opportunity to grow and develop in their firearms knowledge and confidence.

Michelle has been in the training and education profession for over 30 years and specializes in personalized training.

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