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  • Would be beneficial for other schools to receive the same training…

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for speaking with our staff. I thought your presentation was informative. It was reassuring to recognize that as a staff at Pioneer we are capable of helping to minimize or prevent any unforeseen event that puts the lives of our students in jeopardy.

    I appreciate your insight on what we can do to keep our students safe in the classroom during a crisis, and how to react during the event as well as after.

    I appreciate your honesty about dealing with fear and the importance of understanding what biologically is happening as well as psychologically , allowing us to be able to make the best decisions in a situation that could be extremely chaotic.

    Your ability to provide input from personal and professional circumstances was engaging as well as providing several books, and videos to supplement the information being taught.

    I think that the presentation was effective for the time allotted, and I think that it would be beneficial for other schools to receive the same training. I know that there are several times throughout the school year where time is allotted for training to take place and I would strongly urge the district to consider your program in raising the awareness of other staff and school employees.

    Thank you again for your time.

    Jay M. - 5th Grade Elementary School Teacher
  • What you have to share is VERY, VERY Valuable!

    Thank you for customizing your presentation on personal safety for the Pioneer teachers and support staff. It was obvious that much thought went into constructing the delivery of information to maximize our learning. We were all riveted to your instruction as you transitioned between personal safety scenarios to strategies that would enhance the well being of our students given our unique environment. You made a conncection with each of us and we would like to express our gratitude. Your expertise was evident to all. Over the past 10 years we have had quality trainings from expert education consultants, medical professionals, and vairous national speakers, but I have never witnessed such an enthusiastic response from my staff. So, neeless to say, we would like to have you work with us again. What you have to share is very, very valuable. Your training was a balanced presentaion on the importance of being aware of the stark realities of a crisis, with the significance of being prepared. Each of us is now in agreement that we are better prepared to manage through a crisis on our campus until help arrives. I will be recommending your training to my colleagues.

    Debra G, Elementary School Staff
  • Tyler has communication skills that immediately garner respect even from a large group of people, yet he is genuine and personable.

    I met Tyler a couple of years ago and have had the opportunity to observe him train in his professional environment with peers as well as a public class of civilians.  I’ve been fortunate to work directly with him as his student at ranges.  My goal is/was to gain comfort, accuracy and an ability to integrate a fire arm safely into my life.  Tyler is the perfect coach for this effort.
    I’m a recruiter professionally, so I like to think I have good assessment of capabilities and talents.. .  His technical skills I believe have been recognized at length professionally and in competitions.  Beyond this, Tyler has communication skills that immediately garner respect even from a large group of people, yet he is genuine and personable.   He provides varying analogies and checks to ensure students understand the information he is presenting.
    Most importantly in the context of self-defense and weapons, he provides an environment of safety and trust.  Given my experience in classes at other ranges – this isn’t an easy task to accomplish.  Tyler commands respect and institutes a safe and controlled environment in which to learn.
    I would, without hesitation, have my family members and friends train with Tyler, any day.

    J. Day
  • Extremely Knowledgeable & Patient

    To Whom It May Concern

    As a former Naval OFficer and business executive I have attended a large number and wide variety of training courses. My wife and I recently purchased new firearms and although both of us had used firearms in the past we decided we needed to take a refresher course. My wife had met Tyler Christian through mutual acquaintances and asked him if he would be willing to give us a few lessons.

    Tyler showed up well prepared with lesson plans and exercises, was able to quickly determine our level of expertise and tailored the lesson accordingly. I found him to be well organized, extremely knowledgeable and patient. Since our first lesson we have received multiple sessions over the past six months and plan to continue to use him in the future.


    Through his attention to detail, broad subject matter expertise and emphasis on safety he has instilled in me a confidence in handling firearms that I did not have before.


    If is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Tyler without reservation. His drive and abilites will truly be an asset to your organization.



    Rear Admiral, David J Cronk, USN, Retired