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Sheepdog Defense Group​

                                                                                                               Turning Sheep into Sheepdogs

Nick Guadarrama

Instructor

Nick severed 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, and was attached to an Infantry Weapons Platoon with experience in explosives. He has been in Law Enforcement for approximately 6 years and is currently attached to the Bicycle Patrol Unit with a local police agency. He has completed many tactical shooting proficiency schools, to include SWAT school, and has proven his proficiency with many different firearm and tactical platforms. Nick is a TCOLE Instructor, a TCOLE Firearms Instructor, an ALERRT CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) Instructor, and a SIMS Instructor. Nick also serves as a Reality Based Training OIC, Reality Based Training Safety Officer, and a Range Safety Officer with his Agency. Nick loves teaching and sharing his knowledge with others and believes everyone needs to possess the skill and knowledge to defend themselves. 

Erin Riggall  erin@sheepdogdefensegroup.com

Owner/Trainer/Instructor

Erin comes from an education and ministry background.  She is a licensed pistol instructor and licensed as a range safety officer.  Erin specializes in helping new shooters and specifically women shooters.  She has an instructional style that unsure shooters are comfortable with.  Erin is co-owner in Sheepdog with her husband David.  She has been helping new shooters reach their goals for several years.  Erin is also in charge of the Tactical Medical programs and teaches many of the self-defense classes.


Our staff was put together not only because of their experience, but also for their instructional qualities.  All of us have been in the situations that we are training you for and can share our experiences with you.  We will give you a real world look at what you can expect during an encounter.  We are a Christian organization and are willing to help any person with righteous intentions learn to better protect themselves and others.

Scott Banes  scott@sheepdogdefensegroup.com

Trainer/Instructor


 

Scott has been a police officer for over 10 years and is a team leader on one of the tactical team's within the department he works for. He is tasked with apprehension of violent and prolific offenders.  Scott has trained new officers as well as conducts continued training with his team.  He has been trained in all facets of firearms as well as personal weapons.  His team responds to tactical situations within his city.  Scott is a TCOLE instructor, TCOLE firearms instructor, range safety officer, reality-based training instructor, SIMS instructor, and SIMS Safety officer.


David Riggall  david@sheepdogdefensegroup.com

Owner/Manager/Trainer/Instuctor



David has been a police officer for over 13 years and has spent half of his time on a tactical team.  He is co-owner of Sheepdog with his wife Erin.  He has trained new officers both in the field and at the training academy.  He has had special training in shooting, hand to hand combat and attended multiple tactical schools.  He has been involved in dynamic entries, barricaded persons, hostage rescue as well as fugitive manhunts and warrants.  David is a TCOLE intructor, TCOLE firearms instructor and a range safety officer.  He also currently holds certificates in SWAT, Advanced SWAT, Dynamic Entry, Licensed to Carry instructor, Simunitions instructor, Ballistic Shield instructor, Response to Suicide Bomb Attacks, Active Shooter Response and is on the Mobile Field Force and the Field Force Extraction team.

Meet our Staff:

About us

​​We are dedicated to the philosophy that society is full of good people.  We want people to take an interest in their own protection and also want to ensure that children are no longer targets of violence.  Contact us to learn how you can help protect your own family, church or school.