Dr. Vaught, has been associated with the shooting sports since he first began shooting skeet in the early 1980’s. Today he advises the Mizzou Shooting Team, conducts the annual Mizzou Trap Academy and holds an endowment with the Midway USA Foundation. His efforts to promote the shooting sports have lead him to hold an NRA Level II certification.
Jan is a retired high school teacher, former program coordinator for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and past Missouri Youth Hunter Education Challenge state coordinator. Jan is a Level II shotgun coach. He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist College and the University of Missouri. He is currently Program Manager for the Student Air Rifle Program (SAR).
Gwen is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and a retired high school business educator. She is a former hunter education and bowhunter education instructor for the Missouri Department of Conservation and a life member of the NRA. Gwen was named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year in 2008 by the Conservation Federation of Missouri. She is a Level II shotgun coach.
David, a life long Missourian, is Owner and President of Hart Systems LLC and Advanced Machining & Automation Inc. He has a degree in Industrial Technology. Since 1994 he has been designing and building custom machines and assembly lines for clients around the world. He still enjoys farming and raising cattle. David works to ensure that the youth of Missouri have the opportunity to enjoy the shooting sports that fortified the values he grew up with, one of his deepest passions.
Jake is the founder and President/CEO of the Student Air Rifle Program (SAR), a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating an introduction to the sport of target shooting to school aged youth in grades 4-12. Jake holds a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from Southeast Missouri State University.
Jennifer graduated from St. Louis University and is currently a Staff Scientist at Washington University School of Medicine. Jennifer spends her free time with her husband and twin sons. An NRA certified shotgun instructor and range safety officer, Jennifer is the head coach of Team Henges, assistant director for Arnold YHEC, an assistant coach for Delta Waterfowl Arch Chapter Clay Busters and a Missouri State Advisor for the Scholastic Clay Target Program.
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Lou is a life resident of Missouri. He is a graduate of Kemper Military Academy & University of Missouri. He retired after thirty-seven year career of directing Packaging Engineering/Consulting services to a majority of the Fortune 500 companies. Lou is an accomplished hunter having successfully hunted game in 14 western states and 11 countries around the world. He is past chairmen of the Wild Sheep Foundation WSF, Big Game Hunters of St. Louis, and Packaging Advisory Board to University of Missouri – Rolla. He is a current benefactor member of the NRA, Life member and member of the Board of Trustees of WSF, Safari Club International/St. Louis Gateway Chapter, Mule Deer Foundation, Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and Wild Turkey Federation.
Tom is a native Missourian teaching and coaching in Missouri schools for 37 years. He holds degrees from Northeast Missouri State University. He is a member of the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a past president of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, past president and life member of the Missouri Trapshooters Association and Life member of the Amateur Trapshooters Association and the Iowa Trapshooters Association.
Tony is a native Missourian. He is the Youth Chairman for the Missouri Trapshooters Association, a Life Member of the NRA and MTA. He is the Missouri SCTP Youth Director as well as the Missouri A.I.M. Youth Director. Tony is an avid hunter having hunted in Canada and South Africa as well as Missouri. He enjoys fishing, long range shooting, searching for fossils, arrowheads, gemstones, or gold. Tony likes nothing better than spending time outdoors with family.
Rod is a native Missourian. He attended Southwest Baptist College majoring in biology. He is a retired commercial diver for the offshore oil industry and a retired chief engineer for Missouri River dredging operations Kansas City Reach. Rod is a NRA National Coach Trainer, Training Counselor and benefactor member. He is a state shotgun coach and 4-H county shooting sports director and NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp shotgun coach.
Dr. John Picone is the director of special education and scholastic shooting sports advisor for the Louisiana R-2 school district in east central MO. Dr. Picone is a NRA life member, level 2 trap coach, certified Range Safety Officer, certified Shotgun Instructor and MO Hunter Education Instructor.