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Meet the team. 

BO NALEPA

BO NALEPA

CEO / Chief Range Safety Officer

Bo has been involved in the Security and Firearms industry for 31 years. Bo previously served in the E.U. armed forces, has operated a security company in Southern California for 13 years, and has been the CEO for Southwest Training Center since 2018. Bo’s current list of trainer certifications are: CA POST Tactical Handgun Instructor, NRA and USCCA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Defensive Shooting, Concealed Carry, and Home Defense, Axon International Law Enforcement Taser, Sabre International Law Enforcement Chemical Agents and OC Projecor, AHA Basic Life Support and First Aid, Department of Justice Firearms Instructor, Department of Consumer Affairs Firarms Training Instructor.

Luis Ramirez

Luis Ramirez

Director of Operations / Chief Instructor

Luis has been involved in the Security and Firearms industry for 14 years. Luis previously served in the US Armed Forces, has managed a security company in Southern California for 8 years, and has been the director of opertions for Southwest Training Center since 2018. Luis’s current list of trainer certifications are: CA POST Tactical Handgun Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Handgun, UTM Non/Lethal Scenarios Trainer, ASP Tactical Weapons Baton, Flashlight, Handcuffing,  NRA and USCCA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Defensive Shooting, Concealed Carry, Refuse to Be a Victim, and Home Defense Instructor, Axon International Law Enforcement Taser, Sabre International Law Enforcement Chemical Agents and OC Projecor, AHA Basic Life Support and First Aid, Department of Justice Firearms Instructor, Department of Consumer Affairs Firarms Training Intructor.

Emily Sorensen

Emily Sorensen

Firearms and Security Training Instructor

Emily has been involved in the Security and Firearms industry for 4 years. Emily is currently a Law Enforcement officer in southern california, has previously managed a security company for 3 years, and has been an instructor for Southwest Training Center since 2018. Emily’s current list of trainer certifications are: NRA and USCCA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Home Firearm Safety,  Defensive Shooting, Concealed Carry, and Home Defense instructor, Axon International Law Enforcement Taser, Department of Justice Firearms Instructor, Department of Consumer Affairs Powers to Arrest and Use of Force Trainer.

JOSE GARCIA

JOSE GARCIA

SCHEDULING AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jose “Joe” Garcia has been involved in the Security and Firearms industry for 23 years. Jose has managed an armed security company in Southern California for 10 years, and has been the operations and scheduling manager at Southwest Training Center since 2018.