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ABOUT

THE ACADEMY TEAM

Adam Painchaud

Vice President

Adam joined the SIG SAUER Academy team fresh from the Global War on Terrorism. He has extensive military special programs and federal law enforcement experience. He has been a firearms and tactics instructor for his entire adult life and holds numerous federal, military, and corporate instructor certifications. Adam has completed many protective service operations and federal investigations all over the world.

Heather Holmes

Pro Shop Associate/Assistant Instructor

Heather is a member of the pro shop sales team. She has her bachelor's degree in Spanish with a concentration in marketing. She has traveled abroad and become fluent in Spanish. Her special interests include fitness and a variety of outdoor activities. She recently joined the Academy's Instructor staff, specializing in beginner pistol courses, and women's classes. You can be sure to see Heather at the Academy in the Pro Shop, instructing or on the range taking classes herself.

Jack Chingas

Pro Shop Customer Services Representative

Jack has been in the Retail and Customer Service business for the last 9 years. His experience, combined with a growing knowledge and passion for firearms, makes finding the correct solutions for our students and customers a perfect fit. Outside of SIG SAUER Academy, Jack enjoys spending his time hiking, fishing, skiing, and golfing. He is also in the process of finishing his BS in Applied Mathematics.

James "Salty" Saltzman

Facilities Specialist/Assistant Instructor

"Salty's" primary duties are to maintain the Academy and the Armory.  His additional duties include assistant instructing and firearms maintenance. He is an Army Reserve Medic, with two combat tours in Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division as well as two humanitarian missions in Central America. Salty maintains the unit armory with the Reserves. His hobbies include competitive shooting and he is a "Master" classified IDPA shooter.

Jeff (JB) Brennan

Facilities Manager

J.B. is in charge of maintenance for the SIG SAUER Academy. He performs range maintenance and facilities upkeep. J.B. is also a certified armorer and performs firearms maintenance and repair duties on a daily basis. Along with being an armorer and avid shooter for the past 30 years, J.B. is a competitive shooter in several disciplines.

Jennifer Tuttle

Business and Marketing Director

Jennifer comes to the SIG SAUER Academy with over 20 years of marketing, brand and management experience. Her background is primarily in BtoB marketing but counts some of the world’s largest consumer brands as her former clients. With brand management as her passion, she has been brought on board to grow the Academy’s awareness, strengthen its brand and increase business. Jennifer manages all business and marketing operations for the Academy and Pro Shop. 

Kate Lavigne

Business and Marketing Specialist

Kate assists the Business and Marketing Director with daily Academy business and marketing operations, including social media, email blasts, website management, scheduling,  document reviewing, and so on.

Kathleen Randolph

Training Coordinator

Kathleen has been with the SIG SAUER Academy in excess of 5 years; she manages the Academy daily operations, course scheduling, staff assignments, and administration. Kathleen has an extensive background as an administrative professional having worked in the fields of environmental engineering, recycling, and in the export of firearms and other law enforcement equipment.

Kathy Booth

Administrative Assistant

Kathy assists the Training Coordinator with Academy administrative duties. She also assists with processing orders, preparation of class materials, and Pro Shop Sales.

Kevin Carpenter

Pro Shop Compliance Associate

Kevin is an avid shooter and has been for many years. He has taken many classes here at the SIG SAUER Academy and acquired a vast knowledge of proper shooting techniques and safe firearm handling. Through his experience at the Academy and time spent working at the Pro Shop, he has honed his knowledge of all the different SIG SAUER firearms and can help you find the right gun for your needs. 

Matt Laughton

Assistant Pro Shop Manager

Matt came to the Academy in 2011 with over 5 years of retail and customer service experience. He handles inventory, merchandising, and order processing for the Pro Shop.

Scott Chamberlin

Facilities/Range Master

Scott, AKA Wolverine, AKA Logan is part of the Academy Facilities team as well as Assistant Range Master. He brings a background in landscaping design and construction. When he isn’t working at the Academy, Scott is teaching CrossFit at EverProven CrossFit in Dover, NH. Scott holds a CrossFit Level 1 Certification course, and has attended a USAW L1 Sports Performance Coach Course. He is a Certified CrossFit Competition Judge. Scott also holds an Associate degree in Culinary Arts from Atlantic Culinary Academy.

Tim Liska

Pro Shop Associate

Tim came to SIG SAUER Academy 2 years ago with 15 years of experience in the sales and customer service field. He uses that knowledge to best fit the customer to a firearm for their specific need. An avid shooter, his enthusiasm for firearms and learning keeps him up-to-date on the SIG SAUER brand; and the other products available at the Pro Shop. His free time is spent mostly outdoors with his family and three dogs.

Travis Hardy

Pro Shop Manager
Travis comes to the SIG SAUER Academy Pro Shop with over 14 years of retail sales and customer relations experience. As the pro shop manager, his goal is to grow the shop into a destination for the shooting community. While selling market leading firearms, he also strives to use the unique advantage of being tied to a top training facility to provide cutting edge products and knowledge. With a passion for firearms inherited from his father coupled with his sales ability, the pro shop is a harmonious fit.

Travis is an NRA member,  USPSA and IDPA competitor.

Trigger

Range Dog

Trigger is a 2 year old, Olde English Bulldogge. He lives with Instructor Dylan Kenneson but can often be found roaming the halls of the Academy, or on the range.