OUR STAFF

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY

Spartan Defense Armory & Training has assymbled a seasoned team of industry professionals to accomplish our mission of making the Colorado Springs and Sourounding areas a safer and more educated community. Our staff comes from all walks of life and together will cover all of our clients firearm and self defense needs.

BRIAN HILDERBRAND

GENERAL MANAGER- CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Brian is a Navy Veteran NCO who served in the Navy as part of the Auxiliary Security Force as well as a current Colorado POST certified law enforcement officer with the Colorado Rangers. Brian is also a NRA Certified firearms instructor with multiple credentials and years of experience. Brian was previously the Chief Instructor for Desert Eagle Firearms Training. Heck you may have even seen him in some Hollywood movies. At Spartan Defense Armory and Training, our goal is to cater to both the new shooter and the experienced . With Brian at the helm we have no doubt we'll achieve our mission, to make our community; more educated and safe from the threats of this world. Brian is a very charismatic person, with a great sense of humor. He has a passion to educate people to protect themselves and there loved ones. Brian will make sure anyone that walks through our doors leaves with an option or class that is right for them and their situation.

BACKGROUND
-5 year US Navy Veteran, Auxilary Security Force
-P.O.S.T Certified Peace Officer
-Current Colorado Rangers Law Enforcement Officer
- Basic Pistol
- Personal Protection Outside the Home
- CCW Instructor
-Search and Rescue Team-Training & Response
-International Humanitarian Aid Worker
-Search & Recovery Diver
-Trained in Basic unarmed and Less Lethal Combatives(Taser, Extendable, Baton, OC Spray)

DEREK VAN-ES

SALES MANAGER

BACKGROUND
-MANAGED A FIREARM STORE
-TOP RECRUITER FOR THE USMC
-LONG RANGE SHOOTING BY USMC SNIPER SCHOOL
-SECURITY & ANTITERRORISM SPECIALIST USMC
-INFANTRY UNIT LEADER USMC

ISAAC WINSLETT

CHIEF GUNSMITH- FIREARM SALES ASSOCIATE

BACKGROUND
-FORMER GUNSMITH WITH PHOENIX WEAPONRY SYSTEMS

-SPECIALIZES IN AR-15 & AR10 PLATFORM
-ATTENDED TRINIDAD STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE GUNSMITHING PROGRAM


RAPH BOURCELOT

FIREARM SALES ASSOCIATE

BACKGROUND
-EXPERIENCE FORMER US ARMY INTELLIGENCE & SPECIAL OPERATIONS PROFESSIONAL 
-QUADRILLINGUAL: ENGLISH(NATIVE), FRENCH(NATIVE), SPANISH(FLUENT), ARABIC(FLUENT)
-SERVED FOUR TOURS OF DUTY

Raph is a former U.S. Army Intelligence Staff Sergeant and Special Operations professional. Specifically, Raph’s designation was a Human Intelligence Collector, 35M for you Army folks. Raph served with distinction between 2006 – 2019, both in Africa during the 2014 Boko Haram incident, and Iraq during the 2007 surge. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his service to this great nation. Raph is quadrilingual (English, French, Arabic, and Spanish) so feel free to strike up a conversation. 

His experience and expertise with CQB weapons and combatives are bar none. Having been in some of the harshest places on Earth and seeing the things he has seen, you wouldn’t expect him to have such a sense of humor and laid-back demeanor.  Any client that has an interaction with Raph can feel confident they will receive sage advice and leave our facility with the tools and knowledge necessary to defend oneself and loved ones.

SCOTTIE PADDOCK

FIREARM SALES ASSOCIATE

Spartan Defense Armory & Training would like to introduce: Scottie Paddock. Scottie has been brought on as a sales and customer service representative. Scottie’s specialty is hunting. He has many years of hunting and guiding experience, having hunted pretty much everything North America has to offer, with every type of weapon. Scottie is an invaluable member of the Spartan Family. Scottie is also our resident “Git’er done” and “I know a guy,” guy. Watch out ladies, he's soft spoken and also a damn good country singer. In his free time, he also helps manage a 3500-acre ranch. Anyone that patrons our store can rest assured, when dealing with Scottie, they will be greeted with a smile, professionalism, expert knowledge, and feel right at home.

This could be you. We are looking for a rifle carbine instructor. Please submit application directly to us. Thank you!

SAMANTHA BURKLUND

OFFICE ADMIN

BECCA HILDERBRAND

FEMALE PISTOL & CCW INSTRUCTOR

NRA CREDENTIALS
-CCW/CHP

-BASIC PISTOL


BACKGROUND
Well Armed Woman Instructor
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ROE COLLINS

PISTOL , CCW, AND TACTICAL DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR
CERTIFIED CERAKOTE AND LASER ENGRAVER
CO-OWNER

NRA CREDENTIALS 
Basic Pistol
CCW
Former CHL instructor in Texas (2014-2018)
Private Pistol Instructior since 2012


ARMOR
Colt AR-15
Colt 1911
Glock

MARTIAL ARTS
2nd Degree Black Belt Bujinkan Taijutsu

CERTIFICATIONS
Cerakote
Laser Engraver

Shooting League
Well Armed Women Lead Instructor

TEDDY COLLINS

OWNER - INSTRUCTOR

NRA CREDENTIALS 
Basic Pistol
Inside the Home Protection
Outside the Home Protection
Range Safety officer
Refuse to Be a Victim
CCW
Former CHL instructor in Texas (2010-2018)

ARMOR
Colt AR-15
Colt 1911
Glock

MARTIAL ARTS
SIS Baton Instructor 
Martial Arts 4th Degree 
Knife Defense 

TESTIMONIALS

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"Great instructor puts on an amazing entertaining, educational class. You will not be disappointed."