Owner, Chief Instructor
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Ernie Medina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Thermodynamics.
As a decorated U.S. Marine Captain who proudly served as an infantry officer for eight years, his time as a platoon commander, operations officer and executive officer allowed him the privilege of commanding and supporting upwards of 1,200 Marines at home and abroad.
Also, a certified NRA pistol instructor, Ernie has been a high-level combatives and weapons expert for nearly 30 years.
In fact, the former Marine Corps officer is a marksmanship instructor trainer and expert in both the rifle and pistol, certified concealed carry for high-risk personnel, holds a Marine Corp martial arts 1st degree black belt, and remains a 6th degree master level instructor in karate (Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan).
Today, he is one of the most trusted firearms experts and trainers in Orange County, California due to his vast experience in the field, personalized training strategies and consummate professionalism. His highly-skilled training and extensive credentials allow him to train other instructors, which means he’s able to teach even the most efficient marksman how to be superior weapons experts.
Born and raised in California, Mr. Ed Craig has always had an interest in security minded matters. As a career cyber security specialist, Ed knows the importance of being aware of what kinds of threats exist, and how to defend against them. So naturally, he would also find interest in self defense and firearms training.
On his spare time, he is a licensed private pilot, loves to scuba dive and is an avid golfer. We’re fortunate to have someone like Ed for his extensive knowledge, passion for teaching and keen eye for detail on the TRB team!
Julie is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy and an ex-Naval reservist. After being born and raised in Calabasas, California, she decided to branch out and serve the United States Merchant Marines which allowed her to travel all over the world over the last 10 years. She comes from a large military family with her father serving in the United States Army and her brother serving the United States Navy along with many other family members doing the same.
Julie is recently married with two dog children. She and her husband enjoy hunting and fishing on the majority of their weekends off along with numerous trips to Catalina with their best friends.