Biographies

Guardian Tactical Solutions instructors are carefully selected based on their prior work experience in the field, accolades and achievements, and their demonstrated passion in teaching.

Below are brief descriptions of the Guardian Tactical Solution Instructors.

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Mark Kamas

Mark is a NRA certified firearms instructor and a martial arts instructor with over 35 years experience in defensive training.  Mark began his firearms training when he was 12 years old through the Hunters Safety Program.  At 19 he enlisted in the MN Army National Guard.  He served six years in the 257th Military Police Company where he refined his small arms skills, qualifying expert in Rifle and Pistol.  Mark continues working in private security.
Besides his diverse background in firearms training, Mark is a Master Instructor and co-owner of Dragons Kung Fu.  Mark holds a 7th degree black sash in Kung Fu.  Over the past 35 years he has trained extensively in Kung Fu and many different systems of martial arts.
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Eric Berchtold

Eric started his firearms experience like most Minnesotans growing up hunting with an added kick, his father is a former Marine, following in his footsteps he also enlisted into the Marine Corps. Having a strict discipline with firearms growing up with a great knowledge of rifle and shotgun he focused on pistols, where he obtaining his CCW through Guardian Tactical Solutions. After attending many of the classes of GTS classes he showed true passion for training. Eric was invited to become an instructor with Guardian Tactical Solutions.

Eric is a NRA Basic Pistol certified instructor and a MN Permit to Carry, Tactical Pistol and Tactical Carbine instructor.

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Jeff Kammeyer

Jeff is a NRA Basic Pistol certified instructor and a MN Permit to Carry, Tactical Pistol and Tactical Shotgun instructor.

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Beth Barnett

Beth is a GTS certified instructor and teaches Basic Pistol, MN Permit to Carry and WI License to Carry classes.