Staff Officers & Cadre Instructors

Warrior Leader Program


The One Shepherd community is comprised of the student body. The Staff Officers are the spine, and the Cadre Instructors are the heart of this institution. We are very fortunate to have talented Staff Officers and certified Cadre Instructors who volunteer their time and effort in running the Warrior Leader Program. The following list is not comprehensive, and is still evolving, of course.

Matthew Geders

Director of Training

  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Bret Gallion

Deputy Director

  • BS Mathematics Education
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Joe Magoffin

S1 Personnel Officer

  • BS History
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • Green Hat Instructor

James "Chip" Keyzer-Andre

S2 Intelligence Officer

  • BS Information Technology
  • US Army, Intelligence NCO (vet.)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Bret Gallion

S3 Operations Officer

  • BS Mathematics Education
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Jason Snyder

S4 Logistics Officer

  • Certified Rifle Marksman Instructor
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Nathan Lowrance

S5 Public Affairs Officer

  • PhD Information Science
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Green Hat Instructor

Steven Staggenborn

S6 Communications Officer

  • Licensed Ham Radio Operator
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Green Hat Instructor

Tanya Geders

S7 Accounting Officer

  • MBA Marketing
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Battle Staff Graduate

Alex Brock

Cadre Instructor

  • EMT
  • KC Fire Department
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Allan Ensor

Cadre Instructor

  • PhD Educational Psychology
  • US Navy, Signal NCO (vet.)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Thomas "TJ" Herndon

Cadre Instructor

  • BS Business Management
  • US Air Force, Logistics Officer
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Tyler Jackson

Cadre Instructor

  • BS Philosophy
  • US Army, Infantry
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Michael "Papa Yoda" D. Bates

Cadre Instructor

  • MS Environmental Management
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Kerry Kroger

Cadre Instructor

  • Certified Rifle & Pistol Marksman Instructor
  • US Air Force, Combat Controller NCO (vet.)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Patrick Larsen

Cadre Instructor

  • BS Art History
  • US Army, Infantry NCO (vet.)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Daniel Rhoads

Cadre Instructor

  • Taijutsu Master
  • Law Enforcement Officer, Missouri
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Dylan Warnick

Cadre Instructor

  • BS Sociology
  • US Marine Corps, Officer
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Jordan "Jay" Webb

Cadre Instructor

  • Certified Assault Climber, USMC Martial Arts Program
  • US Marine Corps, Infantry NCO (vet.)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor