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.

Patrick Quade

Director of Training

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

Matthew Geders

Deputy Director

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

Tanya Geders

S1 Personnel Officer

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

Christopher Larsen

S2 Intelligence Officer

  • PhD Learning Technology (Candidate 2015)
  • US Army, Infantry 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 (Candidate 2014)
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor (Candidate 2014)

Alexander Brock

S5 Public Affairs Officer

  • BS Business Marketing
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • One Shepherd Certified Black Hat Instructor

Philip Felix

S6 Communications Officer

  • Licensed Ham Radio Operator
  • One Shepherd Warrior-Leader Graduate
  • 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

James "Chip" Keyzer-Andre

Cadre Instructor

  • BS Information Technology
  • US Army, Intelligence NCO (vet.)
  • 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 (Candidate 2015)
  • 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