Our Instructors

Patrick Bruce Jr.

CAO

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Patrick served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologist and Law Enforcement Specialist, United States Navy Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman, United States Army in the Medical Corps, and the United States Army National Guard as an Infantryman and is honorably retired from the United States Army. He has been an avid sportsman since the age of 6. Patrick is a licensed Maine Guide and has led individuals on Moose and Bear hunts. He has been a second amendment advocate his entire life. He is a distinguished life member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and a business member of GOME (Gun Owners of Maine). He also serves as an administrator for the Northern Chapter of GOME.

Thomas Farr

COO

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Thomas has been serving the community for over 35 years in various ways.  Splitting his time between contract security, fire service, and Emergency Medical Services.  He has spent time working inner-city EMS as a paramedic in Hartford and Bridgeport Connecticut.  More recently, Thomas has spent time as a firefighter in Danforth and Assistant Fire Chief in Haynesville Maine.  He also owns Farr & Associates Security LLC and has a B.A. in Security Management with a minor in Terrorism Studies.  He has experienced many things over the years including wildfire deployments, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care in the contracting side of security.  Thomas is also certified as a rescue diver and cold water/ice rescue technician.  He has experience in search and rescue, survival training, and different weapons training.  Thomas feels that teaching the community the skills to not only protect themselves but to be proficient at the skills needed to help one another.  “I take what I do seriously and blend personal experience into the way I teach my classes.” 

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Roxanne Bruce

CEO

Dr. Bruce received herDoctorate in Business Administration from Capella University. Her MBA is from Ashford University and her BA is from Westminster College. Specializing in Social Media Marketing for agriculture and at risk businesses, she works with business owners to create their own online voice and continuity of brand.

 

Roxanne actively works to promote the use of healthy foods and sustainable farming, and teaches foraging, canning, fermenting, and other food preparation classes throughout the year. Roxanne has worked with WIC in Maine to help bring farm-fresh foods, healthy food preparation and fresh food storage techniques to families in Maine. She has provided hands on training and virtual training for WIC staff members on fermenting foods and foraging.

 

Roxanne's book "My Best Day Journal" is recognized by the National MS Society and many of her other publications are available for sale on Amazon. Roxanne has written articles for ACRES USA Magazine, Physician Outlook Magazine, and a story about Roxanne is featured in the book "Beyond MS - Your best life" by Rosalie Richards.

Tobias Sarrio

Director of Art and Production

Toby is a student at University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is studying computer science and has a background in illustration and graphic design. Toby also has a long history of working with exotic animals including in a zoo setting. She brings art, hunting, animal handling expertise and just plain fun to the organization.

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