By Kyle Jillson | December 14 2010 16:00
Kara Schlifke became a certified NRA Range Technical Team Advisor

The goal of the Range Technical Team is to provide every shooting community with the necessary assistance and support to keep our nation's ranges operating well into the 21st century. America's shooting ranges are one of the NRA's top priorities, and we must coninue to maintain existing ranges and develop new ranges to ensure the survical of the shooting sports.

Services provided by Range Technical Team Advisors (RTTAs) include range planning assistance, range use and procedural evaluations, and range safety and design evaluations.

Training to become an NRA Range Technical Team Advisor is available at the last Range Development & Operations Conference held each year. Three employees from NRA Headquarters – Elizabeth Bush, Brian Hyder, and Kara Schlifke (pictured right) – were certified at last year's training seminar in Providence, Rhode Island. This year’s conference takes place October 7-13 in San Antonio, Texas.

Open to the public, most Advisors come to us through recommendations from Friends of NRA State Fund Committees who grant funds to pay for their training.

"We are happy to announce the newest additions to our program which has over one hundred Range Technical Team Advisors stationed across the country," said Kara Schlifke, Senior Range Services Coordinator. "The 80-100 range cases our Advisors process for NRA every year are invaluable tothe continued success of shooting ranges in the United States."

Congratulations to the Class of 2010:

  • Daniel Weber - North Dakota
  • Mark Wallevand - North Dakota 
  • Christopher Crone - Virginia
  • Bradley Smith - North Carolina
  • Mark Belli - Virginia
  • Todd Smith - Massachusetts
  • Samuel Richardson IV - Alabama

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