The staff at Wildwood are NRA certified range instructors and CPR certified. Many of the staff possess years of various military, law enforcement, EMS, shooting, and teaching experience. Every staff member is dedicated to a safe, fun, and stress free learning environment. Wildwood employs both male and female instructors, making any experience at Wildwood one of comfort, education, and safety.


Brett Gooding

Brett served 25 years with the Michigan State Police where, among other duties, he was a law enforcement firearm instructor. After retiring from the force, he began private firearm instruction which he's been doing for the past 6 years. He specializes in teaching shooters with no experience up to advanced tactical experience. Brett is a NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, and Glock Certified Armorer.


Teri MANThei

The driving force and behind-the-scenes team leader, Teri heard the need for an indoor gun range and shop in Northern Michigan and started to dream big. Her 17 years experience with Allied EMS, personal passion for firearms, and connections in the community enabled her to start planting the roots for Wildwood Firearms. 


Tim Rayl

Tim has a lifelong involvement with firearms and gun collection which has cumulated in 9 years of retails sales, customer service, and appraisal in firearms. He has recently added a couple years of gunsmithing experience to his resume, adding gun maintenance, modification, and repair to Wildwood Firearms. You want to talk about guns? This is your guy.