MEET OUR STAFF

ROB PHIPPS – DIRECTOR OF TRAINING VALHALLA TRAINING ACADEMY
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Rob proudly served 22 years in the U.S. Military’s Special Operation’s Command, 75th Ranger Regiment. Some of his qualifications/achievements include:
– Primary Pistol and Rifle Instructor 3rd BN 75th Ranger Regiment (10 years)
-Co-established the 75th Ranger Regt Marksmanship Instructor Course (2011)
-Department of Homeland Security Firearms Instructor (Pistol,Rifle,Shotgun)
-Multiple military and civilian Instructor Level Courses
-Awarded the U.S. Army’s Bronze Excellence in Competition (EIC) Pistol Badge
-Written and trained multiple Military, as well as local and state Law Enforcement Agencies.

GENE LIVELY – VALHALLA TRAINING ACADEMY PARTNER/OWNER 2ND HOOAH GA/SHOOTERS VALHALLA LLC MANAGING PARTNER

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A Columbus, GA native, Gene has decades of experience in sales and customer service; nearly 20 years of which were spent with Jay Automotive Group.
-Managing partner of Shooters Valhalla LLC
-Managing partner/Director of Sales and Marketing for Valhalla Training Academy
-Management Positions held since 1996
-Trained in Firearms Safety and Fundamentals of Marksmanship
-Owner of 2nd HOOAH GA, a charity serving our Special Operations Heroes

EMILY LIVELY – ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER SHOOTERS VALHALLA LLC

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Emily has 9 years of experience in Customer Service and Sales. As Gene’s Daughter, she also has a passion for guns and desire to continue with her training on the range, and standing beside her Father on this journey with Shooters Valhalla LLC. As a Woman, she relates greatly with our Female customers at Shooters Valhalla, making them feel comfortable and aiding them in handling their firearms and finding which ones suit them best.
-9 years customer service experience/sales experience
-trained in fundamentals of firearms safety and marksmanship