Meet the Team

Sean Manning
Owner / Manager

White Birch Armory was founded in 2014 by Sean Manning. Sean is a Purple Heart recipient who spent 8 years serving with the United States Marine Corps. There, he deployed multiple times to Iraq as a Reconnaissance Marine and Scout Sniper. Before starting WBA, Sean spent 10 years working in the firearms industry as an Engineering Technician and later, Testing & Evaluation Manager. Sean is also a master firearms instructor and Precision Scoped Rifle Competitor. When not running his business, he is often learning new DIY skills or relaxing at his family cottage in ME with his puppy, BOZO.

David Guard
Operations Manager

 David served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 10 years as a Motor Transport Operations Chief. Dave is an Iraq veteran who also served in Africa and Central America. Before joining White Birch Armory, David worked for 5 years in the firearms industry as an Engineering Technician, Rifle Assembler, and Testing & Evaluation Supervisor.  When not working, David is an avid outdoors-man who can usually be found hiking, fishing, or taking in the NH sites on his motorcycle.

Dylan Kenneson
Chief Instructor

Dylan comes to White Birch Armory with over 12 years of experience professionally training Military, Law Enforcement, Goverment, and armed citizens. He is a law enforcement officer with 7 years of experience(and counting!) as well as a competition shooter. When not training, Dylan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking and hunting.  

Shelby Hughes
LE Sales / Website Sales

Shelby has been working in the firearms industry since 2012. She has extensive experience as an armorer and has held various positions including QC and Range Coordinator at a firearm manufacturer.  In addition to keeping the guys at White Birch in check, Shelby is a full-time mom and crazy cat lady. 

Business Data Analyst

Marketing Manager

Brenna brings to White Birch Armory a passion for marketing and event planning.  After receiving her BSBA from Suffolk University, she moved to New Hampshire to be closer to the outdoors.  Brenna hosts her own podcast that highlights women who share their experiences in hunting and fishing.  When not working, she’s usually out pursuing her love for the outdoors with her dog Maple, or visiting family in her hometown on Cape Cod. 

HR Director

When visiting our store, BOZO is often the first one to greet everyone at the door.  This goofball loves meeting new people and making everyone at White Birch Armory constantly laugh!

Retail Sales

Kenny has worked in the firearm industry for the past three years. He particularly enjoys working on rifles, but has been known to dabble in pistols time to time. When not working, Kenny can be found with his dog and Fiancé either camping, going to ranges, fishing, or taking day trips around New England.