Meet the Team

Adam Painchaud
Adjunct Instructor

Adam is a retired military criminal investigator/special agent. He is a current police detective and SWAT team leader. Adam is a career master firearms and tactics instructor who is a widely known subject matter expert in all aspects of armed defense.

Scott Kenneson
Adjunct Instructor

Scott comes to White Birch with over 30 years of experience training Law enforcement, military, and civilians in the safe and efficient use of firearms. A 20-year retired law enforcement officer, Navy veteran, and civilian instructor, Scott enjoys working with new shooters and diagnosing and correcting shooters with problems. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his growing family.

Stevie Kehm
Adjunct Instructor

Stevie grew up in Miami, FL, and was taught firearm safety and training at a young age. After battling breast cancer 10 years ago, Stevie decided to devote more time to her passions and have more fun! She has a shooting range in her back yard where she is always training, not just to keep her skills sharp, but also for the IDPA, USPSA, and Steel Challenges that she competes in. Traveling the country to learn from some of the best instructors, Stevie believes, “what you practice is what you will do in an emergency. Stevie has also owned and managed her own horse training/boarding facility for 30 years and she is the manager and coach of the Riding Academy at Seacoast Harley.

Dan Gebers
Adjunct Instructor

Dan comes to White Birch with 33 years of Law Enforcement experience teaching various disciplines. He has taught both police officers and civilians firearms skills for 27 of those years.   Dan is a recent retiree of the Dover Police Department where he was a patrolman, former SWAT Operator, and Sniper.  Dan is the Head Coach for the University of New Hampshire Shooting Sports Team, is a competitive clay target shooter, and enjoys competing regionally. When not at White Birch, Dan enjoys boating and camping. 

Jamie Fellows
Adjunct Instructor

Jamie joins WBA while currently serving as a patrolman for Alton PD and operator for the Belknap Regional Special Operation SWAT team. He has been instructing firearms education and certifications for over 16 years with specialty in pistol, rifle, and shotguns. He was previously the owner and operator of a MMA gym where he coached pro/am MMA fighters, boxers and grapplers. When not instructing or while on patrol, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Ben Reese
Adjunct Instructor

Ben is a seasoned executive protection and resiliency professional. His diverse experience in crisis management, leadership, and security have gained him high regard from his clients including high-risk / high-threat individuals, ultra-high-net-worth, C-suite executives, and celebrities. Ben has an extensive training record from the Department of Defense and several private sector organizations, including the crisis management course at MIT. Ben has successfully developed, managed, and implemented programs in tactics, cyber security, business continuity, crisis management, and business operations and is an expert in staff, property, and fleet management.

Bill Blais
Adjunct Instructor

Bill comes to White Birch with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a police sergeant.

With a passion for firearms training, Bill’s patience helps new shooters reach their goals.

When not on the range at White Birch, Bill enjoys spending time outdoors running, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and daughter out on the lake.


Kevin Williams
Adjunct Instructor

Kevin comes to White Birch Armory with a combined 30 years of law enforcement and military service.  Kevin served 8 years as an Infantryman with the U.S. Army. He spent 15 years as a senior firearms instructor and armorer for a federal law enforcement agency. Kevin is certified as an NRA Instructor, First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and Hunter Ed Instructor. Kevin volunteers with the NH 4H Shooting Sports Program and Hometown Hero Outdoors. When not teaching, Kevin enjoys hiking and fishing with his wife, hunting and spending time with his family. 

Chad Barber
Adjunct Instructor

Chad joins White Birch bringing over 30 years of professional firearms instruction with him.  He served as the Director of Marksmanship at the US Coast Guard Academy supporting military, LE and colligate programs.  Chad’s is double Distinguished and earned the Presidents 100 tab.  He has directed multiple national championship events and designed hundreds of action shooting stages.  Chad has a passion for challenging shooters skills thru drills and competition.  When not on the range Chad can be found near a BBQ pit or exploring New England on foot or kayak.