Meet the Team

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.  

Heather Cote
Adjunct Instructor

Heather is a twenty year law enforcement veteran who specializes in women’s classes and entry level courses. She enjoys bringing new shooters to a comfort level that creates a lifelong shooter.  As a recent retiree, she enjoys long distance mountain running, camping, long hikes and spending time with her animals.  Heather is a trained crisis negotiator, spending the last several years as a negotiator with a local SWAT team.  She still works as a part time officer when she isn’t at White Birch or deep in the woods.


Meg Hodgson
Adjunct Instructor

Meg has a passion for helping others and sharing her knowledge and experience.  She has her MBA from UNH and previously worked as a Deputy Conservation Officer for the State of New Hampshire. Meg enjoys all things outdoors and loves spending time with her family shooting, hunting, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or boating. When not working or teaching Meg is spending time with her husband and daughter at their cottage in Maine or just enjoying their time together

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.

Ray Pardy
Adjunct Instructor

Ray joined the White Birch team in November of 2020, as one of our adjunct firearms instructors. He is currently employed full time, as a Captain with a Sheriff’s Office, with over 16 years of law enforcement experience. It was during this time that he became a firearms instructor in 2007. He is certified as an instructor in pistol, rifle, shotgun and use of force. In 2008, he completed Basic and Advanced SWAT training and is a former Operator of a Regional Tactical Operations Unit. When he is not working, Ray enjoys camping, hiking and cooking with his wife, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

Lauren Andrews
Adjunct Instructor

Lauren comes to White Birch Armory with a decade of law enforcement experience.  The concepts of self-defense and empowerment are what drives her to teach. Her approach to training involves fundamental safety, with a focus on consistency and purpose. Lauren currently works as an emergency department RN.