Meet the Team

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.


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.

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

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.

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. 


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.

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.