The Management Team
Audrey Vander Linden - General Manager
Audrey has extensive experience in retail management. Throughout her career she has worked in big box, specialty, and luxury retail stores. In each of these she has worked as manager over operations, security, people development, merchandising, sales, and compliance.
Audrey has the following certifications: NRA Instructor, NRA RSO, First Aid/CPR/AED, and B-CON.
She truly enjoys seeing our customers being taken to the next level with our quality products and training.
Nic Heimsoth - Operations Manager of Training & Events
Nic graduated from Lees Summit High School in May of 1998 and joined the United States Navy in June 1998. After 20 years of military service, he retired in June of 2018.
He holds several USN instructor certifications to include: small arms marksmanship, crew served weapons, non-lethal weapons, anti-terrorism training supervisor, and master training specialist.
During his 20-year career, Nic served as a Senior Chief Gunners Mate specializing in major caliber gun and missile systems, small arms, crew served weapons, tactics and employment. He was responsible for training naval forces personnel on marksmanship, weapons employment, weapons tactics, self-defense and Law Enforcement techniques.
Nic led, trained and implemented Naval Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) teams that were responsible for enforcing sanctions on Iraq and combating piracy in the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and the waters off of the Horn of Africa, as well as training foreign navies and special forces on boarding tactics and employment.
He has visited over 30 countries on 5 continents serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan including the following ships and commands: USS John S. McCain DDG-56 (Yokosuka, Japan), Naval Training Support Center (Virginia Beach, Virginia), USS San Jacinto CG-56 (Norfolk, Virginia), Naval Recruiting Station Gladstone (Kansas City, Missouri), Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (Kandahar, Afghanistan), USS Zumwalt (Bath, Maine), USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77 (Norfolk, Virginia).
In addition to his normal duties, Nic has served as a competitive marksman having been selected to the All Navy Rifle and Pistol team, representing the United States Navy at levels of competition to include the inter-service championships and CMP and NRA national championships.
Nic has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Expert Rifle and Pistol Medals and various other personal and command achievements.
After his retirement from the Navy, Nic returned to the Kansas City area and now lives in Kearney with his 3 children, Braeden 15, Andrew 13, and Alyssa 8.