Kelly Park

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORs

-  Licensed MN Police Officer since 1997
-  MN BCA Certified Permit to Carry Instructor

-  Member of the Crisis Negotiation Team for Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office          

Kelly is a native, lifelong resident of Minnesota and has lived in the Brainerd Lakes area for over 20 years now. Growing up on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota, Kelly hunted with his dad and then became a licensed peace officer. Kelly has been a full time Deputy for the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office for the past 17 years. He has also served the Cities of Staples, Crosby and Baxter as a police officer and currently serves the City of Cuyuna as a part-time police officer. Kelly resides in Crow Wing County with his wife Jill, their 3 children, Zachariah, Jaycie and Kaylie and their 2 dogs, Bella and Charlie.



Ben Rudrud​
- Licensed MN Police Officer since 2005 - NRA Pistol Instructor - MN BCA Certified Permit to Carry Instructor -  MN DPS Certified
​-  Violent Intruder Instructor


Ben is an outdoor enthusiast who grew up in central Minnesota hunting and fishing as a young boy. Ben is married to his high school sweetheart and they have three children. The love of family and friends encouraged Ben to serve the public by becoming a law enforcement officer in 2005. As a licensed police officer, Ben continues to develop and build upon a goal to teach citizens the

importance of safe firearm ownership.  
Students who participate in Ben’s classes leave with a wonderful base of knowledge for respecting and enjoying the safe use of firearms.

Personal Defense Training, Permit to Carry Class in Brainerd and throughout central MN.