Instructors train at a private shooting range in Lucasville.
At a Glance
Olmsted Risk Solutions has a diverse and skilled team. Active and veteran military officers, NRA-certified firearms instructors, firefighters, a chemist, and Department of Defense contractors are some of the individuals assembled by founder Lance Olmsted. Olmsted and his colleagues teach courses in pistols, rifles, and advanced wilderness survival.
Tactical Intelligence Group promotes safety through education. The group's certified instructors include former law-enforcement professionals and veterans who served in the United States Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army Rangers. This extensive real-world experience allows the staff to offer a wide array of classes. Orientations and guided range visits introduce students to the fundamentals of safe and responsible firearm ownership. More advanced trainings include concealed-carry courses, which cover the training that visitors need before applying for a concealed-carry permit. Tactical Intelligence Group even trains active-duty police officers, offering a vehicle tactics course led by a police-academy instructor.
Helmed by a team of local artists, Your Artistic Spirits holds informal visual-arts consortia in local venues such as Bier Brewery, Black Swan Brewpub, and Bodega. At each location, they welcome participants of all skill levels and disciplines to sip wine, beer, or spirits as they make art focused in a range of artistic styles, from neoclassical busts to avant-garde booms. Instructors guide attendees through step-by-step instruction to create original works in one chosen medium, such as acrylics, watercolors, sculpting clay, or papier-mâché. When not conducting public classes and private parties, artistic staffers lead team-building workshops and art-therapy programs for children and adults.
Sometimes lessons in the classroom don’t fully sink in. That’s where the certified instructors of Nia Educational Services come in. Through both private and small-group tutoring sessions, they adopt an approach that combines research, regular evaluation meetings with school teachers, and instructional strategies that help students overcome difficulties in grammar, algebra, or reading. In addition to offering literacy consulting to local schools, the instructors also aid their pupils in finally catching the neighborhood dog that ate their homework.