Our Team & Leadership

We have the honor of having our board full of industry leaders and experts. Each one of our our members brings years of experience and knowledge, which is one major reason WTTA will be successful.

Michael Sodini

Michael Sodini

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Michael founded WTTA in 2018. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of industries, including Eagle Imports Inc.

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Board Members

John Renzulli

John Renzulli

John Renzulli is the founding partner of Renzulli Law Firm. Mr. Renzulli is national counsel to manufacturers, importers and retailers of firearms and ammunition.

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Jose Fierro

Jose Fierro is a retired Marine combat veteran with a passion for Veteran outreach. He has assisted Walk the Talk America in refining their mission and focusing on reducing the number of suicides by firearms, which disproportionally affects the Veteran community.

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Dustin Lynn Jones

Dustin Jones, CPA is a Board Member and Chief Financial Officer (SVP) of Armscor Precision International, headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. He joined Armscor in 2013.

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Rob Pincus

Rob is an educator, author and entrepreneur who has worked in the firearms industry for over 20 years. He is the owner of I.C.E. Training Company, the Executive Director of Personal Defense Network and the developer of the Combat Focus Shooting Program, which has been the core of many curricula used over the past decade by hundreds of defensive shooting instructors around the world.

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Colion Noir

Colion Noir is a Houston native, but for the past 4 years has made Dallas his home. He is a licensed attorney, but while in Law School started a YouTube channel based on his passion for firearms and the Second Amendment. Due to his blunt and hilarious video rants, Colion Noir became one of the leading voices for young gun enthusiasts.

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Jake Wiskerchen

Jake is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and owner of Zephyr Wellness. He is also a lifelong firearms owner and Second Amendment supporter, which makes Jake uniquely positioned to help bridge the gap and eliminate the suspicion between gun culture and mental health.

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Kenyon Gleason

Kenyon Gleason is the president and secretary of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa. He joined NASGW in January of 2015.

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Ashley Hlebinsky

For the past 15 years, Ashley Hlebinsky has been immersed in the study of firearms history, technology, and culture becoming one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the subject.

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Tonnie Schmidt

Tonnie Schmidt is the co-founder and co-owner of Delta Defense LLC, the service provider to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. As a member of the company’s Board of Directors, Tonnie is involved in setting the company’s vision and strategy and ensuring the company’s future success.

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Ron Staffieri

Ron Staffieri is a senior executive with over forty years of professional experience.

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DB Palmer

DB is a consummate team builder and incurable optimist. He’s also a licensed psychotherapist, holding licensure in numerous states, and is certified in numerous specialties, such as: first responder counselor, clinical adventure therapist, integrative mental health, as well as a board approved clinical supervisor in several states.

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Advisory Board

J. Hood

A people-person with a desire to make an impact, he is a perceptive and highly engaging strategic adviser, trainer, facilitator, and executive coach working with both elite leaders and organizations.

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Eddie Davenport

Eddie is passionate about the mission of WTTA and routinely is a guest on podcasts talking about the organization. Eddie understands the need to train mental health counselors in the gun culture world while helping gun owners maintain their own mental well-being without fear or stigma.

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Brandon Covey

Brandon Covey, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is currently practicing in Alliance, OH. Brandon is eager to bring his personal testimony, training experience, and mental health knowledge to WTTA.

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