Get to Know the Team at PWG Range

Take a moment to get to know the people here at PWG Range. We only hire the most qualified and friendly staff to assist you. We take training, safety, and customer service very seriously and go above and beyond to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience whenever visiting us.

Our Dedicated Team is Excited to Work with You!

John Phillips
John Phillips Founder

John Phillips

John’s background has been built around law enforcement.  After college where John focused on his Finance Degree, John became a part of the federal drug enforcement efforts conducting drug interdiction efforts around the world as a member of the U.S. Government’s Specialized Operations Group.  John has continued to build on his law enforcement career with over 24 years of federal instruction, consulting and providing specialized training to various law enforcement and military units across the U.S. under the Poway Weapons & Gear Range umbrella.

After retiring from law enforcement John founded and continues to pilot, ArchAngel Inc., a private security firm focused on security consultation and executive protection for A-list celebrities and some of the Forbes list “Richest People in the World”.

In 2002, while at the helm of ArchAngel, John also founded and ultimately sold Satellite Security Systems, a GPS technology solutions company that directly supported law enforcement and Homeland Security efforts.  His efforts were well received and he was ultimately fortunate enough to grow and sell the company in 2006 to a public technology firm.

John holds various law enforcement, instructor, security and regulatory certifications. He is a member of the FBI’s Infraguard.org, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, National Tactical Officers Association, and a National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Instructor.  John also serves as a AcuSport Retail Advisory Board member and as a National Shooting Sport Foundation Range Advisory Council Member.
Danielle Rudolph
Danielle Rudolph Retail Manager

Danielle Rudolph

Danielle was born and raised in Murrieta and has lived in Southern California her entire life. An avid runner, Danielle competed in cross-country and track all four years of high school, and in college when she attended California State University, Fresno. A Public Health major, she began working at Sports Authority during college, and continued her seven year stunt there after school, eventually working her way up as management. Danielle enjoys utilizing her managing and retail merchandising experience at PWG, something she never pictured herself doing in her younger years.

"Growing up, I was told guns were dangerous and wasn't allowed to be around them,” Danielle explained. Somehow, it sparked an interest for her, and Danielle’s perspective on the industry completely changed at PWG.

"After working there for a short time, I was finally able to get my family to come in and see the place, and they were even more amazed than I was,” Danielle smiled. "They were so in awe that I got them to sign up for a class and even shoot a few guns. This is why I love working here. I believe this is a place that can change the way people think about guns and the gun industry. I saw that change in my parents and it was pretty spectacular to see that change in them."

Danielle enjoys running marathons, taking her dog on hikes, fishing, taking her boat out, cooking, and even baking.
Alexander White
Alexander White Director of Member Services

Alexander White

Alexander began honing his sales and leadership skills as the General Manager of 24 Hour Fitness, where he consistently ranked among the Top 5 in the entire company for membership and corporate sales. His exemplary sales and leadership record continued as the General Manager of Pro Golf Discount (building a client base consisting of professional athletes and TV personalities), The Vitamin Shoppe (making it the #2 Volume store in the Southwest US), and being selected as the Store Manager for the leadership team which opened The Container Store, Las Vegas. As a testimony to his work ethic and drive, Xander has also worked in Orthopedic Trauma Sales with DePuys Synthes, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.

In 2014, Alexander joined the PWG team in its Poway location as the Retail Manager, working alongside the owner to lay the foundation of the new facility. Alexander helped to open and build the Las Vegas extension of PWG, Cal Conversions, where he oversaw the conversion of firearms sent into CA. Now back in San Diego with his lovely wife Cheryl, Alexander is grateful for the opportunity to rejoin the PWG team as the Director of Client Services.

Alexander’s main focus is creating and maintaining PWG’s 5-Star client experience for each member and guest. He is your trusted resource to ensure your experience at PWG is memorable and all of your expectations for a wonderful experience are met if not exceeded. He is always happy to help with any questions.