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, 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 Jaymes
Danielle Jaymes General Manager

Danielle Jaymes

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.
Kyle McCarty
Kyle McCarty Director of Training & Range Operations

Kyle McCarty

Originally from Houston, Texas, Kyle left college and enlisted in the US Navy shortly following 9/11. He took his love for aviation, swimming, and helping others, and became an Aviation Rescue Swimmer onboard MH60S helicopters.
Twelve years, 2,000 flight hours, five deployments, and two rescues later, Kyle departed the Navy and dropped anchor in San Diego where he served his final duty station. During his military tenure, Kyle was an accomplished instructor and Master Training Specialist that specialized in curriculum development, adult learning concepts, and program evaluation.
Shortly following his departure from the Navy, Kyle continued his education in communication and medical rehabilitation while providing for his family. He joined the PWG Team where his is now the Director of Training and Range Operations where he takes great pride in his work and the accomplishments of his 5-Star Team.
While no longer a member of the uniformed services, Kyle’s passion for teaching and helping others has yet to cease. In his leisure time, Kyle enjoys coaching his son’s Little League team, woodworking, teaching new skills to his four children, “dad jokes”, game nights, and wine tasting with his wife.
Frank Colletti
Frank Colletti Director of Client Services

Frank Colletti

Frank understands and appreciate what membership means to customers. With a thirty-year career in the fitness industry, he has owned, operated, and managed facilities in Southern California and Arizona and opened two facilities in Singapore. Originally from New Jersey, Frank is dedicated to everyone getting the most out their membership and to ensure that they become confident, capable, and competent with their firearm; but, just like any fitness program, it takes training and practice to achieve goals.

Frank is a believer in creating a positive experience for every member and customer. On his off time, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife, his pug dogs, and reading a wide variety of books.
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