Brandon’s lifelong interests in guns, gear, knives and everything preparedness led to the creation of Monderno in 2011. In addition to being a husband, father and Patriot, he also has a background in software development and is a self-employed entrepreneur.
Graphics, Gear Shop, Contributing Author
If you see a design on Monderno, from our helmet logo to our web layout, chances are Dan is the man behind it. Dan also runs the Monderno Gear Shop, is a gun and gear nut, and contributes to Monderno when his schedule allows.
Contributors listed chronologically by earliest post. Interesting in writing for Monderno? Contact us and let us know!
Brittany is new to guns and gear and is just starting her journey towards firearms proficiency. She is also an active prepper.
Ben has been teaching in the outdoors for more than 6 years. He has led mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, and backpacking trips throughout the US, Ecuador, and Mexico.
Paul is a gun and gear enthusiast who used to work in the industry for a well-known Kydex shop. He writes for Monderno as his schedule allows, on topics that range from concealed carry to gear reviews.
Frank Sharpe, Jr.
Frank is the President of Fortress Defense Consultants, and has been a firearms instructor for over 10 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI), he has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.
Arys is a former Marine and active duty Ammo and Explosives Tech, who also spent time instructing Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton. A full time student and NRA certified firearms instructor at HomeDefenseSite.com, she promotes the tactical and firearms industry and helps empower women through firearms instruction.
Dean is one of the vets behind 2 Vets Arms, a firearms manufacturer based in Oklahoma.
Nate is relatively new to the world of guns and gear but has a real passion to pursue it. He wants to learn as much as possible and help others get interested in the firearms community.
Robbie is a second generation police officer with nine years experience. He currently holds certifications as a police officer and deputy sheriff, holds the rank of detective, and is an AR-15, Glock, Remington 870 & 700 armorer. He specializes in active shooter topics and also serves as a sniper within his department.
Matt is a finance and technology expert who spends his days advising people on a variety of subjects. He’s also a NRA Life Member and a father and husband with a lifelong passion for firearms and their impact on society thanks to his Father and Grandfather who served in the US Military.
Uncle Kenny has contributed in the past to several blogs, including the late Washington Rebel. As he begins his 60th year, he is trying to go “gray man”, but sometimes can’t keep himself from spewing another blog article. Brandon suggested a photo with an obscured face so here’s one that demonstrates a long familiarity with firearms.
Matt is the President and Lead Instructor at Down Range Firearms Training in Massachusetts. Matt is a multi-discipline NRA Instructor, a MA State Police Certified Instructor, a Utah BCI Instructor, and a Combat Focus Shooting Instructor. Matt also possess a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and has worked in many facets of the firearms industry for the past 6 years.