Every member of the Center Target Sports family is passionate about the shooting sports industry and is here to share their experiences and excitement with you.
Deb first became acquainted with CTS by taking the RTBAV class. Shortly after that she became a member and avid CTS shooter. Deb joined the staff part time in 2011 and in 2013 accepted the manager position. In 2015 she was honored to be asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the Post Falls Food Bank. Deb also enjoys cooking, baking and being on the lake whenever possible.
PJ is a 3rd generation Coeur d'Alene native, who's grandparents moved to Coeur d'Alene from Europe in the late 1890's. He graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School in 1977, North Idaho College with an AS degree in 1979, and was a proud member of their 1978 National Wrestling Champion Team. For over 20 years he worked in Kootenai County in the solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling and environmental management industries. Since 2000 he is a full time professional photographer who in now embarking on a secondary career here at CTS.
Paul has been involved in shooting sports and competitions since the age of 18, including metallic silhouette, combat/self defense style, bullseye and trap shooting. His love of the shooting sports has led him to help his family and friends develop a passion for shooting.
Trisha grew up in West Virginia and moved to Idaho in in 1994 . She led wilderness expeditions with adolescents in Idaho and Montana for 15 years. She currently, works with young adults as an academic advisor. She enjoys the abundant outdoor activities that the Northwest area provides, such as swimming, hiking, camping and gardening. She has a golden retriever that she takes to the lake and on hiking trails. She is active in her community and helps out with fundraisers and charitable organizations.
I started tinkering on firearms mounting scopes and smoothing triggers when I was about 13 years old. I taught myself by trial and error and reading lots of articles and books on the subject. I’ve always had a knack for figuring out how things worked and why they didn’t when they didn’t. I opened my own shop in 2013.
I enjoy my work and take pride in bringing old school craftsmanship and a passion for guns to my job. Good has never been quite good enough in any of my endeavors in life. I enjoy the challenges of the work and the intrinsic beauty of firearms design and function. I have a fondness for the older designs but also for new innovations and simplicity. It is the how it works that fascinates me. I hope I never stop learning the little idiosyncrasies of each individual design. The concepts of ballistics and precision shooting play heavily into my passion for firearms.
It is my desire to provide prompt, accurate, and high quality service to all who seek Gunsmithing services here at CTS.
Richard and his wife moved to CDA 2 1/2 yrs ago to be near their grandkids. Richard practiced medicine for 33 yrs on the Central Coast of California. While in the Air Force and later with the Dept of Justice he developed an interest in shooting. He's looking forward to being part of the CTS Team
Vanny comes to us with 44 years of experience in teaching at the high school level. His background has been in physical education and coaching. He has also been active in the volunteer fire department, and security work. Vanny has collected a few guns over the years as a hobby, and has been very involved with target shooting. After taking a couple of classes at Center Target Sports, he became very interested in joining our team. Vanny and his wife Vicki have been married for 46 years, and have 2 grown married sons. He also has four grandkids, and are very active as a family. Vanny's other interests besides shooting are, biking, boating, rock climbing and Harley riding. With snow skin being his number one activity. He states that working at Center Target Sports is the perfect retirement job, and is enjoying the process of getting acquainted with his new CTS family.
Third generation San Francisco native, Tony fell in love with the Pacific Northwest while attending Gonzaga University and vowed to someday return. A US Air Force and Army veteran, he jokes that he flew an Air Force jet upside down, on purpose. After spending time in the Military Police in Desert Storm and the LA Riots, he moved back into Intelligence and became an interrogator/instructor. Later becoming an Emergency Medical Technician, he redirected his goal of being a Psychiatric Nurse and instead became a Telecom Analyst in Silicon Valley for 20 plus years. Working in the recording industry his company was awarded an Oscar and Grammy, and he earned a degree in Music Technology.
His hobbies include international travel (40 countries), cooking, German Shepherd dogs and classic cars. A trumpet player for nearly half a century, he plays in a number of local bands. He is currently creating a non profit foundation for disabled Veterans. Being a longtime firearm enthusiast, he is glad to be welcomed into the CTS family.
Sean comes to Center Target Sports with a very diverse background. He has had the opportunity to work in multiple industries at multiple levels from pushing a broom to middle and upper management. Sean has worked in retail off and on part time for several years. His background comes from the Graphic Arts industry, where he was a commercial offset pressman, including pre and post press as well as graphic design. He has worked in the medical field for Kaiser Permanente, working as a call center department manager as well as a master scheduling supervisor. He has driven semi trucks over the road as well as locally, and has been a farrier, a police department chaplain, and many other things, including playing lead and rhythm guitar and running sound.
When Sean has free time, he enjoys doing things with his wife, wood burning, wood carving, hunting, fishing, hiking, shooting and simply hanging out at home with a good cup of coffee, or a single malt scotch and a great cigar.
Whitney grew up in Eastern Washington. She loves the great outdoors and enjoys hiking and gardening. She became acquainted with CTS by taking classes and target practicing. Whitney graduated from Whitworth University with degrees in Economics and International Business.
Bill’s background is in electrical engineering and construction project management. He and his wife, Debbie have been married for 41 years, spending over half their married life jointly serving in the Army. Upon retiring from the Army, they settled in Spokane, moving to Idaho in 2012. They have two adult children. Bill’s first exposure to Center Target Sports were the classes he attended with Chris. After retiring from a second career Bill seized the opportunity to join the Center Target family. In addition to improving his marksmanship, Bill’s hobbies include bicycling, hiking, and sailing with Debbie on Lake Pend Oreille.
Russ J. has been using the range at center Target since it was built. He started working part-time as the newest employee in October but has been around firearms since 1975. He started here after retiring from 18 years of working as an ER nurse in order to help others with their firearm and safety needs. He also served 11 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office. His hobbies consist of shooting and reloading ammunition in order to do the shooting part.
If you would like to be considered for future positions and would like us to keep your resume on file, please send a complete resume with references to:
Center Target Sports, Inc.
Attn: Julie Parsons
3295 E. Mullan Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho 83854
Future positions may include part-time sales personnel, and range personnel. All personnel must have a concealed carry permit, and be willing to submit to blood tests for lead levels, as well as drug testing.