Tyler is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor with 9 years of archery experience. He is studying engineering at Texas State University. He has been a member of USA Archery RED Team and the Regional Dream Team (RDT) West, which is comprised of 30 dedicated and promising recurve archers from each region of the country. His USAT rankings have been 37th Cadet Male Recurve in 2018, 35th Cadet Male Recurve in 2017 and 15th Cub Male Recurve in 2016. He is CPR & Safe Sport certified. Tyler believes you need to be open to new ideas, be patient with yourself, and always practice to become a better archer. His favorite thing about archery is that it is always fair. The arrow goes where you send it. He has a vast and continually growing collection of bows.
Addison is a Level 1 USA Archery Instructor. She shoots a recurve bow. Addison has been participating in archery for 5 years and has been coaching with Central Texas Archery since we opened our doors. Addison loves teaching new archers and seeing how quickly they learn at get better at this sport. She loves how relaxing archery can be and reminds everyone that archery is just for fun so don’t forget to take time to enjoy it!
Nick is a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor and has been shooting archery since 2014. Nick was on the Junior National Field Archery Team and finished 2nd at Field Nationals. He was also traveled to Italy to represent the US at a world tournament. Nicks advice for new archers is try not to be overwhelmed and find time to shoot as often as possible. Nick likes to use archery as a way to relax, listen to music and just shoot his problems away. You will usually see Nick on site with his bucket hat on!
Davis is a USA Archery Level 1 Instructor. Davis got his first taste of archery while at a summer camp in 2017 and it inspired him to start taking lessons. Davis is on the United States National Archery Team, has won 2nd place in state competition and is ranked 5th in the country in his division. Davis believes that the best way to improve is to keep practicing, even on days when you don’t really feel like it. Davis loves all the friends he has made through archery. He is one of our most well traveled coaches as he has traveled to 11 different countries!
Quinn is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. Quinn has been shooting archery for 5 years. In 2018, her team won the National Team compeition at the USA Archery Junior Outdoor Target National Tournament. She is currently on the James Madison Univeristy Collegiate Archery Team.
Vibodh is a USA Archery Level 1 coach. Vibodh has been shooting archery for 5 years.
Nicole is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. She is a traditional archery specialist who has trained with Rob Morton, The Flying Hun. She is a Member of The Eastern Contingent, a traditional archery group dedicated to preserving the history of traditional world archery. Attending Sherwood Forest Faire, she became interested in Asiatic traditional bows. She started shooting archery and carried the flag for The Flying Hun in parades that year. She used that to pay for her first bow. Her advice is to take your time. Archery is definitely not a sprint. It’s a marathon. It’s a journey worth taking. When away from the archery club, she is a “Crochet-aholic” and she crochets pretty much daily and even records lessons for others.
Ellie is a USA Archery Level 1 Instructor. She is a traditional archery specialist who has trained with Rob Morton, The Flying Hun. She is a Member of The Eastern Contingent, a traditional archery group dedicated to preserving the history of traditional world archery. Ellie’s first experience with archery was at a summer camp at Sherwood Forrest. She has won King of the Hill Archery Competitions and likes learning about multiple styles of traditional archery. Someday she wants to learn to shoot archery on horseback. She enjoys the history of archery and loves the calmness she gets from shooting. Outside the range, she enjoys painting, drawing, sculpting, and is in the Honors Society.
Sam is a USA Archery Level 1 Instructor. She has been shooting a compound bow for 2 years. Sam enjoys working with parties and corporate events because she loves seeing how archery can bring a group together and loves showing people that learning something new can be fun!
Mariana is a Level 1 USA Archery Instructor and is a senior at McCallum High School in Austin, TX. She began shooting archery in 5th grade and has been part of championship winning NASP teams for Austin ISD. She helped launch archery programs at Lamar Middle School and McCallum High School and is the team captain of the McCallum Archery Team. She loves watching her students improve and her focus is always on safety and having fun. She loves the routine and process of archery and the range is where she goes to clear her head. When not at the range, she creates 3-D projects, does graphic design, and plays D&D.
Davis is a certified USA Archery Level 2 instructor. He is our Para-Archery Specialist. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and a Law Enforcement Veteran. He has survived 5 strokes. His archery journey started in 2015. He is classified as a W1 shooter which means he shoots from a wheelchair. He is a member of the Adaptive Sports Team located at the Central Texas Health Care VA Hospital. He has competed in Archery at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games for the last 5 years and has won Gold Medals every year. He has competed at the Texas Regional Para-Sport Games and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. He has competed at the Southwestern Valor Games over the last 5 years and won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. In March of 2020 he competed at the State of Texas Indoor Competition and won 1st place in his division. He is a Level 1 Air Rifle Instructor. He also competes in Handcycling, One Arm Indoor Rowing, Bocce, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Racquetball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Soccer, Wheelchair Softball, Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Racing. He ranked #3 at World Outdoor Racquetball Competition in Las Vegas.
Francisca is a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor. She has been shooting a recurve bow for 4 years. Francisca is CPR and First Aid certified. Her favorite part of archery is the competitive aspect because that is where you can see how well you are prepared. She also really likes the people that she meets through this sport. Her future goals include shooting a lot more tournaments, both USA archery events and TFAA events. She also wants to learn more about different styles of shooting. Other than archery and coaching, she has played piano for 12 years and flute for more than 6 years.
Kelly is a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor. She shoots a recurve bow. Kelly has been shooting archery for 6 years.
Kay is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. She has been shooting a recurve bow for 8 years. When it comes to archery, she loves all of it! She enjoys practicing both on her own and with a group. Tournaments are wonderful for meeting people from around the country and getting different takes on how to shoot. Her future archery goal is to shoot in a different country. She is a linux system administrator and most of the time she complains about being out in the sun. She loves LEGO, her office is full of it.
Cassandra is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. She has been shooting a Recurve bow for 5 years. She is First Aid and CPR certified. Her favorite part of archery is how it is good exercise mentally and physically. Her future archery goals are to improve her score for indoor season and attend outdoor nationals next year. She is a Law Librarian. She was a Theatre Major. She has two cats and Chihuahua.
USA Archery Level-3 Coach
Education: Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts and Education from the University of Miami. A Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Northern Colorado. A Master of Science in Information Technology from Nova Southeastern University. A Diploma from the US Army Command and General Staff College. A Diploma from the National Defense University in National Security Management.
Career: Dan became a public school teacher teaching Photography and Graphic Arts. He was promoted to a school administrator and community school director. He left education to take a management position in city government. Using his military training he left public service to take an executive position with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He then took an executive position with A&T Computer Systems. With the changes in the industry he moved back to public service taking a position as Chief Information Officer for a Florida state agency.
Military Service: Commissioned in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and given a first assignment as a General Staff Officer created a unique opportunity to serve the nation. Twenty of his twenty-eight years was spent in various Intelligence, Special Operations, Command, Computer and Communications assignments headquartered at The Pentagon. Additional assignments included Civil Affairs, Combat Engineers and Commander of a Rapid Deployment Force Detachment. Currently Dan and his wife Sue foster Military Work Dog puppies for the Department of Defense.
Archery: Dan entered archery late in life as part of his retirement plan. At age 63 he added bow hunting to his many hunting trips to Florida military installations. Very quickly he moved to target archery shooting weekly with his wife Sue at the Fort Lauderdale Archers Club. Club members introduced Dan to the Olympic Recurve and there was no turning back. After moving to Austin and wanting to expand his knowledge he took the Level-1 and 2 courses, then the Level-3 Coach course. His primary focus is developing archery instructors and promoting archery. He competes in the USA Archery Master 70+ and NFAA Senior Silver divisions.
Eric is a chemist and is a USA Archery Level 2 Trainer Instructor. He began shooting archery in his teens as part of Boy Scouts and 4-H. His family began teaching archery courses to various organizations when his mom got her level 1 certification and his dad a level 3 certification. He is a father of 3, including a son who is a nationally ranked archer and is on the USAA Regional Dream Team. He enjoys coaching and judging because it allows him to help others to improve and learn about the sport. Eric is excited to work with CTA for the same reason. He wants to share archery with as many people in Central Texas as he can and let them achieve whatever they choose in the sport. Eric believes that archery is supposed to be fun, teach discipline, and build a community of family.
Jessica is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. She is CPR, First Aid, and Safe Sport certified. Jessica, along with her parents, planted roots in the Austin area back in 1984. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and progressed through a career in Custom Residential Construction and Project Management. She is the proud mother of her two kids. It was her daughter who, back in 2014, asked for archery lessons and thus began her adventure into the great world of archery! Seeing a need for a program that is all inclusive and wanting to share her love of archery with others in the central Texas area, she is thrilled to be working alongside Kat and Eric to establish an archery program that is safe, fun and educational!
Kat is a USA Archery Level 2 Instructor. She is CPR, First Aid, and Safe Sport certified. Kat was raised just north of Austin in Liberty Hill and she has spent almost her entire life in the Austin area. Kat received her bachelor’s degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. She then taught in the public schools before devoting herself full time to homeschooling her three children. Kat owns a custom cake design business and has worked as a cake decorating instructor. She became involved in archery in 2012 when her two sons took a homeschool archery class with friends. As one son progressed to a competitive archer, Kat began traveling with him throughout the country for archery tournaments and clinics. After seeing the amazing programs and facilities that are available in other parts of the country, she soon realized that the Austin area needs a more developed and versatile archery program. Collaborating with Eric Davis and Jessica Schmer, Central Texas Archery was born.