CEO / FOUNDER
When Lt Colonel Moose Moore retired from active duty as a Fighter Pilot in 1992, he studied at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and was a member of TSA’s Air Marshal Program for 10 years, while flying as an Airline Transport Pilot. His travels abroad include the country of Israel, where Moose completed specific training in Terrorist Threat Detection and Predictive Profiling. He is an instructor of Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense) and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Moose has drawn from his military background and other tactical experiences to teach Vigilance and Awareness skills throughout the country. However, his is greatest accomplishment is being married 46 years to his wife Corinne, and has 3 adult children and 10 beautiful grandchildren.
SDVOSB: “We’re proud to be part of the Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, where 51% of the company must be owned by a Service Disabled Veteran. We chose to apply for this certification because of our interest in giving back to the military community and their families. Currently, 60% of our instructors are Military Veterans, all with the same goal. To help teach others how to live safely in a dangerous world.”
Russ Bohlinger is a retired US Army Ranger. He has served in 7 deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He retired from injuries sustained after 15 years of Active Duty Service. He was born and raised in Middle Michigan and grew up a competitive athlete. His diverse experience includes being a Senior Leader in 75th Ranger Regiment, 5 years as a Crossfit L1/L2 Coach, Army Master Fitness Trainer, Best Ranger Competition Coach for the 101st Airborne Division, and volunteering with the local Nashville community. Russ is passionate about helping and continuing to serve outside the Military. His knowledge and experience from the Special Operations Community brings a unique perspective on Vigilance and Safety.
Mary Leonard is a 2015 graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, where she played four years of Division I lacrosse. She earned her degree in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies. Mary discovered her passion for coaching after a career ending hip injury during her senior season. Since that time, she has coached middle school and high school girls throughout the middle Tennessee area, while working in Admissions at a private school in Hendersonville, TN. Since moving back to her hometown, she also began instructing at a local Pure Barre studio. Mary enjoys encouraging her athletes and clients to push themselves past their comfort zones. She is passionate about empowering young ladies to feel confident, strong, beautiful, and unique. In 2013, Mary participated in The Vigilance Group self-defense course and felt called to help others benefit from everything she learned and continues to use in her daily life.
Patrick Terry is a self-defense expert with over 30 years of training and teaching experience. Among other martial arts training, he is a certified Black Belt instructor in Israeli Krav Maga. Patrick maintains a 13+ year law enforcement commission serving as a Chief Inspector Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Patrick has trained internationally in Israel and has specialized counter terrorism threat detection training, predictive profiling and First Responder assessment training under the Department of Homeland Security. Patrick is a seasoned vigilance and awareness instructor with The Vigilance Group and has contributed to the organization’s curriculum and trained audiences throughout the country. Patrick is a proud father of three, strong in his Christian faith and active in his local church.
Adam is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, who served with distinction for 17 years before he was medically discharged for combat wounds received serving in the Middle East. He was a member of the highly regarded 101st Airborne Division during his illustrious career, and is the recipient of The Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for valor. Adam’s strengths are founded on his leadership and teaching skills which served him well as a Platoon Sergeant in combat, as well as a Chief Training Instructor for the United States Army at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Adam is a proud father and husband, who is a devoted Christian and his very active in his church community. He has a passion on his heart for training men, women and children on being more vigilant, with the hope they can live more safely in a dangerous world.
Sabrina Reiswig is one of our female instructors who is also a military spouse and mother to two little girls. She was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age eight, which resulted with the amputation of her left leg from the knee down. Understanding that Sabrina needed a means of defending herself as she grew up near Los Angles, so her father coached her for 6 years as a wrestler, earning her a scholarship to California State University at Fullerton. Sabrina has a Masters Degree in Education, and is a certified teacher. Due to the fact her husband often deploys for his job, she understands that she must be the nurturer and protector of their family. Because of her ties to the military and her love for her two girls, she is passionate about teaching women of all ages how to defend themselves, which makes her very effective when leading Vigilance Workshops with all female participants. Fitness is also an integral part to her everyday life, helping her earn top placements in both Crossfit and Strongman competitions. Sabrina was recently given the title Strongest Standing Disabled Female in America 2017.