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NPS Faculty and Staff



Charles D. Huyck Director NPS

Charles D Huyck - Director NPS

Charles began his law enforcement career as a Probation Officer for the State of Georgia in 1986. In 1987, Charles graduated from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Academy, Quantico, VA, and became a DEA Special Agent. In 1991, he transferred to the U.S. Department of Interior where he continued performing criminal investigations as a BLM Special Agent. Charles transferred to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 1996 where he became a professional law enforcement trainer.  While at FLETC, he held several key positions as Program Specialist for the Land Management Police Training Program and Criminal Investigator Training Program, Chief of Basic Training, Chief of Behavioral Science Division, Chief of the Enforcement Techniques Division, and Program Manager for the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Program, Charleston, SC.  He also served in several notable leadership positions as Chairman of the Tactical Oversight Board and contributing member of FLETC Strategic Planning and Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation.  Charles wrote articles for the FLETC law enforcement Journal on the importance of documenting training and investing in the future of law enforcement through training.  Charles is a certified FLETC Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, and Situational Leadership Instructor.

In 2010, Charles took a position as a Special Agent for the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service where he served as Team Leader for the Miami based Special Operations Group, Commandant’s Protective Service Detail, and retired in 2015 as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Office. Charles was a member of the United States Armed Forces Reserve, USCG, from 2003 to 2013 as a First Class Petty Officer, Criminal Investigator IV1 (E6) receiving notable medals and commendations including the War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Medal, USCG Firearms Expert (Pistol), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Good Conduct Award Medal. 

Charles became the Director of the National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado in 2018. In his personal life, Charles is an ordained minister, published author, and founder of SOG Missions, a non-profit foundation focused on physical and spiritual aspects of growth and learning, including Church Security, and has trained and spoken to thousands of Police, Security Officers, military, prisoners, and Churches throughout Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the United States. 


Matthew Hoerter NPS

Matthew C Hoerter – Lead Instructor

Mr. Hoerter began his law enforcement career in 1999 by joining the United States Air Force as a military police officer later accepting a role as a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) cadre specializing in firearms training. He served in multiple operations overseas including a combat tour in support of Operation: Enduring Freedom. Post military service, Mr. Hoerter worked as a DoD Federal Law Enforcement officer on Fort Dix before accepting an offer to work in his hometown of Mt. Holly, NJ as a municipal police officer.

In 2010, Mr. Hoerter transitioned into a weapons instructor working as cadre at the Warfare Center on Fort Dix, NJ training military personnel for deployments overseas.  Later he was recruited and contracted as a Firearms Instructor working for the Department of State World Wide Protective Services at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Mr. Hoerter brings unparalleled firearms and law enforcement experience to the CNCC NPS Academy. His dedication and mentorship provides support and encouragement to the students as they progress through the NPS Ranger program.




Bruce Alan Barnard NPS

Bruce-Alan Barnard, JD, LLM

Bruce-Alan retired from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as an award-winning Senior Legal Instructor in January 2018 and founded LEA ONE where he is currently the Director.  Bruce-Alan received a B.S. in Adult Education with High Honors from Southern Illinois University and a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Florida. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Auburn University and an advanced law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Alabama. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy for ten years conducting covert electronic surveillance on various fast-attack submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.

Bruce-Alan was certified as an instructor and was designated “Master Training Specialist” during a tour as an instructor at the Naval Submarine School. He was honorably discharged to attend law school. After completing law school, Bruce-Alan was commissioned as a JAG and served ten years in the United States Air Force.In addition to prosecuting cases, he was certified as an USAF Instructor by AETC and taught at the US Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School.  Bruce-Alan was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting cases in the Middle District of Alabama.  He retired from the Air Force in the permanent rank of Major in 2007 and accepted a position as a Legal Instructor at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia. At FLETC, he was responsible for curriculum development and was the subject-matter expert for Search and Seizure Law and Electronic Surveillance Law. Bruce-Alan was certified to teach every legal course at FLETC and has provided training to over 30,000 law enforcement officers.  Bruce-Alan is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Police Attorneys, IACP (Legal Section), IADLEST, ILEETA, and NSA. He is INCI certified by IADLEST and frequently writes for law enforcement periodicals and is often requested to present at conferences. Bruce-Alan also host the podcast Broadcast Blue providing timely legal updates to law enforcement officers.


Ty Hamblin

TiRynn Hamblin – Rangely Police Department Chief of Police

TiRynn started his career in Law Enforcement in 2005 working for the Rifle Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office before coming to work for the Rangely Police Department in 2011.

Chief Hamblin is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B) and the Rangely Police Department K9 Handler. Chief Hamblin and K9 Eiko had been a certified team for over 4 years. Chief Hamblin continues to work K9 Eiko in his capacity as Chief of Police. Chief Hamblin’s area of expertise throughout his career has been DUI enforcement and criminal/drug interdiction.

Chief Hamblin is an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Taser and Below 100. Chief Hamblin has taught all of these subjects and many more at the CNCC Ranger Academy. Chief Hamblin been an adjunct instructor for the CNCC Rangely Academy since 2015.




Frank Hayde NPS

Frank Hayde

Frank Hayde began his NPS career in 1993 as an interpreter in the ancient rainforests of Redwood National Park. From there, he moved to the desert canyons of southern Utah, where he worked for Zion National Park as an interpreter, wildland firefighter, and fee collector. During this time, he also graduated from the ranger academy in Santa Rosa, California and co-authored the book Zion: The Story Behind the Scenery. His first permanent protection job was at Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico, and his adventures continued at Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Canyonlands National Parks before he landed in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his family makes their home and where he continues his ranger career at Colorado National Monument.

In 2015, Ranger Hayde Became a FLETC certified control tactics instructor. Since then, he has taught approximately 500 hours of control tactics at the CNCC ranger academy and at six national park units. “Teaching at the Park Ranger Academy at CNCC is something I look forward to all year,” says Ranger Hayde. “Engaging with young, future rangers and helping to develop their skills is a privilege that makes me a better ranger and keeps me optimistic about the future of the National Parks.”



Kelleher J  Janet Kelleher – NPS Chief Ranger, Colorado National


Janet Kelleher began her National Park Service career in 2009 as a Visitor Use Assistant at Colorado National Monument. After realizing that she wanted a career in emergency services, she attended the NPS Seasonal Academy at CNCC Rangely in 2011. She worked seasonally as a law enforcement officer at Rocky Mountain National Park before returning to Colorado National Monument as the Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant in 2012. After completing her Master's in Business Administration she was converted to a full time NPS law enforcement officer in 2014. 

Janet attended Land Management Police Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia in 2016, and completed her field training at the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. A year later she accepted a position as the Yampa District Ranger at Dinosaur National Monument, where she supervised a diverse and complex law enforcement and emergency response program. 

In 2020 Janet moved back to Colorado National Monument as the Chief Ranger. She is passionate about all aspects of park management and law enforcement, particularly training new and aspiring rangers. She is a FLETC-certified instructor in Use of Force, Control Tactics, and Taser. She also teaches NPS Policy, NPS Mission and History, and facilitates the Physical Efficiency Battery.



Randy L. Marcy

Currently, Mr. Marcy is a contract subject matter expert/instructor transnational crime at the United States Department of State (DOS), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) with assignments in Ghana, Nigeria and Barbados. Also, he is an Instructor of Leadership and Management programs at Management Concepts, Tysons Corner, VA and Adjunct Faculty of Criminal Justice at Aspen University, Denver, CO.

Mr. Marcy retired with 33 years of federal service that included:

US National Park Service (NPS) ranger including supervisory law enforcement, special event teams (SET), emergency medical services, technical search & rescue, wildland & structural fire and resource protection. Additional law enforcement commissions included the US Fish & Wildlife and Deputy Sheriff (Larimer County, CO). Duty locations included Rocky Mountain NP, CO, Grand Teton NP, WY, Acadia NP, ME, Death Valley NP, CA, Fire Island NS, NY, Gateway NRA, NJ, Minute Man NHP, MA, and Everglades NP, FL.)

Mr. Marcy was a Senior Instructor and Program Manager at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. His subject matter expertise (SME) included Leadership, Behavioral Science, Arrest & Defensive Tactics, Enforcement Operations & Investigations, and Health & Fitness. Mr. Marcy was responsible for Train-the-Trainer programs in arrest/defensive tactics, nonlethal impact and chemical weapons; fitness and critical/stress management. Counterterrorism expertise included developing portions of the US Department of Homeland Security Key Critical Infrastructure & Resource Protection Training Program. He developed the behavioral science components in the FLETC/NPS Field Training Evaluator Program (FTEP). He was manager and instructor of leadership programs at US State Department sponsored International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Botswana and Thailand. He is a member in good standing in the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Mr. Marcy has 12 years executive, supervisory and program management experience including international law enforcement leadership programs, agency strategic planner, created the agency ombuds program, and temporary assignments to the US Congress at the FLETC; Assistant Director at the US Federal Executive Institute; Program Manager of Human Capital and Training  at the US Federal Executive Board; and law enforcement operations ranger at the US National Park Service.

Mr. Marcy began his government service on active duty in the U.S Army (39th Engineer Bn, Fort Devens, MA & 1/1 Air Defense Artillery, Wildflecken, Germany).

Mr. Marcy holds a Master of Public Administration, Georgia Southern University, GA;

Master of Science in Health & Human Performance, Fort Hays State University, KS; and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Westfield State University, MA.



David Mayeski NPS

David Mayeski – Current National Park Service Special Agent

David started his law enforcement career in 1989 in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist, he served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm.  After separating from service David was an office with the Brunswick City Police in Brunswick GA, he was assigned to the METRO Drug Squad and served as the agency sniper.  David left civilian policing for the federal system and served with the following agencies and locations.

US Park Police, Southeast D.C.

National Park Service, Harper's Ferry WV and US Virgin Islands

Dept. of Homeland Security, Glynco GA

National Marine Fisheries, Cape May NJ

National Park Service, South Florida and Yosemite NP

David has been instructing firearms for three decades and continues to learn as he goes.  He is a certified instructor with the federal government and holds NRA instructor credentials. 



Garry Huyck NPS

Garry Huyck – Tactical Medicine

Garry began his Fire and Emergency Services career in 1998 after serving in the United State Marine Corps.

In 1998, Garry started with Camden County Fire Rescue and then moved onto Glynn County Fire Department in Georgia where addition to his regular duties he was a tactical medic providing medical support to enforcement agencies.

In 2006, Garry accepted his first position as a DoD Firefighter with the United Stated Marine Corps Fire & Emergency Service at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. During his time with MCRD Parris Island he served as the Assistant Chief of EMS & Training where he established their Tactical Medic program before transferring to his current position with the Department of the Army.

Garry has been an EMT-Tactical and Tactical Medicine Instructor teaching courses to the United States Military and federal, state, and local agencies.

He is a National Registry Paramedic, NAEMSE Instructor and a State of Texas EMS Instructor. He also holds instructor certification in Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.




Davon Smith NPS

Deputy Sherrif Davon Smith

Rio Blanco County Colorado K-9 Handler/Deputy Sheriff

Davon has a total of 9 years law enforcement experience, beginning his law enforcement career as a Hayden, Colorado Reserve Police Officer and then with the Rio Blanco County Sherriff’s Office in August 2012. 

Davon is a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor (SFST) and assists in the NPS Ranger Academy instructing and certifying trainees in SFST.  This is a critical skill and certification for the Ranger trainees as impaired driving and driving under the influence is becoming an increasing problem in our National Parks.

Deputy Smith received certification through Desert Snow and specializes in Drug Interdiction and Narcotics Enforcement.  He is also certified in Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement. His K9 “Remmy” is a Belgian Malinois, and stands ready, willing, and able to assist Deputy Smith in his daily patrol duties in situations requiring the unique abilities of a K9.  In addition, Deputy Smith is a Precision Bolt Rifle and Patrol Rifle Instructor.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.