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Don Hoekendorf


Don provides private one-on-one pistol instruction for members and non-members at Centennial Gun Club. He has experience in training beginning shooters as well as advanced shooters wishing to improve their shooting skills. Don picked up his first firearm 25 years ago. He would only shoot occasionally up until moving to Colorado where shooting is now a daily endeavor. Don is one of the Range Safety Officers here at the Centennial Gun Club. Don has earned the NRA Distinguished Expert rating for pistol. His training experience started 20 years ago as a Fire Safety Public Education Instructor for the La Grange Fire Department in Illinois and now includes instructing beginning shooters.


Don is currently retired from the fire service where he was an Illinois certified Firefighter. Don was also certified as a Fire Apparatus Engineer as well as an Illinois State Certified Paramedic. He also served as a Fire Inspector and Fire Safety Public Education Instructor.