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MEET THE TEAM

Andy Thielen

Owner & President

Mike and Andy got their first taste of handguns in their young teens when they miraculously got a hold of a 357 and went to work on their fathers prized apple trees. 40 years later they’re proud to offer one of the finest indoor shooting ranges around, providing a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience to enjoy handguns.

Mike Thielen

Owner

Mike and Andy got their first taste of handguns in their young teens when they miraculously got a hold of a 357 and went to work on their fathers prized apple trees. 40 years later they’re proud to offer one of the finest indoor shooting ranges around, providing a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience to enjoy handguns.

Jake Mercer

Manager

Jake’s passion for firearms began at a young age as his father comes from law enforcement. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and exercising.
But his absolute favorite thing is food, there's nothing that puts a bigger smile on his face than a Sunny day, a couple tacos, and a cold beer.

Margaret Eby

Range Safety Officer

When Margaret graduated from Astoria High School, her father gave her a 22lr revolver built on the famous "Peacemaker" frame.  With practice, she eventually learned to outshoot her father and brother.  After a couple of decades of not shooting, Margaret's interest in shooting took hold again.  Just a few years ago, Margaret began taking classes, private lessons, and participating in the Club's women's league.  Margaret is an ambidextrous shooter and recently became an NRA certified pistol instructor.  Margaret says she'll always be a student of shooting.  And it's evident because now she's learning to shoot her AR and pistol-caliber carbine.  Feel free to ask Margaret how to improve your marksmanship.  She's always happy to share tips and tricks with our members.

Sonya Thielen

Concierge

Sonya has been helping to man the front of house for us here at GGC on and off for the last 5 years, helping out over summer and Christmas breaks prior to moving home from College in Arizona. Some of Sonya's favorite memories are those of coming down to the range with her family and having a good night of shooting and fun. So much so, that her and her friends decided to take their senior year homecoming dates down to the range to show them how its done. All of her knowledge regarding firearms, business, and sports, Sonya accredits to her father and owner of GGC, Andy.

Jason Pearl

Range Safety Officer

Long time collector, aficionado of all things firearm, and professional smart-ass. Bring your firearms questions and try to stump the oracle. If he doesn't know the answer, he'll make one up for you.

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Mark Orvasky

Range Safety Officer

Mark grew up on the firing line. His father was a firearms instructor for the State of New Jersey  and was using Mark as a prop for training new law enforcement officers proper firearm handling techniques and range safety etiquette. He served 14 years active duty as an Army Infantryman with multiple overseas tours including Korea, Germany and combat rotations in the Middle East. The later portion of Mark's military career included instructing Close Quarter Combat (CQB) and Personal Security Operations for high profile leaders. Today Mark enjoys retired life, the unique art of underwater basket weaving and his job with the awesome Team at Glacier Gun Club. 

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