At Hyde Syte Tactics we've worked hard to assemble the most well-trained and professional staff you will find in the art of military and law enforcement education. Every member of our staff has spent their life dedicated to learning defense tactics, shooting proficiency and more. Each of our instructors has been trained by multiple high level military or law enforcement schools and is willing and able to help you take your career goals to the next level. Interested in becoming a member of our team? Contact us today!
Ben - Instructor
Ben brings much to this team and comes from a very experienced background and education. His initial exposure to tactical operations and specialized rescue began in 1999, while serving in the United States Navy as a Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Team Leader deployed in the Persian Gulf. He has since spent 16 years in EMS as a Firefighter/Paramedic, eventually furthering his education as a Physician Assistant, and currently works in Emergency Medicine in Kenosha. In 2011 he became the first PA in WI recognized with specialty board-certification in Emergency Medicine.
Ben is currently the Assistant Medical Director for Kenosha County EMS, a Tactical Paramedic with the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department TEMS team, and a regional EMS educator. He is a course coordinator and authorized instructor of all levels of Tactical Medicine courses through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, including military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), civilian Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and specialized Law Enforcement First Response Tactical Care (LEFR-TC).
Ben’s extensive background in providing a wide variety of medical services ranging from emergency basic and advanced life support, to orthopedic injury evaluation and rehabilitation, to primary care medicine, have helped shape his unique approach to providing tactical care.
Experience & Training:
- Master of Science, Physician Assistant Practice
- Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
- Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, sub-major in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
- Bachelor of Arts, English, with a minor in Philosophy
- WI EMS Instructor I
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
- Basic Life Support Instructor
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support Instructor
Todd Peterson - Instructor
Todd has an extensive background in trauma medicine. He has deployed to multiple countries where he was the primary care giver. He has also instructed trauma classes to Army units and host nation forces. Todd has developed his cross-training skills in weaponry, explosives, communication and construction. He is also a Level II volunteer Firefighter.
Joe - Instructor
Hyde Syte Instructors have been brought together based on training and experience. Brought together from techniques used in the military, martial arts, law enforcement and SWAT, these professionals are the “real deal”. As the primary self-defense instructor, Joe started martial arts at the age of 12, received his black belt at the age of 18 in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Hapkido, He then joined the Marines and became a Marine Corp Martial Arts Instructor. During his time in the Marines Joe was training in different styles of martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, shoot fighting and Kung Fu. He has competed in small tournaments i.e. Rage in the cage and king of the ring, type of fights. When he went to college he trained with St. Cloud boxing league, he then became a police officer for Black River Falls and was trained in the Defense Arrest and Tactics program. Joe also later trained with the Duke Roufus Academy. Joe became a police officer for a major municipality and is currently assigned to their full time SWAT team.