Aaron Zemlock has worked in law enforcement for the past 20+ years. In that time, he has worked in many different positions within the City of Menasha Police Department. Aaron worked primarily night shift patrol for the first 2 years and then moved into Maplewood Middle School as a Police School Liaison Officer for the next 10 years. Aaron then returned to patrol and in January 2010 and started the role as the Community Liaison Officer and Public Information Officer. His primary responsibilities during that time involved conducting business security surveys, overseeing the departments social media presence, and developing a good working relationship with local media.
Over the years, Aaron has been recognized for his work in law enforcement. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award - Menasha Joint School District, Teamwork Award MPD, WCPPA Crime Prevention Program of the Year and the 2015 Menasha Police Department Chief's Award. In October 2016, his peers recognized Aaron as the 2016 WI Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year.
Aaron has also been a Rotarian in Menasha Rotary serving with the club for over 7 years and served as president in '11-'12 and '14-'15. Aaron also served as Assistant Governor for Rotary District 6270 and served as the chairperson for the clubs Charities Committee and Membership Committee.
In the summer of 2016, Aaron accepted a full-time teaching position at Fox Valley Technical College in the Criminal Justice Division. Prior to this, Aaron taught Business Crime Prevention as an adjunct at FVTC for 5 years. Aaron is married to his wife Niki and has a daughter and a son.
James Schuessler is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He continued his education and acquired a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Marion University, and a masters degree in education from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. James has worked in the Criminal Justice field as a state corrections officer, police officer, and police trainer. He spent the last 12 years of his fulltime career working at Lakeshore Technical College as a Criminal Justice Instructor focusing on the tactical training of police recruits in the police academy. James has been an adjunct instructor with FVTC since 2015. He has been conducting citizen courses for over 20 years, which include topics such as, personal safety, employee safety, concealed carry, advanced driving courses, and employee robbery response.
Aaron Pynenberg is an acclaimed Medieval Combat Specialist and founder of the Wisconsin Historical Fencing Association (WHFA), an organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA). As the WHFAs lead instructor, he works closely with other members of the HEMA Alliance, enthusiastically travelling, teaching and promoting the practice of Western European Martial Arts across the United States and Europe. His expertise in Medieval combat has led to appearances in a number of Hollywood projects including National Geographic's Medieval Fight Book, the re-release of the movie First Knight, the documentary Reclaiming the Blade, and the documentary Makers and Masters, which was produced for the re-release of the original Conan the Barbarian. Pynenberg served his country in the US Army/US Army National Guard as a Combat Medical Specialist from 1992-1998 with the famed Red Arrow 32nd Brigade. He previously served as the deputy director of ARMA, the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts, and was a main contributor to the reform of their study and training methodology. He assisted and led numerous seminars and programs for ARMA and left that organization in 2012 to found the WHFA. Pynenberg is based in Appleton Wisconsin where he continues his service as a 19-year Police Master Sergeant.
Brent Schuettpelz, is currently the Helpdesk and Desktop Support Manager at Fox Valley Technical College. He and his team maintain roughly 4,000 staff and student computers across the districts campuses and training centers. Additionally they provide account and computer support services for 50,000 students across the nation, and provide technical support for nearly 2,000 staff, faculty and student employees annually. Brent is starting his 7th year in this position at FVTC, as he begins his 18th year of service to the College.
**Ignacio Enriquez Jr.**
Ignacio Nacho Enriquez Jr. has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is employed by the Appleton Police Department for 9-years and currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Appleton North High School. Prior to working for APD, Nacho worked for the Ventura County Probation Agency in California as a Corrections Services Officer inside a juvenile facility.
He is also a member of the Crisis Intervention Team through the APD and a team member of the Hostage Crisis Negotiator Team through the SWAT team at APD. Furthermore, Nacho is also a Peer Support specialist for the County of Outagamie and a Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer for the Appleton Area School District. He currently holds a Substance Abuse Counselor In Training license through the State of Wisconsin.
Jay Zempel is a retired Law Enforcement officer who, in his 36-year career, has held every rank from beat patrolman to Chief of Police. Jay, a Master Instructor in Firearms, has been an adjunct instructor for FVTC since 1987. His current duties include heading the firearms training unit of the FVTC Police Recruit Academy. He also teaches several civilian classes in concealed carry including, CCW basic, Gal's with Gun's and a Civilian Tactical Shooting Academy. Jay is married to his wife Diane and has 2 grown sons.