Officers & Directors

Todd Miller
Todd MillerPresident
Todd Miller began working in FAST Defense in 2001, having first meet Bill Kipp in Florida where Bill was promoting EZ- Defense at a national conference. Todd has since been an active participant in all that FAST Defense has to offer. Todd is currently focusing his efforts with the FAST Defense Global Instructor Development team.

Todd loves seeing the changes FAST Defense can make in a person’s life in just a short amount of time. He has seen students break through in some of the most wonderful, personal transformations. FAST Defense’s anti-bullying course is the one that Todd is the most passionate about.

Todd is a full time Instructor of both FAST Defense and the Martial Arts. He works for Indiana University in the Department of Kinesiology teaching various courses and is a Martial Arts school owner.

Angie Van Heel
Angie Van HeelSecretary
Angie Van Heel is a FAST certified instructor and coach. She is the Secretary on the FAST Defense Global board of Directors. Angie has been teaching self defense since 2004 and has trained in the martial arts since 1996. Currently Angie holds the rank of 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo from the Kukkiwon and teaches Taekwondo to 4-7 year olds at the Oriental Moo-Do School of Colorado. Angie also holds a 1st degree black belt in Shotokan Karate from the Japan Karate Association (JKA).

When not teaching self defense and martial arts, Angie works in pharmaceutical quality. Showing great resiliency, Angie has also spent time as a substitute teacher in grades K-8.

Josh Hartwell
Josh HartwellTreasurer
Josh got his start in martial arts in 1996 beginning in Tae Kwon Do. He later switched to a Karate/Kenpo blended system where he earned his 2nd black belt. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps working in satellite communications and setting up classified work facilities in tactical environments.

Josh joined FAST 3 years ago and fell in love with the realism of training using scenario based training. Josh also loves the positive impact FAST has on students who not only feel good about their ability to protect themselves but also feel better about themselves in general.

Outside of FAST Josh operates an information protection services company where he helps businesses mitigate their risks and manage their confidential and protected information.

Bill Kipp
Bill KippFounder, Board Member
With over 20 years of teaching this highly specialized training, Bill has logged over 50,000 live adrenal stress scenarios against students ranging from children, teens, moms, and dads with no previous training, to Martial Arts Experts and professional fighters. Bill served 3 West Pac deployments with the 3rd Marine Recon Teams, the 3rd as Recon Team Leader . A 5th Degree Black Belt with over 31 years in the Martial Arts, Mr. Kipp lived in Asia where he worked as a movie stuntman, bouncer, and bodyguard. His unique talents and methodologies have drawn corporations such as Lucent Technology, Lockheed Martin, MCI, and more, to contract him to teach self-defense, team building, and conflict resolution trainings for management and employees. Bill has authored several DVDs and Books on Self Defense.
Danny Watkins
Danny WatkinsBoard Member, Director AU
Director of FDG Australia

A dynamic instructor, Danny’s passion and commitment allows him to build confidence in people by getting them to see and feel the realities of self defense first hand. An excellent communicator, his professional delivery of scenarios and concepts, quickly builds trust and rapport so that material can be taught dynamically and efficiently.

Brian Lentz
Brian LentzBoard Member
Brian Lentz has been training in martial arts since 1973 and teaching since 1978. As a martial arts instructor and school owner he has taught thousands of students the way to a better life through martial arts. In addition to being a 8th degree black belt in Kobayashi Shorin Ryu he has trained in many other systems and styles including Tang Soo Do, Chung Do Kwan, Aikido, Ju Jitsu and others. Also, he has trained and successfully competed in tournament karate, boxing and kickboxing, Plus, has trained two World Champion kickboxers and several regional amateur boxing competitors. Experienced working security for concerts and other special events and as a bouncer.
To Be FilledBoard Member, Director UK
Kathy Marlor Kozlowski
Kathy Marlor Kozlowski Social media coordinator
In the past, Kathy has served as a martial arts business consultant and content contributor for NAPMA (when owned by John Graden) was a business consultant for Member Solutions and wrote a column called Martial Smarts for MA Success Magazine for three years. Kathy is considered a FAST Defense “old timer” and for the last five years has been specializing in mainstream social media management and online marketing.
To Be FilledMembership Coordinator