Meet Our Team

Joseph Mercier — Owner, Custom Gunsmithing Professional & Veteran

Joseph Mercier has his Associate of Science in Firearms Technology from Sonoran Desert Institute. A lifelong student of his craft, he has completed other certifications through courses taught by the world's top manufactures to include: the Colt AR-15 Armorer's Course, the Remington 700 and 870 Armorer's Course, Smith & Wesson's course for Revolvers, and Glock's Armorers Course which covers all Glock models. Joe has developed both a special passion and exceptional skill for crafting custom tactical rifles, 1911's and AR-15's.

His interests also include the custom crafting of revolvers and hunting rifles. A U.S. Army veteran with 16 years of service as a Military Police Officer, he was also a range qualifications instructor during his service. Following his military career, he entered law enforcement where he has enjoyed the past five years of his career serving in various roles as a special teams operator, range qualifications instructor, and the armorer.

Kelsea Strong — Co-Owner & Administrative & Social Media Coordinator

Kelsea Strong is responsible for all administrative aspects of Centre Mass Armory and was crucial to the company's founding. She has a three year law enforcement background and a passion for both firearms and archery that has spanned a lifetime.

When she is not busy crunching numbers and filling out invoices she is an animal lover and adventurer that enjoys spending her time travelling internationally, reading, watching documentaries, and caring for her three cats, two dogs, and one ferret. Kelsea's guilty pleasure is being an internet junkie which perfectly suites her for the secondary duty within our operations: managing our various social media accounts.