Hi there- We also live in Mid-Michigan. The NRA instructor that taught the CPL class for us is locted in central lower peninsula, Michigan. He is a veteran, was in homicide for 10 years in Detroit before leading a S.W.A.T. team for 16 years, then became an NRA instructor. He is an awesome, patient, wise man, and I HIGHLY recommend him. He is current holding a once or twice a month advanced defensive shooting course. He lives in Stanwood, closer to Lakeview than Howard City. His name is Frank Socha. If you have anymore questions or anything I can help with, being a female CPL holder in central Michigan, I'd be happy to help with anything I know. Shoot me an email at [email protected].