As a child, I went to multiple state and national competitions for air rifles and air pistols, under the instruction of Lenny Anderson. He taught me the fundamentals of marksmanship, which I still apply and teach today. As I grew older, I received my conceal carry license and have carried a handgun for most of my adult life. I am a proud Air Force veteran, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
I became certified as an instructor with the NRA, under the instruction of Don Larson. Additionally, I have successfully completed Defensive Handgun One and Low Light Defensive Handgun Two, both under the instruction of Aaron Appelwick. I have completed pistol 1 & 2 with Paul Perkerson of the warrior poet society. I have completed fighting pistol at Tactical Response. I have also vetted the skills I teach with force on force training in real life scenarios at Tactical Response. I have trained with Scott Jedlinski of Modern Samurai Project at their red dot pistol instructor course.
I am also a licensed EMR volunteering with my local service to help preserve and protect lives.