I spent 8 years in the Army; first as a PSYOP specialist in the reserves after enlis
ting in 2003 and then as an
active duty Field Artillery officer after earning my commission through ROTC in 2007. I served one tour in Iraq in 2008 and left the Army as a Captain in 2011. I have a finance degree from the University of Oklahoma and currently work full time as the pumping unit parts manager for a larage oil and gas service company. I am an NRA certified pistol instructor and have been teaching the Texas concealed handgun license certification course once or twice per month since 2010. I compete occasionally in local and regional IDPA/USPSA matches for recreation. I now live in Fort Worth with my wife Stacey and daughter Savannah.
I was first exposed to CFS shortly after getting certified to teach concealed carry in 2010 by a friend that I met through some pistol matches in central Texas. I read the books and started watching the videos on YouTube and PDN. Shortly thereafter, I had a series of training epiphanies that shifted my paradigm. Prior to being exposed to CFS, most of what I knew about defensive shooting was really just mechanical marksmanship skills and irrelevant gun games. Once I realized this, I began to use a lot of the CFS concepts and basic drills as a part of my concealed carry courses and personal training program. I believe that CFS is the course with the most integrity and relevance for armed citizens compared to what else is out there. The program also has an exceptional cadre of instructors and mentors who seek to grow each member of the team to their full potential. That is why I decided to take the necessary steps to become a part of the team. I look forward to continuing to evolve with the program and help make armed Texans more efficient as defensive shooters.