I was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. I've been an outdoorsman, hunter, and shooter for as long as I can remember. I work for a national steel company as a maintenance technician repairing coil processing equipment. I enjoy teaching and am certified as a First Responder and a Move Smart instructor at work. I hold a 2nd degree black belt in Soo Bahk Do / Tang Soo Dostyle karate. I have been a karate instructor for 12 years and was a volunteer instructor at the Courage Center for 10 years teaching martial arts and self-defense to people with disabilities. I am still active in martial arts and am currently training in Chinese Kenpo. I am an NRA certified instructor.

Utah instructor ID# I101151