Instructor Profile

      I am 53 years old, single, with four boys, ages 28, 25, 15 and 12. I have 23 years experience as an NRA instructor and have been teaching the Arizona CCW program since 1994 as well.

    I have also held the following job titles since 1980, many of these positions were held simultaneously, and I still use all of these skills today:
     

  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Commercial Pilot (single and multi-engine land aircraft)
  • Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic
  • Airport Manager
  • Electronics Technician
  • Physical & Electronic Security Technician (Locksmith, Safe & Vault tech and Alarm systems)
  • Firearms Safety/CCW Instructor
  • Hostmaster/Webmaster (AZRiver.com)
  • I am still amazed at the number of people who still ask this question:

     

    "Why would anyone want to carry a gun, let alone get a CCW permit and carry one concealed?"

    Scroll down for my answer....

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This is why...I must protect my kids, loved ones, friends and neighbors from dangerous people. You see, the police, as good as they are, cannot possibly be everywhere at all times. Most crimes of violence occur far from the police. And even when the police happen to be nearby, there's usually not enough time to wait for them to protect you. Law-abiding citizens have a Constitutional Right - and I believe a "duty" - to protect themselves, their loved ones and innocent bystanders from the rampages of violent criminals or foreign terrorists. But don't worry, even if you are not the type of person to carry a gun, there are many of us who do; and we will protect you if we can. It doesn't matter who you are, if I am there, I will do what I can to keep you and everyone else, alive...