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Due to work and life obligations, updates may be sporadic.

Firearms, the uses of them, human interactions, engineering efforts, and obviously the shooting of them are a passion of mine.  This is chronicling my journey of both firearms and money, in the hopes it can help others as well.

Discovering how to take care of my personal finances, get started with retirement outside of the military, and not negatively impact my life became a near full-time second job by 2021.  The efforts from 2021 allowed me to sell my company and find more stable employment, while pursuing an active role as a firearms instructor.  2023 has continued to offer new opportunities through unexpected change, and my endeavors in both firearms and finance are continually expanding.  

I strongly believe that a financial advisor and a firearms instructor should be doing their job for the love of educating their client.  If either are doing their work to become rich, then you are likely dealing with someone who doesn't value their clientele.

Mike served 7 years in the Air Force between active duty and the Ohio National Guard as an intelligence analyst with several additional duties including augmenting Security Forces and aiding the development/implementation of training programs for intelligence analysts.

Training/Courses Attended:

Active Response Training

Snubby Revolver for Concealed Carry

Citizen Defense Research

Contextual Handgun : The Armed Parent / Guardian 

Citizens Safety Academy

Gateway Instructor Certification Course

FPF Training

Street Encounters Skills and Tactics 

Impact Shooting Center

Essential Pistol 2 Day, Defensive Pistol Workshop,Progressive Fundamentals and Movement

Mad Duck Training

Dynamic Trauma Care

Project Appleseed

Rifle Marksmanship

Revere's Riders

Rifle 262 - Rimfire Field Course

2x Invitational Rifle Competitions, Camp Atterbury

CSA Gateway Instructor Certified 

NRA RSO certified

RSO at several events hosted by TDI Ohio 

Rifle Marksmanship Instructor with Project Appleseed 2009-2011

IDPA competitor since 2010

Riton Optics Prostaff, 2019-2021

Contracted courses available from Zeigler Defense

I can be reached directly via email at

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