ABOUT THE BLOG
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 to better serve my clients and community.
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.
I 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.
Active Response Training
Snubby Revolver for Concealed Carry
Citizen Defense Research
Contextual Handgun : The Armed Parent / Guardian
Concealed Skills Assessment
Citizens Safety Academy
Gateway Instructor Certification Course
Street Encounters Skills and Tactics
Gunset Training Group
Impact Shooting Center
Essential Pistol 2 Day, Defensive Pistol Workshop,Progressive Fundamentals and Movement
Mad Duck Training
Dynamic Trauma Care
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
Every penny from classes I teach at Zeigler Defense (schedule) are donated to the family of Deputy Zeigler, end of watch 05/26/2023.
If you're interested in having me teach a class or have a conversation about finances, I can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org