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NRA Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor /Active Shooter Response Instructor /Shooting Simulator Trainer

Matt served in our military for 25 years.  He first enlisted in the United States Army and later received a commission with the United States Air Force.  He has a broad range of operational experiences and spent extensive time living and working in austere environments worldwide.   Matt is a Wounded Warrior Project Alumni and a certified Peer Mentor.  

He holds a post graduate degree in Aeronautical Science as well as a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.  

Matt strives to remain current on the latest advances in force protection and recently completed a series of courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute.  He has helped build our curriculum on how to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate active shooter scenarios. 

Matt is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and has extensive backcountry experience guiding in Alaska.  He volunteers his spare time to help instruct and support shooters in a local chapter of The Well Armed Woman.  Matt’s professionalism, dedication and passion for excellence ensure student success regardless of skill level.

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