- Certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a License to Carry Instructor.
- Certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor.
- A veteran of the United States Navy, with 17 years of experience in weapons and ordinance handling and training.
- Previously certified by the Department of Defense as a weapons instructor.
- Currently holds Instructor II certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
- Member and President of the Texas Concealed Handgun Association: http://www.txcha.org/