- Certified License to Carry (LTC) Instructor through the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- Certified Classroom and Firearms Instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
- Certified National Rifle Association (NRA) Basic Pistol Instructor.
- Certified Instructor II through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
- Education and Training Director of the Texas Handgun Association.
- 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.