Mark is a Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineer with about 40 years of firearms
experience. He was a walk on member of their Rose Rifle Team shooting 4 years as a Varsity Letterman.
Mark set 10 out of the school's 12 marksmanship records, earning him induction into their Hall of Fame.
It took more than a decade and several thousand dollars of new rifles for the subsequent Rose Riflemen
to beat Mark's records. He has served as a lead RO and top Instructor at ProTEQ since those college
days. He's also spent many hours shooting Service Rifle in NRA high power matches, winning the
2004 Indiana State Championship. Mark was raised as a hunter and learned most of his initial
marksmanship skills shooting ball and patch with a muzzle loader he and his father assembled together.
He spends productive time with his friends and family in deer stands and rolling fields gathering food
for the freezer. Mark has mastered a broad array of weapons in several categories including archery,
black powder muzzle loading, handguns, and AR15s. He uses all of them regularly. Mark has an
extensive background in reloading. He is knowledgeable in the fields of in-flight ballistics, terminal
ballistics, and projectile design. Mark is well informed and quite talented with many different
weapons. He also has a fine understanding of how to teach those skills. Mark is the latest (the 5th)
ProTEQ Master Instructor. Search him out and learn from the best.