Steve grew up on the ProTEQ Gun Range. He fired his first shot at age 2 as
part of a safety lesson resulting from him finding one of my guns. We began his
formal training at age 4 and I had him teaching my youngest students by age 9.
He has been a Range Officer and Firearms Instructor ever since now having
taught well over a thousand students in the past 19 years. Steve has been
competing in USPSA, IDPA, GSSF, and 3 Gun Matches since age 13. He was
1st place in service rifle at the 2006 ISRPA Highpower State Championship held
at Camp Atterbury. He was on the Rose Hulman rifle team from 2005 to 2008,
Graduating in 2009 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He worked 5 years as a Design and Test Engineer at Knight's Armament Company
assisting with several advances in the weaponry of our US Special Forces,
Navy Seals, etc, as well as spearheading the development of state-of-the-art
measurement methods of weapon recoil, flash suppression, sound suppression,
target acquisition, etc. Steve also taught in Titusville, FL as a weapons instructor
with Individual Security Solutions, US (ISSUS) teaching students from the ground
up, focusing on practical training for the civilian, covering all the fundamentals
and advancing all the way to intense low-light force-on-force UTM training,
putting students through home-invasion scenarios, carjackings, robberies,
active shooter scenarios, and more. The Main Principle taught being......
"In a dangerous situation; your mind is your weapon, check your six, and survive."
Steve now works as a Research & Development Engineer for FN one of the worlds
oldest and largest firearms companies supplying both military and civilian
weaponry worldwide. He is a new home owner near Columbia, SC where he has
Steve plans to build his own range on the land behind his home and expand the
the training opportunities in his area. As always Steve is a dedicated man of God
actively serving his community. He is also married to an awesome woman of God
who is carrying their first born.