I grew up in South Florida and met my wife at Palm Beach Community College. We both graduated from the University of Florida and moved to Martin County in 1997. I am an avid angler and enjoy both inshore and offshore fishing.
After attending a steel match at MCSA, I was hooked on the various pistol shooting sports and shoot competitively every week. In order to compete you need to be able to feed your pistol a steady diet of ammunition it likes, so reloading was next. I have competed in Steel Challenge, IDPA, USPSA, GSSF, Rim Fire Challenge, Cowboy Action, 2 Gun, and 3 Gun matches. Recently I have taken up the Revolver to shoot Steel Challenge alongside my friends Jim Yelland, David Fischer, and Bubba Glass. It has been a lot of fun competing with a revolver and look forward to growing our “Revolver Posse”…
I previously joined the MCSA board of directors as Secretary on October 7, 2014 to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Bob Harris. I am a civil engineer, and my first task as an MCSA Board member was to resolve drainage problems in the parking lot and Range 1. I was the project manager for the re-construction of Range 2 in 2015 (p.k.a. Range 5). With the approval of the Board I started a bowling pin match in July 2015 and ran it for approximately 2 years. I am an NRA certified Range Safety Officer.
I'm a 3rd generation martin county resident. I've been a hunter and a competitive shooter the majority of my life. I am a MOS small arms instructor. I’m a certified level one IPSC range officer and a life member of IPSC and NRA. I participate in many different shooting disciplines and reload ammo to support that. I first joined MCSA in the late 70s. I'm one of the members that helped in the beginning development of our range.
I have been a member of MCSA for several years. I am an Army veteran that served from 1968 to 1972. I have been shooting since my teens to the present. Hunted extensively in the Rocky Mountains. I enjoy all types of shooting. Am a certified NRA pistol instructor, a certified NRA Range Safety Officer, and a certified NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. When not shooting at MCSA, I am shooting clays at OK Corral or shooting ducks at Lake O.
My interest in shooting and firearms safety began at a very early age. As a WWII vet and NYPD my dad felt it imperative that I learn to respect and understand the capabilities of firearms.
Shooting, then later hunting became a lifelong passion taking us to Africa, Europe, South and Central America, Canada and coast to coast across our great country.
I enjoy shooting and reloading for all types of firearms and calibers. I am an NRA RSO, NRA certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home and Muzzleloading Instructor.
I am passionate about teaching and passing on our firearms, hunting and 2nd Amendment heritage to our youth as they are the future of our sport.
I am especially proud to be part of a group whose primary focus is the continued improvement of our Club, the commitment to Safety and support of the MCSA Members.
I especially enjoy my time as an RSO. It affords me the opportunity to meet more and more fellow members. Some of the Best people I have met are those who share our passion for the Shooting Sports and Outdoors.