Instructor- Combatives/Firearms Division (WNY)
Brief info

My former Marine Sergeant father introduced me to shooting at the age of four. At about the same time, he began taking me on his squirrel hunting forays and I've been an avid hunter and shooter ever since. In my senior year of high school, I attended a karate demonstration which lead to a lifelong interest in the martial arts.

RPD instructor Ian Scott happens to also be a member of the Dansville Fish & Game club, and it was there that he told me about Rochester Personal Defense.  It didn’t take much persuasion to get me enrolled in Defensive Pistol 101.  I knew immediately that I was among kindred spirits and that I wanted to become a member of the “family”.  Along with shooting and hunting, I love to go skiing, cycling, kayaking and horseback riding particularly with any of my three sons, daughter and wife of 35 years.


Live life to the fullest.  Help others when you can.  Teach them to do the same.  (And a little adrenaline never hurt anybody).

  • . NRA Certified Basic Home Firearm Safety
  • . BSA Lifeguard
  • . First Responder, NSC
  • . RPD, LLC Trained in DPS 101, 201
  • . Insights Defensive Folding Knife I
  • . NRA Certified Basic Handgun Instructor
  • . NRA Certified Basic Shotgun Instructor
  • 0000. Red Cross CPR, AED, Blood Born Pathogen Training
  • 2011. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and Development Program
  • 2012. John Farnam: Urban Defensive Rifle
  • 2012. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2013. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2013. Rory Miller: Introduction to Violence: Dealing With Assault
  • 2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • Cub & Boy Scouts of America leader
  • HS wrestling volunteer coach
  • HS substitute teacher, history/science
  • DEC Hunter Safety Instructor
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC’s Self Defense/Unarmed Defense training
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • DEC Hunter Safety, Firearms & Archery
  • VP Dansville Fish & Game Protective Association

At Rochester Personal Defense, LLC we believe in training you, the average person, who wants to be safe. Self defense is just that - defensive, not offensive in nature.


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