I started my career as a deputy sheriff in 1997. I have been a firearms instructor since 2005 at my department, and I currently hold NRA LE Firearms Instructorships in Pistol, Patrol Rifle, Tactical Shooting and Select Fire. I also hold a firearms instructor certification at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. I have been the primary instructor for a SWAT Team for nine years now (2006) and have been on the team since 2001. I have held positions as a patrol deputy, a traffic officer, a Patrol Sergeant, and the Training Sergeant within the department. In dealing with guns all the time for the department, I found it helpful to become a Glock, 1911, and Colt M16/AR-15 armorer.
My competitive shooting career first started in 2006 at IDPA competitions. I shot mainly IDPA until 2009 when I shot my first 3 Gun match. That 3 Gun match was actually an NRA Tactical Police Competition, I was hooked on 3 Gun after that. I continued shooting mainly pistol competitions and the NRA TPC matches until about 2012. As 3 Gun competitions started becoming more popular, I was able to find out about the Bushmaster Tarheel 3 Gun monthly matches that are held within driving distance from my home. I began attending the Tarheel matches and acquiring the necessary equipment to become more competitive. I began training more and getting better, and I continue to get better. I try to train as much as possible between working full time and spending time with my wife. My wife, Niki, began shooting 3 Gun with me so that we could spend more time together.
- 3Gun Nation SE Regionals: 102nd out of 202 overall and 89th out of 175 Tac Optics
- Freedom Munitions Match: 61st out of 130 overall and 49th of 103 Tac Optics
- NRA TPC Virginia: 2nd of 77 in Tactical Division and 1st place Tactical Team
- NRA TPC Nationals: 3rd of 45 in Tactical Division and 1st place Tactical Team
- NRA TPC South Carolina: 5th of 71, 1st County Law Enforcement
- NRA TPC Virginia: 5th of 58, 1st County Law Enforcement
- NRA TPC Nationals: 1st of 76, Overall Winner
- NRA TPC Louisiana: 11th of 56 Tactical Division
- NRA TPC South Carolina: 6th of 56 Tactical Division
- NRA TPC Virginia: 5th of 61 Patrol Division
- NRA TPC Nationals: 8th of 68 Patrol Division
- NRA TPC South Carolina: 17th of 36 in Tactical Division – Coming off ACL Reconstruction
- NRA TPC Virginia: 7th of 33 Tactical Division
- NRA TPC Nationals: 8th of 51 Tactical Division
- NRA TPC South Carolina: 8th of 28 Tactical Division – 1st ever 3 gun match.