Dan is a lifelong country boy with a passion for helping others. He has significant experience in training and educating professionals and is recognized as an expert in personal protection and firearms.
Dan has had an eclectic career in healthcare and the private security industry. He began his healthcare career in EMS, worked as an Assistant in Surgery, and concluded it as the CEO of an extensive surgical type practice he founded. He also founded and led several successful companies.
During his career, he spent 11 years as the team leader of an aero-medical evacuation team and performed over 300 missions, many in hostile and unfriendly environments. This experience started his journey into the world of personal protection.
Over the years, he has trained with elite military team members and DOD contractors and has taken numerous tactical firearms classes. He is an NRA Pistol instructor, a former Georgia State Certified Firearms and Classroom Instructor, Armed Security Officer, current Director of Training and Education for the National Concealed Carry Association, and a licensed Florida Armed Security Officer.
In 2012 he entered the private security industry, where he functioned as an armed security officer, private investigator, and firearms instructor. He co-authored two books on firearms laws, authored numerous publications on firearms and personal protection, developed several firearms training programs, and has taught over 400 firearms classes and related personal protection seminars.