Born and raised in Alderson, WV JD started his shooting career in 2005 in Sporter Division Air Rifle. JD Attended the United States Naval Academy where he was a member of the USNA Trap and Skeet as well as the High Power Rifle teams. JD Became a Small Arms Instructor while in the Navy specializing in Close Quarters Combat. JD has been competing professionally in Trap and Skeet as a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association since 2010 and has been a Member of the Ceasar Geurini USA Pro-Staff team for 3 years now. JD has also been the Trap Coach for the Washington College Varsity Trap and Skeet Team in Chestertown, Maryland for three years. Last year the WCTS team brought home a 9th-place national finish. JD is a firm believer in practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect and he also believes that a well-armed and well-educated public is a peaceful one.

NRA Certified CCW Instructor
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Defensive Pistol Instructor
NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor

NRA Certified Protection In The Home Instructor
NRA Certified Protection Outside The Home Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
Maryland Qualified Handgun Instructor: QHIC-2022-0265