As I go through this transition from one life stage to the next, I’m constantly thinking about things in the past and possibilities of the future. I’m so grateful to have a wonderful family, Candice, Alison, my mom, dad, and sister. Each of them are phenomenal people who are excellent at what they do; Outliers in every sense of the word, and I’m proud to be associated with them.
THE LAST CHAPTER
I’m thinking about life in the Army, the guys I worked with, the trips we went on, the great stories– both good and bad. It was a great time, and I will miss it, but it is time to head out.
The men of the Action Shooting Team and the champions of the AMU past and present will always be my friends and brothers. I learned more than I would have ever imagined possible in my time there and I’m eternally grateful for it. I want to thank a handful of people from the Army that have devoted their lives to something, are the best at it, and were kind enough to pass some of that hard-earned knowledge on to me:
|Tyler Payne||Brandon Green||Sean Waller||Lindsay B.|
|Joel Turner||Sherri Gallagher||Brad Thorlson||Bob S.|
|Jacob Hetherington||James Henderson||Will Carpenter||Zach S.|
|John Browning||Todd Graves||Glen Sulser||Gabe D.|
|Nate Staskiewicz||Glen Eller||Craig Nelson||Joel K.|
|Robby Johnson||Vincent Handcock||Conrad White||Dan B.|
|Jason St. John||Andrew Shehan||Jay Wilson||VA|
|Matt Sweeney||Brandon Welch||James Travilian||Pete F.|
|Shane Coley||Troy Lawton||Mike Howard||Chuck|
|Emil Praslick||Joe Harless||Matt Sawalis||“Gunny” Barreras|
And my first boss Aaron Hampton.
For these guys plus many more (I’m sure I forgot a few, and I’m very sorry), I’m very thankful. Also, a huge thank you to everyone in the industry that has helped me over the years, there are so many, and I’m grateful for the friendships.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
I am very excited for the next chapter– The SIG chapter. Thank you all for the opportunity to work with you. Thank you to Mr. Cohen and Tom Taylor for what I expect to be a long future of success and greatness for the company and everyone associated with it.
My focus now is raising Sig Sauer awareness, assisting in the development of products, teaching both military and civilian classes, bringing a brand of Horner Elite products to market, developing the shooting program at Paul Nelson Farm, training two lab puppies, and being a good father and husband.
Thank you to everyone, and I can’t wait to see how this goes!!