Instructor Info: Robert is the only Law Enforcement Officer ever to win World and National Championships in the Practical Pistol disciplines of IPSC and USPSA. He was born and raised on a farm in rural Ohio where he learned early the value of hard work and discipline. From a very young age shooting, hunting and the outdoors truly became a way of life for him. Always being somewhat of a thrill-seeker, while in his mid-teens the Law Enforcement profession sparked his interest. After graduating high school he went immediately into a 2 year Police Academy Program. It was also at this time that he began actually competing in Practical shooting competitions. At present Robert is now a 3-time World and 21-time National Champion across 3 disciplines of Practical/Combat shooting. Besides this he has also been a Police Officer for over 10 years. Eight and a half of those years were spent as a full-time street cop while also being a member of the Counties joint department SWAT team. During that tenure he was as well one of the Departments and SWAT teams firearms instructors.