Chuck works in Facility Operations and has been a Nationally Certified & IL Licensed Massage Therapist since 1998. His passion for teaching (Massage Therapy Program Instructor) and experiences as a workplace trainer carry directly over to his role as a firearms instructor. He began his training with Fortress Defense in 2011, quickly acquired his NRA Instructor Certification and continues his training with Fortress and with many renowned personal defense instructors.

Firearm and Tactical Schools Attended

Fortress Defense Consultants

Frank Sharpe, Jr.
  • Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds
  • Defensive Pistol Level I
  • Defensive Rifle Level I
  • Open Hands/Defensive Blade
  • Force On Force

Defense Training International (DTI)

John & Vicki Farnam
  • Pistol
  • Urban Rifle

Henk Iverson Tactical Systems (HITS)

  • Personal Defense Tactics
  • Defensive Pistol Level 1
  • Concealed Handgun Defensive Tactics
  • Force on Force/Scenario based training

Rangemaster (RFTS)

  • Instructor Development Course

Massad Ayoob

  • Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement

J.C. Marshall Firearms Training

  • Utah Concealed Carry Course

Firearm Instruction Certifications

National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Certified Basic Pistol Instructor
  • Personal Protection Inside The Home

State of Ilinois

  • Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor

Defense Training International (DTI)

  • Staff Instructor

Professional Organizations

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)