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 DTI Instructor certifications. Chuck continues his training and education on a regular basis with many renowned personal defense instructors nationwide.

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
  • Instructor Program

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)