David has  been a firefighter/paramedic for over 19 years, and now holds the rank of Lieutenant. He has been training with John Farnam at Defense Training International (DTI) for 8 years and became an instructor in 2009.

He’s been a Staff Instructor with Fortress from the beginning, and not only assists, but assumes the role of Lead Instructor on a regular basis, specializing in teaching our Tactical Medical Program.

Firearm And Tactical Schools Attended

Defense Training International (DTI)

John & Vicki Farnam
  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Pistol
  • Urban Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Tactical Medical
  • Instructors’ Program

Strike Tactical

Henk Iverson
  • Defensive Blade
  • Handgun 1 & 2
  • Open Hands Defense

Badlands Tactical

  • Sniper Level I

Jeff Tinsley

  • Defensive Blade Level I

Firearm Instruction Certifications

Defense Training International

  • Staff Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA)

  • Certified Pistol Instructor
  • Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home