Hey there! I’m Paul. I’m the owner of Safety Solutions Academy, LLC. I’m a Professional Defensive Shooting instructor, and a content creator in the firearms industry. More importantly I’m a husband and a father.
My background is a bit different from most instructors in the industry. My training is as a professional educator and I spent more than a decade teaching middle school math and science courses. While teaching, I was also traveling around the country competing in USPSA matches and training to deal with violence.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out that although I was a relatively successful competitive shooter with a couple of USPSA Point Series National Championships under my belt, competitive shooting wasn’t the complete answer to dealing with a violent encounter.
I redoubled my effort in training and studying violence and how humans respond to lethal stress and working to understand how how everyday people can perform more efficiently in violent confrontations. All the while I honed my skills as an instructor both in the classroom and on the range.
Through Safety Solutions Academy, I teach a variety of Critical Defensive Skills courses in more than a dozen states annually. Courses range from Concealed Carry and Critical Defensive Handgun to Advanced Critical Defensive Handgun Courses and include instruction for the defensive use of handguns, rifles and shotguns. Safety Solutions Academy regularly hosts other industry leading experts as guest instructors to make sure that SSA’s students have the opportunity for quality instruction across a broad range of Critical Defensive disciplines.
I’m a charter member of the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors and a contributor to Athlon Outdoors with written, photographic and video content. I also write for the Personal Defense Network and Gun Mag Warehouse.
As if that isn’t enough I’m the host of the Safety Solutions Academy Podcast and I’ve published hundreds of hours of audio and video content so that regular people from all different backgrounds can learn to lead a safer life.
My background as a professional teacher is evident in the quality presentation delivered in both SSA’s live courses and other instructional materials he I’ve developed.
When I’m not traveling to teach and work in the firearms industry or working hard to increase SSA’s foot print, you can find me with my family, either on the range or in the mountains.
I can’t wait to get to know you better and to help you and those that you love on your journey toward a safer life!