Earl is an NRA certified instructor for rifle, shotgun and pistol, along with being a certified Range Safety Officer. He also is certified as a shotgun instructor by the American Trapshooting Association, and by the United States Concealed Carry Association as a concealed carry instructor. The Utah Bureau of Investigation has certified him to teach the Utah Concealed Carry course. Guns have been a part of Earl’s life since he was born. His first gun was a Springfield .22 rifle owned by Earl’s grandfather and modified for use by Earl’s father at the age of four. Earl owns that same Springfield and trained both his boys in gun safety and handling with it. Earl is retired from his 25-year career as an owner and business management consultant of a national healthcare consultancy that worked with medical schools across the country.