Growing up in the Carolinas, Jon enjoys the outdoors. Having the beach on one side of the state, and the mountains on the other offers plenty of opportunity to be in nature. His trusty BB gun, as a kid, seemed to always be in tow. With his love of country, it was no surprise when Jon joined the Marines. After eight years in the Marine Corps, Jon jumped at the chance to work in professional baseball (in the front office). During his tenure managing a Triple-A stadium, he missed shooting, resulting in the grounds crew setting up a 22 range just beyond the outfield wall. But this wasn’t enough, after more than a decade with the baseball club, he started his own businesses focusing on Bullpups (a niche in the firearms industry.) Teaching came naturally, with NRA classes and state concealed courses, the range is always near by!