Ethan began a passion for firearms when he was, under the guidance of his father, taken shooting for the first time at the age of 8 making his passion for firearms grow over the years. July 2011 his family suffered the loss of his mothers passing, ultimately causing Ethan to choose to turn his passion into a career. After obtaining his Ohio Concealed Handgun License he knew there was more to the industry and wanted to become a part of it. February 2016 Ethan certified as a NRA Basic Pistol instructor and NRA Refuse To Be A Victim© instructor. Along with Smith & Wesson® Revolver armorer course, Smith & Wesson® M&P Series armorer course and a basic gunsmith course from Ashworth University. Ethan also attends Ohio & Michigan’s Tactical Officers Association every year.
A student for life, Ethan commits himself to train no less than 200 hours per year under as many reputable instructors as possible, which led him to his mentor and now partner Jeff Wilson. Unknown to Ethan at the time would also directly lead to him becoming one of the founding members of IOF-TWTG, LLC. He anticipates joining the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy or becoming certified in Executive Protection/Diplomatic Protection in the near future as well.
Instructors Ethan has trained under:
Jeff Wilson – IOF-TWTG, LLC.
Pat McNamara – TMACS Inc.
Matt Jacques & Jeff Wood – Victory 1st
Russ Lyons - Cleveland S.W.A.T. / O.T.O.A.
David Carpenter - Cleveland S.W.A.T. / O.T.O.A.
Sylvester Pocius - E.A.S.T. Group
Cyril Cheng - Canada Border Services Agency / M.T.O.A.
John Bostain - Command Presence, LLC.
Rick Shene - Smith & Wesson Corp.
Ben Rios - Glock U.S.A
Chad Albrecht - School Of The American Rifle
SLC Squared Inc.
Lt. Jarred Alden - Akron F.D.