As a lifelong student I've always felt it was important to have a glance into an Instructor's background as it provides a better understanding of their perspective on the subject at hand. Why does an Instructor's background matter, relevancy. Why doesn't an instructor's background matter, it's worthless if they can't effectively transmit their message to others.
That said, let me take a moment to introduce myself...I'm Rob , Primary Instructor for all LHGK labelled courses. As far as my firearms and medical related backgrounds, they include 22+ years of military service in Combat Arms and Service/Support Units primarily as a Medic, 17+ years of community service as a Firefighter / Paramedic and actively serving Tactical Medic, 5+ years in Executive Protection, and both Military and Civilian firearms competition experience.
Educationally, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, have completed numerous Pistol, Carbine and Tactical EMS Instructor level courses, and additionally, hundreds of hours of end user course work from a variety of Instructors, some of which include Larry Vickers, Craig Douglas, Pat McNamara, William Aprill, Paul Howe - CSAT, Northern Red, Shawn Claussen - DSS, Dave Harrington, and Clark International.
LHGK's goal is to help others build safe, simple and effective Firearm and Medical related skill sets. All LHGK Courses follow the philosophy of "Master the basics, perform at advanced levels" and are rooted in the "Fundamentals" of Marksmanship and Manipulations.
Detailed resume and references are available on request, both will confirm a lifelong mission of helping others.
V/r - Rob