Erik was first introduced to firearms over 50 years ago, when his father taught him to shoot trap, skeet and rifle.  Ultimately, this turned into a lifelong support of the shooting sports, eventually leading becoming a firearms instructor.  Currently, Erik holds multiple Instructor and Range Safety Officer Certifications with the NRA and USCCA.   Erik also recently became an instructor with the school safety program ‘Fight Back Nation’ (

‘’As an instructor, my goal is to always provide relevant training and useful information that encourages people to become knowledgeable, confident and responsible firearms owners.  My affiliation with Ready Gunner and Nielsen Training is a remarkable opportunity to continue the pursuit of that goal!’’