Skip served six years with the U.S. Marine Corps, 16 years as a Military Police Officer with the Arizona Army National Guard, four years as a Yavapai County Patrol Deputy, four years on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and 26 years as a City of Chandler Police Officer and Detective. He retired in 2016 as an AZPOST certified firearms instructor, intelligence detective, terrorist liaison officer, Special Assignment Unit (SAU, a.k.a. SWAT) member, SAU sniper rappel master, High Angle Rescue Team member, and sniper and hostage negotiator. Skip is specialized in terrorism-related cases, threat assessments and emergency planning.
Skip has an extensive background in precision rifle operations and instruction. He competed in the sniper division of the Arizona Army National Guard Shooting Team in 1995 and 1996, winning state both years and placing second in the Winston P. Wilson National Matches in 1996. He was a member of Chandler SAU for 21 years and a member of the Sniper Squad for 16 years. Skip’s competitive shooting background includes several Police Olympics and he is an avid hunter.
Skip’s varied experience includes dignitary protection operations in direct support of dozens of field intelligence teams for national security events, including U.S. Secret Service liaison duties during presidential functions and visits to Phoenix. Skip is a member of the International Association of Security Professionals.