CURRENT RANKS: 5th Dan Kenpo Karate; Hanshi Rank with ActivStars
OTHER CERTIFICATIONS: CPR, AED, Concussion and First Aid Certified.
PROFILE/BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: I am the ActivStars Karate Supervisor for the Midwest Region. My focus is the supervision, training and development of our martial arts instructors. I oversee the KC Metro, St. Louis, Iowa/Nebraska, Topeka and Wichita areas where we have classes. I was one of the first hires by Shihan Kraig Hollingworth in 1995, when he opened up the MO/KS region.
I graduated from Blue Springs High School and received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University.My full-time profession is law enforcement. I am a Sergeant with the Blue Springs Police Department, currently assigned to Patrol Operations and the Police Bicycle Patrol Unit. I have been with the BSPD since 1994.
My martial arts training began in 1981 in Blue Springs, MO. As a practitioner and teacher in Kenpo Karate, I have also trained in various other martial arts. I am currently a 5th Degree Black Belt and was the Chief Instructor at my ACTIVSTARS home dojo in Blue Springs from 1995 – 2015. In 2015 I turned over the lead teaching duties to one of my capable black belts.
Quote or Motto: Don’t think. FEEL. It’s like a finger pointing at the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.” – Bruce Lee