Mark is a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.), the highest professional designation one can earn in the Security Industry. He is passionate in helping people avoid being victimized and who wish to assume responsibility for their own safety and security, both for themselves and their loved ones, rather than depend upon others for protection.

  • Over 40 years Concealed Carry/ Defensive Handgun experience
  • Teaching individuals how to shoot handguns since 1996
  • Louisiana State Police Certified Concealed Handgun
    Permit Instructor # 628 since March 2012
  • USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association)
    Certified Instructor # 300476
  • USCCA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor # 167712126
  • NRA Certified ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ Seminar Instructor
  • Completed Special Training Course in Israeli Pistol Selective Point Shooting
  • Former New Orleans Police Officer; twice awarded the department’s Medal of Commendation and The ‘Excellent Arrest’ award from the Fraternal Order of Police
  • Former Security Director for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Former Security Director for the ESSENCE Music Festival
  • Served on Corporate Executive Protection Team in 2008-2009