Steven Prouse from Fifth Horse

Brian Duff is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and founder and host of the Mind4Survival podcast. As a lifelong preparedness advocate, Brian helps preparedness minded people gain the confidence and skills necessary to protect their family’s and loved ones when it matters most. Brian’s prepping experience began in high school and kicked into gear with his time as a paramedic in South Central Los Angeles. Following his time as a firefighter-paramedic and Army Ranger, Brian spent over a decade deployed in non-permissive environments around the globe with both Blackwater, and as a employee of the US Department of State (DOS), where he oversaw the DOS security forces in both Baghdad and Basrah, Iraq. After his time overseas, Brian returned to the Washington DC area where he oversaw a $2B government security program. With his time in DC at a close Brian went on to become the Director of Training for North American Rescue’s tactical medicine training program. Now, Brian’s focus is to make disaster preparedness mainstream with his Mind4Survival podcast and social media efforts. Brian is project management professional certified, and holds a bachelor’s degree in security management along with a master’s in business administration (MBA).

Michael Lake is a Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association and has been actively involved in a variety shooting activities since 1989. In addition to being a certified range safety officer he holds several NRA instructor ratings and armorer certifications. He has received training from the US Army Marksmanship Unit, the US Marine Corps Rifle Team and some of the finest private training facilities in the nation. In 2013 Michael co-founded Adaptive Defense Concepts, a Northwest Ohio-based Training organization. He is currently a contractor for the US Department of Energy and is an accomplished Freemason.

Damian Porter is a former NZSAS Commando, WA Police Officer and current WA Firefighter / Health and Wellness Coach. He was one of the first Personal Trainers in the world and has been professionally involved in the health and wellness space for over 28 years. During his younger years Damian was heavily involved in bodybuilding and the fitness industry however he soon applied to join the New Zealand Defence Force. Within a couple of years he attempted the selection for NZSAS Commando now known as 1 NZSAS Regiment D Squadron which is a counter terrorism role squadron part of the NZSAS. After years of service Damian moved to WA and became a Police Officer. Not stopping there after a few years within the Police Force Damian decided to change up his career yet again and became a Firefighter which is his current day role.

Donavon Riley is a Lutheran pastor, conference speaker, author, and contributing writer for 1517. He is also a co-host of Banned Books and Warrior Priest podcasts. He is the author of the book, “Crucifying Religion” and “The Withertongue Emails.” He is also a contributing author to “The Sinner/Saint Devotional: 60 Days in the Psalms” and “Theology of the Cross”.

By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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