Title: Faculty, School of Firearms Technology

Highest degree and school: BS in Psychology, Arizona State University

Teaching at SDI since: 2020

Craig began teaching at SDI in early 2020. Prior to joining the faculty, Craig served a little under 10 years with the U.S. Army as an Infantryman. He graduated from the United States Army Sniper School in 2010, served as a Sniper Section Leader at Ft. Hood, Texas, and eventually attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. It was through his Army experiences that Craig says he found his passion for teaching, training, and mentoring; leadership positions gave him the opportunity to share the knowledge he gained with the soldiers under his command.

After his discharge, Craig went back to school and graduated from Arizona State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Communication. What attracted Craig to SDI was our student population and the unique challenges that come with instructing in a distance-learning setting. He says what he enjoys most is facilitating his students’ learning experiences, seeing how they connect with the content, and then applying what they’ve learned.

During his free time, Craig can be found at the gym, hiking up one of the many Phoenix mountains, or out and about with his wife and three amazing kids. An avid reader, he says his idea of a perfect day would be spent with a really good book, a bottomless cup of coffee that never gets cold, and enough time to enjoy both in silence. When asked what one thing he’d like to learn about if time were not a factor, he asked, “Is time really a factor, or is that just what we say to justify our procrastination?”