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JANA WALLER of SKULLBOUND TV resides in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana where she revels in her passion for hunting and fishing. A bowhunter for 25 years, Jana has traveled the globe hunting in Africa, Alaska, Canada, and all over North America. She is a freelance outdoor writer for numerous websites and hunting magazines and has been featured in Bowhunter Magazine, Sports Afield, Bowhunting World, Turkey Country, Predator Xtreme, Mule Deer Foundation Magazine, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Montana Magazine, Hunting Illustrated, Earned, Lady Hunter, Buckmasters, Bowfisher Magazine, and Texas Bowhunterʼs Journal, as well as on CNN.com.

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MARK “OZ” GEIST, Co-Author of “13-Hours”, is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. A Colorado native, Mr. Geist joined the United States Marine Corps in 1984. During his time in the service, he served in Barracks Duty in the Philippines, then with the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines Golf Company, as well as the Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon. He then was chosen to serve in the newly formed Marine Cadre program as an Anti-/Counter- Terrorism Instructor. Upon the completion of a very successful tour and re-enlistment, Mr. Geist changed his military occupational specialty to the Intelligence field, specializing in Interrogation Translation. He attended language school where he studied Persian Farsi.

After serving 12 years in the United States Maine Corps, Mr. Geist became a Deputy Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado. In that role, he was assigned as liaison with the Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as an Investigator for Crimes against Children. Certified as a Forensic Interviewer of children, he investigated numerous case of abuse in which he helped to secure convictions of the perpetrators. He then took a job as Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business in private investigations as well as bounty hunting and bail bonds.

In 2004, Mr. Geist began doing contract security work in Iraq. He worked for Triple Canopy, providing Personal Security Details for Department of State personnel in Baquba, Iraq. Upon the completion of that contract he worked for USIS, the United States Investigative Services, training Iraqi SWAT teams and Personal Security Details. He also served as a mentor/advisor to the Personal Security Detail of Dr. Ayad Allawi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq.
Mr. Geist finished his career as a security contractor in Benghazi, Libya, where he was credited with helping to save the lives of more than 25 Americans. Mr. Geist is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the battle. He is a co-author of the bestselling book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

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RACHEL CARRIE

“Hunting and conservation has been part of my families way of life for many years, tagging along with my father as young as ten years old where I hunted and prepared wild game for mums stew pot. Hunting, shotgun shooting and the great outdoors has in recent years become my life – a lifestyle I’m extremely proud of a lifestyle I’m pleased to promote and share. Food, closeness to nature, the great outdoors, fitness and pushing myself to the limits are just a few reasons I live to and love to hunt. Food, Friends, Family & The outdoors – what’s not to love?

MIKE STEWART, President of Wildrose Kennels

With forty years of association with dogs, pointers, flushers, retrievers, as well as hounds and obedience companion dogs Mike developed the Wildrose facilities creating a comprehensive gundog-training program focused exclusively on the English Labrador, specifically for the wingshooter and outdoor enthusiasts. He developed the unique, positive, training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” which is being recognized across the country. Over the past nine years, he has appeared in a variety of television programming featuring retriever training including “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots, “Benelli’s American Bird Hunter,” The American Sportsman,” and other sporting programs. He has produced a series of best-selling DVDs, for hunting dog training, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” series. Mike retired as Chief of Police, University of Mississippi in 2000 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BPA and MCJ, as well as the FBI National Academy in 1989. He retired from the US Navy Reserves as a Commander in 2005 with nine years as a NCIS credentialed agent.

WILDROSE KENNELS ~ The perfect complement to a family’s sporting lifestyle.

Wildrose Labradors are regarded among wingshooters and adventurers as the finest versatile sporting dogs in the world. For almost four decades, Wildrose has produced a classic “Gentleman’s Gundog™” of superb temperament and natural gamefinding ability; a dog that is gentle in the home, dynamic in the field, and the perfect complement to any family’s outdoor adventures from canoeing, fishing, hiking mountain trails to leisurely afternoons by the lake. Through long associations in England and N. Ireland with some of the most successful trainers of the regions, Wildrose continues to offer the authentic, English Labrador retriever just as one might witness on the finest estate shoots of the United Kingdom.

Wildrose provides an expansive cadre of services including a comprehensive health-care program, unequaled after-sales support, and a full progression of training options, complemented by a passionate, highly-skilled staff with locations in the southern village of Oxford, Mississippi; along the Little Buffalo River in Jasper, Arkansas, and in Granite, Colorado, bordering the prestigious mountain trout stream, Clear Creek, previously an Orvis-endorsed, fly fishing destination.

Home to Drake, Ducks Unlimited’s first mascot and now Deke, DU’s newest mascot and a lineage of unprecedented genetics which are represented in all 50 states, every Canadian province, and with progeny in Mexico, the Netherlands, Denmark, N. Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland.

The Wildrose Labrador is a classic, versatile, wingshooting companion…the perfect complement to a family’s sporting lifestyle.

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JIM KINSEY

After serving four years in the Marine Corps as an aviation structural mechanic on the CH-53E and CH-46 helicopters, Jim moved back to his home in Western Montana and combined his love of cinematography with his passion for the great outdoors.

Jim’s been in the filming community now for over eighteen years. He’s contributed footage to clients needing unique content for their vision and broadcast productions, from feature films with Steve Baldwin to Nat Geo’s Ultimate Explorer, The History channel, Discovery, Animal Planet and everything in between. Jim’s “anything is possible attitude” has helped him win multiple video production awards in a variety of categories.

Award-winning cinematographer & executive producer Jim Kinsey brings Skull Bound TV into its 8th season. The show airs January through June on the Sportsman Channel’s Big Game Wednesday Night block starting at 8:30 PM EST. Skull Bound TV features host Jana Waller as she travels the globe in search of adventure, skulls, and the world’s most interesting characters while promoting hunters as the true stewards of the land. Conservation is highlighted throughout the series and has been a huge part of the show’s success!

When not filming Jim writes feature-length articles for Safari Club International, Bowhunter, Rack, Buckmasters, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowfisher, and Sports Afield magazine. You may also read his articles on the Sportsman Channel’s blog.

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PHILIP TOPPINO, COMBAT MASTER #22

The word “MASTER” carries with it connotations of extreme skill and ability. In the realm of combat shooting, a Master might be described as a person who can shoot up to the capability of his weapon-not just once, but consistently-on demand.

Although the handgun is the primary personal weapon these days, Mastery of it alone is not enough. Combat Master must be able to perform expertly with every representative small arm in use. A Master must be good not only with the handgun, but with the rifle, shotgun, and AR as well.

The abilities of a Combat Master is the overwhelming emphasis, when assessing a Master’s skills, is on realism… as a preparation for the ultimate reality gun fight!

MICHELLE WALDRAN

Michelle Waldran was born in Seoul, Korea but calls Tulsa, Oklahoma her home. Initially, she wanted to be more proficient with a handgun for self-protection, an interest that quickly became her passion when she took a TDSA advanced handgun class. Several classes later, Michelle knew she wanted to become a handgun instructor and teach other women about firearms. “I discovered 3 Gun in the fall of 2013 she discovered the world of 3 Gun which launched her desire to shoot competitively.

“After watching several matches and seeing the comradery between the shooters, I wanted to be part of this amazing community,” stated Waldran.

In the summer of 2014, she jumped head first into competition shooting and hasn’t looked back.

JOSEPH FAREWELL

Joe Farewell, of Farewell Firearms Training, has been a competitor in USPSA and 3-Gun for over 7 years. He is dedicated to constant self-improvement and encouraging others to build their skills. At matches, Joe is often found helping newer shooters learn the ropes of competitive shooting.

In 2013, Joe launched his career in Law Enforcement, where he discovered his passion for teaching. Joe is currently an instructor at his department covering firearms, close quarters force-on-force, and building entries, among other topics. He has attended numerous training schools and runs much of the advanced training for the department’s Emergency Response Team.

Joe started Farewell Firearms Training in 2016 and offers instruction for all shooters, from novice to advanced. With his background in law enforcement and experience at the top tier of competition, Joe has a well-rounded and practical approach to firearms training.

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RILEY KROPFF

Riley Kropff has grown up around guns, his father is a former law enforcement officer and always taught Riley the values of firearms and proper gun safety. He has been hunting since the age of 5 and got into competition shooting in 2015 at the age of 14. He immediately fell in love with the idea of competing with firearms. Over his short time thus far in the shooting sports he has competed in matches across not only the nation, but the globe. He won his first National title early in the 2019 season and received his first Gold medal at the 2019 Rifle World Championship in Sweden. He plans to continue shooting along with helping and teaching new students of the sport and can’t wait to see what the future holds.