Survival Instructors

Matt Tate – Lead Survival Instructor NW Arkansas

Matt Tate – Lead Survival Instructor NW Arkansas

Matt Tate, Owner of American Survival Co. &  Integrated Survival Systems Former Army Combat Engineer, NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Firearms Instructor You’ve seen Matt compete on Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off, but his love of survival started as young kid growing up in a Cherokee community where the old ways of hunting, fishing …

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Joel Graves – Lead Instructor Florida & Maine

Joel Graves – Lead Instructor Florida & Maine

Joel Graves, Owner of American Survival Co. & Former Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2 Joel brings an extremely extensive military and tactical background. Completing 355 missions as Naval Special Warfare EOD on Seal Team 2 & 4, which is arguably one of the most elite and highly trained bomb squads in the world. …

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Tim Armstrong – Associate Instructor / Eat Your Yard Jax

Tim Armstrong – Associate Instructor / Eat Your Yard Jax

Tim Armstrong – Associate Instructor Jacksonville & Owner of Eat Your Yard Jax Tim Armstrong is owner of Eat Your Yard Jax, an edible plant nursery, aquaculture facility and education center on the West side of Jacksonville (and the location of our Jacksonville training). He has spent his lifetime exploring the woods and waterways of …

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Randy Owen – Jacksonville, FL Associate Instructor

Randy Owen – Jacksonville, FL Associate Instructor

Randy Owen is the Owner of Owen Forge, a blacksmith and bladesmith shop in Callahan, Florida. In 2012, he began practicing blacksmithing and bladesmithing, consuming any and all information he could find on the topic. Randy perfected his craft by reading hundreds of books and articles, watching hundreds of videos, consulting multiple master Smiths from …

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BJ Latta – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas

BJ Latta – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas

BJ Latta – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas Integrated Survival Systems / American Survival Co. – Wilderness Survival Instructor BJ has been a student of Bushcraft since he was a kid growing up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. BJ has traveled the US putting his skills to the test throughout his adult life and …

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Josh Levart – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas

Josh Levart – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas

Josh Levart – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas Josh grew up in the Ozark foothills of southeast Missouri in a family with a long tradition of hunting, fishing, and using what they could from nature. He became an avid hunter and fisherman as soon as his Dad began taking him along with him around the age …

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Todd Clow – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas / Salvo Security

Todd Clow – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas / Salvo Security

Todd Clow – Associate Instructor NW Arkansas & Owner of Salvo Security With more than 30 years of experience in protective services, Todd is the founder of Salvo Security Group and subject matter expert in the field of executive protection. His extensive military experience includes: U.S. Army Special Forces, Chief Warrant Officer, 1986-2007. Served as Commander …

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