Started Airsofting: 2002
Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy, 1 tour to Iraq, served from 2006 to 2008 Active Duty, 2008-2010 Reserves.
Owner of DesertFox Airsoft, LLC and professional Airsoft player. I started playing Airsoft late 2002 with a bunch of friends. We all had cheap battery-powered mini electric guns, the kind you fill with .12g bb's. We would play in our buddies backyard using random pieces of lawn furniture as cover. I didn't get an AEG until Spring 2003 only then did we start playing outdoors in open fields. This was back before organized fields existed.
Sometime during 2003 my parents bought some land out by Historic Route 66 here in Southern California. They let me build some buildings on it for Airsoft and from that point I I haven't stopped playing. Fast forward to 2006, I grew out of Airsoft and felt the call to service so I joined the U.S. Navy. After boot camp and a whole bunch of training I was shipped out to Iraq early 2007. My unit operated out of Al Asad Air Base in Al Anbar province, Iraq. I primarily did security missions with Navy and Marine Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) units. In 2008 I decided to leave active duty and come back home to Southern California. When I returned I went back to Airsofting on my parent's land, but I took the money I had earned from Iraq and started it as a business. Since then I've been blessed with the opportunity to work in the Airsoft industry full time.