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Event Director, 56. three children. Joe and his two oldest
kids, James and Kim, attended their first dynamite shoot in 1996. They were
immediately hooked and began planning to host their own event. James is now a
software developer for Microsoft in Redmond but Joe's daughter Kim and her
husband Caleb help out each year. For complete details, see
the background page.
Joe organizes the Boomershoot, helps with other shooting events, and is a
certified firearms instructor. He has also been active in the gun rights
movement in many capacities including a speaker at the Gun Rights Policy
Conferences in St. Louis (1999), and Washington, D.C. (2000). Wanting better
software to simulate precision long-range dynamite shooting Joe wrote the state
of the art exterior ballistics program
Modern Ballistics. His blog is
considered one of the top gun blogs receiving an average of nearly 1000 visits a
day. He has a Masters degree in electrical engineering.
He is currently employed as a software developer.
Assistant Director, 41. Three children; appeared in
blogger. Current interests include
photography and firearms.
Designed and managed construction of the explosives magazine for the Boomershoot.
Range Officer, 47. Rolf is a teacher (sci
/ math / soc studies) in the Seattle area. He's the kind of science teacher who
enjoys hands-on chemistry work, as evidenced in his appearance on NBC King 5
News, where Rolf
blew up an unforgettable fireball at
He's is also an NRA certified instructor, former
Microsoft employee (and a founding member of Microsoft Gun Club, former US Army
combat engineer, and former medieval fighter. Rolf is married, has two kids, and
a dog. Hobbies include gardening, reading, writing, hunting, stock option and
precious metals trading, photography, and the occasional 700 km canoe race.
Having grown up in Alaska, Rolf has been around guns
and shooting his entire life. The US Army was his formal introduction to the use
and enjoyment of explosives.
Range Officer, 51, Lyle has owned and operated
a musical instrument retail business and custom instrument repair shop since
1978. Lyle is married to a local schoolteacher and they have two children, ages
11 and 16. Lyle grew up shooting with a rifle in Northeast Washington State, but
put aside shooting for many years, until the debate arose over the Brady bill.
Says Lyle, "I figured I should buy a few good guns while I still had the chance
to do it legally."
Lyle's 26 years as a
musical instrument technician, and as a live sound reinforcement engineer, have
provided a unique perspective toward firearm mechanics and ergonomics. In 1999,
he and his brother Randall started UltiMAK Enhanced Performance, a firearm
accessory design and manufacturing business, and were soon awarded their first
U.S. patent. UltiMAK products are now
used by U.S. and coalition security forces, in increasing numbers, to improve
the utility of the assault rifle.
Lyle is also certified as an NRA Pistol and Home Firearm
Email: Joe Huffman
June 04, 2012