About Martin Farris:
Martin has been with the company since 2009. He is now back full time since the first of the year in 2017. His primary duties are as a senior instructor within the realm of Wildlife Awareness and Firearms training. In addition, he is LTR's Armorer. When it comes to bullets or bears Martin is our point of contact.
As a lifelong Alaskan and avid outdoorsman, duty as a Paratrooper within the 502 Infantry Regiment came easily. With assignments as a scout at Fort Campbell and a heavy weapons specialist in Berlin his professional training was off to a great start. Reenlisting to come home he taught survival training at Fort Richardson through the ALIT course as the primary instructor for all outdoor training and M16A2 PMI.
While known for being quick to bark and at times even bite, his concern for student safety and adherence to curriculum guidelines is beyond reproach. "Education shouldn’t hurt. And, experience always hurts. However, experience is the better teacher because it hurts."
Martin enjoys hunting and fishing, primitive technology, ballistics, a good hefeweizen and being outdoors in Alaska. His hobbies include tinkering both on the range and off with Remington 870 shotguns, building primitive archery tackle and using those tools, both modern and primitive, while afield.
Training and Certifications:
Hunter Education Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer & Chief Range Safety Officer
Remington Law Enforcement 870 Armorer
ARC Wilderness First Aid
Tower Climbing, Rescue, and Fall Protection Competent Person – EM385
RSI RF Safety Training
US Army 11B2P With C2 identifier
Graduate of BNCOC 11B and PLDC with honors
Basic Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Expert Infantryman's Badge
Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Occupation Medal
Good Conduct Medal with two knots
Qualified Expert M16A2
German Sports Medal, Bronze