StaffWho We Are
Founder Emeritus and Capo di tutti capi
Ed Lovette is a retired CIA paramilitary operations officer. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is a 10-year law enforcement veteran. Ed is the author of The Snubby Revolver and coauthor of Defensive Living.
Senior ROSCOE advocate and project provocateur
Michael de Bethencourt is a thirty year student of the martial arts and a twenty plus year student of police defense tactics. He is a nationally recognized defensive revolver, weapon disarming and improvised weapons trainer, and an internationally recognized tactical folding knife instructor-trainer.
Associate founder and Chief Technology Enforcer
Associate founder and Chief Technology Officer for the ROSCOE snub shooters association. A self described classical shooter systems enthusiast and a researcher/student of classic police defense tactics systems. Jason brings decades of Software and I.T. innovations combined with his passion for martial arts and historic firearm research together for the benefit of his fellow snub shooting advocates.
Nick Walker, Ph.D.
Director of Yellow Journalism
Rob had been a lifelong shooter, first learning on his fathers 1959 S&W K-22. He spent 38 years with the Columbus Georgia Police Department, retiring in 2016. He has been a writer for Combat Handguns, and other publications since 1984, and continues to write for Athlon Outdoor Group and GunsAmerica. He is a huge fan of J-frames and is a knowledgeable contributor to IWR.
Professional Sharp-Dressed Man
David Zeppieri is an IT Support Specialist from Connecticut. Always impeccably-dressed, he has spent the past few years proselytizing the value of the snubnose revolver to the modern gentleman. An amateur mixologist, he is currently working his way through several tomes of antique cocktail recipes, in hopes of someday writing his own book on mixed drinks.
Leader of the Revolver Liberation Alliance
The Tactical Professor
Chris Bird had nothing to do with the bio paragraph above. Y’all know how Michael likes to exaggerate. In addition Bird is author of The Concealed Handgun Manual, (seventh edition coming soon), Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense, and Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage: When Seconds Count, Police Are Still Minutes Away.