Michael Bane is the most successful producer of outdoors/firearms programming ever. He currently has four series running on OUTDOOR CHANNEL, including his landmark SHOOTING GALLERY, now in its 18th season and the top show on OC, GUN STORIES WITH JOE MANTEGNA. Bane has long been active in practical shooting competition, having been involved in the start-ups of USPSA and IDPA, as well as being one of the 3 original founders of the RIMFIRE CHALLENGE.”
Mark Passamaneck is a Forensic Engineer from Colorado who has been involved in all aspects of the shooting sports for his entire adult life. An accomplished shooter in several disciplines and an avid hunter, he has also consulted for firearms manufacturers, trained 1,000s of shooters and been involved in starting and running clubs and major matches across the United States. Mark has a passion for sharing his love of the shooting sports with those new to shooting competition.
Heather Martin is relatively new to competitive shooting. After an invite from a friend she attended her first rimfire event in 2013 (then known as Ruger Rimfire). Heather enjoyed the event so much she convinced her husband, Eric, to come with her the next time. That was all it took, they were both hooked.
Heather now travels, with her husband, to participate in shooting events. She participates in different type of events but is most active in Rimfire Challenge and Steel Challenge.
On top of competing, Heather has volunteered her time at several rimfire and steel matches. She has provided support as a scoring/safety officer up to assistant match director. Along with her husband, Heather provides support and sponsorship to local youth shooting programs. She can often be seen working with new shooters at her backyard gun range.
Heather brings with her active corporate business experience in the areas of policy management, vendor sourcing and management, event planning, training and in IT.
Tim Norris first shot a gun at age 5 and was forever hooked. He spent his youth hunting upland birds and plinking. During six years on active duty in the United States Navy he had the opportunity to fire many different firearms from the 1911 to the M2.
The Action Shooting Sports, then known as Combat Pistol, was in its infancy when Tim left the service. He started shooting club level competition in 1988 and shot his first tournament level match in 1991. In 2010 he realized a life long goal by becoming a sponsored shooter.
Tim has participated in many different types of competition but is most active in Rimfire Challenge and USPSA Pistol and Rifle competition. He has served as a Board Member for several shooting clubs and has been a Rimfire Challenge consultant to both Ruger Rimfire and NSSF Rimfire Challenge.
Tim says he loves to compete because it pushes him to improve and he gets to hang out with some of the greatest people around.
Brian J Kruszewski aka “Kruzer” had his first experience with handling firearms at the age of 7. He grew up hunting, fishing & target shooting.
He’s 55 years young, lives in upstate NY in a county that was previously know as the dairy capital of America. He’s retired from management with one of the largest privately owned paper manufacturers in the country.
Along with his management experience he brings to the RCSA his love of all shooting sports, especially RimFire Competition.
He has a passion for introducing and teaching new competitors, recently dedicating 3 years to one young lady who is now a two time world champion. Giving back to the sport and to the youth is what he’s about.
He hopes his ideas, efforts and passion will help ensure the longevity of the RimFire Shooting Sports for generations to come.
Robb Elliott began his love for shooting at the age of 7. He grew up hunting and shooting targets with his grandfather and family. He continued his love for the outdoors and shooting into his adult life and in 2007 he discovered the sport of competitive shooting. Robb has competed competitively in many sports including USPSA, SASS, 3 Gun, Clay/Trap, Steel Challenge and Rimfire Challenge.
Robb has also found a love for training. He has assisted with many training classes at his local club. Robb has enjoyed traveling to several Rimfire Challenge matches in the Midwest and is always glad to assist in any way needed.
Robb currently lives in east central Oklahoma and brings 25 plus years of management and training experience to the board. Robb is looking forward to serving on the Board of Directors and helping to continue and improve the traditions of our sport.
Chris Krager is a husband and father of two adorable daughters. He works as a Senior Project Manager for Southwest Airlines. After attending the 2014 Rimfire Challenge World Championship and experiencing the family friendly atmosphere, he began planning how his family would participate in the sport.
While Chris loves to hunt and participate in recreational shooting sports, he wants to share his love of shooting sports with his children.
Chris brings a wealth of strategic and project management skills along with experience in managing stakeholder expectations and driving complex deliverable to completion. He wants to use these skills and experiences to help RCSA provide a safe, family friendly environment for shooters of all levels to come together and celebrate our Second Amendment Rights through friendly competition.