About us

our mission

Fieldcraft Survival's Mission is to expand your capabilities in the genre of survival. Our goal is to educate, train, and equip you to survive in the worst-case scenario. To accomplish our mission, we offer life-saving medical equipment, products built to enhance dependability, as well as training courses led by resident duty experts. Thank you for your interest and continued-support in Fieldcraft Survival!

The team

Mike Glover

Mike spent 18-years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA. He served as a SGM in 
Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters. He is an expert in 
Counter-Terrorism, Security, and Crisis Management Operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes, and Soundcloud. He is an avid outdoorsman, overland enthusiast, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and currently resides in Utah.

Rob Parsons
President and CMO

Rob Parsons is the President and Chief Marketing Officer of Fieldcraft Survival. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Business Management and Supply Chain Operations. After graduation he spent his early career in supply chain and operations managing inventory for Vivint Smart Home Solutions. He then shifted into marketing and has worked through many different avenues of digital marketing and data reporting before joining Fieldcraft Survival in 2020. He grew up in Maryland but now resides in Utah with his wife and three kids. His love for the mountains kept him out west where he enjoys hunting, shooting, camping, overlanding, and teaching the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit course.

Mike Hernandez
Director of Mobility

Mike Hernandez is the Fieldcraft Survival Mobility and Motorsports Director. He specializes in Jeeps as they pertain to vehicle preparedness and off-road. Michael has been building vehicles for 20+ years, after completion of an ASE Ford program in his teens. Michael combined his automotive knowledge with experienced based learning, in behavioral health. He provides behavioral health services to wards of the state of Arizona and has been a foster parent for the past 14 years.

Michael operated as a Camp Master for A&E History channel and has instructed mobility courses for Fieldcraft Survival for 4 years as well as manages business relations, marketing, and development. Michael has written 4 articles for Be Ready Magazine.

In addition to being an instructor, Michael has also operated as a consultant specializing in off-road vehicle preparedness platforms and specializing in Jeep. His work can be seen in his 2 current Jeep builds, A 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and a 2020 EcoDiesel Jeep Wrangler.

Amber Elle
Director of Family Preparedness

Amber is our Director of Family Preparedness and the lead for women’s development. She is a mother to three adventurous children and leads their home education journey through living and rich experiences.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing with an active licensure and maintains certifications in CPR and first aid. She holds training as a classical education educator and has experience leading young adults in their studies. She has also led classes on gun safety and situational awareness with local children’s groups. Amber loves maintaining a home garden, raising animals, hunting, cooking, and using her life to teach other families how to thrive in spite of their unique circumstances.

Kevin Estela
Director of Survival

Kevin Estela is the Director of Survival for Fieldcraft Survival. A lifelong outdoorsman with over 2 decades of teaching in the great outdoors, Kevin is well versed in bushcraft and survival skills. Kevin is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under the late Marty Simon. Kevin is the author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods and over 150 published magazine titles. He regularly hones his capabilities in different environments around the globe including arctic, desert, and jungle with the most emphasis in the northern forest. He joined Fieldcraft after 14 years of teaching public high school history. Rounding out Kevin’s background is extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and completion of numerous pistol, shotgun, carbine, and precision scoped rifle courses. A student for life, Kevin is constantly pursuing more knowledge and experience to impart on his students.

"Doc" Nate Jones
Director of Med

“Doc” Nate Jones is the Fieldcraft Survival Medical Director. He has served as a Combat Medic in the US Army for the last 15 years. His experience from working in combat arms units, emergency rooms, and on ambulances has helped him specialize in the treating traumatic injuries. He has been teaching courses in combat lifesaving, first aid, CPR, resiliency, tactical combat casualty care, pistol fundamentals, rifle marksmanship, and land navigation to soldiers and civilians for the last 12 years. Serving as a Combat Medic Instructor for 3 years, enabled him to collaborate with hundreds of other medics from all around the Army to gather insights and experience to distill down to students. Nate is always looking for new information and experiences to continue his personal development. He enjoys trying to live as active a lifestyle as possible and spends much of his time outdoors with his wife and five children.

Greg Lapin
Head Jiu Jitsu Professor

Greg has made a living for the past two decades in law enforcement special operations and Government special operations, deploying to war zones throughout the world. He started his Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2005 when he was a New Orleans Police Officer because he understood what violence was and what skills he needed to have to go home at the end of the day. After leaving the police department and going to work for the U.S. Government, Greg trained on and off for several years in between deployments. He was what is known as a 10-year white belt due to not being able to train at a school consistently. During assignment in the United Arab Emirates, Greg began training seriously under Tiago Bravo where he received his blue belt in 2016. He is currently a black belt under Professors Jeremy Umphries and Erick Raposo.