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!
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 resides in Heber City, UT where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.
Kevin Owens grew up in Ireland where he served in the Tier One Counter-Terrorist Force. After immigrating to the United States, he served 24-years in the United States Army - 6 in the infantry and 18 in Special Forces. He served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times, ran the Special Forces Sniper Course, and was in charge of all Force Modernization for Army Special Forces.
Kevin Estela is the Lead Survival Instructorfor 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.
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 has operated as a Camp Master for A&E History channel for an upcoming episode scheduled to be released first quarter 2021.Michael 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 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.
Kirsten is our Lead Instructor for Personal Security, NC Concealed Carry, and Active Shooter Survival Training. During more than 12 years in law enforcement with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Kirsten was a member of the CMPD SWAT Team for more than six years. In addition, she also served as a member of the Crime Gun Suppression Team, a part-time instructor at the CMPD Academy, and a member of the Dignitary Protection Unit. She taught Active Shooter Training to Charlotte residents in addition to other roles as a police officer.
She remains a certified North Carolina Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and certified NC Concealed Carry Instructor. As a mother, Kirsten promotes situational awareness and preparedness to parents and women alike. Through her role at Fieldcraft, she works to pass on the knowledge she received through her years in policing to others who were not given the same opportunities.