Students for Concealed Carry’s Board of Directors

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Kurt Mueller – Director of Public Relations

Kurt Mueller is the Director of Public Relations for Students for Concealed Carry. Kurt is has undergrad degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and a law degree. He is currently licensed to practice law in Virginia. To contact Kurt, please use the contact form located here

Al Baker – Legal Liaison & Idaho State Director

Al is the Legal Liaison & Idaho State Director for Students for Concealed Carry. He started with SCC in 2007 as a Campus Leader at the University of Idaho and State Director for Idaho. Al has served on SCC’s Board of Directors since February 2008, first as the Rocky Mountain Regional Director, and from September 2010 to present as Legal Liaison. He attends the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho and is a Utah Certified Concealed Firearms Instructor, NRA Certified Instructor, and Range Safety Officer for a local range. Al is a competitive shooter, enjoys hunting and fishing in Idaho’s great outdoors, and collects classic cars. To contact Al, e-mail him at Al.Baker@ConcealedCampus.org.

Jason Silva – Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Jason is a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in recreational therapy. Jason intends on pursuing a graduate degree in social work and working as a therapist with at-risk youth. Jason works in the mental health field mentoring teenage boys with various emotional disorders living in residential treatment and also works on the rec therapy staff at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center. Jason started with SCC in 2008 as a campus leader, became the Utah state director in 2009, and in 2010 became the Rocky Mountain Regional Director and joined the national board of directors. Jason  is an NRA certified instructor and a Utah BCI certified concealed firearms instructor. Jason enjoys defensive firearms training, competitive shooting, rock climbing, photography,  and mentoring troubled teens. To contact Jason, please use the contact form located here

Reid K Smith – Director of Development

Reid K Smith serves as the Director of Development for Students for Concealed Carry. Additionally, he is the Midwest Regional Director and Michigan State Director. Reid joined SCC shortly before the first Empty Holster Protest in 2007, later becoming the Campus Leader at Albion College. In March 2009, he became the Michigan State Director, assuming his position as Midwest Regional Director in May 2010, and Director of Development in December 2012. Reid holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and is pursuing his M.D. at Wayne State University in downtown Detroit. Reid spent one year with a public policy firm, researching nationwide firearms laws and statistics. His wide interests include the outdoors, backpacking, history, and baseball. To contact Reid, please use the contact form located here.

Erik Soderstrom – East Regional Director

Erik Soderstrom became involved with SCC when he started a campus chapter at Vanderbilt University in the fall of 2008 and became a campus leader. After transferring schools, Erik was appointed State Director for South Carolina in the Fall of 2009.  In April 2011, he assumed his current position as East Regional Director.  To contact Erik, please use the contact form located here.

Zachary Zalneraitis – Central Regional Director

Zachary is a graduate of the University of Florida and currently the Central Regional Director. Before moving to the midwest and assuming the position, he was the Southeast Regional Director, Florida State Director and a founding member of the University of Florida campus chapter. He has been active with Students for Concealed Carry as an opinion writer since 2009. To contact Zachary, please use the contact form located here.

 Zachary Zalneraitis - Central Regional Director