Ed Ketchie is a lifelong shooter and has extensive experience with various firearms. An NRA Life Member, Ed began teaching in 1959 as an NRA Small Bore Marksmanship Instructor. During this time, he taught rifle shooting at summer camp and later coached a coed college shooting team. In 1968, Ed joined the US Army and completed a tour in Vietnam, during which time he was a qualified expert marksman with all handguns and rifles. After Ed returned from Vietnam, he married his wife of 47 years and continued his education in Chicago.
In 1976, Ed and his wife returned to North Carolina and he took over the family business, Ketchie-Houston, Inc. He has spent the last 30 years as President of the company and recently retired in 2007. Over the years, Ed has taught his friends and family to shoot and in 2008, he decided to become a formal instructor again. Certified by the National Sporting Clays Association as an Instructor for beginning and novice shooters, Ed enjoys sharing his love of the outdoors, hunting small game and birds, and shooting sporting clays with his students.
In the spring of 2010, Ed became certified as a NCSA Level II Instructor. This certification allows him to offer advanced instruction as well as aid in troubleshooting any issues experienced by shooters.