Ray and Tim are your experts who will help you and your business prepare for a critical incident. Grace will be available to help you schedule a class or an appointment. We look forward to helping you prepare!
Executive Consultant / Self-Protection Instructor
Owner / Executive Consultant
Owner / Office Manager
More About Our Team
Tim Pettit and Ray Boyer met multiple times toying with the idea of starting a new company. Ray was not interested in becoming an owner of the company, but fortunately for us, he recognized his value in contributing to the make-up of our company. With their combined backgrounds in security, safety, law enforcement, military, firearms, investigations, and personal protection, to name a few, Tim and Ray have a unique skill set that makes for a strong team helping individuals and businesses prepare for and manage critical incidents. Tim's wife Grace was brought in to form this new company, Proactive Resource Consulting. We are blessed to share the gifts, expertise, and talents of both Tim and Ray with the rest of the world.
Ray Boyer is a Senior Master Instructor Level-5 in Officer Conflict Training and Self-Defense Training for Occupational Protection (STOP). He has been instructing personal and corporate personal protection courses since 1980. He has been recognized as one of the "Top Ten Self-Defense Instructors" in the American Karate Association (AKA) and was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2001. He is an 8th degree Black Belt in Tai-Tsuku Do Kempo. Ray is also a former firearms instructor for C.A.P.S., an Iowa State Certified CCW course. He is also a former reserve police officer with the Urbandale Police Department in Urbandale, Iowa, where he was the head coach of the Reserve Police Pistol Team.
"I believe that education is the foundation of knowledge in both personal protection and firearms training. Education and training provides students with the opportunity to make informed decisions and choices. All of the STOP programs are designed to educate individuals in personal and family protection when faced with potentially life-threatening situations or risk, either in the work place, school, home, or on the street." -- Ray Boyer
Remember the 5 "P's": Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
1st Lineage Hanshi Ron Carlson Gow-Ren-Lu Kempo (1991-present) 8th Degree Black Belt American Karate Association Hall of Fame (2001) AKA "Top Ten" Self-defense instructor (2000) USA/WKA Head Fighting Coach, Vienna, Austria (1999-2001) Commendation: GSA/FPS OKC Bombing Trial (1997) Commendation: GSA/FPS Economic Summit of the 8 (1997) Commendation: Department of State Economic Summit of the 8 (1997) FEMA Emergency Management Institute Certificate of Achievement (IS-00106.13) Workplace Violence Awareness Training 2013 FEMA Emergency Management Institute Certificate of Achievement (IS-00907) Active Shooter: What You Can Do 2013
In addition, Ray has a very extensive background as a corporate security and safety adviser / manager with many years in executive protection, law enforcement and security. Ray has designed security policies, alarm response protocols and access card guidelines. He has conducted site reviews and security audits, and made recommendations to management. He has developed procedures for the emergency action plan and disaster recovery plan, and has been the project manager for building expansion and security requirements.
Tim began his career with the U.S. Army Military Police as a military police officer, serving in Ft. Hood, Texas and Aschaffenburg, West Germany. Upon leaving active duty, he served as a military police instructor at the 5040th United States Army Reserve School (USAR) located at Ft. Des Moines. Tim was then hired by the Urbandale Police Department where he served in both the patrol division and the investigations unit. While in the investigations unit he was a general crime detective, vice/narcotics detective, and a person’s detective. Tim left the Urbandale Police Department and became an insurance fraud Investigator for a special investigations unit of a national insurance company. While serving in this position Tim had the opportunity to enhance his skills in investigations. He investigated possible fraudulent insurance claims throughout the nation. Tim’s experience in the investigative field is extensive. He has investigated many crimes to include simple thefts to complex narcotics cases. He also investigated assaults, robberies and a homicide. His interview and investigative skills developed over time, which helped him successfully clear many cases.
US Army Academy Graduate
National Insurance Crime Bureau Advanced Academy
American Education Institute - Fraud Claim Law Specialist (FCLS)
Traffic Accident Investigations
Homicide Investigations School - University of Louisville and the Southern Police Institute
Emergency Response to Terrorism - National Fire Academy
Crisis Negotiations - FBI
Multi-Issue Statement Analysis
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
International Association Arson Investigator Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)
National Fire Academy Certifications in Origin and Cause/Interviewing and Interrogations with Court Room Testimony
Crime Scene Photography
Arson Investigations for the Insurance Industry - ATF
Interview and Interrogation Technique - Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations
Child Abuse Investigations School - Iowa Law Enforcement Academy