Get to know OnPoint
We are a group of innovators that saw an opportunity to revolutionize a sport and industry that we appreciate. A group with different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds with the shared desire to make something amazing!
Operations and Events Manager
Aaron came to OnPoint with over 11 years of experience in sports management and coaching, mentoring, and developing youth and collegiate soccer players. In April of 2020, he decided it was time to step back and pursue a new career that would be challenging and provide opportunities for personal growth and OnPoint seemed to be the perfect fit. He is passionate about OnPoint and its mission to build relationships and provide an amazing customer experience. Aaron holds a degree in Business Administration: Sports Management from Montreat College and a Masters in Sports Sciences and Pedagogy in Soccer from OhIo University. He's served as a Coach, Assistant Director of Coaching and Player Development, Tournament Director, Events Coordinator and Administrator.
Originally from Western North Carolina, EmmaRuth has called Raleigh home for the past few years. As a result of growing up in the mountains, she loves the great outdoors and hopes to visit every National Park. EmmaRuth graduated from North Carolina State University (Go Pack!) where she studied sport management. If you ever want to talk about more than just shooting sports, she's the girl! EmmaRuth is engaged and planning to stay in Raleigh to serve you and all of your membership needs.
Chief Range Safety Officer
David joined OnPoint after retiring with 25 years in Law Enforcement, with the last 11 years as a Chief of Police and a total of 15 years of command and first line supervision. In addition, David served as a patrol officer, ABC agent/investigator, fraud investigator, SWAT team member/leader/commander. David has a Master’s in Business Administration focusing on organizational leadership and change. David has a passion for the martial arts and has been training for over 30 years. He operates a small martial arts school he has had for over 28 years, teaching both traditional and practical self-defense, empty hand and weapons concepts. Since 2006 David was a Law Enforcement Instructor in general topics and specialized certificate in Subject Control Arrest Techniques (S.C.A.T. / defensive tactics). At OnPoint, David works as Chief Range Safety Officer, Lead OnPoint Pro, and Assistant Firearms Instructor. David is a Raleigh native born and raised. He has lived and worked in the Raleigh area his whole life other than his 5 years away for college in the NC Mountains. David and his wife live in the area. He has 3 children that live locally that are in work/college/high school.
Houck’s vision is to bring serious fun to the sport of shooting firearms. After 20+ years of executive success in growth and turnaround technology company roles he’s focusing on his passion for the sport of shooting. He’s building the company, the teams, the culture and the spaces where everyone feels welcomed, engaged and challenged while enjoying the community and sport of shooting.
Lewis is the wizard behind the magic. He has an extensive background in IT management and infrastructure. He has decades of experience with network, communications and software engineering. He has also spent time fixing pianos and all sorts of technical gadgets. He builds and maintains the technology hardware that makes OnPoint so amazingly unique. On top of that, he is the proud father of 5 and grandfather of 15.
Andrew is a former Force Recon Marine and the visionary founding partner of Triangle Rock Club (TRC). Since its founding in 2007, TRC’s expanded to five locations across NC and VA. TRC was named U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year in 2015. Andrew is sharing important lessons earned from his great success creating and building multiple Triangle Rock Club communities.
Tim’s got the analytical and financial mindset and expertise that ensures OnPoint takes full advantage of every opportunity to enhance community and reach. He’s a passionate contributor to the retail, operations and general management aspects that lead to total transformation of the range experience. You’ll be drawn to Tim’s positive energy and focus on making OnPoint experiences the best found anywhere.
Jeff is a successful corporate legal advisor and entrepreneur. He served previously as primary outside counsel for a number of public and private technology companies as a partner at Smith Anderson in Raleigh. He serves as a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was co-founder of the Combat Pistol Team at the U.S. Naval Academy. While it seems Jeff would be the serious one, he’s aimed at making OnPoint an awesome place to hang out with your friends, family and colleagues.
Dakota is an accomplished technology and services industries executive with expertise in finance, operations and product strategy. He co-founded and financed an innovative healthcare company that grew to multi-million-dollar status in less than three years. He’s passionate about OnPoint developing a welcoming community for everyone with an interest in the sport of shooting.