Save Yourself Academy (SYA) is the result of a lifetime of experience being turned into on-demand, self-paced, online training courses and downloadable digital products using the teach:able platform.

Many of life’s most valuable lessons are not learned in school. They are learned when you are forced to navigate the unstructured and chaotic world we live in. Online courses (like the ones teach:able makes possible) are an invaluable tool. They allow us to pass down knowledge, wisdom and lessons learned in today’s fast paced world for generations to come.

Whatever your focus, struggle or pain-point, Save Yourself Academy is here to help you learn to do just that: save yourself. Whether that is using technology, exploring the outdoors or surviving one or more of the ever-increasing natural disasters.


Save Yourself Academy was created to help others learn to survive all that life throws at us. To help you get ready for the challenges you will encounter in life due to the effects of climate change on our planet. From prepping for the next pandemic, to evacuating your home due to a hurricane, flood or wildfire.

Getting prepared may seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to start, but if you do, you can save yourself and your family a lot of time, effort, frustration, and even your life/lives. Be confident and know you and your family are as ready as possible for whatever comes your way.

Save Yourself content is for those who:

  • That feel like you are struggling with basic skills in one or more aspects of your life.
  • Looking to gain new technology skills to give them an edge at home or in business.
  • Feel like they are at the mercy of the climate crisis.
  • Have no idea what they can do to improve their chances of surviving a severe weather event or other natural disaster.
  • Want to get out and enjoy the outdoors more but really have no idea where to start.
  • Are eager to learn new outdoor or survival skills.

If any of those descriptions pertains to you, take some time to review my product offerings. Take advantage of my experience and knowledge. My hope is that the information will allow you to achieve a transformation that makes life better for you in whatever situation you find yourself in.


You may be wondering what my qualifications are to be teaching the subjects I do. With over 50+ years of life experience, I have seen and accomplished much in my time.

I am a/an:

  • Eagle Scout
  • U.S. military veteran
  • IT professional
  • Entrepreneur
  • Content creator
  • Data analyzer
  • Avid reader
  • Daydreamer
  • Continuous Improver
  • Conversationalist
  • Debater
  • Gamer (PC & tabletop)
  • Fairly opinionated
  • Optimist and pessimist (depends on the topic)
  • World traveler (37 U.S. states, 5 Canadian provinces, 2 Mexican states, and 15 more countries thus far)
  • Year-round outdoor lover (Camper, Hiker, Backpacker, Cyclist, Skier, & National & State Parks tourist)

I have been a/an:

  • American Red Cross certified CPR Instructor
  • American Red Cross certified First Aid Instructor
  • American Red Cross trained & certified Disaster Responder
  • FEMA certified Nuclear Fallout Shelter Manager
  • IT Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Project manager
  • Corporate trainer

and so much more.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time on my site.


Owner, Instructor, Coach, Student of Life, Traveller, Outdoor lover & Prepper

About SYA

Last Updated on March 22, 2023