Marc Shen triple9 co-owner/associate
Marc is an avid outdoorsman, when he’s not paddling, surfing, kayaking or scuba diving in the ocean you will find him at the local rock climbing gym with his son. He grew up in the LA’s South Bay area surfing and swimming in the pacific. In 2012 he participated in the Molokai to Oahu paddleboard race, 2013 he completed the Rock 2 Rock paddleboard race from Catalina Island to Cabrillo Beach. The same year he completed the 31 mile Chattjack paddleboard race and in 2014 Marc completed the 32 mile Catalina Classic paddleboard race. Enjoying the outdoors has always been a part of his life and his families lives. Professional Credentials: SWAT Team Officer/Sniper Element/Immediate Reaction Team, Tactical Rescue Technician, Casualty Response Trainer TLE, PADI Open Water Diver Certified, SUPIA Instructor, Associate Co-Owner triple9 Past Member: Clearwater Police Department SWAT, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Military Service: US Marine Corp, Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Co. Business Affiliations: Associate/Co-Owner triple9, Co-Creator of Adventure Trauma Care
Chris Cook triple9 co-owner/associate
Professional Credentials: Registered Nurse, Paramedic, TEMS Officer, CPR, ACLS and PALS certified, PADI Rescue Diver Certified, Rotorcraft Pilot, State of WI Tactical LEO/EMS Master Instructor Past Member: Walworth County Sheriff’s Department SWAT (Walworth Co. WI), Tactical Medical Officer Team leader, Past President of the Midwest Tactical Officers Association Professional Affiliations: SOMA, NTOA, ILEETA, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion, Veterans’ of Foreign Wars and Wounded Warrior Project, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Military Service: US Army served 12 years 91W (combat medic) 3 years Air Force Reserve (Security Forces). 2004 combat tour to Iraq. While deployed served at Camp Cropper (HVD Detention Facility) and assisted with medical care of HVD’s to include Saddam Hussein. Wounded in combat 09/11/04 during VBIED attack. Awards: Purple Heart and Bronze Star with “V” device and Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation, Global War on Terror Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Business Affiliations: Former owner Medicor Proeliator LLC a tactical and adventure medical training company and co-creator of Adventure Trauma Care.
Eric Shamas triple9 Medical Director
Eric is an Emergency Medicine Doctor and life-long ocean person. He is currently completing his residency at the University of South Florida's program at Tampa General Hospital. Before medicine, Eric worked for a decade in international travel in Central America, South America, Western Europe, and North Africa. Any moment not occupied by work in the ED or with his wife and son, you will find Eric in the water--paddling offshore, open-water swimming, diving, or surfing.