Zak Smith is an engineer, inventor, published writer, sponsored competitive practical shooter, motorcycle racer, and small-business owner living in northern Colorado.
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Zak Smith is an engineer, inventor, published writer, sponsored competitive practical shooter, motorcycle racer, and small-business owner living in northern Colorado.

 THUNDER BEAST ARMS CORPORATION 
[co-founder/owner and Vice President Operations]
firearm silencer manufacturer located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, specializing in precision centerfire rifle sound suppressors for tactical, sporting, and competition use.

 COMPETITION DYNAMICS 
[owner]
The sole purpose of COMPETITION DYNAMICS is to bring new practical shooting competition concepts to reality. Our staff has a proven track record of running challenging, safe, and fair 3-Gun, multi-gun, and long-range matches. We have been involved in administering many of the most influential field matches of the last decade and have redefined what field challenges can be applied to a competition format.

 DEMIGOD LLC 
[owner]
my primary freelance business for firearms and shooting: editorial content for paper and internet media including reviews, articles, photo, and video; R&D consulting; and training.
Sponsored shooter for Cavalry Arms, Magpul, Thunder Beast Arms.
Articles featured in Shotgun News, Book of the AR-15, Book of the AK-47, Guns & Ammo Tactical Guns & Gear, Guns & Ammo Combat Arms, AccurateShooter.com

 STEEL SAFARI LLC 
[match director, owner]
The Steel Safari is a non-standard contest that examines practical rifle skills, including target recognition, range estimation, wind doping, trail skills, and marksmanship. I took over as Match Director in 2008, and founded Steel Safari LLC in 2009 to unify match administration.

 SMITH OFFROAD 
[rider/racer - subsidiary of DEMIGOD LLC]
race and ride reports, photos, video, and GPS tracks from dirt-biking around Colorado, including the RMEC enduro series and the VDR hare scramble series. I am a novice class racer riding KTM 250/450s with assistance from Elite KTM in Loveland, CO.

 COLORADO MULTIGUN LLC 
[co-founder and Secretary]
an organzation to promote world-class multi-gun skills through competition: long range rifle, carbine, pistol, and shotgun.

 CPU VERIFICATION ENGINEER 
[former principal design engineer; MSEE/BSEE+CS UW-Madison '98]
expert CPU design verification engineer with 10 years of experience with Itanium and x86 (and some PA-RISC). I worked on technology that ended up in McKinley, Madison, Deerfield, Hondo, Fanwood, Montecito, Montvale, Tukwila, Orochi. 7 granted and 12 pending U.S. patents.