"Atrox" founded Diamondback Operations in 2016 while serving in Law Enforcement in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Born and raised in Europe, "Atrox" permanently moved to the United States in 1999 where he lived in many states both on the West and East Coast. As an exchange student and former European national team basketball player, he played high school basketball in the Pacific Northwest where he was introduced to the American culture. "Atrox" subsequently moved to Los Angeles (CA) and played college basketball before traveling back to Europe to play professionally. After returning to the U.S., "Atrox" worked in the private security field in Maine for a period of time and then moved to Knoxville (TN) at which time he began training in Krav Maga under Terry Bullman and Darren Levine, founder of Krav Maga Association of America. Shortly thereafter, "Atrox" also began to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (no-gi) under Luiz Palhares.
In 2008, "Atrox" ultimately moved to Southeast Virginia, a place he now calls home, and began a successful career in Law Enforcement. "Atrox's" journey began with volunteering as an EMT-B in Virginia Beach and working as a correctional officer at a close custody prison in North Carolina, followed by becoming a Deputy Sheriff in Portsmouth, VA. He later served honorably with the Suffolk Police Department as well as the Chesapeake Police Department and ultimately became a Virginia State Trooper. As a State Trooper/Tactical Team Operator, "Atrox" has been involved in many high risk operations and dignitary close protection (POTUS, VPOTUS, Governor Details, etc…) details working and training with federal agencies such as the FBI (HRT), U.S. Secret Service (CAT), U.S. Marshals, as well as the U.S. Dept. of State. Since moving to Virginia, "Atrox" joined a local Krav Maga school (affiliated with Krav Maga Worldwide) where he achieved a L-9 High red belt rank. In 2018, he reassumed his Jiu-Jitsu (Gi) training under Rener and Ryron Gracie via Bill Odom and Larry Yapp. As a Combatives and blue belt recipient, "Atrox" continues his training and also instructs Gracie Combatives. At the begininning of 2021, "Atrox" became a certified krav maga instructor with Krav Maga Alliance under John Whitman. "Atrox", a former Karate student during his youth, is also a DCJS General and Defensive Tactics Instructor and teaches Law Enforcement on a regular basis. "Atrox" has been a licensed DCJS private investigator since 2016, a field he has excelled in due to his experience and knowledge acquired as a police officer. During his Law Enforcement career, "Atrox" has investigated, solved, and aided with the successful prosecution of many crimes including but not limited to larcenies, burglaries, fraud, narcotic possession/distribution, assaults, sexual assaults, firearm offenses, DUI's, involuntary manslaughter, and homicides.