JT grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from North Kitsap High School, he shipped off to Air Force basic training to become a Munitions Systems Apprentice. He wanted something much more combat-related and opted to go through the process to become a Tactical Air Control Party Specialist (TACP). He deployed to OIF in 2005 in support of the 18th ABN Corps, 172nd Stryker BDE, and the 3rd Special Forces Group. In early 2013, JT met his business partner, Mat Best, and, together, they began producing Mat’s Youtube Channel, “Mbest11x." Within the first six months, they had earned over 20 million views and started a military lifestyle apparel brand called Article 15 Clothing. After 11 years on active duty, JT separated from the Air Force in November of 2014. He and Mat then met Evan Hafer, a former Green Beret that was, at the time, working as a contractor for the CIA. Within a few months of meeting him, they launched their liquor company, Leadslingers Spirits, which distributes to 23 states. At the same time, the crew was also producing a major Hollywood film. "Range 15" was released in theaters in June of 2016. Currently, JT sits as the President of Article 15 Clothing, the Marketing Director of Leadslingers Spirits, and works in business development for Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Ross was raised in Alpharetta, GA and graduated from The Ohio State University. Ross Patterson is an actor, author, director, and producer. Through his production company "Street Justice Films", Ross has written, starred, and produced ten films and four television shows including Range 15, 50K and a Call Girl, Helen Keller VS Nightwolves, Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury and FDR: American Badass.
Dan grew up in the Carolinas and, after college, enlisted in the Army in 2005. He served in the 82nd Airborne as an infantryman reaching the rank of Sergeant. Dan deployed alongside JT in 2007-2008 to Baghdad, Iraq. After leaving the 82nd Airborne, Dan worked in private security and briefly for Homeland Security before joining Black Rifle Coffee as VP of Marketing. Dan earned his Master's degree at Penn State University and now serves as one of Drinkin' Bros' hosts.