Founder of Storm Crow Survival, Mr Dugdale-Pointon holds several degrees including a Masters degree in Strategic studies from the University of Wales Aberystwyth during which he specialised in Intelligence and Security, including counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. He is a qualified low level expedition leader and First Aid instructor as well as being a member of the institute of leadership and management. He has taught survival skills, expedition skills and counter terrorism for over 5 years. He has taken part in expeditions in Northern Finland (Arctic circle) and West Africa
Information technology and historical consultant, Dr Rickard is a published author on medieval history and currently teaches web design and information technology. Dr Rickard designed the Storm Crow web site and also is the creator of historyofwar.org one of the most highly regarded military history web sites on the internet today.