G.P. Scheppler is a U.S. Navy GWOT Veteran, freelance journalist, photographer, Rebele Journalism Scholar, podcaster, water survival instructor, adaptive surfer, and service dog advocate. He is a former surface Search and Rescue Swimmer, VBSS breacher and has developed & instructed training curriculum for federal, state and regional agencies. Schep cofounded The Coastal Athlete Program (CAP) with his business partner and former FMF corpsman Joe ‘Doc’ Jackson in 2017. CAP was launched to prepare clients for careers in rescue and special amphibious communities. Prior to CAP, Schep founded a tactical strength and conditioning company - Apex Predator Athletics - in 2013. With his service dog Posey, Schep studied Journalism at Cabrillo College, and served as the sports editor of the Cabrillo Voice.