State Leaders

Reid K Smith – State Director

Reid K Smith joined SCC shortly before the first Empty Holster Protest in 2007. He became the State Director in March 2009, and has served on the National Board of Directors since May 2010, where he serves as the Director of Development. Reid holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and is pursuing his M.D. at Wayne State University in downtown Detroit. Reid spent one year with a public policy firm, researching nationwide firearms laws and statistics. His wide interests include the outdoors, backpacking, history, and baseball. To contact Reid, please use the contact form located here.

Reid Smith

Matthew Tuzas - Assistant State Director

Matthew Tuzas joined SCC in September of 2010, when he started MI-SCC’s chapter at Central Michigan University. Prior to his time at CMU, Matt served six years in the US Army as a combat infantryman, radio operator, and served in a team leader position. Matt is currently a senior at CMU, and double-majoring in History and Religion. Matt has been active in several other groups at CMU, including the Paintball Club and the Religion Club. Under his direction, CMU has become one of the most successful chapters in the state. Matt was recognized as an outstanding student leader at SCC’s National 2011 Convention. You can contact Matt at


Brian Tucker – Campus Resource Director

Brian Tucker joined SCC in 2009 when he started the Grand Valley State University chapter. Brian has worked with members of the GVSU chapter to conduct multiple Empty Holster Protests, and has appeared in several media stories speaking about the benefits of concealed carry on campus. Brian and his chapter have held several “Self-Defense Nights” on campus, featuring free training for students and faculty in the art of Krav Maga in order to help promote student safety. Brian graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and minors in both Juvenile Justice and Psychology. In his down time, Brian likes SCUBA diving and spending time with his wife and two dogs. Brian is currently a certified police officer in the State of Michigan. You can contact Brian at

Brian Tucker