Duane was born and raised in Franklinville, NY and attended college at SUNY Fredonia where he graduated with a degree in Accounting in 2009. Since then he has opened an accounting firm specializing in small businesses and tax defense.

He ran for New York’s 27th Congressional District in 2020 and for Erie County Comptroller in 2021; both campaigns led him to the solemn realization that politicians are not going to save us and voting to maintain the current system is digging our own grave.

As an activist, Duane focuses on 2nd Amendment rights and training, but refers to direct citizen action, non-compliance, non-enforcement, and nullification as the solution to the current political state of affairs.