Schenk holds a B.S. in Crisis and Disaster Management, with a concentration in Business Continuity and a M.S. of Occupational Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. He managed the Explosive Safety Program and the Industrial Safety Program while serving in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to working closely with Wright Labs, he also serving as the Training Manager as well as the Coordinator for Emergency Planning and Security while serving in their Ordnance Unit.