Welcome to Our Team

Meet Your Instructors

Discover our team of instructors and passionate volunteers, each handpicked to help guide you in your quest for empowerment and self-protection. Together, we’re united in a single, powerful mission: to create an uplifting environment where women can truly excel. Our dedication comes alive every time we see students like you transition from curious beginners to confident, skilled protectors. You’re in excellent hands as you gain the competence and confidence to Be Your Own Damn Hero.

Becky

Becky

Lead Instructor

Becky is the reason we started all of this. She has a psychology degree and is an active USPSA competitor. She is a living example of our motto “Be Your Own Damn Hero”, inspiring every woman to harness their inner strength.

Kelsey

Kelsey

Lead Instructor

Kelsey loves to challenge stereotypes. Armed with an advanced degree in psychology, she expertly guides students, helping them conquer their fears, particularly those with trauma. She proves they can master any challenge.

Nicole

Nicole

Instructor & Competitive Shooter

Nicole is a beacon of resilience and determination. A survivor of a home invasion, she refused to be a victim. She’s an excellent instructor and competitive shooter. No matter where you start, you have the power to master new skills and protect your loved ones.

JoDee

JoDee

Instructor

JoDee is a master making complex information easily digestible. She improves your skills and boosts your confidence. Her unwavering dedication to safety and competence makes her the perfect guide for your adventure in firearms education.

Curtis

Curtis

Chief Instructor

Curtis has 20 years of training experience. He creates a supportive environment where true learning takes place, transforming fear into confidence. Curtis inspires others to realize that they too can “Be Your Own Damn Hero!”

Cyndi

Cyndi

Instructor

Cyndi’s journey from student to instructor is an inspiring testament to the power of determination and quality instruction. She’s passionate about firearms, and enthusiastic about helping women expand their skills and build confidence in their abilities.

Katon

Katon

Lead Instructor

Katon is a Master-level USPSA competition shooter. He is recognized for his ability to dissect and improve shooting practices. His encouragement and teaching expertise have helped many face their fears and succeed on the shooting circuit.

Steve

Steve

God of the Range

Steve has a contagious enthusiasm for firearms and an unrelenting focus on safety.  His calming and accessible demeanor, combined with a clear and concise teaching methods ensure a comprehensive, fear-free learning experience.

Jason

Jason

Instructor

As a former military and private security professional, Jason brings practical knowledge and real-world insights to our classes. He doesn’t just teach; he empowers. He helps you feel more confident, more secure, and better equipped to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

But Are You Law Enforcement? Military? NO!

People often ask us, “But are you law enforcement? Former military?”

The answer is a resounding NO!

We’re so tired of seeing shooting course prerequisites that say, “You must bring a thick skin” to the course. What they’re really saying is, “I only know how to instruct by yelling at you and otherwise abusing you.”

People don’t learn that way. Quite the contrary. People shut down when being yelled at, and all learning stops.

We’re experts at teaching.  We know how to shoot really well. And we know how teach others to shoot–really, really well.

We’ve learned how to shoot from extremely good instructors over the years. We evaluate the principles to determine whether or not they actually work for us in real life.

We apply the principles in regular practice and shooting competitions. We keep what works, and toss the rest.

And we spend way too many hours figuring out the BEST way to teach these principles to other shooters.

And of course we’re NRA-certified instructors.

The result?

You learn tried and tested techniques, presented in the most effective way. No yelling. No abuse.

You gain competence very quickly.

Which leads to confidence.

Join us and learn how to Be Your Own Damn Hero!