After continuing with my training in the Syracuse area, there was not much that the area had to offer beyond the basic skills level. I again connected with Rochester Personal Defense, LLC to learn more about concealed carry and defensive shooting. I fell in love with training and got hooked on learning. After some time I decided that I would like to apply my teaching background as a special education teacher to firearms. I had learned so much as a female shooter that I wanted to share some of the information I wish I knew when I was starting out as a new shooter.
With the help of Dave, within the next year I was certified as a NRA and USCCA pistol instructor. I had the opportunity to help out at a few events such as Ladies Rule the Range and GSSF with the Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Team, and at that point I knew this was a company I wanted to be involved with.
I began teaching the Ladies Concealed Carry Basics in early 2017 and have not looked back since! Along with teaching for Rochester Personal Defense, I assist with the Onondaga County Pre Permit Handgun Safety course and serve as a Co-Leader of The Well Armed Woman Syracuse Chapter.
Always keep learning! You are never too experienced to refine and refresh your training.
- 2016. Ladies Concealed Carry Basics from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2017. USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter training
- 2017. NRA Certified Pistol Instructor certification course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2017. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2017. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Phase 1
- 2017. USCCA Instructor certification course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2017. Full/Unrestricted Carry course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2017. ‘Concealed Carry 2’ from Shooters Haven
- 2018. EQUALIZER Ladies Self Defense course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- 2018. Enhanced Concealed Carry course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- Women’s Day on the Range, Trenton Triggers, Holland Patent NY
- Ladies Rule the Range, Pathfinder Fish and Game, Fulton NY
- Concealed Carry Basics- Ladies Only, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
- Range Officer, GLOCK GSSF Match
- Onondaga County Pre-Permit Handgun Safety, Monthly course
- The Well Armed Woman- Syracuse Chapter Co-Leader
- USCCA member
- NRA member
- Syracuse Pistol Club
- Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club