Who am I?
I am a warrior. Though I haven’t always been. I spent more than the first half of my life being a victim. I only emerged as a warrior after putting in the hard work, on the path from victim to survivor, and making the decision that I would never be a victim again. Rising from the flames of victimhood, I realized I wanted to help others become warriors too.
I made the decision to live as a warrior, I gave myself permission to defend myself, and I made the choice to thrive not just survive. Only I had no idea how to turn the mindset into physical reality. I had to start somewhere, and that somewhere was taking my first firearms lesson. It was love at first shot, and I discovered just how empowering it is to know how to shoot. I took more lessons, and somewhere along the way it clicked, I can other teach women to shoot and empower them they way I’ve been empowered. While continuing to educate myself, I started training to teach others. A picture started to develop in my mind of how I could achieve my desire to help other women become warriors. That picture involves firearms training, and so much more…
Some Fun Facts about me:
- My two favorite sounds are crashing ocean waves and a purring kitty.
- I have a BS in Earth and Environmental Science. I’m a rock hound.
- I’m rather domestic – for a warrior woman – I’m a great cook and I can sew.
- I was a Reveler, and then a Sea Dog, at the Bristol Renaissance Faire (which means I carried a sword before I carried a gun!) I also studied ballet, tap and jazz as well as stage combat (as a child, I wanted to be an actress ‘when I grew up’).