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Lisa after shooting an M4 out of a helicopter


Lead Instructor, Founder

In 2010, after multiple close call situations while living in the Portland area, Lisa decided to purchase a handgun for personal protection and everyday carry. She began training with her firearm and eventually came across a ladies-only group that she began shooting with. After shooting for a few years, Lisa began teaching friends how to shoot. Lisa quickly realized she had a knack for working with people and a passion for helping others learn to protect themselves. She decided to focus her energy on teaching other civilians how to defend themselves.

In 2018, Lisa began working as a range safety officer and instructor at a local gun club, actively teaching with the club’s practical application team. She helps teach a new member evaluation class that focuses on marksmanship and safety, as well as Handgun Fundamentals, Action Shooting Fundamentals, Action Range Certification classes, Concealed Handgun Classes, and Introduction to Kubotan Self Defense. In 2019 Lisa began volunteering her time as a co-leader with another female instructor for her local ladies-only shooting group.

In May 2020, Lisa began working full-time as the Chief Range Safety Officer at the same gun club. She now manages a team of 20 RSO's and has brought multiple women onto that team. 


In 2021 Lisa became a Chapter Facilitator for A Girl & a Gun where she hosts sessions in Sherwood, OR. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys shooting at local competitions, focusing primarily on Speed Steel and IDPA. ​​ 

Lisa has trained under the following instructors:

Portland Police Women's Strength Program: Introduction Level, Intermediate and Defense Against Weapons, Terry Marles, Tatiana Whitlock, Tom Givens, Masaad Ayoob, Brian Hill, Shelly Hill, Steve Moses, John Murphy, Scott Jedlinski, Clint Smith, Mike Ox, John Farnham, Adam Winch, Nick Young, Chris Cypert, Gabe White (Dark Pin Recipient) and more.

Lisa's Credentials Include:
NRA Range Safety Officer

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor 

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor

Rangemaster Certified Instructor

Brian Hill Deliberate Coaching Instructor

A Girl & A Gun Facilitator

A Girl & A Gun Certified Trainer

Masaad Ayoob Group MAG 40 Graduate 

Gabe White's Pistol Shooting Solutions: Dark Pin Recipient

Utah BCI Instructor

HSI: First Aid, CPR, AED and Bleeding Control

HSI: Active Violence Emergrency Response Training Instructor

Certified Glock Armorer

Cohort 6 of the Active Self Protection Instructor Certification Program, (A master-level certification program requiring 120 hours of in-depth training.)

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