Registered Nurse, PhD Nurse Educator, Grandmother, professional instructor
As an experienced Emergency Department Registered Nurse since 1996, has cared for countless victims of violence, including those affected by firearms. I have been teaching in nursing programs and the hospital setting since 2003. I earned my PhD in Education in 2012. I am a faculty member of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Director of Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and conduct monthly TNCC classes for a large organization.
In 2019, I pursued handgun education for personal protection. My husband is not always home due to his current government job requiring him to travel most weekdays, and sometimes he is gone for several weeks. I want to feel safe and know that I can protect myself, which is what prompted me to begin firearms training.
As a grandmother of 10 children, I know the importance of firearms safety.
I have a passion for teaching. I am a facilitator for the nation’s largest firearms training organizations for women, USCCA Pistol Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor and NRA Range Safety Officer, and I am continuously expanding my knowledge under various professional firearms instructors.
I serve on the Board for the Tri-County Rod & Gun Club in Linwood Kansas, I participate in weekly shooting leagues, as well as training events. As the DC Project State Director, I am a passionate advocate for firearms education, Second Amendment rights, and I proudly serve Kansas.