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Kristin grew up in Northwest Iowa - around a lot of hunters and guns were around but not an active part of everyday life. On her 30th birthday, when she was gifted a handgun and carry permit class, it was the first time she had shot a pistol. She was nervous and excited but most of all, knew she had a lot to learn. 


That first time walking into a range with her newly acquired handgun, she recalls, "I was so nervous and I felt stupid. I was surrounded by guys who knew all the things (or so I thought) and being a woman around all these "tactical dudes" made me feel like such an outsider." Thankfully, Kristin stuck in there and immediately fell in love with shooting and has been learning ever since.


When you're excited about something you want to share it and what started as teaching girlfriends how to shoot for fun, has become something more in She Shoots Training!


With 20 years of prior success in training/adult learning, it made perfect sense for Kristin to share her knowledge and experience with the thousands of other women who are just like she was at the beginning of her journey and who want the skills to protect themselves and their families. 

She Shoots started as a way to help women navigate a dangerous world and has grown into a mission to educate, equip, and empower women of all ages.

Outside of She Shoots, Kristin is a child sexual and physical abuse survivor (CSA/CPA), rape survivor, mother of 2 amazing daughters, cat mom, and Director of Operations for Freedom Forever - a non-profit focused on the prevention of child exploitation and trafficking.



  • Pistol Instructor (NRA)

  • OC/Pepper Spray Instructor (Chuck Haggard)

  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (NAEMT)

  • Chief Range Safety Officer (NRA)

  • Refuse to Be A Victim Instructor (NRA)

  • Women on Target Instructor (NRA)

  • Assistant Instructor (CSA)

  • Emergency First Aid Fundamentals (USCCA)

  • Range Safety Officer (USCCA)

  • Tennessee Armed Guard

  • Handgun Instructor, State of Tennessee (expired)



  • 2-Day Handgun, Sentinel Concepts, 2024

  • Reactive Shotgun, Cougar Mountain Solutions, 2024

  • Pistol Mounted Optics, Cougar Mountain Solutions, 2024

  • Non-Traditional & Off-Body Carry, Cougar Mountain Solutions, 2024

  • 2-Day Carbine, Sentinel Concepts, 2024

  • No Fail Pistol, Presscheck Consulting, 2024

    • Top Shot- Rapid Fire Bullseye Freestyle

    • Top Shot- Rapid Fire Bullseye Strong Hand Only)

  • Low Light Handgun, Sentinel Concepts, 2024

  • Handgun Diagnostic, Sentinel Concepts, 2024

  • Applied Defensive Handgun Skills, John Holschen, 2023

  • Protective Pistol, Citizens Safety Academy, 2023

    • Casino Drill coin winner

  • Assistant Instructor, A Girl & A Gun National Conference, 2023

  • Tac Con Defensive Training Conference, 2023

  • "Pocket Rockets" EDC Pistol Skills, Chuck Haggard, 2022

  • Street Encounter Skills, Chuck Haggard, 2022

  • Pistol Shooting Solutions, Gabe White, 2022

    • Dark Pin winner​

  • Range Safety Officer, NRA, 2022

  • Tac Con Defensive Training Conference, 2022

  • Tac Con Defensive Training Conference, 2021

  • Critical Casualty Care, Dr. Sherman House, 2021

  • Defensive Pistol, Tatiana Whitlock, 2021

  • Basic Pistol, NRA, 2020

  • Shooter Improvement, Nashville Armory, 2020

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