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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 .40cal handgun and carry permit class, it was the first time she had ever been around a handgun. She was nervous, excited and most of all, knew she had a lot to learn. 


The first time Kristin walked into a gun 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 pistol 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! Having worked professionally in training/adult learning since 2005, 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. 

"I've married my decades of experience in training and coaching with my conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to defend their life."

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

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)


  • Applied Defensive Handgun Skills, John Holschen, 2023

  • Protective Pistol, Citizens Safety Academy, 2023 (*Casino Drill coin winner)

  • Assistant Instructor, A Girl & A Gun 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 (Dark Pin), Gabe White, 2022

  • 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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