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Who We Are

Individual journeys on one unified path: to preserve the Second Amendment

Advisory Board

Dianna Muller

Dianna Muller is the Founder of the DC Project. She is a retired 22-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department and two-time national 3-gun champion and professional shooter.

Robyn Sandoval

Robyn Sandoval runs one of the nation’s largest firearms training organizations for women. A converted anti-gunner, she shares her journey from gun control to gun rights.

Stephanie Schafer

Stephanie Schafer is a firearms instructor and competitive shooter. She thrives on seeing women learn about firearms and become involved in shooting sports and 2A advocacy.

Beth Walker

Beth Walker is a competitive shooter, 2A advocate, college student, and writer. She teaches other Gen Zs about the importance and sanctity of essential liberties as Americans.

Kelly Pidgeon

Kelly Pidgeon is a retired healthcare executive, professional firearms instructor, 2A advocate, public speaker, and community volunteer.

Amanda Suffecool

Amanda Suffecool is a Nationally Syndicated 2A Radio Host with, an instructor and the producer of concealed carry fashion shows across the country.

Holly Sullivan

Holly Sullivan is the President at CCDL. She is a pistol instructor and offers pro bono training for women. She organizes Connecticut-area moms who focus on responsible carry.

State Directors


Award-winning author, blogger, speaker, and instructor, Beth Alcazar is passionate about sharing safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others.


Retired Alaska State Trooper, Police Chief, Business Owner, National firearms instructor for civilians and law enforcement.


Cheryl Todd is a business owner and radio host. Her motto “Polka Dots Are My Camo” inspires others to be Ordinary Warriors and protect those they love.


Proud Veteran and 2A advocate and supporter! Firearms Instructor helping women become prepared and confident with their firearms.


Firearms instructor, competitive shooter, LGBT advocate, and transgender woman, who believes Gun Rights are Women’s Rights.


Barb Miller is a firearms instructor and 2nd Amendment advocate.


Violent Crime Survivor, 2A Advocate, Marketing Mercenary, and Mom of 2 Teens


Shirley Watral is a professional firearms instructor, survivor of domestic violence, author of Heels to Holster, speaker and Second Amendment advocate.


Dr. Lori Blackwell is a 2A Advocate in the Chicagoland area, a prime example of why gun control does not decrease crime.


Owner of Davenport Guns and Shooting Club. National Shooting Sports Foundation Board of Governors, NSSF Range Advisory Chairman (woman). Firearms Instructor and Competitive Shooter.


Rebecca has worked in banking and is a Board Member, Spokes Mom, and Blogger at 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. She is currently a candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives.


Becky Lou Lacock is an avid outdoor enthusiast and strong advocate and political activist for protecting and preserving the 2nd Amendment.


Karla Mooney is a multi-discipline firearms instructor who advocates to protect the civil rights of all Americans.


Business owner, firearms instructor, mother, and 2nd Amendment advocate.


Marcy had a distinguished career as an Executive Paralegal and now serves as firearms instructor and operations manager.


Mother of 3, Registered Nurse, Firearms Instructor, and a 2nd Amendment Advocate,


Tara Fritz is a mom, wife, daughter and Mississippi native, who is a competitive shooter and Range Safety Officer.


Chapter Leader for The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, 2A advocate, and competitive shooter.


Melinda is a business owner, professional firearms instructor and outdoor enthusiast.


Susan is a small business owner, professional firearms training counselor, mom and grandmother.

New Jersey

Mom, Attorney, New Jersey Delegate and State Director

New Mexico

Nan Barker is a small business owner, mom of two, holds multiple leadership positions in several local non-profit organizations, and is a certified firearms instructor.

New York

Lauren is a full-time paramedic in NYC and also the owner of Athena Defense Training. When she is not working or teaching, she spends her time advocating for the Second Amendment.


Tricia Wisehart is a Range Safety Officer, active in women’s shooting leagues, and is passionate about volunteering in her community, including advocating for women’s gun rights.


Ladies Hunting Camp, Co-Host Extreme Desire TV, Cabelas Pro-Staff, Cregon Access & Habitat Board, St. James Sporting Properties.

Rhode Island

Renee Gagne is a 2A Advocate, Certified Pistol Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Operating Room RN.

South Dakota

Co-producer and co-editor of the Polite Society Podcast, and co-founder and current Board Member of The AMM-Con 2nd Amendment Media Workshop.


Cindy Zumwalt was fervently anti-gun, but shares her passion for empowering herself and others through firearms training and education.


Sirena is a full time Corrections Officer, a firearms instructor and Second Amendment Advocate. She is passionate about her volunteer work teaching women to be safe, responsible and confident gun owners.


Kathleen Gilligan is the Suicide Prevention Educator for the DC Project, a business owner and lifelong firearms owner.


Meaghan Roble is an anti-gunner turned competitive shooter and firearms instructor.

Browse by State:

Northeast Region
  • CT – Mary Forgues
  • DE – Kim Petters
  • ME – 
  • MD – Karla Mooney
  • MA – Kerrie Ann Auclair
  • NJ – Theresa Inacker
  • NY – Lauren Hartnett
  • NH – Elaine Croteau
  • PA – Kelly Pidgeon +
  • RI – 
  • VT – Sirena Zahn
  • VA – Jill McDaniel
  • WV – 
Southeast Region
  • AL – Beth Alcazar
  • FL – Shirley Watral
  • GA – Cheryl Lavette
  • IN – Beth Walker +
  • IL – Lori Blackwell
  • KY – 
  • MI – Marcy Jankovich 
  • MO – Susan Myers
  • NC – Heather Patterson
  • OH – Amanda Suffecool *+
  • SC – Amy Dillon
  • TN – Dawna LoPiccolo
  • WI – Meaghan Roble
Northwest Region
  • AK – 
  • IA – Jeanelle Westrom
  • ID – 
  • KS – Rebecca Schmoe,
    Dianna Muller ^
  • MN – JoAnne Max
  • MT – Melinda Davis
  • NE – Stephanie Schafer *+
  • ND – Josette Severson
  • OR – Candy Yow
  • SD – Susan Lathrop
  • WA – Nancy Keaton
  • WY – Ashlee Lundvall

Southwest Region

  • AZ – Cheryl Todd
  • AR – Staci Claunch
  • CA – Gina Roberts
  • CO – Barb Miller
  • HI – Christy Gusman,
    Cheryl Tanaka
  • LA – Becky Lou Lacock
  • MS – Tara Fritz
  • NV – Eileen Kerlin
  • OK – Tricia Wisehart
  • NM – Kathy Penn
  • TX – Kari Grayson,
    Robyn Sandoval *+
  • UT – Cindy Zumwalt


* Regional Director
+ National Advisory Board
^ Founder

About DC Project

The DC Project raises awareness that firearms safety and violence prevention are achieved through education, not legislation; encourages the preservation of America’s gun culture; and highlights the diversity and rising demographic of female gun owners through ongoing advocacy because gun rights are women’s rights.