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State Directors

Chris Schmied

Chris is a mom, competitive shooter, and Director of Marketing for the International Defensive Pistol Association.  She is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and works to bring more women to firearm training and competitive shooting.


Andee is a mom, business woman, outdoorswoman, hunter, self-defense and firearm instructor, range safety officer, emergency first aid instructor, and human rights advocate she is on the Board of Directors for the Gun Owners of Maine and founder of Women Who Shoot: an organization bringing women from all over New England together for training and… Read More »Maine


Candy is the mother of 12, has worked as a Homeless Management Information System Support Specialist, ran a Food Pantry for her church for over 30 years and was the Church Administrator for 7 years.  She attended Kent State University and is a professional firearms instructor and perpetual student of the craft. She enjoys reading,… Read More »Ohio



Ashley is the owner of Wanderlust Glamping Co. LLC , specializing in glamorous camping services. A close encounter with criminals, where she had to defend herself, has raised her interest in 2A advocacy.


Cheryl received her BA in Economics from Agnes Scott College. She works in the investment/securities industry. She has served in several positions on the Atlanta Association of Women in Securities Executive Board. She has also served as a Director on the Georgia Securities Association Board.

South Carolina

Amy is a retired Army drill sergeant, turned professional shooter and brand ambassador. She is a co-host of the Polite Society Podcast, and is a Board member of the Asian Pacific American Gun Owners Association. She is also the TV host/producer of Women in Combat, and a freelance writer in the outdoor industry.


Jill is the owner and founder at Mom-At-Arms, LLC, where she exposes Constitutional corruption and firearm disinformation and has been a very active member of the Virginia Citizens Defense League. She is also a certified firearms instructor.


Robyn has worked in healthcare IT for the last 16 years and runs a firearm coaching business. She is the Kentucky state and chapter leader of the Armed Women of America, an avid hunter, Doberman mom, and newlywed!

Rhode Island

When I first became a single mom, I felt it important that I learn how to shoot. I was one of few women at the range, and I felt uncomfortable and unsupported. I never wanted another woman to ever feel the way I felt so together with Kerrie Ann Auclair, MA State Director, we started… Read More »Rhode Island

New Hampshire

Michelle is a native and current resident of New Hampshire, the LIVE FREE OR DIE state. She has lived in many places across the country, including New York, where she attended SUNY Empire State. She is a stay at home mother of four super cool elementary school aged children. Michelle is a Nationally certified EMT.… Read More »New Hampshire



Born in Jackson, Marcy lived in Lansing, Cincinnati OH and Nashville, TN before returning home to Michigan in 1990. She achieved the credential of Advanced Certified Paralegal with Specialty in Criminal Law and Procedure from NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) in 1989 after graduation from Southeastern Paralegal Institute. Marcy served as Executive Paralegal for… Read More »Michigan


Anti-gun turned gun advocate, Meaghan Roble overcame her fear of guns and became a firearms instructor. She owns her own training company – Roble Defense. She is also the chapter Facilitator for A Girl & A Gun – Central WI and she is the Sponsorship Coordinator for the United Shooting Sports League. Meaghan works as… Read More »Wisconsin



Dr. Lori Blackwell is our Illinois State Director. She believes that Illinois is still worth fighting for! The last state in the union to have a concealed carry law, Illinois has many second amendment supporters. The anti-2A challenges lie within Cook County, Chicago proper and its north shore suburbs. If any town could be an… Read More »Illinois



Tara Fritz is a mom, wife, daughter, and citizen that is passionate about preserving our Constitutional Rights. A Mississippi native, she was raised around firearms. She’s a competitive shooter and has been a Safety Officer with the International Defensive Pistol Association since 2016. She also assists with local ‘A Girl & A Gun’ events and… Read More »Mississippi