Year Born: 1983
Gun model: Syren Tempio Sporting 12g 32″ barrels. I shot semi-auto for years and decided I needed a change. Over-and-Under’s can have advantages in tournaments with using two different chokes.
Began shooting: 2001
I am a wife and mother to two wonderful boys! I went to college at Southeastern Illinois College for the Game Preserve Management Program. During college I became an NSCA Level 1 Instructor and started shooting sporting clays competitively. Upon completion of this program I interned at American Shooting Centers in Houston, TX for one year. During this time we hosted a Texas State Sporting Clays Championship and an NSCA US Open. It was the best experience I could have ever hoped for! After my internship I worked at two additional sporting clay ranges in GA and PA. During this time I completed my NSCA Level 2 Instructor certification. In 2010 Robert and I moved to the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX and my family began to grow with the addition of our boys and a new Boykin Spaniel puppy! I continued to give lessons and work multiple charity events on the sporting clays range. I currently live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where my passion for the water and all things related has been a joy. I continue to give lessons and work for various sporting clays facilities where I manage event registration and produce results for Sporting Clays events.
Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap
What’s your advice on getting new lady shooters involved?
Just try it! The first experience is about getting familiar with the gun The sound and feel can be very over whelming for some. Once a comfort zone is established its time to start shooting at the clays.
What knowledge can you share that would make ladies better shooters?
Form. The biggest struggle that I see in women is form. We are different than men so we have to stand differently to have the form needed to be successful.
- 2015 National Championship B class Lady Champ.
- 2016 MD State Lady Champ.
What gear do you use?
Hat/No Hat: Yes, Syren hat
Glasses: Oakley M Frames
Ear Plugs: Disposable Foamies
Ammo: I prefer 1 oz 8 shot, 1180 fps
Vest: Syren vest in competition
Pouch: Yes in Skeet or if it is really hot out!
Attire: If it is hot out shorts, tank top and flip flops. Cold weather: long sleeve shirt, jeans and boots.