The Real Women of SHOT
Too often our industry focuses solely on the visual virtues of our fairer counterparts and little else. We extol boobs and butts, but sometimes forget about the brains and business. Don’t get us wrong–we certainly appreciate aesthetics as much as anyone else… but what about some actual role models? Gun bunnies may have their place bringing gobs of Instagram likes and putting boots into booths, but worthy inspirations for our daughters, nieces, and girlfriends who may have career aspirations they ain’t. We need more.
While we were at SHOT SHOW 2017 we were fortunate enough to meet with a handful of women who in our esteem are drivers in the industry. We apologize in advance to all of the subjects, as the lighting conditions at SHOT are notoriously horrible, and we were catching most of these amazing ladies in the middle of the busiest show of the year. We can’t thank them enough for setting aside a few minutes for us to snipe a picture or two.
Without further ado:
Alexandria Kincaid – Attorney at Alex Kincaid Law, Author, Public Speaker, and Legal Analyst
Lynn Davis – Owner of Dark Angel Medical
Jackie Haisley – Marketing at BattleComp Enterprises
Cindy Daniel – Owner of Daniel Defense
Niki Jones – Editor in Chief of Sure Shots Magazine
Tatiana Whitlock – Director of Training & Events at Howell’s Indoor Range & Gun Shop, NRA Personality, Product Designer and Systems Engineer at G-Code Holsters
Brittney Stalvey – Marketing Manager, Professional Market at Aimpoint Inc.
Tiffany Yerby – Director of Design at 5.11 Tactical
Jacqueline Carrizosa – Veteran, Athlete, Actress, Motivational Speaker, and Firearms Instructor
Lindsey Lea – Director of Marketing & Business Development at Grey Ghost
Melody Lauer – Director of Training for Citizens Defense Research
Megan Holly – Owner of White Raven Communications
Hana Bilodeau – Instructor at Sig Sauer Academy and Active Law Enforcement Officer
Jen Tuttle – Business and Marketing Director at Sig Sauer Academy
Amanda Furrer – Former Olympic Team Member and Commercial Sales Manager at Glock
Carlie Winegar – Export Manager at Glock
Amy Coyne – VP OCIE Market at ADS, Inc.
Ashley Hlebinsky – Robert W. Woodruff Curator, Cody Firearms Museum
Katie Godfrey – Senior Global Account Executive at Nielsen Kellerman, maker of Kestrel Instruments
Katie Seekins – Owner of Seekins Precision
KJ Howe – International Thriller Author
Alix James – CEO of Nielsen Kellerman, maker of Kestrel Instruments
Mary Deschain – Director of Administration at B.E. Meyers & Co
Lisa Dwyer – Sales and Firearms Compliance Manager at Grey Ghost
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