Our Mission Statement:
TWAW Shooting Chapters exists to Educate and Empower women in a safe and non-threatening environment for their effective and responsible self-defense with a firearm.
What We Offer
TWAW Shooting Chapters is a non-profit organization that organizes local groups of women around the country that meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. We create opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to women shooters, learn safe gun handling skills and train together and work to expand the world of firearms to women all over the country in a safe, non-threatening way with the purpose of Educating, Equipping and Empowering woman shooters
Carrie Lightfoot – Founder
Carrie spent numerous years developing a Social Enterprise Non-Profit, creating jobs for people struggling with poverty through the development and management of multiple businesses.
Carrie also founded The Garden of Glass in 2006. In innovative company, which has become a leader in recycled fire glass and landscape glass and was featured on more than 20 HGTV and DIY Network TV shows.
Designer and founding President of The Sedona Charter School, the first charter school in the State of Arizona.
Founder of Beyond The Storm, a disaster relief organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Beyond The Storm adopted the city of Long Beach MS and worked with its officials and churches to assist with clean up and rebuilding efforts. Carrie raised in excess of 1.25 million dollars and trained and coordinated 10 + volunteer teams to the area.
Michelle Camp – Board Member
Michelle grew up shooting, but it wasn’t until she found The Well Armed Woman that she discovered her passion and desire to help train and develop women shooters. Through TWAW Michelle obtained her NRA instructor certification as well as her TWAW instructor certification.
Michelle has been involved in the collection industry since 1988 where she is active on the State and National level. Michelle has served on the ACA International Board of Directors as well as several committees including The Education Committee and the Governance Task Force. Michelle currently serves on the Council of Delegates as well as being the Secretary, Legislative Chairperson and Vice President for her State association.
Michelle is a Professional Collection Specialist, Trainer Specialist and Credit & Collection Compliance Officer through ACA International, where she has also earned her Scholar and Fellow degrees.
Michelle is a very passionate about the Second Amendment and helping new shooters. Michelle also works hard to develop leaders and instructors in her State. Michelle lives in West Jordan, Utah with her husband Toby. In her free time she enjoys reading and studying history.
Debbie MacDonald – Board Member
Debbie MacDonald brings a depth of varied experiences to this position as a Board member. Debbie’s experience includes having been a US Peace Corps volunteer serving in the Philippines; a teacher and school administrator; she is married and has two married sons and four grandchildren. She enjoys time with her husband and black lab, Abby.
Debbie started her chapter of TWAW in March of 2014 enjoying a steady growth in membership. Her chapter happens to be the largest chapter in the country. She has assumed the responsibilities of CA state leader trying to build out and support chapters throughout the state. At the 2017 conference of TWAW Shooting Chapter Leaders/Instructors, Debbie was named State Leader of the Year. Debbie’s training includes multiple NRA courses, trainings with Masaad Ayoob, Andrew Branca, training in the Sacramento region, and has recently received her certification as a USCCA training counselor.
As an educator, Debbie has believed in lifelong learning and to that end, she continues her own learning.
Beth Rees – Board Member
A lifelong Ohio buckeye and long time Chapter Leader, Beth joins our Board of Directors after years of experience working with the staff and board to create an outstanding Leadership Conference experience. Beth graduated Cum Laude with a BBA from Thomas Moore University , holds several professional certifications, and is currently pursuing a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. She is also a small business owner. Her company, REES | Resource Exhibit & Event Services, provides conference and event planning services, helping brands create exceptional live experiences.
Beth holds NRA Instructor certifications, and is an NRA RSO.
Beth took an interest in shooting after a visit to the range with her husband. What started as an interest turned into a passion. She began working part time at a local range as an RSO and later as an instructor. Like many female shooters, she was frustrated by the lack of good educational opportunities specifically for women. She discovered TWAW Shooting Chapters through a local news story. Shortly thereafter, she started the Cincinnati East chapter.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Beth’s commitment to the leaders and members is serving in a capacity to further the organization’s mission and important work.