Meet the Pretty Loaded Team

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Mead

Pretty Loaded Team - situational awareness, self defnese, and personal safety

Meet Beth

Beth is the founder and owner of Pretty Loaded. She graduated with honors from the University of Mary, ND with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has had specialized ICU and Sedation experience in numerous Children’s Hospitals which has given her extensive experience performing under life and death moment stress.

Beth is a National speaker and a self-taught expert on predators and feels situational awareness and self-defense mindset are the foundation of personal safety skills along with knowledge about the predator mindset. Beth is also an NRA Pistol Instructor and an NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor.

Beth loves spending her time reading, running, cooking and painting. She is married and has four wonderful young girls, organic chickens, lives on an organic produce farm and vineyard, and is CFO for her husband’s health care practice.


Meet Miranda

Miranda has always had a passion for helping adults and children which has taken her on many different paths in her life. She has extensive experience in working with victims of abuse both adult and children at the Abused Adult Resource Center along with the perpetrators of assault victims. She also worked as a nanny for four amazing little girls, where her skills of situational awareness, protection, and being a great role model got exercised daily.She recently started her own business which provides her the flexibility to pursue her dream to help as many people as she can. Her formal education has earned her an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degrees from Bismarck State College.Miranda is an NRA Pistol Instructor and a USCCA Affiliate Instructor.Miranda is married and enjoys many things including the outdoors, painting, drawing, and spending time with her friends.

Meet Nicole

Nicole received her undergraduate degrees in Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice and Human Services from Dakota Wesleyan University.  During all four years of college she was a night advocate for a Domestic Violence shelter, youth baseball coach, and interned at a Juvenile Detention Center.  After college Nicole was a Child Protection Social Worker for the state of South Dakota specializing in investigations. After moving back to North Dakota Nicole received her Masters in Management from the University of Mary.  She also worked for the University for nine years – 3 yrs in Admissions, 2 yrs in Financial Aid and 4 years as the Director of the Business Leadership Academy with a two year stint at Odney Advertising mixed in between.  Nicole is the CEO of Nicole Morrison Strategies, co-owner of URL Radio, and a Dale Carnegie graduate. Nicole has two sons, and just recently got engaged.  Her motto is “do what you love in service to those that love what you do.”

Meet Tricia

Tricia has been a self-defense and situational awareness trainer for over six years. She is a national speaker for Pretty Loaded Safety Training, LLC, and a staff instructor with Fortress Defense Consultants. She is also an Affiliate Instructor with Defense Training International (DTI). Tricia and her husband live an active lifestyle which includes traveling, backpacking, hiking, triathlons, rock climbing, gardening, cooking and baking pies.

Meet Vincent

Vince, formally a financial Advisor,  AMA Pro-Roadracer, Premier League Rugby Player, and a former candidate for State office in IL, has the ability to instruct and transfer knowledge to people of all skill levels and backgrounds, having trained everyone from average citizens to LEO, CIA, FBI and Military/SOF for over a decade.  He has taught the Lone Operator course, Improvised Weapons, fighting in and out of cars, empty hands, de-escalation, knife fighting, disarmaments, Counter Arrest Techniques, Defensive Pistol and Rifle, Force on Force, Foreign Weapons, Integrated Gun Fighting and Women’s Self- Defense. Vince is a National speaker for Pretty Loaded. He has been an instructor for John Farnam, Henk Iverson, Fortress Defense, and CUBIC/NEK as well as running his own training company Gemini. He has also trained with DTI, Blackwater (U.S. Training), and Massad Ayoob. Vince held an NRA Master qualification in High-power Rifle, winning a gold medal in the inaugural M1 Carbine match as well as silvers and bronzes in the Garand and Military Bolt rifle matches. He is also an NRA RSO, NRA instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Home Firearm Safety. Vince likes to road trip, travel to foreign lands, and is heavily involved in photography as well and has his work published and in galleries. He has patents pending in the personal safety and self-defense arena.

Meet Christian

Christian has over 12 years of experience in the Safety and Security industry. He is very passionate about what he is doing, and he is always looking forward to his next challenge. He is currently in training to be a certified trainer for systemic anti-violence, conflict training, and de-escalation training. Christian also owns a company which provides First Aid training, Fire Protection training, and training for Security employees. Christian is the Pretty Loaded Affiliate instructor for Germany. Find out more at

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