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 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 an administrative and sales background, which spans over 15 years. She began her shooting career in June 2012 and quickly earned her NRA Instructor Certification. Along with running her own business, Tricia is a Firearms Instructor with Fortress Defense Consultants. She teaches Women’s Self Defense Courses which focus on situational awareness and strategies to give women an advantage during a violent attack. She also teaches Defensive Pistol, Defensive Rifle, Force-on-Force and contributes to Speaking Engagements throughout the community.She’s an Affiliate Instructor with Defense Training International (DTI), and an IL Concealed Carry Instructor. She is a life member of the NRA, a member of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, Illinois State Rifle Association and Second Amendment Sisters. She’s always continuing her education most recently with Massad Ayoob’s 20 Hour Legal Course.Tricia is married and has two dogs. She and her husband live an active lifestyle which includes traveling, backpacking, hiking, triathlons, rock climbing, gardening, cooking and baking pies! She also volunteers at a local art gallery.

Meet Victoria

Victoria has over 20 years of customized training and facilitation experience, and has worked with many companies and thousands of employees, from top management to front line employees reach higher levels of productivity and collaboration. Prior to her work with Pretty Loaded, Victoria was the Director of Learning and Development at a multi-billion dollar organization in the energy industry.Currently, Victoria is the owner of a consulting company that works with local and regional companies to strategize and organize essential skill development opportunities in the areas of management development, strategic planning, new supervisor development, team development and internal and external customer service training.Victoria is married and has three children. Victoria loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys cooking, traveling, exercising, and reading.“There is nothing more important than keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe so we may lead the happy and productive lives we are meant to live.”-Victoria

Meet Vincent

Vince, formally a financial Advisor,  AMA Pro-Roadracer, Premier League Rugby Player, and candidate for State office in IL, has been training Citizens/LEO and Military since 2009.He has been an instructor for John Farnam, Henk Iverson, Fortress Defense, and CUBIC as well as running his own training company Gemini. He has also trained with DTI, Blackwater (U.S. Training), and Massad Ayoob.Vince held a NRA Master qualification in Highpower 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 a NRA RSO, NRA instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Home Firearm Safety.

Meet Kristen

Kristen’s life path has led her down many roads, but her passion for helping others has always been in the forefront. She has worked with survivors of abuse, hospice patients, adults with severe mental health issues, and children with emotional/behavioral problems. She believes that safety is a basic human right and this is why she is committed to the mission of Pretty Loaded.Her formal education has earned her a degree in Psychology and she currently works in intensive case management. She is also currently pursuing her 200 hour yoga teacher training.Kristen is a ND Concealed Weapons instructor and a Pretty Loaded presenter.Kristen is married and has one dog. She spends all her money on travel and loves yoga, reading and anything outdoors.

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