Tricia has always had a love for working with people and that passion has been instrumental to her success. Her administrative and sales background, which spans over 15 years, provided a foundation for which to launch her own business as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Always looking for a challenge, Tricia began her shooting career in June 2012 and hasn’t looked back. She quickly earned her NRA Instructor Certification and a few short months later graduated from Rangemaster’s Instructor Development Program. 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.