Say Hello to some of the Instructors for the
Ladies Action Shoot 2.0
Rockcastle Shooting Center
October 2-6, 2014
Debbie Keehart is a 20-year competitive shooting veteran and 10-year pistol instructor. Amongst Deb's accomplishments, she is most proud of her World Shoot Gold Medal - team event, 2-time American Handgunner Ladies Shoot-off Championship, and National Shoot-Off Ladies Champion - Production Division. Though she still competes, Debbie spends more time instructing ladies classes and promoting the growth of our shooting sports! Debbie resides in Mesa, AZ.
Carol Smeltzer is a retired competitive shooter in America and Olympic Trap, who was inducted into the Virginia State Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2009. Carol served for two years on the United States Shooting Team, which brought home the Bronze Medal from the World Moving Targets Championships in Moscow. Carol is certified as a shotgun coach by the NRA, ATA, and 4-H, and has been coaching since 1984. Carol shared her expertise on the shotgun team for the NRA Women’s Wilderness Escape Programs from 2008-2013. Carol resides in Chesapeake, VA.
Gretchen Burch comes with almost 14 years of experience in the Shooting Industry and is currently employed in firearm sales with The Outpost Armory. Gretchen is a 3-Gun Competitor and Instructor holding the following NRA Certifications - Pistol Instructor, Personal Protection in the Home and is an NRA Range Safety Officer. In addition, Gretchen is certified to teach Conceal Carry Classes by the state of Tennessee, where she is the facilitator of the first "A Girl and A Gun Club" in the state. Gretchen resides with her husband Jeff in Christina, TN.
Annette Aysen is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and USPSA Certified Range Officer. Annette has been shooting for over 30 years has been a member of Team Smith & Wesson for the past 7 years. Annette’s accomplishments are many, with numerous State, National and International Titles including, 6-time USPSA Revolver Nationals Lady Champion and 6-time International Revolver Championship Lady Limited Champion. Annette resides in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Jeff Burch is an NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home Instructor, as well as an NRA Range Safety Officer. Jeff also shoots 3-Gun competitively and is the Director of US Commercial Sales for Barrett Firearms. He resides with his wife Gretchen in Christina, TN.
William served in the United States military as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper School graduate; he has multiple deployments in hostile areas and has earned several awards such as the Combat Action Ribbon along with Multiple Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and many other commendations and awards. He has attended specialty schools such as SOTG Urban Sniper course, the high angle/mountain course, and SOTG CQB courses.
William continues to pass on his knowledge and passion of precision long range marksmanship to military, Law Enforcement, and civilians as the Training Manager and the primary marksmanship instructor for Barrett Firearms in Murfreesboro, TN. As a student of the gun, he continues to learn and compete in practical rifle competitions and long range competitions on his own time and for the company.
Stay tuned for exciting additions to our Instructor line-up!